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Concord: Sexually violent predator will not move into neighborhood

Sexually violent predator Fraisure Smith will not be moving to a Concord neighborhood after the property management company renting the house backed out, a Contra Costa prosecutor said. 
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San Jose jail death: 3 officers arrested

In a move with no known precedent in its 165-year history, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is recommending murder charges against three correctional officers in the death of an inmate last week at the main jail, accusing them of viciously beating the man and admitting to using force only after the man was found lifeless in his cell. 
(Timothy D. Easley)
Kentucky clerk ordered to jail over gay marriage

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) -- A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. 
Gridlock helps police nab suspected thief

Richmond man's in jail after trying to elude cops ... and getting caught in a traffic jam 
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(Ed Crisostomo/The Orange County Register via AP)
'Star Wars' BB-8 droid is an instant hit

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ merchandise unveiling has fans waiting in line outside stores. 
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$415M poaching deal OK'd: Apple, Google to pay up

Federal judge finalizes $415 million settlement that ends lawsuit against the companies, including Intel and Adobe, over illegal hiring practices in Silicon Valley. 
(Ed Crisostomo/The Orange County Register via AP)
'Star Wars' BB-8 droid is an instant hit

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ merchandise unveiling has fans waiting in line outside stores.