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

Hundreds of protesters march toward the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office in response to the death of Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa. Noah Berger/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Police, Community Relations Strained After Teen's Death

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Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins talks with Thom Hinks and Richard Sunman (far right) after they obtained a marriage license at the Dona Ana County Clerk's Office in Las Cruces, N.M. In August, Ellins' office began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Juan Carlos Llorca/AP hide caption

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How A County Clerk Ignited The Gay Marriage Debate In N.M.

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California Won't Wait For Congress On Immigration Reform

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Oracle Team USA Defeats New Zealand To Win America's Cup

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In Comeback, Oracle Team USA Wins America's Cup

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U.S. Team Must Rally To Win America's Cup

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Calif. City Proposes Unique Plan To Avoid Foreclosures

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Bay Bridge Reopens After Troubled Makeover

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SEC Bans Falcone From Trading For 5 Years

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Firearms seized during a sweep by the Los Angeles Police Department using the California's Armed Prohibited Persons System initiative. The program uses a database to identify gun owners who are no longer allowed to possess a firearm. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns

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Holder Proposes Reducing Minimum Sentences For Drug Offenses

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Cephus "Bobby" Johnson in 2011, when the former transit officer who shot Johnson's nephew, Oscar Grant, was released from jail. Johnson and other family members have seen Fruitvale Station, a new feature film depicting the shooting, multiple times. Jason Redmond/AP hide caption

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Oakland Braces For Seeing Subway Shooting On The Big Screen

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In Last Seconds, Pilots Were Correcting Plane's Problems

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First Responders Hailed As Heroes After Plane Crash

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NTSB Investigators Probe Clues Of Asiana Flight 214 Crash

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