Richard Gonzales Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco.
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Pam Simon, an outreach coordinator for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, smiles as she visits the congresswoman's Tucson office Friday only days after being shot in the wrist and chest during the rampage that critically injured Giffords. Nineteen people were shot, six fatally. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Senate Republicans Block A Pathway To Citizenship

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge N. Randy Smith hears arguments Monday in San Francisco. Monday's hearing was just the latest twist in the long legal battle over California's ban on same-sex marriage. Eric Risberg/Pool, AP hide caption

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Expect More Legal Twists In Battle Over Prop. 8

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California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at his campaign headquarters on Nov. 3, in Oakland, California. David Paul Morris/Getty Images hide caption

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A piece of the ruptured pipeline from last month's fatal accident in San Bruno, Calif., displayed in a laboratory at the National Transportation Safety Board's training center in Ashburn, Va. A preliminary NTSB report says a power failure led to a brief change in pipeline pressure but does not say that the pressure change caused the blast that killed eight people and destroyed 37 homes. Luis Alvarez/AP hide caption

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Fire Engulfs San Francisco Suburb

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