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Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco.

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FBI Investigating Flint Airport Stabbing As Possible Act Of Terrorism

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:37:00 -0400

The FBI identified the assailant as Amor Ftouhi of Quebec. He reportedly yelled "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great," before stabbing an airport police officer in the neck Wednesday in Flint, Mich.

Prosecutors Protect Immigrants From Deportation For Minor Crimes

Wed, 31 May 2017 16:31:00 -0400

As the Trump administration continues its crackdown on illegal immigration, some prosecutors around the country are looking at ways to avoid prosecuting immigrants when a minor crime might lead to their deportation.

Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:32:00 -0400

Because former Trump adviser Michael Flynn, citing the 5th Amendment, has refused to turn over documents related to Russia, the Senate Intelligence Committee is trying another approach.

British Police Confirm 22 People Dead After Explosion At Manchester Arena

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:36:00 -0400

Police say nearly 60 people have been injured in what is being treated as a terrorist incident. Witnesses reported frantic efforts by concertgoers to flee after the blast at an Ariana Grande show.

New Orleans Takes Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:23:00 -0400

The statue in Lee Circle was the last of four Confederate-era monuments that the city had pledged to remove amid a swirl of controversy.

U.S. Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions On Venezuelan Supreme Court

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:19:00 -0400

By freezing the justices' assets, "the [U.S.] is supporting the Venezuelan people in their efforts to protect ... democratic governance in their country," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

U.S. Navy Admiral Sentenced To Prison In Bribery Scandal

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:13:00 -0400

Prosecutors say this is the first time a Navy admiral has been imprisoned for a federal crime committed in the course of his official duty. He lied to investigators about fraud by a Navy contractor.

Amtrak Engineer Charged In Deadly 2015 Philadelphia Train Crash

Fri, 12 May 2017 21:05:00 -0400

Pennsylvania authorities filed criminal charges after local officials found insufficient evidence to make a case against the engineer who was operating the train at twice the speed limit.

Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

Wed, 10 May 2017 20:01:00 -0400

The subpoena indicates that the Senate inquiry into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials is proceeding despite questions about the FBI's parallel probe.

The Pentagon Investigates Possible Friendly Fire Deaths In Afghanistan

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:52:00 -0400

U.S. forces targeting an ISIS leader may have accidentally killed two of their own.

After Ann Coulter Backs Out Of Visit, UC Berkeley Braces For Free Speech Rallies

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

UC Berkeley expects more unrest on Thursday. Conservative groups charge the campus with censorship after it canceled speeches by provocative speakers over safety concerns.

Federal Court In San Francisco Blocks Trump's Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:55:00 -0400

The president's immigration policies have been dealt another setback. A federal judge's ruling will stop the administration from penalizing sanctuary cities while a lawsuit winds through the courts.

UC Berkeley Changes Course And Offers To Host Ann Coulter Speech

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:15:00 -0400

UC Berkeley, the home of the Free Speech Movement, is embroiled in another controversy testing that campus' legacy. It invited, then disinvited, then reinvited a conservative pundit.

Serena Williams Is Pregnant, Due In The Fall

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:24:00 -0400

The No. 1 ranked female tennis player in the world will take a break from the sport even as she is at the top of her game.

DREAMer Deportation Case Raises Questions On Trump's Deferred Action Policy

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:54:00 -0400

A 23-year-old man says he was deported even though he was given protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The attorney general says DACA enrollees "are not being targeted."