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    Talk Back: Affordable Care Act
    Do you think the Supreme Court made the right decision on the Affordable Care Act?
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    ( Rich Pedroncelli )
    Gov. Brown signs new vaccine bill

    Ending months of speculation, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 277, which requires almost all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated to attend public or private school, regardless of their parents personal or religious beliefs. California now joins only two other states -- Mississippi and West Virginia -- that permit only medical exemptions as legitimate reasons to sidestep vaccinations.  
    Sexual predator back in custody

    WALNUT CREEK -- A sexually violent predator who moved into a Walnut Creek home earlier this year was back in custody for violating the terms of his parole, authorities said Tuesday. 
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    Balcony contractor files for restraining order

    BERKELEY -- The general contractor who built the Library Gardens apartment complex where a balcony collapsed and six people died has joined a chorus of critics complaining about the city of Berkeley's handling of evidence, according to court filings Tuesday. 
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    'Jaws' 40th anniversary approaches

    A young woman went skinny dipping by moonlight on Amity Island 40 years ago this summer, and the zeitgeist has never been the same. 
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    California executions could resume under high court ruling

    U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding lethal injection in Oklahoma paves the way for California to establish new execution method, possibly resuming executions after long hiatus 
    Celebrities
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    Bristol Palin now says pregnancy was planned

    Daughter of Sarah Palin fired back at critics, after announcing last week she was pregnant. 
    SPORTS
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    Matt Cain makes 2015 debut Thursday; Lincecum headed to DL

    San Francisco Giants righty Matt Cain will make his first start of the season Thursday against Marlins righty Jose Fernandez. 
    Spotlight
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    Geocaching is a fun, free, GPS-enabled treasure hunt for anybody, anywhere, anytime

    With more than 2.5 million geocaches hidden around the world, this GPS-enabled treasure hunt takes you to places strange and familiar, where the hunt is the treasure, the reward is the find. 
    BUSINESS
    ( Mary Altaffer )
    Twitter interim CEO Jack Dorsey faces high expectations

    On Wednesday, Jack Dorsey returns to Twitter as interim CEO. But as Twitter struggles to attract more users, roll out new features fast enough and hit Wall Street's targets, analysts and corporate governance experts anticipate that Dorsey -- who has both a financial and emotional stake in the company -- will do more than just warm the seat for Twitter's permanent CEO. 
    (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
    Geocaching is a fun, free, GPS-enabled treasure hunt for anybody, anywhere, anytime

    With more than 2.5 million geocaches hidden around the world, this GPS-enabled treasure hunt takes you to places strange and familiar, where the hunt is the treasure, the reward is the find. 
    (Photo by Laura Segall/ Getty)
    Bristol Palin now says pregnancy was planned

    Daughter of Sarah Palin fired back at critics, after announcing last week she was pregnant.