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    Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

    Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday. Corby landed in the Queensland capital of Brisbane early Sunday morning, after she was deported from Bali amid a frenzy of journalists. More...
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    Scouts honor war veterans at Los Angeles National Cemetery

    LOS ANGELES >> The drill at Los Angeles National Cemetery was simple: approach a grave, recite the name of its veteran, plant a U.S. flag firmly before the stone, taking care that it stands straight and true. Pause. And salute. The exercise was repeated 88,887 times on Saturday by...
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    Diver dies on Mendocino coast

    One person died Saturday morning in a diving accident along the Mendocino County coast, a sheriff’s spokesman said. The accident was reported about 8:40 a.m. at Bowling Ball Beach near Point Arena, Captain Greg Van Patten said. Emergency crews were called to help a diver in distress...
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    The new plan to revamp Montclair Plaza after first fizzles

    MONTCLAIR >> After years of declining traffic at Montclair Place, its owner will make a second stab at coming up with a way to attract people back after a 2015 announced reboot stalled. The new plan will focus less on shopping and more on eating and entertainment, and even...
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    Butte College's Class of 2017 finishes the job

    Butte Valley >> The oldest was 72; the youngest 16. In between were more than 1,200 students who became graduates during Butte College’s 48th commencement ceremonies this year. Roughly 400 participated in the ceremony on Friday at the main campus, a record number according to Butte President Samia Yaqub,...
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    Barbara Streisand's dog dies, was her companion for 14 years

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand is mourning the loss of her beloved dog, Sammie. The 75-year-old star announced the news on her social media accounts Saturday, saying “we cherish every moment of the 14 years we had with her.” On her Instagram page, Streisand has posted numerous photos...
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    Family, friends hail men who died trying to stop attack

    Helpful co-workers. Reliable friends. Well-liked by many who encountered them. Those were the descriptions family, friends and colleagues gave of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, the two men who were stabbed to death Friday when they tried to intervene when a man yelled racial slurs...
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    Make rules to fit reality

    Like it or not, we are living in an era of legalized marijuana and we think it is high time that Napa County’s policymakers adjust to this reality. California voters spoke loudly last year, approving Proposition 64, permitting the recreational use of marijuana for adults. This came 20 years...
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    State Dems wrestle with plan to replace private health insurance with 'single-payer' system

    SACRAMENTO >> A sweeping proposal to replace private medical insurance in California with a single, government-run health care system has suddenly taken on sharp political edges for Democrats, threatening party unity even as it promises to mobilize voters on the left. Supporters say “single-payer” proposals such as Senate Bill...
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    Farmer, Tigers beat White Sox 4-3 for doubleheader split

    Buck Farmer struck out a career-high 11 in his first major league win, and the Detroit Tigers edged the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Saturday for a split of their doubleheader. Farmer allowed three hits and walked two in 6 1/3 innings in his first appearance with the Tigers...