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Steven Dean Gordon told authorities he and an accomplice raped and murdered five women while the registered sex offenders wore electronic tracking anklets. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

California Moves To Provide Interpreters In All Court Cases

Going through a divorce has been difficult for Sepideh Saeedi. Not understanding what’s happening in court because she isn’t proficient in English has made the process even harder.


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Court Orders Review In Gay Russian’s Asylum Case

A federal appeals court has ordered immigration officials to review their decision not to grant asylum to a gay man who said he was attacked for his sexual orientation in 2002 and 2003 in his native Russia and feared he would be persecuted if forced to return there.



Sacramento Man Sentenced 24 Years For Child Pornography Convictions

A Sacramento man was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison on Wednesday on child pornography convictions, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.


A new medical marijuana dispensary is set to open in Stockton. (credit: CBS13)

Feds Announce Crackdown On State Marijuana Operations

Federal prosecutors in California are cracking down on some of the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries, signaling an escalation of the ongoing conflict between the U.S. government and the state’s growing medical marijuana industry.