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Supporters rally on behalf of imprisioned US citizen Alan Gross, calling for US President Barack Obama to help free Gross during a rally in Lafayette Park December 3, 2013, across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama’s Call To Loosen Cuban Travel And Trade Restrictions Gets Mixed Reactions

The president’s call for loosening travel and trade restrictions with Cuba is an historic shift that many young Cubans living in the U.S. never thought they’d see. An Oakland performer hopes his mom will get to see him dance.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel answers reporters' questions during a news conference at the Pentagon October 30, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hagel Resigns As Defense Secretary Under Pressure

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular foreign policy team.

11/24/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Stanford Water Policy Forum Draws Facebook COO; Keynote Speech From Gov. Brown

California’s water shortages are drawing the attention of Silicon Valley and Governor Jerry Brown who gave a keynote speech at Stanford’s New Directions For U.S. Water Policy forum.

10/20/2014

UC Berkeley campus sather tower

Reports Of Sexual Assaults On UC Campuses Up By 50%

With about 240,000 students, the UC system’s rate of reported sexual assaults last year was about 1 per 1,200 students.

10/02/2014

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 8: Wide receiver Wes Welker #83 of the Denver Broncos hauls in a second quarter pass against the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on December 8, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

NFL Approves New Drug Policy; Suspensions Lifted For Some Veterans

The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing.

09/17/2014

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits idle at the Millbrae station on July 3, 2013 in Millbrae. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Board Votes Against Policy That Gave Themselves Free Rides For Life

The BART Board of Directors voted 6 to 2 Thursday night so that the transit system’s directors will no longer get free rides for life.

08/29/2014

Sign lists rules for kids who eat at the Old Fisherman's Grotto in Monterey.

Monterey Restaurant’s ‘No Noisy Kids’ Policy Has Parents Pouting

A popular restaurant in Monterey has a “no noisy children” policy and some parents think it’s unfair. It’s not just noise that’s not welcome. Strollers, high chairs, and booster chairs are not allowed.

07/29/2014

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Dog Lovers Barking Mad After Concord Restaurant’s Policy Change Bans Pets From Patio

After a history of catering to man’s best friend, a Bay Area restaurant is changing its policy that allowed dogs on their outdoor patios, and that is causing some growls from dog lovers.

06/30/2014

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Caltrain Conductors Attacked In Mountain View, Passengers May Have Been Drunk

Two Caltrain conductors were attacked in Mountain View over the weekend by a pair of allegedly drunken passengers, but Caltrain says it will continue to allow alcohol on trains.

06/30/2014

Jefferson Award: Jenny Bowen Changes Policy For 1 Million Chinese Orphans

Foreigners weren’t even allowed inside a Chinese government orphanage.

05/15/2014

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