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Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

March 5, 2014 | 8:30 am

Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

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After rising chorus of privacy concerns, system will cover only airport and Port of Oakland property.

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Appeals Court: Gays, Lesbians Can’t Be Barred From Juries Based on Identity

January 21, 2014 | 1:37 pm

Appeals Court: Gays, Lesbians Can’t Be Barred From Juries Based on Identity

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Judges say LGBT jury pool members enjoy the same right to serve on juries as other protected groups.

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Lawsuit Aims to Head Off Eviction of Homeless from Albany Bulb

November 14, 2013 | 11:12 am

Lawsuit Aims to Head Off Eviction of Homeless from Albany Bulb

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Federal suit says Albany’s plans to move residents from site would violate residents’ civil rights.

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FBI to Investigate Deputy’s Killing of Santa Rosa Teenager

October 25, 2013 | 11:45 pm

FBI to Investigate Deputy’s Killing of Santa Rosa Teenager

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As protests continue in the North Bay city, federal investigators say they will review the shooting.

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Video of March on Washington Speeches: Obama, Clinton, Oprah

August 28, 2013 | 12:50 pm

Video of March on Washington Speeches: Obama, Clinton, Oprah

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Update: Here is a transcript of President Obama’s speech at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington. Video replays of today’s speeches below. President Obama Bill Clinton Jimmy Carter remembers Coretta Scott King John Lewis Oprah Winfrey

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Dream’ – and Why the Speech Is Hard to Find

August 23, 2013 | 3:05 pm

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Dream’ – and Why the Speech Is Hard to Find

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August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, when more than 250,000 peaceful demonstrators gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to push for a federal civil rights bill. On that day in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have a dream” speech. Unfortunately, King’s speech is difficult […]

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