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  1. Russia raises key rate to protect ailing economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    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 announced Tuesday in Moscow 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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  2. Protesters block roads by Oakland police buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Demonstrators blocked streets around Oakland police headquarters and chained shut four of the building's doors Monday to protest recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York. Police made 25 arrests as the protesters also chained themselves to the doors during soggy Northern California weather and prevented people from getting inside.

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  3. California artists say they hung black effigiesRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    A group of anonymous artists took responsibility for hanging three life-size cardboard images of black lynching victims at the University of California, Berkeley, leading campus authorities to say Monday they no longer view the incident as a hate crime. A note pinned to a bulletin board at the school said a "Bay Area collective of queer, black and PoC artists" placed the images on campus ahead of a nearby protest of police brutality on Saturday.

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  4. Study: Hotter days in US mean less cold cashRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics. Days that averaged about 77 degrees ended up reducing people's income by about $5 a day when compared with days that were about 20 degrees cooler.

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  5. Black effigies hanged on Berkeley campus spur debateRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 14 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Effigies of black lynching victims found hanging on a Northern California college campus have sparked debate over whether the images are powerful protest art or just plain tasteless and racist. The photographic images were found Saturday morning hanging at two prominent spots on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

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  6. Can These Games Help Kids With Learning Problems?Read the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Dec. 11, 2014 -- Kristy Lea was searching for a way to help her 5-year-old son improve his ADHD, and she wanted to reserve medication as a last resort. At the recommendation of her son's occupational therapist, she decided to try a cognitive training program from Cogmed.

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  7. Hundreds march as California protests continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkeley streets Tuesday night as protests continued in Northern California. Protesters stopped at City Hall, where a city councilman addressed the crowd and said he will ask for an investigation into police response to the protests over the weekend, when the latest wave of protests started.

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  8. Hundreds march in fourth day of protests in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkeley streets, briefly blocking traffic on a state highway, and delaying metro and train services in the area as protests continued in Northern California. Organizers of a protest planned for Wednesday morning in Oakland said they expect hundreds of white people to come out and help shut down a federal building.

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  9. 159 arrested in third night of California protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train as activists in this ultra-liberal bastion protested grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men on the other side of the country. Protesters blocked traffic on both sides of Interstate 80 in Berkeley, while another group stood and sat on train tracks, temporarily forcing an Amtrak train to stop Monday night.

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  10. Protesters block highway, stop train in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train as activists in this ultra-liberal bastion protest grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. Protesters blocked traffic on both sides of Interstate 80 in Berkeley, while another group stood on and sat on train tracks, forcing an Amtrak train to stop Monday night.

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  11. 2nd night of Berkeley protest turns violent againRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Raucous demonstrations hit Berkeley's streets for a second straight night as protesters angered by police killings in Missouri and New York clashed with officers, vandalized businesses and even fought with each other, officials said. Sunday's protest began peacefully on the University of California, Berkeley, campus but eventually grew rowdy and spilled into Oakland.

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  12. Protests over police killings take violent turn in BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Police used smoke, rubber bullets and flares to disperse a protest that took a violent turn last night in Berkeley, California. The protests began with a rally on the University of California, Berkeley campus calling for accountability for excessive police force, pointing in particular to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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  13. 7 cars that cost more than a houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Ever weighed the decision between buying a Porsche 918 Spyder and a home in Berkeley, Calif.? Probably not, but they cost about the same. Next to paying for a house or college, a car is among the most expensive items many of us will buy.

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  14. University tuition increases adopted in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    The University of California voted Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the 10-campus system. The Board of Regents adopted the increases proposed by UC President Janet Napolitano with a 14-7 vote.

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  15. Study finds as world warms, US gets more lightningRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    A new study says lightning strikes in the United States will likely increase by nearly 50 percent by the end of the century, as the world gets warmer and wetter. They calculated that for every degree Fahrenheit the world warms in the future, lightning strikes will go up nearly 7 percent.

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  16. Soda Tax Succeeds In Berkeley, Fizzles In San FranciscoRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Voters in Berkeley, Calif., have passed the nation's first soda tax with a resounding 75 percent of the vote. The measure aims to reduce the effects of sugar consumption on health, especially increased rates of obesity and diabetes.

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  17. Terminally ill 'death with dignity' advocate diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    A terminally ill woman who renewed a nationwide debate about physician-assisted suicide has ended her young life with the lethal drugs available under Oregon's Death With Dignity Law. Brittany Maynard was 29. Maynard, who had brain cancer, died peacefully in her bedroom Saturday "in the arms of her loved ones," said Sean Crowley, a spokesman for the advocacy group Compassion & Choices.

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  18. Terminally ill 'death with dignity' advocate diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    File-In this Oct. 21, 2014, file photo provided by TheBrittanyFund.org, Brittany Maynard and her husband Dan Diaz pose at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. A spokesman for a terminally ill Oregon woman says she has taken lethal medication prescribed by a doctor and died.

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  19. US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPSRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2014 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that prosecutors can use evidence gathered after a GPS device was put on a suspect's van without a warrant. The decision is a blow to three Philadelphia brothers charged in a series of pharmacy robberies, and for civil rights lawyers concerned about the reach of police power in the technological age.

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  20. Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growingRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2014 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structured had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said. While officials confirmed that several structures have been damaged or destroyed in the King Fire, dangerous conditions have so far prevented them from determining an exact number or how many of them were homes, fire spokesman Mike McMillian said.

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