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Woman free after 17 years wants innocence declared

A Southern California woman who spent 17 years in prison for a murder a judge believes she didn't commit must wait another month to be declared factually innocent.

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John Denver gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver. He received the star 17 years after his death.

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California penalizes hospitals for medical errors

One rationale for extending Medicaid coverage to more people is to help them get to a doctor or clinic before a minor illness becomes a medical emergency.

The state has identified 145 hospitals that have reported harming patients through medical error. It has withheld Medi-Cal reimbursements from at least 85 of them.

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Boko Haram reportedly abducts more girls despite cease-fire deal

Earlier this month, people demonstrated in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, calling on the government to rescue girls taken from a secondary school in Chibok region in April. Now there are reports that militants of the extremist Boko Haram movement have kidnapped more girls.

A day after Nigeria's announcement last week that a truce had been signed and the release of more than 200 girls secured, 25 more were said to have been kidnapped by extremists.

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Election 2014: Brown opens up spending in campaign's final month

Gov. Brown Unveils Offical Gubernatorial Portrait Of Former Governor Schwarzenegger

California Gov. Jerry Brown spent $13.5 million in October on behalf of propositions 1 and 2, spending that also benefits his re-election campaign.