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    Talk Back: Executive action
    Do you support President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration?
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
    Oakland: Ferguson protesters briefly force second freeway closure

    For the second night in a row, a growing crowd of protesters blocked traffic lanes and chanted on a major freeway in Oakland to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown. 
    (Bay Area News Group)
    Roadshow: Bicycle lights can be blinding

    'Are these lights legal? As a pedestrian, I find them annoying and ridiculous.' 
    (Bay Area News Group)
    Animal rights activists lose bid for tighter Rowell Ranch Rodeo rules

    Activists had sought an end to wild cow milking, along with mutton busting, goat tying and electric prods at the rodeo, but Hayward park district directors turned down the request. 
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Report: Giants to meet with Jon Lester

    Jon Lester, the former Oakland A's and Boston Red Sox left-hander, is a free agent, and the Giants' rotation has some questions after Matt Cain's elbow surgery and subpar years by Tim Lincecum and Ryan Vogelsong. 
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    Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act

    The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent. 
    SPORTS
    ( Josie Lepe )
    Sharks forward Raffi Torres hopes to be back on the ice next week

    Longtime NHL agitator Torres knows that others may see his prolonged absence because of knee injury as karma, but Shark forward can still laught about it 

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    ( LiPo Ching )
    High-tech farming poised to change the way the world eats

    The world's oldest industry -- farming -- has become the focus of big-name Silicon Valley investors and hotshot entrepreneurs, with dozens of companies creating technology to make farmland more productive and farming practices more efficient, such as drones to survey crops or software that calculates grass production for cattle grazing. 
    (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/Getty Images)
    Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act

    The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent.