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

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Immigrants In Country Illegally Worry About Sharing Of Personal Information

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:16:08 -0500

California has issued driver's licenses to thousands of people living in the country illegally. Now some of those license-holders worry their personal information could be shared with federal authorities.

Renowned Mexican Environmentalist Isidro Baldenegro Lopez Is Murdered

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:46:00 -0500

His death is the latest indication of the danger to environmental activists in many countries. Honduran indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Cáceres was killed in 2016.

Bagwell, Raines And Rodriguez Are Elected To Baseball's Hall of Fame

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:44:00 -0500

A dazzling speedster, a slugger and one of the best catchers the game has ever seen will be enshrined at Cooperstown.

Obama Pardons Famous Hotelier And Baseball Star

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:06:00 -0500

Among those receiving the president's clemency are a man who reigned over top nightclubs, and another who scorched fastballs. Both had run afoul of tax laws.

Senate Panel Plans To Investigate Russian Activities During U.S. Elections

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:31:00 -0500

A week after the intelligence community reported that Russia meddled in the presidential campaign, senators on the intelligence committee say they will launch their own bipartisan inquiry.

Obama Honors Civil Rights Movement With New National Monuments

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:27:00 -0500

As his administration ends, Obama has protected more historic, cultural and natural sites than any other president before him. The new sites are in South Carolina and in Birmingham and Anniston, Ala.

Obama Administration Ends Refugee Policy That Favored Cubans

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:42:00 -0500

The so-called wet-foot, dry-foot policy let Cuban migrants stay if they arrived on U.S. shores but not if they were intercepted at sea. Now they face the same rules as people from other countries.

Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca To Be Retried On Obstruction of Justice Charges

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:26:00 -0500

Federal prosecutors say they will try again to convince a jury that Baca was responsible for a wide-ranging conspiracy to cover up reports of prisoner abuse and thwart investigators.

California Lawmakers Prepare For Trump, Hire Ex-Attorney General Eric Holder

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:39:00 -0500

The Democratic-dominated Legislature adds legal firepower as it anticipates a court battle with the new Trump administration over issues such as climate change and immigration.

One Of The Last Shakers Dies

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:36:00 -0500

The nearly extinct American religious group with roots in 18th century England has lost one of its last remaining members.

San Francisco Braces For Crackdown Over Immigration Policies

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0500

Because it is a sanctuary city, officials are anticipating an immigration showdown with the incoming Trump administration. The mayor proposes to fund legal services to immigrants facing deportation.

Investigators Continue Recovery Efforts From Oakland Warehouse Fire

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:21 -0500

Fire investigators in Oakland, Calif., are continuing recovery efforts from Friday night's deadly fire at a warehouse party. The death toll is expected to rise and may not be final for days.

The Death Toll In Oakland's Deadliest Fire Stands At 33

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:39:00 -0500

Officials in Oakland continue their grim search for victims of a fire that swept through a warehouse used as a communal artists' residence. The death toll is 33, making it the city's deadliest fire.

Former NPR Foreign Correspondent Alan Tomlinson Dies At 69

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:07:00 -0500

Tomlinson was known for his gifted storytelling and award-winning journalism in both public radio and television. A colleague said he was "a foreign correspondent straight out of central casting."

Only 26 Percent Of Americans Support Full Repeal Of Obamacare, Poll Finds

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:43:00 -0500

As Republicans debate how to keep their promise to dismantle Obamacare, a Kaiser poll suggests that the law has strong support for some key provisions.