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    Talk Back: Torture report
    Do you approve of the Senate's release of its report on the CIA's use of torture?
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    Walnut Creek city manager: 4 votes for raise, 1 for boot

    City Councilman Justin Wedel attacked Ken Nordhoff as untrustworthy, based on the city manager's handling of a scandal involving abuse at the Lesher Center. 
    Richmond cop with pounds of marijuana won't face charges

    A Richmond police K-9 officer found with marijuana in his home earlier this year likely won't be charged with a crime, authorities said, but his future return to the police force remains undetermined. 
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    49ers release McDonald after claim of sexual assault

    Troubled defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been released from the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, hours after police announced that a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her at his home earlier this week. 
    Controversial Point Richmond luxury condos approved

    A City Council majority greenlighted a waterfront luxury condo project in Point Richmond over residents' objections but did wrest $350,000 from the developer to compensate the seven residents whose views will be most affected by the new buildings.  
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    Board of Supervisors to place stricter limitations on 'alcopops' in Contra Costa

    The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve proposed recommendations to place greater restrictions on how liquor stores can advertise alcopops and where show owners can display them in stores.  
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    49ers players react to Ray McDonald's dismissal

    QB Colin Kaepernick: 'It's very unfortunate. ... I understand why the team did what it did. Outside of that, it's not my business.'