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Calif. Lifts Statute of Limitations on Sex Abuse Suits

California is lifting the statute of limitations on sexual molestation lawsuits. Lifting the statute for one year opens the way for new lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct by Roman Catholic priests and others over several decades. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports.

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Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco. Along with covering the daily news of region, Gonzales' reporting has included medical marijuana, gay marriage, drive-by shootings, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, the U.S. Ninth Circuit, the California State Supreme Court and any other legal, political, or social development occurring in Northern California relevant to the rest of the country.