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Sacramento, California: State capital and city of California, United States
Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County. Located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in Northern California's Sacramento Valley, Sacramento's estimated 2018 population of 501,334 makes it the sixth-largest city in California and the ninth largest capital in the United States. Sacramento is the seat of the California Legislature and the Governor of California, making it the state's political center and a hub for lobbying and think tanks. Sacramento is also the cultural and economic core of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which had a 2010 population of 2,414,783, making it the fifth largest in California.


Grief and Fear in Sacramento Over a Death That Set the World on Edge

The Sacramento region is home to thousands of Muslim immigrants. The death of one of them in Iraq was the spark that brought the United States and Iran to the edge of war.
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Five mountain lions seen together on home video

Five California mountain lions were seen together on home surveillance video in a rare gathering of the notoriously solitary big cats. The footage was recorded at a rural residence at the edge of the..
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Videos for Sacramento, California

A Woman's Skin Whitening Cream Gave Her Mercury Poisoning [Video]A Woman's Skin Whitening Cream Gave Her Mercury Poisoning

A woman’s beauty regimen caused severe mercury poisoning and irreversible neurological damage. The 47-year-old Sacramento, California resident sought medical care earlier this July. Her arms..

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Judge approves a $13.5 billion payment from PG&E to victims of California wildfires [Video]Judge approves a $13.5 billion payment from PG&E to victims of California wildfires

Power lines from utility company ignited multiple deadly fires over recent years

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California Governor to convene meet of PG&E shareholders, executives next week

California Governor Gavin Newsom said he will convene a meeting of Pacific Gas and Electric Co executives, shareholders, wildfire victims, and PG&E's other creditors in Sacramento next week to speed up..
Reuters - Published

California wildfires impact schools and students

Wildfires raging across California are directly impacting schools, students and teaches. A new article by CalMatters education reporter Ricarodo Cano takes a closer look at the issue. He joins CBSN..
CBS News - Published

Building the Transcontinental Railroad

It was the moonshot of the 19th century – crews working East from Sacramento and West from Omaha to build the Transcontinental Railroad, meeting on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. To help..
CBS News - Published

Sons of Stephon Clark, Who Was Killed by Police, Will Receive $2.4 Million Settlement

The city of Sacramento agreed to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Mr. Clark, an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by officers in 2018.
NYTimes.com - Published

Southwest Airlines launching newest Hawaii flights two months early, adding more service

Southwest, which began serving Hawaii earlier this year, will add new Sacramento-Maui flights and is boosting frequency of flights from other cities.
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California mom found dead; husband arrested

California authorities say they have found what they believe to be the remains of a missing mother two months after she disappeared. CBS Sacramento reported that the discovery of Heather Gumina..
CBS News - Published

Stephon Clark's two young sons to get $2.4 million from Sacramento

Unarmed black man was shot dead by cops in grandparents' backyard, prompting widespread protests; parents' and grandparents' claims in $20 million suit still pending
CBS News - Published

Dozens injured after light rail train derails in California

At least 27 people were injured in the light rail derailment in Sacramento, with 13 taken to hospitals. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
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AP Top Stories August 23 A

Here's the latest for Friday August 23rd: Protests start in France ahead of G7; Bernie Sanders introduces climate plan; Sacramento light rail accident injures more than two dozen; Wildfire forces..
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California train derails, 27 injured

A light-rail passenger train derailed in Sacramento, California late Thursday night, injuring 27, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Bernie Sanders meets California fire victims, lays out Green New Deal

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a $16.3 trillion climate change strategy on a tour of northern California that included meeting families displaced by deadly..
Reuters - Published

All 10 passengers survive after plane skids off runway, bursts into flames

For the second time in less than a week, a small engine plane has crashed and burst into flames. Miraculously, everyone on board survived. The twin engine Cessna jet ran off the runway Wednesday at..
CBS News - Published

Anti-vaccine activist charged for assault of California senator

The man behind a petition drive to recall a California state senator and physician pushing for tougher vaccine requirements was charged on Wednesday with assault after livestreaming himself shoving the..
Reuters - Published

California city considers "Straight Pride Parade"

The city of Modesto, California, is considering a permit for a "Straight Pride Parade" in a local park. Rob Malcolm of CBS Sacramento reports.
CBS News - Published

Dispatcher names therapy dog 'Sully' after fallen Sacramento police officer

The Sacramento emergency dispatcher who handled the chilling police channel during a violent standoff that killed an officer adopted a therapy dog.
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Graphic bodycam footage captures shootout that killed Sacramento police officer

The Sacramento Police Department released bodycam footage of a shootout that resulted in the killing of 26-year-old rookie officer Tara O'Sullivan.
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'Officer down! Officer down!' Chilling footage reveals deadly shootout in Sacramento

A hearing is Monday for the man accused of killing a rookie Sacramento police officer in a fierce shootout captured on the bodycam of a fellow officer.
USATODAY.com - Published

Body cam footage shows police officer ambushed with heavy gunfire

Sacramento police have released body-cam video of a deadly police shooting showing officers coming under heavy gunfire. Officials say police were responding to a domestic call when police say they were..
CBS News - Published

Sacramento police say body cam footage shows officer ambushed

The department has faced criticism because it took 45 minutes to transport rookie Officer Tara O'Sullivan​ to a hospital
CBS News - Published

Rookie officer fatally shot responding to domestic violence call

Sacramento is mourning the loss of a rookie officer, who was gunned down responding to a domestic violence call. Tara O'Sullivan is the first officer killed in the line of duty in the city in 20 years...
CBS News - Published

Rookie Sacramento police officer killed in domestic disturbance

A rookie police officer in California's capital city has died after she was shot at the scene of a domestic dispute, spurring a standoff and exchange of gunfire with the suspect, who surrendered early..
Reuters - Published

Sacramento community remembers slain rookie officer

Devastated members of the Sacramento State University community remembered rookie Sacramento police officer and recent grad Tara O'Sullivan, who was killed by a gunman Wednesday while helping a woman..
CBS News - Published

Sacramento police officer shot and killed

The Sacramento Police Department has confirmed that a female officer shot while assisting on a domestic violence call has died. 26-year-old Tara O'Sullivan was shot while responding to a domestic..
USATODAY.com - Published

Sacramento officer shot, suspect fires at police

A Sacramento police officer was wounded Wednesday by a rifleman who also fired at other officers. Police said the shooting scene remained active and dangerous on Wednesday night. (June 20)
USATODAY.com - Published

Sacramento police officer in serious condition after being shot, authorities say

A Sacramento police officer was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday evening by a rifleman who blasted away at officers trying to rescue her, police said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Building the Transcontinental Railroad, the moonshot of the 19th century

150 years ago, crews working west from Omaha and east from Sacramento (including thousands of Chinese laborers) constructed a 1,776-mile-long railroad across an untamed frontier
CBS News - Published

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