Politics

Salvadoran student Luis depends on US aid for his coding education
Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio
Doug Sovern
April 24, 2019 - 12:15 am
President Trump is trying to eliminate U.S. aid to the three countries that make up Central America's "Northern Triangle," because he doesn't think they're doing enough to keep their people from migrating to the United States. But in El Salvador, KCBS Radio Political Reporter Doug Sovern discovered...
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
April 23, 2019 - 3:03 pm
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo informed city workers that he's rejecting a pay raise of nearly $60,000 that was approved for him by an independent commission. In a memo sent Tuesday , Liccardo said he doesn't think he or future mayor should receive more than 3 percent salary increases, similar to the...
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Matt Bigler
April 23, 2019 - 12:05 pm
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is getting a nearly 30 percent raise while members of the City Council will see their salaries increase by 22 percent.
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In this April 5, 2019 photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers construction and maintenance conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 23, 2019 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday. The move, confirmed by a person familiar with his plans, sets up the 76-year-old lifelong politician as a front-...
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Dozens of women, men and their children, many fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras, Guatamala and El Salvador, arrive at a bus station following release from Customs and Border Protection on June 23, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
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Doug Sovern
April 23, 2019 - 12:15 am
SPECIAL REPORT: President Trump has been exaggerating the presence of the notorious Salvadoran gang MS-13 in caravans bringing migrants to the U.S. border. But in the cities and towns of El Salvador, the gang is a disruptive force, driving migrants to seek asylum in America.Many people forget that...
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A woman lost her job after posting on Facebook about berating a man in a Make America Great Again hate in this Palo Alto Starbucks.
Matt Bigler/KCBS Radio
Matt Bigler
April 22, 2019 - 12:56 pm
A woman who lost her job after boasting online about confronting a President Trump supporter in a Palo Alto Starbucks has gone missing, according to authorities in Northern California.
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Salvadoran Women Eke Out A Living By Selling Fruit In The Mayan Town Of Panchimalco
Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio
Doug Sovern
April 22, 2019 - 12:15 am
President Trump's frequent assertions that the migrant caravans trekking through Central America to the U.S. border are riddled with gang members are not true—and the White House knows it, two sources within his administration tell KCBS Radio.
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Jeff Adachi, who was San Francisco's public defender, died on Feb. 22, 2019.
San Francisco Public Defender
Scott Lettieri
April 19, 2019 - 2:44 pm
San Francisco lawmakers are attempting to get to the bottom of the controversy over how and why a police report on the death of Public Defender Jeff Adachi was released without his family's knowledge.
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FILE - This booking photo released Thursday, March 1, 2018, by the Beverly Police Department shows Daniel Frisiello, of Beverly, Mass., accused of mailing five envelopes containing a white powder. Prosecutors are seeking three years in prison for Frisiello who admitted to sending threatening letters filled with white powder to President Donald Trump’s sons and others. Frisiello is set to be sentenced Friday, April 19, 2019, in Boston federal court. (Beverly Police Department via AP, File)
April 19, 2019 - 11:26 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who sent threatening letters filled with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons, Antonio Sabato Jr., Sen. Debbie Stabenow and a law professor was sentenced Friday in federal court to five years of probation. The judge declined to send Daniel Frisiello to...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's report, with redactions, as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
April 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's report suggests that the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee may have shared information with the White House after a...
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