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U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

Spanish-Speaking Declines In Hispanic Households As English Proficiency Increases

Researchers say a rising percentage of Hispanics in the United States speak proficient English and the share of those speaking Spanish at home has been declining.

05/12/2015

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Newsom Optimistic About Legal Same-Sex Marriage After Hearing Supreme Court Debate

Both sides argued their case to the U.S. Supreme Court on the gay-marriage restrictions in four states on Tuesday. The final ruling in the case could legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

04/28/2015

Jason Rezaian, Iran, journalist

Marin County Journalist Imprisoned In Iran Finally Allowed A Lawyer After 7 Months Detention

After more than seven months behind bars in an Iranian prison, detained Washington Post correspondent and Marin County native Jason Rezaian has for the first time been allowed to hire a defense lawyer, according to his family.

03/03/2015

A North Korean flag.  ( JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Mulls Putting North Korea Back On Terrorism List After ‘Act Of Cybervandalism’ Involving Sony’s ‘The Interview’

President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an “act of cybervandalism,” not one of war.

12/21/2014

Eric Swalwell

East Bay Congressman Says U.S. Must Lead Regional Effort To Attack ISIS

President Obama will speak to the nation on Wednesday to address the continuing threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell, who returned from a trip to the Middle East, said the U.S. should lead a regional effort to attack ISIS.

09/08/2014

United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

A US fan reacts while watching a 2014 World Cup Group G football match USA vs Portugal on a giant screen in Rio de Janeiro, on June 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Last Second Header Gives Portugal 2-2 Draw Over United States In World Cup

Varela headed in an equalizer in injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Portugal against the United States at the World Cup on Sunday and deny the Americans a spot in the second round.

06/22/2014

Head coach Jürgen Klinsmann of the United States converses with his staff prior to the US Men's National Team training session at Sao Paulo FC on June 10, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Klinsmann Now Confident As U.S. Takes Turn On World Cup Stage

The U.S. coach caused a stir in the lead-up to soccer’s championship when he said that “I think for us now, talking about winning a World Cup is just not realistic.”

06/16/2014

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8 Notable Players Missing The World Cup

Each country can only bring 23 men to Brazil to compete for the World Cup this year. A few notable men were left off rosters for various reasons and some may surprise you …

06/09/2014

A student wears one of the shirts disallowed at Live Oak High School (CBS)

Tea Party Patriots Plan Cinco De Mayo Protest Of American Flag Shirt Ban At Morgan Hill School

There is concern over a scheduled U.S. flag rally organized by a patriot group this Monday on Cinco De Mayo in front of Live Oak High School—the same school that caught national media attention in 2010 when some students were sent to home for wearing t-shirts depicting the flag.

05/02/2014

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