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Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders   

WASHINGTON — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from depor...

Obama’s claims on illegal immigration   

OBAMA: "It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive - only Congress can do that. All we're saying is we're not going to depor...

Man arrested for crash that injured teacher and special needs students: DA says driver in Hillsdale High crash passed out from prescription meds   

After a more than two-month investigation, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office filed charges against a man who crashed into a Hillsdale High School teacher and three special needs students...

Killer given release date but previous parole grant blocked   

A convicted murderer serving time for fatally beating and choking a fellow transient before laying his body on the Redwood City train tracks 28 years ago has a shot at parole after a two-person board ...

Cal/OSHA fines Burlingame company for bridge worker deaths   

A Burlingame construction company has been fined more than $106,000 for safety violations that led to the deaths in May of two Bay Area men working on a new bridge in Winters, the state Division of Oc...

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Pacific Gas & Electric fined over alleged secret dealings   

SAN FRANCISCO — State regulators Thursday fined Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and required its shareholders to cover as much as $400 million of a gas rate increase because of backroom negotiations betw...

John Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna   

VIENNA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held out hope of a last-minute nuclear deal with Iran Thursday, as he added his diplomatic muscle to talks aimed at overcoming deep differences with Tehra...

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NEW YORK — The potatoes are wrong. The football game's too loud. The kids aren't dressed right. Thanksgiving can, of course, be a great joy, but with so many beloved traditions on the line it can al...

Ready for the annual Thanksgiving math quiz? QUESTION: How large a turkey do you need if you are expecting 12 guests (but possibly 14 if Aunt Sue hasn't broken up with her loser boyfriend and his tag...

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For many years, there has been a sense that the San Mateo Adult School would be forced to close. Tucked away on the San Mateo High School campus in a building called the SMART Center, the adult school...

If your breakfast this morning came out of a box, odds are that "natural and artificial flavors" were part of the experience. The "natural and artificial" combination has been a part of processed foo...

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The Carlos Club has stood on El Camino Real across from the train station in San Carlos since 1947 and the building itself is past 100 years old.


The new owner of the former Carlos Club must restore the unlit marquee sign to its previous condition and cease any other modifications to the landmark property without the proper permits by 5 p.m. M...


Upon moving up to the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division this season, Burlingame didn't seem to have a problem continuing the dominance in league play it exhibited a year ago in the Ocean Division...

OAKLAND, — After 368 days and 16 straight losses, the Oakland Raiders finally had something to celebrate. Rookie Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining, and the...

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U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index back into record territory. It was the second record-high close for the Dow this week and the ...

NEW YORK — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americ...

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NEW YORK — Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," "Angels in Am...

Calle 13 kicked off the 2014 Latin Grammys by giving a strong performance that looked like it was inside an Irish bar — and by taking a pair of trophies. Calle 13 won best urban album for "Multivir...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of President Obama's expansive executive actions on immigration unveiled Thursday?

About time
He had no choice after congressional inaction
He should have waited for new congressional legislation
Don't like it at all
Prospects for broader action are now eliminated


Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging ..
Israeli forces disperse West Bank demonstration
JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said Friday it dispersed some 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demo..
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