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By Mary Bullwinkel Beacon Correspondent |

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    Brentwood: Chamber of Commerce honors top citizen, business of the year

    BRENTWOOD -- The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce has named Johnny Rodriguez as its Citizen of the Year and Delta Pure Water as Business of the Year.

    By Katrina Cameron Contra Costa Times|

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    Guest post: Arts Education -- A Vital Part of Our Society?

    This is an excerpt of On Assignment, education writer Theresa Harrington's blog on Contra Costa County schools. Read more and post comments at Follow her at or

    By Theresa Harrington|

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    US court in Virginia hears 2 Somali pirates' appeals

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A federal appeals court in Virginia heard arguments in the case of two Somali pirates convicted in the shooting deaths of four Americans aboard a yacht.Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar were sentenced to 21...

    By Larry O'dell, Associated Press|

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    Protest hits Riverside for partnering with Vietnamese city

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) Demonstrators plan to gather in Riverside to demand the city sever its recently forged relationship with a city in Vietnam.The Vietnamese-American protesters say the demonstration Thursday at City Hall is aimed at getting...


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    Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.It was a far...

    By Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press|

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    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. JORDAN DEMANDS MILITANTS DELIVER PROOF CAPTURED PILOT STILL ALIVEThe Islamic State group's deadline passes without word on the fate of Lt....

    By The Associated Press|

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    MLK children work to settle dispute over Bible, Nobel prize

    ATLANTA (AP) The children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are trying to settle a lawsuit over their father's traveling Bible and Nobel Peace Prize without going to trial, according to a judge's order.King's estate, controlled by his sons,...

    By Kate Brumback, Associated Press|

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    Jury issues delay opening statements in Hernandez trial

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Opening statements in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez were delayed Thursday as the judge sorted out some last-minute jury issues.One juror was late getting to court, and another...

    By Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press|

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    David Freese and Los Angeles Angels agree at $6,425,000

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Third baseman David Freese has avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a one-year contract for $6,425,000.The deal Wednesday was the midpoint between the $7.6 million Freese had asked for and the $5.25...

    By Greg Beacham, AP Sports Writer|

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    Nebraska college hires organization to probe gymnast's fall

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Union College in Lincoln has hired an outside organization to investigate the Jan. 14 accident that seriously injured a 23-year-old gymnast from California.Heather Boulais, of Laguna Niguel, California, fell 23 feet while...


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