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West Oakland BART shut down by protesters

More than 100 demonstrators opposed to recent police killings of black males, including some protesters who chained themselves together inside trains, shut down the West Oakland BART station for more than two hours Friday, stopping service to and from San Francisco. 
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Bay Area Black Friday shoppers fill stores before dawn

As Black Friday commenced in the Bay Area, shoppers filled malls and outlets across the Bay Area, many out for a second day of scouring stores after blockbuster Thanksgiving Day sales, launching what is expected to be the best holiday season for retailers in years. 
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Raiders' run game won't have Latavius Murray

Latavius Murray didn't pass last concussion test in avdance of Rams game. 
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Orinda: District says 2nd grader can stay after all

Despite a private eye investigation and district letter kicking her out of school, second grader Vivian will be able to continue attending her Orinda elementary school after the district reversed course, the family learned Friday. 
RAY CHAVEZ
Latavius Murray didn't pass last concussion test in avdance of Rams game.  
 
 
Marreese Speights scored 27 points, including the first 16 Golden State Warriors points of the fourth quarter, as the Warriors beat the Charlotte Hornets 106-101 for their eighth straight win.  
 
 
 
Send animal related events to kbennett@bayareanewsgroup.com.EventsEAST BAYPet Holiday Photos: Bring cats and dogs to have their picture taken with Santa.  
 
 
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As Black Friday commenced in the Bay Area, shoppers filled malls and outlets across the Bay Area, many out for a second day of scouring stores after blockbuster Thanksgiving Day sales, launching what is expected to be the best holiday season for retailers in years.  
 
 
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Despite a private eye investigation and district letter kicking her out of school, second grader Vivian will be able to continue attending her Orinda elementary school after the district reversed course, the family learned Friday.  
 
 
 
President Barack Obama's decision to forge ahead with executive orders to make bold and substantial changes in federal immigration policy shows that the next two years are likely to be interesting, if nothing else.  
 
 
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Review: 'Far Cry 4' takes players to new heights -- literally

The latest in the Ubisoft series places players in a Himalayan kingdom, where they fight a dictator, scale mountain cliffs and dodge rampaging elephants.