California: Teachers headed into extraordinary year

The California Teachers Association, one of Sacramento's most powerful interests, is heading into an extraordinary year with decisions on the ballot, in the Capitol and in the courts holding the potential to impact its clout for many years to come.  
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In the latest critique of the embattled San Joaquin County Sheriff s Office, a forensic anthropologist has issued a report finding the department s excavation of a Central Valley well in an effort to find "Speed Freak Killers victim remains led to human bones being mislabeled as animal remains. Also, the doctor who took on the National Football League over the concussion issue called the Speed Freak Killers dig inappropriate, according to a summary of a sealed court deposition.  
Mills College and other liberal arts colleges across the country are grappling with existential questions as they try to attract the students they need to survive.  
For probably hundreds of years, seafaring miscreants endured a different kind of criminal justice than land-bound wrong-doers did, but that began changing after the United States' first Naval prison was built on Mare Island in the 1860s.  
COMPTON, -- Authorities are looking for the mother of a newborn baby girl who was buried alive near a Southern California bike path. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the search for the mother continues Sunday.  
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Coldplay to headline Super Bowl 50 halftime?

Coldplay, Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 are all in the running to play Super Bowl 50 in February at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, according to report.