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David DePape Found Guilty of Federal Charges in Paul Pelosi Hammer Attack

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DePape's Motivation for Trying to Kidnap Nancy Pelosi Is Key, Defense Says in Closing Argument

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David DePape, on Witness Stand, Details ‘Grand Plan’ to Violently Interrogate Nancy Pelosi

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'Tremendous Shock': Paul Pelosi Testifies in Trial of His Attacker, David DePape

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DePape's Conspiracy Beliefs in Focus as Trial Begins Over Attempted Nancy Pelosi Kidnapping

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Federal Trial Set to Start for Man Charged With Assaulting Paul Pelosi. What You Need to Know

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'Trust Has Been Broken': California DOJ Demands Vallejo Police Reforms, Citing Major Rights Violations

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Is a San Francisco 'Sex Cult' Subjecting People to Abuse?

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Can Newsom Really Transform San Quentin Into the 'Nation's Most Innovative Rehabilitation Facility'?