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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

Three correctional officers were arrested on suspicion of murder Thursday for what Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith called the "violent and cowardly" in-custody beating of a mentally-ill inmate last week, an unusually swift development that also led to pledges to examine practices at the state's fifth largest county lockup. 
(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.