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  1. Safety Agency Seeks Ideas on Getting More Recall Fixes DoneRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ABC News

    Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren't getting fixed quickly enough, the nation's auto safety chief will host a gathering of automakers Tuesday to search for solutions. In some recalls for problems as serious as air bags that can spew shrapnel into drivers or fuel tanks that can rupture in a rear-end crash, completion rates are below 15 percent, six months or more after the recalls were announced.

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  2. PHOTO: Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments, is seen in this undated handout photo.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | ABC News

    The CEO of a credit-card payments company in Seattle said executive pay is "out of whack," so he's cutting his own pay and creating a minimum salary for his workers. Now, he will be earning $70,000 like many of them, and he's OK with it.

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  3. Marchers Across Country Protest Police Killings6 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | ABC News

    Marchers carry a sign that reads "Stop murder by police" as they take part in a protest against recent shootings of unarmed civilians by police, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Seattle. Demonstrators took to the streets in dozens of cities across the country today to protest police officers killing unarmed black men.

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  4. PHOTO: Empty boat docks at the Folsom Lake Marina sit on the dry...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | ABC News

    The ongoing California drought could cause more problems for state residents by creating favorable conditions for dangerous infectious diseases previously limited to hotter, drier climates, experts said. The California Department of Public Health announced this week the state had a record-breaking number of deaths related to the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus in 2014, with 31 fatalities recorded.

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  5. PHOTO: Eloi Vasquez, 19, was reported missing after attending a party near the USC campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | ABC News

    The University of California-Berkeley student, Eloi Vasquez, 19, was visiting friends at the University of Southern California when he was last heard from early Saturday morning. "Earlier today the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit learned that the California Highway Patrol conducted an investigation of a tragic traffic collision that took place on the Eastbound 10 Freeway on Saturday, March 28th around 2:25 a.m. During the investigation, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed that the pedestrian struck on the freeway was unfortunately our Missing Person, Mr. Eloi Vasquez," LAPD said in a statement.

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  6. Video Shows 'Hospitality Ambassador' Beating Homeless ManRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | ABC News

    A man has been fired from his job as a hospitality ambassador in Berkeley after video surfaced that appears to show him beating a homeless man. The nonprofit group that operates the ambassador program said another ambassador seen in the video has been suspended after it appears he did nothing to stop the alleged assault.

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  7. Quotations in the NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | ABC News

    "I can say that for anybody who wasn't in a secure shelter last night, it would have been a very, very tough time for them." - Chloe Morrison, a World Vision emergency communications officer, after a massive cyclone tore through the tiny Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu .

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  8. Going Full Circle for Math and Pastries on a Special Pi DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | ABC News

    In this March 13, 2007 file photo, students from the Maurice J. Tobin School makes a human Pi symbol at the school in Boston during a celebration of Pi Day. Saturday is the day when love of math and a hankering for pastry come full circle.... View Full Caption FILE - In this March 13, 2007 file photo, students from the Maurice J. Tobin School makes a human Pi symbol at the school in Boston during a celebration of Pi Day.

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  9. Project Aims to Record Stories From Survivors of India SplitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | ABC News

    Sitting in his office while students stroll by under leafy shade trees and rickshaws tut-tut on a nearby road, Khawaja Muhammad Zakariya thinks back to a tumultuous time decades ago when his country was violently split in two: the partition of India . His father hurried home one day, telling his young son they had to gather up their money and jewelry and leave their Muslim neighborhood immediately for an uncle's house across town.

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  10. Pope Names History Scholar as New San Diego BishopRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | ABC News

    The Vatican said Tuesday that his selection, Monsignor Robert McElroy, has been serving as an auxiliary bishop in San Francisco since 2010. McElroy, 61, earned history degrees at Harvard University and Stanford University.

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  11. Commuter With Measles Also Dined at Bay Area RestaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | ABC News

    Officials say the commuter who may have exposed at least 1,500 Bay Area Rapid Transit riders to measles also ate at a popular Northern California restaurant. BART warned commuters for a second time this month about possible exposure.

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  12. Nobel Laureate Charles Townes, Laser Co-Creator, Dies at 99Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | ABC News

    Charles H. Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics who unapologetically spoke of his strong spiritual faith, has died. He was 99. Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, where Townes was a professor emeritus who only last year stopped going to campus every day, said he had been in poor health before he died Tuesday on the way to an Oakland hospital.

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  13. The Heat Is on; NOAA, NASA Say 2014 Warmest Year on RecordRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | ABC News

    For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of record-keeping.

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  14. In Resort Towns, Working Class Squeezed out as Rich Move InRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | ABC News

    At first, Loly Garcia didn't have to travel far to her jobs in the chic hotels of this fabled tourist town. She shared a tiny studio apartment with her father, brother and a cousin after arriving from El Salvador more than 20 years ago.

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  15. In Resort Towns, Working Class Squeezed out as Rich Move InRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | ABC News

    At first, Loly Garcia didn't have to travel far to her jobs in the chic hotels of this fabled tourist town. She shared a tiny studio apartment with her father, brother and a cousin after arriving from El Salvador more than 20 years ago.

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  16. Mexican-American Author Michele Serros Dies at Age 48Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | ABC News

    Michele Serros, a short story writer, essayist and poet whose wry and witty observations on growing up Mexican-American in Southern California became required reading in many ethnic studies courses, has died at age 48. Serros' husband, Antonio Magana, said she died Sunday at their home in Berkeley, California, after a 3A1 2-year battle with a rare form of oral cancer. Serros was a community college student when she burst on the literary scene in 1993 with the publication of "Chicana Falsa," a collection of stories and poems inspired by her family life and childhood in the majority Hispanic coastal community of Oxnard.

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  17. After Spotlight, Ferguson Faces a Challenging Road ForwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2015 | ABC News

    Brightly colored ribbons flutter from a wrought-iron fence along the downtown business district's main thoroughfare, snapping in the harsh winter breeze like dozens of tiny Buddhist prayer flags, each inscribed with words of inspiration: "Be Kind," ''Hope and Love," ''Change the World." Up and down South Florissant Road, paint has transformed the sheets of plywood covering windows broken during last month's rioting into works of art.

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  18. When You're Neighbors With Rowdy Frat BoysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2015 | ABC News

    Paul Ghysels shows ABC News' Aditi Roy his home, where his neighbors are two fraternity houses on the edge of the University of California-Berkeley's boisterous Frat Row. There's no party like the high-octane rowdiness of a wild frat party, unless you're not a college student and you're stuck living in a neighborhood filled with fraternities.

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  19. 5 Free Things to Do in Berkeley and OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | ABC News

    This famously liberal college town is known as the cradle of the Free Speech Movement, but speech isn't the only thing that's free here. Whether you're strolling the redwood-shaded University of California, Berkeley, campus, or slipping across the Oakland border for a dose of Golden State history, you can exercise your limbs and your intellect without giving your wallet a workout.

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  20. Bank of Russia Hikes Rate to Aid Sinking CurrencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | ABC News

    The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in a desperate move to boost its currency and rescue its troubled economy. The action comes after the ruble's value has sunk roughly 50 percent since January, battered by Western sanctions imposed over the conflict in Ukraine and plunging worldwide oil prices .

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