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

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LA Coroner: Tom Petty's Death Was Due To An Accidental Overdose

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:30:50 -0500

Family members said they hoped that the cause of his death would spark discussion about the power and danger of opioid drugs.

Federal Charge Brought In Assault On Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:44:49 -0500

A neighbor allegedly blindsided the lawmaker outside his home in Bowling Green. Now Rene Boucher has signed an agreement to plead guilty. He faces a possible 10 years in prison.

Supreme Court To Hear Latest Challenge To Trump's Travel Ban

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:22:02 -0500

After losing several lower court rulings, the Trump administration will finally get a hearing by the justices on legality of its entry restrictions.

Justice Department Asks SCOTUS To Reverse Court Ruling Protecting DREAMers

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:30:36 -0500

After a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from ending DACA, the Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court to bypass the usual appeal process and hear its case this term.

New Zealand's Prime Minister To Take A Baby Break

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:56:00 -0500

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's youngest prime minister in 150 years, will become only the second leader of a government to give birth in the modern age.

In The Category Of 'Fake News,' The Award Winner Is...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:47:00 -0500

After postponing the announcement of the 'Fake News Awards' winners for a week, the president's event crashed the website of the GOP. The New York Times took first place on the list.

Naval Commanders In 2 Deadly Ship Collisions To Be Charged With Negligent Homicide

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:02:47 -0500

A total of 17 crew members were killed. The two incidents called into question the Navy's training procedures and preparation.

Texas Church Shooting Survivor Ryland Ward Finally Goes Home

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:59:54 -0500

The 6-year-old had been hospitalized since being shot five times in November. He departed in in grand style — in a fire truck.

Federal Immigration Authorities Target 7-Eleven Stores

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:01:00 -0500

Agents swept nearly 100 of the convenience stores across the country — seeking undocumented immigrants. The action was the largest employer-targeting operation under the Trump administration.

Interior Secretary Zinke: Florida Offshore Oil Drilling Is 'Off The Table'

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:06:00 -0500

Zinke cites a request from Gov. Rick Scott and his argument that the state relies on tourism. Critics note the state is rich in electoral votes and other states also rely on tourism.

Steve Bannon Out At Breitbart News

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:27:00 -0500

The move had been rumored following the publication of Fire and Fury, which included quotes that were embarrassing to President Trump.

Alabama Clinches NCAA Championship 26-23 In Overtime Against Georgia

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:52:00 -0500

The contest featured one team led by a legendary coach and the other led by his former assistant. Nick Saban has never been defeated by one of his ex-aides.

Arson Is Suspected After Home Of Roy Moore's Accuser Burns

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:53:02 -0500

Authorities say they are talking with a person of interest, but they don't believe the fire is related to allegations against Moore, the Senate candidate accused of sexual contact with teenage girls.

Immigrant Acquitted Of San Francisco Killing Sentenced On Lesser Gun Charge

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:25:07 -0500

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who was found not guilty in November in the death of Kate Steinle, was sentenced Friday on a state gun violation to time already served. He will now face federal gun charges.

Blizzard Conditions Hit New England As Massive Winter Storm Travels North

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:25:00 -0500

As the "bomb cyclone" intensifies, visibility has dropped to nearly zero in some sections of the snow band. Serious flooding and hurricane-force winds have been observed in coastal Massachusetts.