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Morning Wrap: 2/8/12

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:

  • Oakland’s city council failed to muster enough votes last night to beef up police security to protect the Port of Oakland from any further Occupy Oakland disruptions. Chronicle
  • Rick Santorum scores an unexpected trifecta, winning the GOP’s Minnesota and Colorado caucuses and the Missouri primary. LA Times
  • The prosecutor in Ross Mirkarimi’s domestic violence case wants the sheriff’s ex-girlfriend who claims he abused her to testify. Chronicle
  • Did Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign to balance the state budget with new taxes just take a double hit? Sac Bee
  • Oakland police chief Howard Jordan blames a rash of gun violence on feuding gangs. Chronicle
  • An ex-Brazilian police officer was convicted of raping five women in Oakland in 2009. KTVU 2
  • Facebook’s numbers show user growth slowing in Europe and Asia as well as in the U. S. and Canada. Mercury News
  • Monte Ellis’ career high 48 points weren’t enough to save the Warriors from a 119-116 loss to Oklahoma City. Mercury News

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