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BBQ Support: Feeding Fellow Americans After Sandy

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Democrat Ami Bera is challenging Lungren. Bera ran against Lungren in 2004 and lost, but since the district was redrawn, the race has become competitive. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Calif. Death Penalty Opposition Focuses On Economy

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Giants Fever Spreads Ahead Of World Series

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Richard Aoki was known as the "minister of education" for the Berkeley, Calif., chapter of the Black Panther Party. Nikki Arai/Courtesy of Nancy Park hide caption

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Did Man Who Armed Black Panthers Lead Two Lives?

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SoloPower is betting it will succeed where others have failed with a $197 million loan from the Department of Energy. SoloPower/PRNewsFoto/AP hide caption

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Samantha Moreno, in pink, with her family. "The hardest part of coming out is to know that you're about to hurt someone that you love," she says in a video featured on the website of Familia es Familia, which aims to help Latino families accept their LGBT loved ones. Courtesy of Samantha Moreno hide caption

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Kamala Harris Among The Rising Dem Stars At DNC

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Western Wildfires Continue To Grow At Record Rates

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California Gov. Jerry Brown, speaking in Sacramento on Wednesday, advocates a ballot initiative that would increase sales and income taxes. Several states have measures on the November ballot that seek to plug deficits by raising taxes. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Budgets Tight, States Ask Voters To Raise Taxes

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