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Bearcat Medevac armored medical vehicle. (CBS)

San Leandro Police Assure Armored Vehicle Won’t Be Used Against Peaceful Protesters

The new federal ban on military style weapons to police stems from their use against demonstrators last year in Ferguson, Missouri. San Leandro police have assured their BearCat medevac vehicle will be no exception.

05/18/2015

Authorities said a transgender teen was sexually assaulted inside this restroom at Hercules Middle-High School on the morning of March 3, 2014. (CBS)

California Group Files Initiative To Limit Which Bathrooms Transgender People Can Use

Another attempt is underway to repeal a controversial law that allows transgender students in California schools to choose which restrooms they use.

04/21/2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses her new book, 'Hard Choices: A Memoir,' at the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University June 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. Clinton is on a nationwide tour to promote the new memoir with media interviews and book signings but has said she would not decide whether to run in the 2016 presidential race before the end of the year.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Clinton Opted For Email Convenience, But Is Her Argument Technologically Sound?

Hillary Clinton said she opted for convenience as the reason why she used her personal email account and only wanted to carry one mobile device when she served as Secretary of State, but does her argument hold up from a technological standpoint?

03/10/2015

A drone of the Delta drone company. (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone Rules Released, FAA Plan Would Allow Businesses, Media, Farmers To Fly UAVs

The FAA released long-awaited proposed rules for drone use Sunday.

02/15/2015

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VIDEO: Apple Pay Will Get You Into National Parks Starting In September

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during a White House summit on cybersecurity at Stanford Friday that Apple Pay is partnering with the federal government for some financial transactions.

02/13/2015

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State Of The Union Spanish Translators Have Some Explaining To Do

You don’t have to speak Spanish to realize the subtitles for President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night went horribly wrong.

01/20/2015

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Washington Post Journalist From Marin To Stand Trial In Iran For Undisclosed Charges

A Washington Post journalist from Marin County detained in Iran for months has been indicted and will stand trial, Iran’s state news agency reported Wednesday, without elaborating on what charges he faced.

01/15/2015

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Ohio Man Arrested For Plot To Attack US Capitol With Bombs, Gun

U.S. officials have arrested an Ohio man in connection with a plan to attack the Capitol building in Washington, D.C, CBS News confirms.

01/14/2015

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Report: US Border Patrol Should Abandon Plans To Buy New Drones

The Homeland Security Department’s border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far fewer hours than the government claims, an internal watchdog asserted in a report released Tuesday.

01/08/2015

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Global Cyber Attack Partially Shuts Down Bay Area Government Websites

A global cyber attack Monday shut down web access to agendas, minutes and video for numerous Bay Area government agencies, including in San Francisco.

12/02/2014

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