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Bay Area political events: Berniecrats and Board of Supervisors

Bay Area political events: Political events Rallies, protests and town hall events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Residents are planning ...

Self-driving car involved in SF accident

A self-driving Chevrolet Bolt operated by General Motors’ Cruise Automation subsidiary was involved in an accident in San Francisco, the latest in a series of ...

Investigation continues into death on Richmond railroad tracks

Investigation continues into death on Richmond railroad tracks A person trespassing on railroad tracks in Richmond was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Friday ...

Golden Gate Ferry to take over operation of Tiburon commuter run

The kerfuffle over the future of the Tiburon commuter ferry has ended peacefully, and Golden Gate Ferry will take over operation of the route in ...

Concord mom saves infant son from attack by family dog

The dog, a 16-month-old 80-pound German shepherd mix named Charlie, was in the living room in the home in the 2100 block of Fremont Street ...

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Technology

LG claims the battery on its X Power2 phone lasts the whole weekend

Frustrated with smartphone batteries that last only half a day? LG’s new smartphone, the company claims, is a whole-weekend piece of hardware.  The LG X ...

This week in apps: 'Alto' gets a sequel, Instagram gets more like Facebook and Google's SMS reboot

With Uber’s never-ending drama, Twitter’s somewhat confusing new harassment policies, and Facebook’s technical error, you may have lost track of some of the best new ...

Kim Kardashian would love the BlackBerry KEYone

It’s no secret Kim Kardashian West loves her BlackBerry and nearly lost her goddamn mind last year when her last BlackBerry Bold died and she ...

Beats X review: The perfect earbuds for young cyborgs with cash to burn

There’s something remarkable about the new Beats X earphones. It’s not so much their sound quality — which is pretty good — nor is it ...

This app is like Tinder, but for deleting your embarrassing, awful old tweets

There’s finally an easy, fun way to delete your old tweets. For $0.99, a new iOS app called Keep or Delete by German developer Tobias ...

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Money

Vehicle Plows Into New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade, Injuring 28; Driver In Custody

At least 28 people were injured on Saturday evening after a pickup plowed into a crowd during a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, police ...

America's Fentanyl Crisis "Is Surging, With No End In Sight"

Having surpassed gun homicides for the first time in 2015, the epidemic of heroin and opioid related deaths in the US continues to grow. Amid ...

Hillary Clinton Calls For 'Resistance': "We Need To Stay Engaged… I'll Be With You Every Step Of The Way"

Submitted by Mac Slavo via SHTFPlan.com, Last month we noted that Hillary Clinton is looking to start her own “fabulous” TV show in an effort ...

Size Matters: Visualizing The Tallest Building In Each State

The United States has some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, but their distribution is extremely uneven. Today’s infographic comes from Highrises.com, and it covers the tallest ...

Retired Green Beret Warns "There Are Destabilizing Forces At Work Here"

Submitted by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces) via SHTFPlan.com, As of this writing a ...

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Living

Health Officials To Decide If The U.S. Should Get 3 MMR Shots Instead Of 2

Federal health officials are convening to discuss whether Americans should have three vaccines for the mumps instead of two, The Washington Post first reported this week. The ...

I Dream Of Healthy Black Futures

Healthcare is a human right. No one should be denied the opportunity to see a doctor because of how much money is in their pocket ...

'The Americans' Showrunners On Writing Cold War-Era Drama Amid New Russian Relations

Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, co-showrunners of the acclaimed series “The Americans,” about Russian spies in the Washington, D.C., area, look ahead a season amid ...

Tattoo Artist Covers Up Racist Insignia For Free: 'Enough Hate In This World'

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with tattoo shop owner, Dave Cutlip of Brooklyn Park, Md., who has offered to cover up any racist or gang affiliated ...

Florida Deputy Leaves Gas Station, Takes Pump Nozzle With Him (Video)

A deputy in Volusia County, Florida, drove away from a gas station with the pump nozzle still attached to his car.

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Sports

Warriors rookie McCaw starts vs Nets with Durant ruled out

OAKLAND — With Kevin Durant out of the Warriors lineup Saturday night with swelling in his left pinky finger, rookie wing Pat McCaw will start

WATCH: Nets vs Warriors

The Warriors, without Kevin Durant, take on the Nets at Oracle Arena. Watch on CSN Bay Area and streaming on the NBC Sports App.

Giants rookie Hwang goes opposite field for first spring homer

Giants fans saw a first glimpse of the power rookie Jae-gyun Hwang can bring to the team from Korea with his first spring training home ...

Giants spring training Day 13: Cain goes two; Melancon has perfect debut

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Bruce Bochy planned to give most of his pitchers one-inning stints during the first weekend of spring ball, but Matt Cain stretched

Giants use big fifth, sixth innings to take down Cubs

BOX SCORE At Scottsdale, Arizona, Giants starter Matt Cain gave up two runs one earned and three hits over two innings. New Giants closer

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Entertainment

How Stars Get Their Families Involved in Oscar Night Prep

Taraji P. Henson, Ryan Gosling, Halle Berry and many more Oscar presenters practice for the big show, many with family in tow.

Film Academy Rescinds Oscar Nomination Just One Day Before the Ceremon

On the eve of the Oscars, the Academy has announced that it is retracting Greg P. Russell’s sound mixing nomination for 13 Hours: The Secret ...

Oscar-Nominated Iranian Director Makes Bold Anti-Trump Message

Asghar Farhadi has sent two prominent Iranian-Americans to the Oscars in his stead.

Brutally Honest Ballot #5: "Loved Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Together," "Gimme a Break" About 'Arrival'

An anonymous member of the actors branch shares Oscar picks. read more

Spirit Awards: The Complete Winners List

The awards were handed out Saturday in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. read more

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The Mix

22 Surprisingly Surreal Scenes From Your Own Home Planet

By CRACKED Readers  Published: February 25th, 2017 

Christopher Lee's Life Is Way Cooler Than Yours

By Chris Sutcliffe  Published: February 25th, 2017 

Awkward Situations Your Grandparents Never Had To Deal With

By CRACKED Readers  Published: February 24th, 2017 

Why You�€™re Having Worse Sex Than Your Ancestors

By CRACKED Staff  Published: February 24th, 2017 

Location Reviews

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Politics

Sources: U.S. considers quitting U.N. Human Rights Council

The Trump administration is considering pulling the United States out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body that has been accused of being ...

Perez elected DNC chairman

ATLANTA — Tom Perez, the former Labor secretary for President Barack Obama, was elected as the Democratic National Committee’s new chairman on Saturday, replacing interim ...

Press pool left in darkness as Trump dines at his hotel

On the night President Donald Trump announced he was bailing on the White House Correspondents Association dinner, he later made an unscheduled trip along Pennsylvania ...

Trump bails on White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he will not attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, D.C., capping a week in which ...

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Opinion

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…

Farewell

Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided ...

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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