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Weekend catch-up: 7 stories you don't want to miss

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Jenny Williamson began pressing for expansion even before the first Courage House doors opened in 2011. “We’re going to engage a million people to build 1,000 homes in 100 countries in the next 10 years,” she told one congregation.
Jenny Williamson began pressing for expansion even before the first Courage House doors opened in 2011. “We’re going to engage a million people to build 1,000 homes in 100 countries in the next 10 years,” she told one congregation. lsterling@sacbee.com

Here are seven stories from the weekend that you will want to catch up on before the work week hits.

1) Home for young sex-trafficking victims closes even as nonprofit raises money, pitches expansion

Courage Worldwide Inc. and founder Jenny Williamson have taken in millions in donations to house young sex-trafficking victims. But the Rocklin, CA-based organization has struggled to deliver.

2) Sacramento police arrest colleague at hotel on suspicion of possessing drugs while armed

Isaac Richard Knutila, 45, was arrested after detectives issued a search warrant for the officer following an internal investigation that started in October. Police found several drugs on Knutila, as well as in his car, including cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and more than an ounce of marijuana, according to Deputy Chief Brian Louie.

3) There’s a new ‘Black Friday’ and it’s earlier, much earlier

CreditCards.com reported in a Sept. 29, 2016, survey that about 34 million U.S. adults had already begun their holiday shopping, including approximately 1 million who were completely finished.

4) A Talker: Marcos Breton: Put this in your pipe and smoke it: California is ill-prepared for legal recreational marijuana

But really, what is Proposition 64 other than a massive money grab?

5) Popular on Twitter: Kings veteran Darren Collison eager for new start and Golden 1 Center debut

Guard Darren Collison, who accompanied the Kings on their five-game trip, has watched Ty Lawson’s early struggles and is itching to play. The Kings, he realizes, need him desperately. But right now he needs the Kings more.

6) Popular on Facebook: Cardroom fight leads to gun battle involving officer; suspect remains at large

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