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Feds Charge Sacramento Man In Seven-State Immigration ScamHe was indicted Thursday for offering adult adoptions as a pathway to citizenship for people who were in the country illegally. Adult adoptions are legal, but officials say they don't affect immigration status.
California Bill Would Create State-Funded Gun Violence Research CenterGun-violence researchers have long complained that funding is hard to find since Congress in 1996 prohibited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from paying for gun research.
Prosecutor: California Man Abducted Teen From Mexico, Forced Her To Marry HimIn opening statements Thursday, prosecutor Whitney Bokosky says the girl remained with Isidro Garcia out of fear until she finally went to the police in 2014.
Off-Duty Police Officer Shot To Death In VallejoAn off-duty Northern California police officer was shot to death in his home.
Central California School Abandons Redskins MascotA California school district has decided to give up its Redskins team mascot.
Chinese Man Will Return To California To Stand Trial For Murder Of Teenage NephewsInvestigators believe Shi killed them and then tried to flee to China. They said he assaulted his wife, who is the sister of the dead teens' father, the day before, after learning she wanted a divorce.
Shot That Killed Baby In Compton Was Likely Meant For Gang-Member FatherThe shooting sparked a plea from the mayor of Compton for residents to renew the fight against gang attacks.
Homeless Man Who Found Orange County Prison Escapees May Get Up To $100,000 RewardThe staff report released Wednesday recommends awarding Matthew Hay-Chapman for alerting police last month that the pair were in San Francisco.
Thousands Of Thumbtacks Found In California Dog ParkDog owners have picked up between 3,000 and 5,000 tacks from the Ohlone Dog Park and a nearby creek in Hercules over the past three weeks and handed them over to police.
Insurance Companies Backing California's Proposed Health Plan Tax ChangesThe California Association of Health Plans told a state Assembly committee on Wednesday that the proposal would secure funding for Medi-Cal while "protecting affordability" of insurance premiums.
Utah Joins California In Tampon Tax DebateGovernments that make money off the products penalize women for their biology, some say. That perspective has picked up momentum, with at least five U.S. states dumping the taxes.
Former California Police Officer Charged With ManslaughterA former Northern California police officer has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of an unarmed man who was suspected of drunken driving.

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