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

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Texas Trucker Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Of Undocumented Immigrants Leading To Deaths

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:54:18 -0400

Federal authorities say the case is a "glaring reminder" of the dangers of human smuggling across the Southern border. The driver is to be sentenced in January.

California Fire Officials Begin To Express Optimism About Battling Wildfires

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:42:00 -0400

Despite a rising death toll, authorities say "boots on the ground" are showing results in fighting the deadly wildfires.

Boy Scouts To Admit Girls

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:18:00 -0400

The Boy Scouts say they will soon admit girls to the Cub Scouts and establish a program for older girls.

Utah Officer Fired For Arrest Of Nurse, Recorded On Video

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:53:00 -0400

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown says his detective was wrong when he roughly arrested a nurse who tried to explain hospital policy for drawing blood from an unconscious patient.

Las Vegas Shooting Update: Gunman Investigated As Victims Are Mourned

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:16:00 -0400

Investigators are learning more about Stephen Paddock and the weapons he used to fire at a crowded music venue Sunday. We're also learning more about those who were killed in the vicious attack.

Many Questions Remain In The Aftermath Of The Las Vegas Shooting

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:04:00 -0400

As investigators examine several crime scenes, they still have not determined the shooter's motive.

'We Cannot Be Distracted' From 'Saving Lives,' San Juan Mayor Says

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 21:59:00 -0400

In a series of tweets early Saturday, President Trump attacked the mayor of San Juan and defended his administration's handling of the recovery effort on Puerto Rico and cast blame on Democrats.

FAA Restricts Drones Over Major U.S. Landmarks

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:11:48 -0400

The agency is banning unauthorized unmanned aircraft from the air over sites such as the Statue of Liberty and Hoover Dam, citing national security.

Coroner Says Otto Warmbier's Death Remains A Mystery

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:55:00 -0400

The University of Virginia student returned from captivity in North Korea with severe brain damage. Medical examiners can't say how it happened.

Thousands Flee Bali's Mount Agung After Volcano Threat Level Is Raised

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:58:49 -0400

Authorities say the mountain, which last erupted 54 years ago, is poised to go at any time.

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.