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  1. Judge to hear arguments against sanctuary city orderRead the original story

    Friday Apr 14 | ABC News

    A federal judge in San Francisco will hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick has scheduled a hearing on Friday on San Francisco's request for a court order blocking the Trump administration from cutting off funds to any of the nation's so-called sanctuary cities.


  2. Gilbert Baker, creator of iconic LGBT rainbow flag, dies at 65Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 1 | ABC News

    Gilbert Baker, Rainbow Flag Creator, poses at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY, on January 7, 2016. Gilbert Baker, openly gay artist and and civil rights activist designed the Rainbow flag in 1978 which become the iconic symbol of the gay community worldwide; MoMa announced in June 2015 its acquisition of the iconic Rainbow Flag into the design collection.


  3. Stricter dress codes for employees' guests not uncommon among airlinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 27 | ABC News

    A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, on Feb. 7, 2015. United Airlines is under fire for barring two teenage girls from their flight because they were wearing leggings -- but the policy United is citing is not uncommon among airlines.


  4. California slaying victims include mom, 2 kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 26 | ABC News

    The four people killed last week in a quiet Northern California neighborhood include a woman and her two children, authorities said Sunday. The victims are Angelique Vasquez, 45; her daughter, Mia Vasquez, 14; her son, Alvin Vasquez, 11; and Ashley Coleman, 21, according to the Sacramento County coroner's office.


  5. Long shots: Quinnipiac beats Miami 85-78 for Sweet 16 berthRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2017 | ABC News

    Morgan Manz scored 22 points and made six 3-pointers, Aryn McClure added 15 and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac is headed to the Sweet 16, stunning fourth-seeded Miami 85-78 in a second-round NCAA Tournament game Monday night. Sarah Shewan and Paula Strautmane each scored 11 for Quinnipiac , which will head to Stockton, California and play top-seeded South Carolina on Saturday.


  6. FRIDAY: Charles Manson and the followers who murdered for himRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | ABC News

    Charles Manson was born on Nov. 11, 1934. His mother, Kathleen, was just 15 years old when she gave birth to him.


  7. Billboard near Musk's Tesla factory asks him to 'dump Trump'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | ABC News

    A sign calling for Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to drop out of President Trump's business advisory council on Interstate 880 in Milipitas, California in March 2017. Elon Musk , like many other tech industry leaders, has been slammed by foes of President Trump for being part of the White House's business advisory council.


  8. Pot for pets: Owners treat sick animals with cannabisRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | ABC News

    Michael Fasman's 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn't want to give her painkillers because "they just knock her out." So the San Francisco resident has turned to an alternative medicine that many humans use to treat their own pain and illness: marijuana.


  9. A look at the legal path ahead for the Trump travel banRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | ABC News

    President Donald Trump's travel ban has been frozen by the courts, but the White House has promised a new executive order that officials say will address concerns raised by judges that have put the policy on hold. The first order was met by legal challenges, confusion at airports and mass protests.


  10. Bank robber gets life sentence for using hostage as shieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | ABC News

    In this July 16, 2014, a Stockton Police officer investigates the scene after a vehicle involved in a suspected bank robbery was stopped in Stockton, Calif. The California man, Jaime Ramos, who used a woman he took hostage to shield himself from a spray of bullets fired by officers following a deadly bank robbery and car chase , is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.


  11. Powerful storm pelts Calif. and brings risk of floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2017 | ABC News

    A powerful storm hit California with the first in a new series of rainstorms moving across the northern half of the state while the south awaited a rains that forecasters said could be the strongest in years if not decades. Rain, accompanied by heavy winds, pelted the San Francisco Bay Area, where Marin and Napa counties logged up to an inch of precipitation.


  12. Michelle T. Friedland, N. Randy SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | ABC News

    Judges William Canby, Richard Clifton and Michelle Friedland range in age, backgrounds, and judicial decisions. The three judges on the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled Thursday against immediately reinstating President Donald Trump's travel ban, which temporarily suspended the nation's refugee program and immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries that have raised terrorism concerns.


  13. Michelle T. Friedland, N. Randy SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | ABC News

    Three judges on the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide as soon as Thursday whether to immediately reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban, which temporarily suspended the nation's refugee program and immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries that have raised terrorism concerns. Here's a look at their backgrounds, judicial decisions and questioning during arguments in the case this week: Canby rarely hears cases anymore.


  14. Scholars: 'Liberal' Reputation of 9th Circuit OverblownRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2017 | ABC News

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing the appeal concerning President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, is the federal appeals court conservatives have long ridiculed as the "nutty 9th" or the "9th Circus." Covering a huge swath of territory - nine western states plus Guam - the San Francisco-based court handles far more cases than any other federal appeals court, including some rulings that have invoked furor from conservatives over the years.


  15. 2 States Say Allowing Travel Ban Would 'Unleash Chaos Again'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 | ABC News

    Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would "unleash chaos again." The filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco came early Monday after the White House said it expected the federal courts to reinstate the ban.


  16. Apple, Google, Uber Join Fight Against Trump Travel BanRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 | ABC News

    Iranian bioengineering researcher Nima Enayati walks out of a gate after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Ph.D. candidate at a university in Milan, was prevented from boarding a flight to the U.S. on Jan. 30. He had a visa to conduct research on robotic surgery at Stanford University in California.


  17. Stanford Coach Tara VanDerveer Joins Elite 1,000 Wins ClubRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2017 | ABC News

    Tara VanDerveer became just the second NCAA women's coach to reach 1,000 career victories Friday night, when No. 8 Stanford beat USC 58-42 to give the Hall of Famer a major milestone to share with the home crowd at Maples Pavilion.


  18. Tara VanDerveer Chases More History, 1,000th Career WinRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2017 | ABC News

    Tara VanDerveer's sayings are so uniquely her, they stay with all the women she has coached, even years later. Recited and revered, they provide lessons in real life that reach far beyond basketball.


  19. California Lawmakers Eye Statewide Immigration SanctuaryRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2017 | ABC News

    The California Legislature advanced a bill Tuesday that would provide statewide sanctuary for immigrants by restricting local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The move in the nation's largest state came as legislative Democrats ramp up their efforts to battle the immigration crackdown started by President Donald Trump.


  20. Demonstrators Gather Across the US to Oppose Immigration OrderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | ABC News

    People march in lower Manhattan to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's new immigration policies, on Jan. 29, 2017, in New York City. Trump's executive order on immigration has created chaos and confusion among many Muslims as it temporarily bars citizens from seven largely Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Madison Gray, a Temple University student, holds up her sign during a protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen, on Jan. 29, 2017, at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia.


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