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Obama touts Mandela's message of peace and justice to cheering crowd in rain
U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
Firearms in the family: The role of guns in American lives
These are stories of young people and families across America, many of whom share little in common, except that their lives have been changed, for better or worse, by guns.
Is Jerry Brown's Delta tunnels plan repeating the errors of high-speed rail?
Delta plan would be one of the largest public works projects in U.S. history. It's supported by cities and farms but opposed by environmentalists and fishing groups who say the numbers don't add up.
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Legal pot supported by California majority for first time, Field Poll shows
Clear majorities of California voters support marijuana legalization in general and a specific legalization measure at next November's ballot, the Field Poll finds.
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Share the Spirit: Hope 4 the Heart provides food for thousands of families
Hope 4 the Heart in Hayward continues family's tradition of generosity.
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How Miley Cyrus landed MTV's Best Artist of 2013 honors
Cyrus twerked her way to the top of the music scene this year with the most watched videos of 2013.
Bay Area residents live longer; here's why
Bay Area residents are among the nation's longest-lived people, surviving on average more than a decade longer than residents of rural Kentucky, West Virginia or Mississippi.
( Jeff Vendsel )
Mi Pueblo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Mi Pueblo, the festive Bay Area supermarket chain and icon of family-grown Hispanic businesses, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, citing a dispute with its primary lender, Wells Fargo.