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Berkeley City Council Meeting Postponed Following 3 Nights Of Protest

Following three consecutive nights of protest, Berkeley city officials have canceled Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled city council meeting.

12/09/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, talks with reporters in the senate subway before sharing a report on the CIA and it's torture methods. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Dianne Feinstein: Torture Program ‘Far More Brutal’ Than CIA Claimed

American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible security threats related to the release of a report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks.

12/09/2014

Protesters block Interstate 80 in Berkeley on December 8, 2014. (CBS)

Protesters Shut Down I-80, BART Station During 3rd Night Of Marching Over Police Brutality

Hundreds of protesters blocked Interstate 80 in Berkeley Monday night in the latest demonstration over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown during confrontations with police. Monday’s protest was the third in as many nights.

12/08/2014

A mother and her newborn baby after she went into labor while stuck in traffic created by a protest in Berkeley. (Source: Sutter Health)

Woman Goes Into Labor While Stuck On I-80 Freeway During ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Protests

A woman went into labor while stuck in the traffic jam created by protesters blocking Interstate 80 in Berkeley Monday night.

12/08/2014

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Obama: Deeply Rooted Racism In America Can’t Be Solved Overnight

President Obama is speaking out about the nationwide protests and racial tensions over the failure of a New York grand jury to indict a white officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

12/08/2014

Protesters march in Berkeley. (CBS)

Tear Gas Deployed As Protesters Smash Windows, Shut Down Highway In East Bay Demonstrations

Protesters marched in Berkeley Sunday evening following a night of violent clashes between police and demonstrators Saturday night.

12/07/2014

Tesla HQ

Tesla Eyes Texas For Direct Online Sales But Needs Looser Law

Proposals to allow direct car sales in Texas stalled during the 2013 legislative session, but Palo Alto-based Tesla appears poised to revive the issue by offering future investment projects.

12/07/2014

New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Richmond Police Get Shipment Of 120 Body Cameras To Wear In 2015

The matchbook-sized cameras will be worn on officers’ lapel and a power source will be kept in their breast pockets.

12/06/2014

California Attorney General Kamala Harris  (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

California Attorney General Warns Undocumented Immigrants Against Driver’s License Scams

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is issuing a warning to undocumented immigrants to beware of scams that offer help to obtain a driver’s license or obtain legal status under President Obama’s Deferred Action Program.

12/05/2014

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Pelosi Trying To Stop GOP Push To Lower Nutritional Standards For School Lunches

House Republicans are pushing to give schools a break from new school meal standards requiring more fruits and vegetables, and less fat, sodium and sugar. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says lowering those standards is “unacceptable.”

12/05/2014

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