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Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California's housing struggles

Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California's housing struggles

SALINAS, Calif. — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires.

A look at Salinas, California, farm-rich but unaffordable

SALINAS, Calif. — Here's a look at some key information about Salinas, one of the nation's least affordable metro areas to live. It's a phenomenon that's plaguing California, from its wealthiest areas, to working-class cities like Salinas.

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post has published a new column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate.
Analysis: With 'America First,' where do human rights rank?

Analysis: With 'America First,' where do human rights rank?

WASHINGTON — If it's an "America First" presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump's refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged
Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

MENLO PARK, Calif. — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room.

Reward offered for wolf that escaped when hurricane hit

CHIPLEY, Fla. — An animal preserve is offering an $800 reward for the return of a wolf named Tahané that escaped as Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle.

Judge explains 'close your legs' comment

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey family court judge who told a woman she could "close your legs" to stop a sexual assault says he was trying to elicit more details from her.
London's black cabs soon to be seen on the streets of Paris

London's black cabs soon to be seen on the streets of Paris

London's black cabs will be seen on the streets of Paris next year as the company that makes them begins selling its wares in the City of Light. London Electric Vehicle Co.

TSA officers buy shirt for boy travelling to Denver

NEW YORK — Transportation Security Administration officers in New York bought a shirt for a shirtless boy who was travelling to Denver.
Candidate: Elections key to countering Afghan conservatism

Candidate: Elections key to countering Afghan conservatism

MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan — Hameeda Danesh was locked away at age 13 and beaten daily for six months by uncles who abhorred the thought of her attending school.