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PG&E Charged With Obstructing San Bruno Investigation

A federal grand jury issued a new criminal indictment against PG&E in connection with the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion that killed 8 people. The revised indictment charges the utility with obstructing the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation and 27 counts of knowingly and willfully violating the Pipeline Safety Act.

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Judge: L.A. Clippers Sale May Go Forward

Shelly Sterling will be able to proceed with a record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft. That's the tentative oral ruling of a probate judge, issued Monday afternoon. The sale would proceed against the will of Shelly Sterling's husband Donald, who was banned from the NBA for life and fined $2.5 million after he was recorded disparaging African-Americans and making one racist remark after another.

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U.S. and Europe Agree to More Sanctions on Russia

U.S. and Europe Agree to More Sanctions on Russia

International police attempting to investigate the Malaysian Airlines crash site on Monday were forced for a second day to retreat in the face of fierce fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine's military. The United States and Europe on Monday agreed to further sanctions against Russia amid concerns that Russia continues to ship weapons into Ukraine. Experts join us to discuss these developments and more.

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Unaccompanied Children Crossing the U.S. Border

Last month, President Obama acknowledged that the tens of thousands of unaccompanied, undocumented minors trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border constituted an "urgent humanitarian situation." The minors, who are mainly from Mexico and other Central American countries, pose legal and political challenges to the administration, as public opposition to detention centers to house them grows.

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Saving the Taxi

If taxis are going to survive the challenge of ride-sharing apps, says Kieran Farr, government will have to weed out expensive regulations.

Letting Go

While driving her daughter back to college, D'Anne McFarlane learns it's time to let her daughter take the wheel of her own life.

A Workaholic's Summer Off

For a workaholic like Paula Reinman, taking the entire summer off is as worthwhile as it is difficult.

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