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PFT: Six current and former Cowboys appear on witness list for Josh Brent trial

At some point before former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has his day in court, former Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent will stand trial for intoxication manslaughter.  The charges arise from the death of former teammate Jerry Brown, who was killed when Brent, allegedly driving drunk, crash Full story

California bids goodbye to failed program to boost depressed areas

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Thursday that phases out the state's nearly three-decade experiment with a program meant to encourage hiring in depressed areas, replacing it with new incentives that Brown promoted as an answer to aggressive efforts by Texa Full story

California prison doctors illegally sterilize female inmates

   The allegations of illegal sterilization in California prisons echo the forced sterilization's that took place in California nearly 50 years ago - and serve as a sharp reminder of the California connection between eugenics and the Nazis.

Calif. lawmakers approve state worker raises

Rebounding state revenue bolstered by temporary tax increases recently approved by voters are paying off for California's largest public employees' union. Full story

Judges stand firm on California prison crowding relief plan

(Reuters) - A federal court on Wednesday refused to back down from an order requiring California to reduce prison overcrowding by the end of the year, a goal that could force the early release of up to 10,000 inmates. Full story

Brown signs school-funding changes into law

Gov. Jerry Brown signed sweeping education legislation Monday that changes the state funding formula for K-12 schools in a way that he hopes will help boost the academic achievement of disadvantaged students. Full story

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  Jerry Brown’s 1978 risky moves as a proponent of gay rights

Steve Kornacki turns back the clock to 1978, when California Governor Jerry Brown moved to oppose California’s Proposition 6 and his other actions that supported gay rights; then discusses his political resurgence of late and his role in the Prop 8 case.

  California's Brown Projects a Surplus

California's Gov. Jerry Brown says the state will not only end the fiscal year in June without a deficit, but will have a $1 billion surplus in the next year, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  Did California's Tax Hike Matter?

California Gov. Jerry Brown is now saying he will have a balanced budget in 2013 after years of massive deficits, but it may be a mirage, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  NFL player charged with manslaughter

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in an early morning car crash, and now a teammate, Josh Brent, has been charged with manslaughter in Brown’s death. Clarence Hill of the Star Telegram joins MSNBC with more.

  Brown Acts to Stop Soaring Gas Prices

CNBC's Jane Wells reports California's Governor Jerry Brown has ordered refiners to start selling California's winter gasoline early to boost supplies as much as 10 percent.

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People carry a box and papers representing 60,000 signatures protesting against indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons, to Governor Jerry Brown's office in Sacramento
People carry a box and papers representing 60,000 signatures protesting against indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons, to Governor Jerry Brown's office in Sacramento

Marie Levin, Dolores Canales and Ronald Ahnen carry a box and papers representing 60,000 signatures protesting against indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons, to Governor Jerry Brown's office at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California July 30, 2013. Hundreds of inmates are in the

Marie Levin comforts Dolores Canales after she brought 60,000 signatures protesting against indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons, to Governor Jerry Brown's office in Sacramento
Marie Levin comforts Dolores Canales after she brought 60,000 signatures protesting against indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons, to Governor Jerry Brown's office in Sacramento

Marie Levin comforts Dolores Canales, co-founder of California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement, after she brought 60,000 signatures protesting against indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons, to Governor Jerry Brown's office at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California July

Dolores Canales carries papers and a box representing 60,000 signatures protesting indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons, to Governor Jerry Brown's office in Sacramento
Dolores Canales carries papers and a box representing 60,000 signatures protesting indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons, to Governor Jerry Brown's office in Sacramento

Dolores Canales, co-founder of California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement, carries papers and a box representing 60,000 signatures protesting indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons, to Governor Jerry Brown's office at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California July 30, 2013.

Papers and a box representing 60,000 signatures protesting against indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons sit outside Governor Jerry Brown's office in Sacramento
Papers and a box representing 60,000 signatures protesting against indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons sit outside Governor Jerry Brown's office in Sacramento

Papers and a box representing 60,000 signatures protesting against indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons sit outside Governor Jerry Brown's office at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California July 30, 2013. Hundreds of inmates are in the 23rd day of a hunger strike in protest of in