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  1. Samuel Clemens, known to the world as Mark Twain, is shown in this undated photo.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | KRQE Albuquerque

    Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of letters written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco. In the letters, the man who would write The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, likened the city's police chief to a dog chasing its tail and accused city government of rascality.


  2. Protests for $15-an-hour wages set to expand WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | KRQE Albuquerque

    Protests for pay of $15 an hour and a union for fast-food and other low-wage workers are set to take place around the country Wednesday, marking the biggest effort yet in an ongoing campaign by labor organizers. The push comes just two weeks after McDonald's announced a pay bump for workers at its company-owned stores, suggesting the chain is trying to take control of its image as an employer.


  3. Pope names history scholar as new San Diego bishopRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | KRQE Albuquerque

    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.


  4. Charles Townes, who helped invent now-ubiquitous laser, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | KRQE Albuquerque

    Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast. On the tranquil morning of April 26, 1951, Townes scribbled a theory on scrap paper that would lead to the laser, the invention he's known for and which transformed everyday life and led to other scientific discoveries.


  5. Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99Read the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | KRQE Albuquerque

    Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99. Townes had been in poor health before his death on the way to an Oakland hospital Tuesday, officials at the University of California, Berkeley, said.


  6. In resort towns, working class squeezed out as rich move inRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | KRQE Albuquerque

    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.


  7. Mexican-American author Michele Serros dies at age 48Read the original story

    Jan 6, 2015 | KRQE Albuquerque

    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 died Sunday at her home in Berkeley, California, after a 20-month battle with a rare form of oral cancer, said her husband, Antonio Magana. Serros was a community college student when she burst on the literary scene in 1994 with the publication of "Chicana Falsa and Other Stories of Death, Identity and Oxnard," a collection of stories and poems inspired by her family life and childhood in a majority Hispanic coastal community.


  8. More than 2 dozen arrested in California protestRead the original story

    Jan 1, 2015 | KRQE Albuquerque

    Police say a march last night by about 130 people was mostly peaceful until some protesters started throwing bricks and bottles at officers, tagging buildings and tossing trash cans. Five outside agencies were called in to help.


  9. How wealth gap complicates sibling relationshipsRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2014 | KRQE Albuquerque

    When Jayson Seaver thinks about why he makes so much money while some Americans can't catch a break, he thinks of the sacrifices he's made, the jobs he worked to pay for college, the 12-hour days he spends at the office now. And he thinks of his youngest sister, Jackie, whom he practically begged to go to college and how she refused and is "paying for it" now, watching with envy while he flies around on vacation and enjoys his wealth.


  10. 2nd night of Berkeley protest turns violent againRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | KRQE Albuquerque

    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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