The state is an especially important symbolic win for gay rights advocates. It was there where the first legal challenge seeking equal treatment was filed in the '90s.
Tacloban City, the hardest hit city, faced a 40-foot storm surge and gusts of wind topping 200 mph. Cadavers lined the streets, scores of buildings were flattened and the airport terminal was damaged by the surge.
Anthony Villarreal and his wife, Jessica, had to rebuild their lives after an explosion almost killed Anthony in Afghanistan. "I didn't even recognize myself," Anthony says, though his new wife was determined to be there for him throughout the painful process.
California public health officials have allowed abuse complaints against nurse assistants and home health aides to linger for years, even when they involve severe injuries or deaths.