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  1. UC Berkeley wants help naming 3 fluffy peregrine chicksRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

    University of California, Berkeley officials are asking for help naming three fluffy peregrine falcon chicks that hatched last month in the iconic Campanile bell tower on campus. The adult birds return each year to nest at the same place, and this is the second year for the grown Campanile peregrines, said Glenn Stewart, a researcher with the UC Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group.

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  2. US judge allows suit over Berkeley speakers to move forwardRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 26 | My Mother Lode

    A U.S. judge is allowing a free speech lawsuit against officials at the University of California, Berkeley to move forward, although she says there is no evidence the school discriminated against speakers with conservative views. U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney ruled on Wednesday that the Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation could challenge university restrictions on speakers and a $9,000 fee the school charged to host conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.

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  3. Berkeley teacher who brought bazooka to class on paid leaveRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    A high school teacher who brought a decommissioned bazooka into this Berkeley classroom has been placed on paid administrative leave. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Berkeley High School history teacher Alex Angell was placed on leave on April 11 after a video was posted on social media showing him holding the bazooka over his shoulder while explaining how it was used.

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  4. 1966 Berkeley High grad led Nevada's anti pot chargeRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    A chief opponent of Nevada's legalization of pot for recreational use, Hartman was student body president when he graduated from high school in Berkeley, California, in 1966. The former San Francisco Bay Area lawyer moved to rural Genoa several years ago.

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  5. US experts back marijuana based drug for childhood seizuresRead the original story

    May 23, 2017 | My Mother Lode

    A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group's recommendation, GW Pharmaceuticals' syrup would become the first drug derived from the cannabis plant to win federal approval in the U.S. The 13-member FDA panel voted unanimously in favor of the experimental medication made from a chemical found in cannabis -- one that does not get users high.

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  6. In wake of defeats, Brazil's Rousseff takes show on the roadRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | My Mother Lode

    It's been a rough couple of years for Brazil's leftist Workers' Party. First President Dilma Rousseff was booted from office.

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  7. ARRAY(0x1475fba8)Read the original story

    Apr 10, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Organizers say right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos will not speak at Louisiana State University after failing to acquire proper insurance for the event. The Advocate reports that student group LSU College Republicans apologized on Twitter on Tuesday evening and said ticket sales will be refunded.

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  8. Man throws caustic substance, injuring Berkeley workerRead the original story

    Apr 4, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Police at the University of California, Berkeley say a man threw a caustic substance on a university employee, injuring her. The attack happened about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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  9. General Mills, Annie's Mac & Cheese tap South Dakota farmRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    General Mills announced a deal Tuesday to create South Dakota's largest organic crop farm as the food giant works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide. Gunsmoke Farms will convert 34,000 acres -- more than 53 square miles -- near Pierre to organic by 2020, giving it enough space for all the organic wheat needed to make General Mills' popular Annie's Macaroni & Cheese line.

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  10. States mull 'sanctuary' status for marijuana businessesRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Some states that have legalized cannabis are taking a cue from the fight over immigration and considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed marijuana businesses. Bills in states such as Alaska, California and Massachusetts would bar using state or local resources to aid in federal efforts to go after individuals or businesses that are in compliance with state cannabis laws.

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  11. Freestyle skier's complex path offers Olympic Rorschach testRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The words left Liz Swaney's lips without an ounce of irony. No telling curl of the lips.

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  12. Dozens of sightseers rescued from water taxi in BerkeleyRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The U.S. Coast Guard says dozens of people were rescued from a water taxi that got stuck about a mile off California's Berkeley Marina.

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  13. Driver dies after crashing car against bus in BerkeleyRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Police say the driver of a car died after striking a bus that then crashed into the front of a Berkeley home. Berkeley police says the bus driver and one passenger were not injured in the crash Thursday at Ashby and California Avenues.

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  14. Dinosaur killing space rock may have triggered sea volcanoesRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The giant space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs may have set off a chain of cataclysmic volcanic eruptions on land and undersea, claims a new study that is already dividing scientists. About 66 million years ago a 6-mile wide asteroid smacked into Earth, creating the Chicxulub crater in the Yucatan and sparking deadly chaos.

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  15. UC Berkeley spent $4 million for free speech event securityRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The University of California, Berkeley spent almost $4 million on security for a month of free speech events last year when the famously liberal campus became a flashpoint for the country's political divisions. The university revealed in documents that it spent $3.9 million to bring in outside police forces, rent equipment and pay other security costs for three events scheduled from Aug. 27 to Sept.

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  16. Trump administration supports suit over Berkeley speakersRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The Trump administration is throwing its support behind a lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley that accuses the school of a double standard for campus speakers that restricts conservative viewpoints. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing on Thursday that the allegations raised by the Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation would violate the First Amendment if proven true.

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  17. UConn college Republicans, Democrats host dueling lecturesRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2017 | My Mother Lode

    UConn's College Republicans on Wednesday evening are welcoming Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of conservative news and commentary site The Daily Wire. His appearance at the University of California, Berkeley sparked protests when he spoke there last fall.

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  18. ARRAY(0x143a7528)Read the original story

    Jan 23, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin died peacefully on Monday in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified Twitter account. Her son, Theo Downes Le Guin, did not immediately return a call Tuesday.

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  19. Talk by conservative speaker planned at UConnRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2017 | My Mother Lode

    A conservative speaker whose appearance at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall sparked protests is scheduled to speak this week at the University of Connecticut. Ben Shapiro, the editor-in-chief of conservative news and commentary site The Daily Wire, is scheduled to appear Wednesday evening at an event hosted by UConn's College Republicans.

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  20. Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warmingRead the original story

    Dec 27, 2017 | My Mother Lode

    Scientists say last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked either second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.

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