Talk Back: Ferguson decision
Do you agree with a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Michael Brown?
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(Tell us why or why not?)
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Orinda: District says 2nd grader can stay after all

Despite a private eye investigation and district letter kicking her out of school, second grader Vivian will be able to continue attending her Orinda elementary school after the district reversed course, the family learned Friday. 
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Despite protests, Black Friday shoppers descend on stores

Shoppers rubbed their bleary eyes, sipped coffee and emerged from their turkey-and-stuffing hangovers before sunrise Friday in search of the biggest bargains. 
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A's send Josh Donaldson to Blue Jays

Oakland A's send Josh Donaldson to Toronto Blue Jays for third baseman Brett Lawrie and three other players. 
What would you do if you found $100,000 in a bag?

The question that was posed again and again as the bag of loot made its way through the slow news cycle on a holiday was one that Altaf Chaus had never considered: What would you do if you were him? He was him, and he knew exactly what to do. Chaus called the police. 
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San Jose council member urges rejection of Central California refinery's crude-by-rail project

Monday was the deadline for comments to the recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Phillips 66 Company Rail Spur Extension Project, which would bring about 250 unit trains a year with 80 tank cars plus locomotives and supporting cars to a new crude oil unloading facility in Santa Maria from the north or from the south along tracks owned by the Union Pacific Railroad, including possibly the Capitol Corridor along the east shore of San Pablo and San Francisco bays.  
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Review: 'Far Cry 4' takes players to new heights -- literally

The latest in the Ubisoft series places players in a Himalayan kingdom, where they fight a dictator, scale mountain cliffs and dodge rampaging elephants. 

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Despite protests, Black Friday shoppers descend on stores

Shoppers rubbed their bleary eyes, sipped coffee and emerged from their turkey-and-stuffing hangovers before sunrise Friday in search of the biggest bargains. 
( ap )
Review: 'Far Cry 4' takes players to new heights -- literally

The latest in the Ubisoft series places players in a Himalayan kingdom, where they fight a dictator, scale mountain cliffs and dodge rampaging elephants.