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Today in History for December 10th

December 9, 2013 10:10 pm

Martin Luther King, Junior accepts Nobel Peace Prize; Women get the right to vote in Wyoming Territory; America's first domestic passenger jet flight takes off; Soul singer Otis Redding, General Augusto Pinochet die. (Dec. 10)

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Rally for affordable housing, education begins outside Twitter HQ

December 9, 2013 9:57 pm

A growing crowd formed in front of the San Francisco headquarters of tech company Twitter Monday evening as part of a protest demanding city and state officials support students, families and public education. A rally started in front of Twitter headquarters at 1355 Market St. around 4:30 p.m. with demonstrators giving speeches, carrying signs and […]

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Desmond Tutu´s Tribute to Mandela´s Magnanimity

December 9, 2013 9:55 pm

Tributes have been flowing in for Nelson Mandela, but this one from his dear friend Desmond Tutu, the former archbishop of Cape Town. It was in Tutu's house in Bishopscourt that Mandela had spent his first night as a free man. Tutu was very close to the beloved leader, that he even gave love advice, […]

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Crowds in Johannesburg Stadium for Mandela Memorial

December 9, 2013 9:55 pm

Thousands of mourners began to arrive on a rainy Tuesday morning (December 10) at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium, for a memorial ceremony to celebrate the life of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Ordinary South Africans will be joining scores of leaders from across the world to honour a leader whose life of imprisonment and political struggle […]

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4 homeless men who died of exposure are identified

December 9, 2013 9:32 pm

On Monday the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office released the identities of four homeless men who died over a week’s time due to cold weather exposure in San Jose and Saratoga. All four men passed from causes related to hypothermia between Nov. 28 and Thursday, the medical examiner reported. The first to die was […]

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Neighbors call for stop sign in dangerous intersection

December 9, 2013 8:37 pm

Two mothers are leading the charge against Contra Costa County Public Work’s department calling for a stop sign on their street. Currently there is only a crosswalk at the intersection of Idlewood Drive and Newell Avenue, the woman says that’s not enough. “I’ve been almost hit probably a handful of times over the last five […]

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Woman injured after being glued to toilet

December 9, 2013 8:34 pm

A north Georgia woman says she wants answers after an apparent prank in a restroom left her with serious injuries. The womans ays she wants answers from the store where it happened and from the person who put glue on the top of the toilet seat lids. Twelve days after the incident, Illyanna De La Keur […]

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Eighteen LA Sheriff´s Deputies Face Charges

December 9, 2013 7:55 pm

Federal officials say 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies face array of criminal charges. The charges result from an ongoing FBI investigation into allegations of excessive force and other misconduct at the county's …

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Everbright Bank Looks to Raise Cash

December 9, 2013 7:53 pm

China's Everbright Bank is looking to raise funds in Hong Kong to comply with new rules requiring it to hold more capital.

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China´s Consumer Spending Drive

December 9, 2013 7:53 pm

China is trying to rebalance its economy by boosting consumer spending, but can it encourage its citizens to save less and spend more?

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