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DEC 16, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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LA sheriff agrees to oversight of jails to settle abuse suit

The lawsuit was brought by the ACLU in January 2012 as the FBI investigated claims of excessive use of force and Sheriff Lee Baca weathered increasing criticism for being out of touch with his department, which runs the county jail and also provides policing in unincorporated parts of the county and some suburbs. The former Long Beach police chief was ...

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DEC 14, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Loans impacting grant money for Sandy victims

FEMA also manages the National Flood Insurance Program so homeowners in flood-prone areas can get be prepared to rebuild before disaster strikes. [...] SBA loans can quickly get help to affected homeowners. [...] relief money doled out as grants must be approved by Congress, which took months to do so after Sandy — unlike after Hurricane Katrina, when supplemental federal ...

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DEC 12, 2014 - Reuters

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MIT study explains why stocks swoon when school vacation ends

BOSTON (Reuters) - Why do stock markets tend to fall after long school breaks? Because investors need to catch up on all the bad news they missed while lounging on the beach or hitting the ski slopes with their kids.

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DEC 11, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Police demonstrations inspire new protest songs

Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. The killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have inspired a musical outpouring perhaps unseen in the U.S. since Pete Seeger helped make "We Shall ...

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DEC 09, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Oversight of sheriff's department approved

Supervisors voted 3-2 to in favor of the panel to review and provide recommendations on the operation of the department that patrols unincorporated areas of the county and several suburbs while running the nation's largest jail system. Sheriff Lee Baca stepped down in January after 18 underlings were charged with federal crimes ranging from beating inmates and jail visitors to ...

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