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

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Aaron Hernandez's Brain Reveals Signs Of CTE, Says Lawyer

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:18:42 -0400

The former NFL star, who stopped playing at age 23, allegedly had brain damage more consistent with a player three times his age.

Mexico City Earthquake Update: All Children Are Accounted For

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:06:00 -0400

A senior official says there is no missing child in the wreckage at the Enrique Rebsamen School, south of the capital, as was widely reported. But an adult may still be stuck in the rubble.

Hurricane Maria Weakens To A Category 4 As It Closes In On Puerto Rico

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:38:00 -0400

The National Hurricane Center warns that Hurricane Maria now barreling toward Puerto Rico is a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour.

Pelosi Is Confronted By Protesters Angry About Her Immigration Talks With Trump

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:26:00 -0400

The House Democratic leader, on her San Francisco home turf, was jeered for her efforts to reach an agreement with the president on the Dream Act.

Federal Court Says Trump Administration Can't Deny Funds To Sanctuary Cities

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:26:27 -0400

The administration wanted to use crime-fighting grants as incentives to gain the cooperation of local officials in battling illegal immigration.

DREAMers Skeptical Of DACA Deal

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:06:00 -0400

Their futures in the balance, DACA recipients react to the back and forth in Washington over a possible deal between President Trump and Democrats to extend protections for DREAMers.

Martin Shkreli Heads To Jail For Offering To Pay For Hillary Clinton's Hair

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:06:00 -0400

Shkreli, convicted of securities fraud, will await sentencing in jail after a federal judge called him an "ongoing risk to the community."

School Shooter In Washington State Is Apprehended; 1 Student Dead

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:54:00 -0400

The suspect is reported to be a young student described by a friend as "nice and funny and weird."

DOJ Won't Prosecute Baltimore Officers In Freddie Gray Case

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:43:00 -0400

The Justice Department says it can't meet the legal standard to prove that six officers intended to harm Gray after he was severely injured in the back of a police van.

Seattle Mayor Resigns Amid Added Allegation Of Sex Abuse

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:20:53 -0400

Claims that Murray had sexually molested four other men decades ago have dogged Ed Murray since April. He denies the accusations but says he doesn't want his issues to get in the way of city business.

U.N. Security Council Approves New North Korea Sanctions

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:08:00 -0400

Facing opposition from China and Russia against even tougher sanctions, the U.S. compromised to win a unanimous resolution.

Supreme Court Backs Broad Enforcement Of Travel Ban — For Now

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:23:31 -0400

Justice Anthony Kennedy delays implementation of an appeals court ruling that would have allowed certain refugees from six Muslim countries to enter the U.S. despite the Trump administration's order.

DACA Recipients Worry What The Government Will Do With Their Private Information

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:36:00 -0400

Young immigrants gave the government information like addresses, photos, fingerprints and bank statements when they applied for DACA. Now they worry that information could be used against them.

Millions In Florida Ordered To Evacuate As Irma Crashes Past Cuba

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:10:00 -0400

With 155-mph winds, Irma is headed for Florida. More than 5 million people have been ordered to evacuate.

States Sue To Block DACA Termination, Citing Trump's 'Racial Animus'

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 01:09:00 -0400

State attorneys general also argue that the Trump administration's decision to phase out the Obama-era program violates due process rights of the immigrants by failing to protect their personal data.