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  1. California student says airline removed him for ArabicRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 17 | The Daily Republic

    A University of California, Berkeley, student and former Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from a flight in Los Angeles this month because another passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in Arabic. Southwest Airlines said in a statement Sunday that the passenger, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, was taken off the April 9 flight to Oakland for questioning.

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  2. As clinic access tightens, group touts pregnancy-ending drugRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 16 | The Daily Republic

    The tightening of restrictions on abortion clinics in many states has emboldened some abortion rights advocates to launch an outreach effort, reminding women they have relatively safe and effective means of ending a pregnancy on their own through use of a miscarriage-inducing drug. Anti-abortion groups are wary of the phenomenon, disavowing any drive to prosecute women who self-abort but favoring crackdowns on illegal distribution of the drug.

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  3. 7 tips to help you live with market volatilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 10 | The Daily Republic

    Markets declined and then recovered all within three months. Perhaps markets are more volatile now.

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  4. UC Berkeley assistant coach resigns after allegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 7 | The Daily Republic

    A University of California, Berkeley assistant basketball coach resigned Thursday after sexual harassment allegations from a reporter, dropping his appeal of the school's attempt to fire him. Yann Hufnagel's resignation came a day before the results of the review were to be released and amid an outcry over the university's handling of sexual harassment claims against high-profile officials.

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  5. Film highlights Barksdale basketball careerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    A documentary on Don Barksdale, the Hall of Fame basketball pioneer who was the NBA's first black All Star in the 1950s, will be screened from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St. The film, "Bounce: The Don Barksdale Story," explores the life and career of the first African-American NCAA All American, first NBA All Star and the first to play on the men's Olympic basketball team. Barksdale after his basketball career became a successful entrepreneur in the music industry.

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  6. California backs off easing standard for inmate firefightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    California's new corrections chief is backing off a plan to lower standards for inmate firefighters, focusing instead on persuading county sheriffs to send more jail prisoners to the state program. Scott Kernan, who took over last month as secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said in an interview with The Associated Press that he expects California will have enough inmate firefighters for this year's fire season despite a dwindling pool of candidates from state prisons.

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  7. Why some cities get all the good jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    Lots of new high- and low-wage jobs have been created, while middle-wage ones have become more scarce. Much of this divergence has been along geographical lines.

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  8. Film on Barksdale to screen at Fairfield libraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    A documentary on Don Barksdale, the Hall of Fame basketball pioneer who was the NBA's first black All Star in the 1950s, will be screened from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St. The film, "Bounce: The Don Barksdale Story," explores the life and career of the first African-American NCAA All American, first NBA All Star and the first to play on the men's Olympic basketball team. Barksdale after his basketball career became a successful entrepreneur in the music industry.

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  9. Don't let bad news dictate actionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    In the midst of the turmoil in the capital markets, having a frame of reference is useful. The large price movements have spooked many people, causing some to sell and wait on the sidelines.

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  10. Weather purges San Francisco Bay Area lakes of toxic algaeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    Heavy rain and a cold El NiA o winter have purged three East Bay swim lakes of toxic algae that flourished in the drought last year and led to swim bans, lost lifeguard jobs and changed vacation plans. The Oakland Tribune reports that the beach at Quarry Lakes Recreation Area in Fremont has reopened to swimming after repeated tests showed the lake free of blue green algae.

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  11. Chancellor: Cash-strapped UC Berkeley faces tough decisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    The University of California, Berkeley, is running a $150 million deficit this year and must undertake a top-to-bottom review of expenses if it hopes to sustain its national standing as a premier public institution, the school's chancellor warned Wednesday. The university faces difficult decisions as it works to preserve its long-term financial footing, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said.

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  12. No need to respond to second-hand newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    The news can seem pretty grim nowadays. Why doesn't the media run more good news? One view is bad news sells.

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  13. Don't put faith in pseudo-economistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    Once again we are plagued by commentators who proclaim the economy is at the brink of an abyss. They seem to enjoy doom and gloom.

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  14. Utility understated levels of cancer-causing chemicalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes acknowledged Thursday that it understated the number of times airborne levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have spiked during the crisis. Southern California Gas Co.

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  15. This DIY tattoo trend will make you wince - or want one yourselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    It hurts, but don't you dare wince: You're the one hammering the ink into yourself. A heart on your wrist, a leaf on your ankle, the word "remember" on your ribs.

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  16. Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | The Daily Republic

    Alternating the promise of cures for intractable diseases with anxiety about designer babies and eugenics, hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around the world began debating the boundaries of a revolutionary technology to edit the human genetic code. "We sense that we are close to being able to alter human heredity," Nobel laureate David Baltimore of the California Institute of Technology said Tuesday in opening an international summit to examine what he called "deep and disturbing questions."

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  17. Former Cal DL Scarlett prepares for Big Game with StanfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 | The Daily Republic

    After spending his first four years at California, defensive lineman Brennan Scarlett will finally get his chance to play in the Big Game. After an injury-plagued career at Cal, Scarlett moved across the bay to the Bears' biggest rival this spring as a graduate transfer and will play for the 15th-ranked Cardinal against Cal in the Big Game on Saturday.

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  18. Rio Vista veteran soars as WWII navigator in US air forcesRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2015 | The Daily Republic

    Leonard Spivey wanted to be a pilot the day after America entered World War II, but failed to make the cut in training. But his skill at navigating made him the man who ensured the squadron, and then the bomb group he was with, hit their targets in occupied Europe.

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  19. Check out charities before writing checkRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2015 | The Daily Republic

    As the holiday season and the end of the year approach, many of you will consider making financial gifts to support charities and causes which are important to you. These are noble reasons, and there is always the tax benefit which accompanies such philanthropy.

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  20. Berkeley High student made racist post that led to walkoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2015 | The Daily Republic

    A 15-year-old student has admitted to posting a racist message that prompted a large student walkout at Berkeley High School. The student confessed Thursday and is aware of the fear caused by the racist message, school principal Sam Pasarow said.

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