Real major league soccer is coming to U.S.

Liverpool FC claims a worldwide following of 580 million, which gets them on the short list of the most popular sports clubs in the world. Club ambassador Gary McAlister, a Scot who is a legend of English football – runs into fans just about everywhere.

Punishing the needy hurts us all

The time limit on food stamp benefits treflects our conflicted feelings about public assistance. We want to make sure our neighbors aren’t starving and to help families stay off the streets. But we also don’t want able-bodied – especially single men – to lounge around on the dole.

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Portraits of character from the California State Fair

Sacramento Bee senior photographer Manny Crisostomo found motivation through his new camera - a Leica Monochrome digital rangefinder camera with a black and white sensor - and headed for the California State Fair the day before it opened. Once there, he was inspired by the characters he found who personified the fair. He captured portraits throughout the fair of workers, performers, fair-goers and animals. We think they are pretty special, too. Enjoy!
Manny Crisostomo The Sacramento Bee
Portraits of character from the California State Fair 2:31

Portraits of character from the California State Fair

Loretta Sanchez says race is a reason for Obama's endorsement of Kamala Harris 1:49

Loretta Sanchez says race is a reason for Obama's endorsement of Kamala Harris

Big rig filled with ice tips at Florin Road-Highway 99 0:38

Big rig filled with ice tips at Florin Road-Highway 99

Aunt describes shooting of 4-year-old great-nephew 1:58

Aunt describes shooting of 4-year-old great-nephew

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