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  1. Court to hear challenge to speed up California executionsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 6 | ABC News

    The California Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over a ballot initiative designed to speed up executions that could fundamentally change the way the court handles death penalty appeals. Death penalty opponents are challenging a ballot measure passed by a slim majority of voters in November that aimed to reform a dysfunctional system that hasn't executed a condemned killer in more than a decade.

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  2. Portland free speech rally, counter protests draw thousandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 4 | ABC News

    Crowds swelled to several thousand as demonstrators from varying groups converged Sunday afternoon in downtown Portland, Oregon , in the wake of the fatal stabbing of two men who tried to stop another man's anti-Muslim tirade. A pro-Donald Trump free speech rally organized by a conservative group called Patriot Prayer drew hundreds to a plaza near City Hall.

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  3. PHOTO: A smartphone with a broken screen is pictured in this undated stock photo.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | ABC News

    There are tons of repair options out there for fixing a cracked screen and " Good Morning America " teamed up with the technology gadget website, The Wirecutter, to see how some stacked up. We looked at five options for fixing a phone: 1. Do-it-yourself kit 2. Manufacturer repair 3. Local repair/"mom and pop" shop 4. Mobile repair service that comes to you 5. Mall kiosk I had five iPhone 6s with cracked screens and brought one to each repair option without disclosing that I was a reporter from ABC News.

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  4. Ann Coulter a no-show at raucous but peaceful Berkeley rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | ABC News

    Ann Coulter did not turn up in Berkeley where hundreds held a raucous but largely peaceful demonstration in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free speech movement. The conservative pundit's cancelled appearance at the University of California, Berkeley drew hundreds of her supporters to a downtown park Thursday, many of them dressed in flak jackets, ballistic helmets adorned with pro-Donald Trump stickers and other protective gear in anticipation of violence.

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  5. Berkeley protests peaceful as hundreds rally over CoulterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | ABC News

    Hundreds of people waving American flags and chanting "USA" held a raucous rally Thursday at a park in Berkeley - home of the free speech movement - to protest a canceled appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter , but the expected violence did not materialize. Scores of officers in riot gear lined up in preparation for possible violence between supporters and opponents of Coulter, but there were no major confrontations, largely because members of an anti-fascist group did not show up in force.

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  6. GOP bill would discipline hecklers at college speechesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | ABC News

    University of Wisconsin students who disrupt speeches and demonstrations could be expelled and campuses would have to remain neutral on public issues under a bill Republican legislators are pushing this week. The bill comes as free speech issues have grown more contentious on college campuses across the country.

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  7. UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter, proposes May dateRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | ABC News

    University of California, Berkeley officials said they have a "grave concern" of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her vow to speak next week at the university. Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks instead proposed an alternate May 2 date for the conservative author, reversing a decision from a day earlier when officials canceled the event.

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  8. Mass. city council to vote on Trump impeachment resolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2017 | ABC News

    A Massachusetts city is joining a handful of other municipalities across the country in calling for an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump based on alleged conflicts of interest. During its Monday meeting, Cambridge City Council is slated to vote on a resolution calling for the U.S. House of Representatives to begin such an investigation.

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  9. Seeing red: 'Day Without a Woman' celebrates female powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | ABC News

    American women are staying home from work, zipping up their wallets, wearing red and attending rallies across the country to show their economic strength and impact on society as part of International Women's Day celebrations happening across the globe Wednesday. "A Day Without a Woman" is the first major action by organizers of the Women's March since the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration, when millions of women poured into the streets in protest of misogyny , inequality and oppression.

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  10. Cracks may offer clues to California dam's troublesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | ABC News

    Six months before rushing water ripped a huge hole in a channel that drains a Northern California reservoir, state inspectors said the concrete spillway was sound. As officials puzzle through how to repair Oroville Dam spillway, federal regulators have ordered the state to figure out what went wrong.

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  11. California Democrats Counter Trump's Threat to DefundRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2017 | ABC News

    The war of words escalated Monday between Democratic leaders in the nation's biggest state and Donald Trump after the Republican president said California is "out of control" and suggested withholding federal funding. In separate statements Monday, the leaders of the state Legislature pointed to California's massive economy and strong job growth, saying the state provides critical contributions to the nation.

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  12. Michigan Republican's Tweets About Protesters CondemnedRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2017 | ABC News

    Democratic and Republican party leaders in Michigan and Kent State University are condemning online comments from a county-level Republican that appeared to suggest shooting protesters. Dan Adamini, secretary of the Marquette County GOP, last week tweeted: "Violent protesters who shut down free speech? Time for another Kent State perhaps.

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  13. What's at Stake for Berkeley After Trump Warns University Over Canceled SpeechRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | ABC News

    A portable light unit burns after demonstrations forced the cancellation of a talk by 32-year-old right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. President Donald Trump 's apparent warning that the University of California at Berkeley could be at risk of losing federal funds after campus police canceled a talk by a controversial news editor has raised questions about whether the U.S. government can restrict funding to a particular university.

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  14. Immigration Order Is 'Unconstitutional,' Lawyer SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2017 | ABC News

    The lawyer representing Hameed Jhalid Darweesh, one of two Iraqi men who were detained and later released at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, said President Trump 's executive order on immigration is "unconstitutional." On Saturday, about 55 people were detained in at least six different airports across the country because of the order, which temporarily suspends immigration for citizens of seven predominately Muslim nations.

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  15. Weakened by Drought, Trees Are Falling in Rainy CaliforniaRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2017 | ABC News

    Drenching winter rains combined with the punishing effects of six years of drought are causing trees to topple across California , in some cases with deadly results. At least two people have been killed in the past month.

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  16. Former Couple Throws a Divorce PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | ABC News

    A former married couple from Berkeley, California threw a divorce party for their friends and family to celebrate the new chapter in their lives that was beginning with their separation. Jeff Becerra and Michelle Mahoney had been married for 24 years, but are now officially divorced and threw a party Saturday to mark the occasion.

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  17. Chemical Regulations: What Is Really in Your Makeup?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | ABC News

    Americans will spend more than $60 billion this year on cosmetics, but have you ever thought about all the chemicals that may be in your favorite products? You may think the United States government reviews the safety of all the lotions, creams, sprays and makeup you use, but that is not the case. Now lawmakers are raising concerns and asking questions about possible risks, and calling for the FDA to step in.

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  18. Former Tenant: Run-Down Oakland Warehouse Was a 'Death Trap'Read the original story

    Dec 5, 2016 | ABC News

    Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for artists. The building was often freezing cold.

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  19. USC wins College Cup for 2nd women's soccer national titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2016 | ABC News

    Katie Johnson scored twice in the final 16 minutes to lead Southern California to a 3-1 victory over top-ranked West Virginia in the NCAA women's College Cup championship game Sunday at Avaya Stadium. "I felt like the goal against us was kind of my fault.

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  20. Dictionary.com's Word of the Year Is 'Xenophobia'Read the original story

    Nov 28, 2016 | ABC News

    You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com's word of the year is "xenophobia."

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