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1. Talks between the Oakland police officers’ union and city officials extended well into the night as both sides attempted to avoid the layoff of eighty cops, the Chron reports. The deadline for reaching a deal was extended until 5 p.m. today. The union says it will start contributing to its pension plan in exchange for no cop layoffs for three years, but city officials say they can’t make that promise because next year’s projected budget deficit is higher than this year’s.