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  • U.S. to reduce troop level in Afghanistan to 9,800 by year's end

    U.S. to  reduce troop level in Afghanistan to 9,800 by year's end
    President Obama's plan to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to fewer than 10,000 by year's end seeks to balance fear that a speedier withdrawal would push Afghan forces to collapse against his desire to end more than a decade of war.
  • Oddball bills stand out in Congress

    Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress....

    Berkeley making the rounds to save its historic post office

    Berkeley making the rounds to save its historic post office
    BERKELEY, Calif. — Plenty of communities have resisted the U.S. Postal Service's sweeping real estate sell-off, battling to keep open historic buildings that speak of bygone civic grandeur and to guarantee old-fashioned mail service for the public....

    Nine Californians in Congress vote against House budget deal

    Nine Californians in Congress vote against House budget deal
    WASHINGTON — Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, an Orange County conservative, and Maxine Waters, a Los Angeles liberal, on the same side of an issue? The Ripley's Believe It or Not moment came Thursday in a House vote to pass a budget deal designed to...

    In 'Rodrigo's World,' a virtual way to be with their deported friend

    BERKELEY — To save their classmate who was deported to Mexico, the fourth-graders devised an epic plan. That Rodrigo Guzman, 10, could no longer be with his friends and attend Jefferson Elementary seemed so obviously unfair to these students. So...