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    How can a teacher fired for molestation allegations get another job in classroom?

    East Bay educators and parents are trying to find out how Ron Guinto continued teaching children after being fired by a Richmond school following child sex abuse allegations. The answers reveal loopholes and blind spots a newly implemented law was supposed to fix.

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    A's complete sweep of Astros

    The Oakland Athletics tuned up for their first meeting of the season with the Texas Rangers by completing a sweep of the Houston Astros with a 4-1 win Sunday at the Coliseum.
     
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    Kawakami: Golden State Warriors play better with a chip on their shoulder

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    Live Stanley Cup playoffs chat: Sharks vs. Kings, Game 2, Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

    Join Curtis Pashelka for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Western Conference playoffs between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. 
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    Misdiagnosed Bipolar: One girl's struggle through psych wards before Stanford doctors make bold diagnosis and treatment

    One day, Tessa Gallo was a typical sixth-grader, the next her mother says 'she was psychotic and mentally retarded.' It took 10 months misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder before two Stanford doctors determined she had a misunderstood and little-known condition called PANS that was likely caused by some kind of infection that sent her immune system attacking her brain. 
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    Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

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    Richard Sherman's game-saving tipped pass in front of Crabtree that sealed the Seahawks' 23-17 victory with 22 seconds left was payback for something that happened with he and Crabtree in the summer  
     
    Grading the 49ers' loss to Seahawks
    Here is how the San Francisco 49ers graded in their 23-17 NFC Championship game loss at Seattle.
     

    Police say two men were injured in a shooting at house party in Fresno after a San Francisco 49ers fan was taunted by fans of the Seattle Seahawks.  
     
     
    Updated: January 19, 2014
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    San Francisco 49ers' hopes of winning another Super Bowl end in Seattle in an NFC Championship game that also included a postgame trash-talk lashing from the Seahawks' Richard Sherman and a gruesome injury to NaVorro Bowman.

    49ers not blaming calls for loss to Seattle Seahawks

    Photo: 49er Patrick Willis reflects on NFC Championship loss over a bowl of ice cream

    49ers lose to Seahawks 23-17

    Richard Sherman blasts Michael Crabtree

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    Kawakami: Kaepernick shoulders blame for loss

    Colin Kaepernick's late-game interception allows the Seattle Seahawks to hold off the San Francisco 49ers and advance to the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos
     
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    Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

    This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
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    Thompson: 49ers defense shows fight even after Bowman injury

    The San Francisco 49ers defense was not as dominant as it needed to be Sunday. But when things looked most bleak against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, the defense got the ball back to the offense with a chance to win. Twice. Even without the unit's best player.