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Coulter expected to speak at Sproul Plaza on Thursday

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter plans to speak at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza on Thursday, campus officials said, prompting the university and the city to scramble ...

5 heroin deaths reported in Santa Rosa over the past 10 days

The surge in drug-related fatalities was being publicized “to warn the public of this disturbing trend,” according to a statement released Tuesday by the county ...

Auditor says UC kept millions in secret fund

Under the leadership of Janet Napolitano, the UC Office of the President amassed millions in the secret reserve funds in part by overestimating how much ...

Defendant in Oakland college massacre ruled fit to stand trial

Defendant in Oakland college massacre ruled fit to stand trial The man accused of shooting and killing seven people at a small vocational college in ...

Ann Coulter’s backers at Berkeley file lawsuit

A UC Berkeley student group filed a federal lawsuit Monday accusing the university of unconstitutionally censoring conservative speech, days after administrators said they could not ...

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Technology

This college student spent his summer undercover in a Chinese iPhone factory

Dejian Zeng may have built your phone. Or at least worked on it, anyway.  The second-year masters of public administration student at NYU Wagner spent ...

Your headphones aren't spying on you, but your apps are. Here's why.

Lawyers in the US are claiming that headphone and speaker company Bose, is secretly collecting information about what users listen to when they use its ...

This murdered woman's Fitbit led authorities to arrest her husband

After Connie Dabate was killed in her Connecticut home, just two days before Christmas 2015, her obituary described her as “beloved wife and best friend ...

The future is being able to monitor the heart rate of your favorite NFL player

In the perhaps not-so-distant future, NFL players will be able to monetize intimate data about their body.  The NFL Players Association recently closed a deal ...

Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch

 Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to ...

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Money

Islam In The Heart Of England And France

Authored by Denis MacEoin via The Gatestone Institute, “There are plenty of private Muslim schools and madrasas in this city. They pretend that they all ...

Military Spending In Perspective – Russia 'Wins'

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), worldwide defense spending is on the rise once again. As Statista’s Dyfed Loesche notes, in total, spending ...

Hillary Clinton Explains Our 'North Korea, South Korea, China' Policy

Authored by Gaius Publius via Down With Tyranny blog, “We don’t want a unified Korean peninsula … We [also] don’t want the North Koreans to ...

Japanese Demand For Nuclear Shelters Soars Amid North Korea Tensions

While Hawaiian officials are pushing to re-open fallout shelters, the people of another island (considerably closer, and well within range) are actively preparing for a ...

Elites Are Orchestrating A Global Catastrophe: "There Are Many Things The President Does Not Know"

Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces) via SHTFplan.com, Following the money is ...

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Living

Children In Poorest Neighborhoods Most Vulnerable To Fatal Child Abuse

(Reuters Health) – Children in America’s poorest communities have three times the risk of dying from child abuse before age 5 as children in the ...

Fired Surgeon General Leaves Behind A Mixed Record On Gun Violence

President Donald Trump’s administration relieved Vivek Murthy of his surgeon general post Friday, cutting his four-year term in half. However, it’s not Murthy’s firing but his ...

Gripping Comics Memoir 'Hostage' Puts You In The Room Where Nothing Happens

Cartoonist Guy Delisle departs from the first-person travelogue format which has won him acclaim to chronicle the true story of a man kidnapped and detained ...

'Just Show Up': Sheryl Sandberg On How To Help Someone Who's Grieving

The Facebook executive lost her husband in 2015. She says, “Rather than offer to do something, it’s often better to do anything. Just do something ...

Gyalmu’s house

‘What can I say? Is there a God or not?’ On 25 April 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake triggered landslides in the Himalayas of Nepal, ...

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Sports

Blazers GM: Former Warriors big man will not play for Portland next year

Festus Ezeli will not be back with the Blazers next season, Portland GM Neil Olshey said on Tuesday. Last summer — after the Warriors let ...

Stephen Jackson: Draymond Green 'is a new version of me'

In the Warriors’ sweep of the Blazers, Draymond Green was fantastic. He averaged 13.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 4.3 blocks and 1.8 steals per ...

Tom Rathman to be inducted into 49ers Hall of Fame

Former 49ers fullback Tom Rathman, who was not retained this season on Kyle Shanahans coaching staff, will be coming back to the organization in a

Giants minor leaguer, Walnut Creek native pitches perfect game

BOX SCORE A Giants minor leaguer made history on Tuesday night in Kentucky. Left-handed pitcher Domenic Mazza pitched a perfect game for the Augusta GreenJackets

Over next few days, Steve Kerr's doctors have one goal to achieve

For Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, there have been moments when he felt there would be no end to the suffering. But he now has hope…

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Entertainment

How Donald Trump Could Stop Being a Coward

There is a simple reason Trump is placating Putin even as he has attacked Assad.

This Beauty Brand Responded to a Crisis a Lot Better Than United

For one, they didn’t blame their customers.

Ivanka Trump’s First State Visit Goes Off-Script

In Germany, she was treated with presidential-level respect—until she started defending her father.

Watch Aquilo's Intimate Live Performance of 'Sorry'

British indie duo Aquilo stopped by the Rolling Stone offices to deliver a powerful performance of “Sorry” from their debut studio album, Silhouettes. The tender ...

Hear Blondie's Roaring New Song 'Fragments'

Blondie unveiled a sprawling and exhilarating rendition of “Fragments,” the closing track from their upcoming LP, Pollinator, out May 5th. Vancouver indie artist an Unkindness – the musical ...

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The Mix

Why We Should Boycott The New Star Wars Film (It's The Scar)

By Dan Hopper  Published: April 25th, 2017 

5 Things On Every Gamers' Wish List (That Shouldn't Be)

By Daniel Dockery  Published: April 25th, 2017 

Geochronology

How To Stay Focused At Work, A Curated List For Donald Trump

By Luis Prada  Published: April 24th, 2017 

My Job Was Telling Bush Things He Didn�€™t Want To Hear

By Robert Evans  Published: April 24th, 2017 

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Politics

Ivanka Trump faces tough audience in European women

BERLIN — Ivanka Trump’s personal brand, upcoming book and burgeoning position on the world stage have all been based on her image as a do-it-all ...

Why Trump is starting a trade war with Canada

President Donald Trump’s administration fired its first shot in a potential trade war, but it’s not Beijing or Mexico City in the cross hairs. The ...

Boy who crossed Into US illegally now a lieutenant colonel

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Lt. Col. Roberto Gomez Jr. unknowingly set forth on a path to become a high-ranking Army official in southern New ...

Judge cites Trump's comment in 'sanctuary city' ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – For the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and ...

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Opinion

The Real Lessons of Middlebury College

Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a…

Education at a Crossroads

In just a matter of days — perhaps next Monday — a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children ...

Education at a Crossroads: Part II

One of the painful realities of our time is that most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes…

Random Thoughts, Looking Back

Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit — even if only to himself — being a relic of a bygone ...

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