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  1. Why it Matters: Income inequalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | Yahoo!

    Income inequality has surged near levels last seen before the Great Depression. The average income for the top 1 percent of households climbed 7.7 percent last year to $1.36 million, according to tax data tracked by Emmanuel Saez, an economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley. 363 comments

  2. University of California, Berkeley chancellor resigns postRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | Yahoo!

    The University of California, Berkeley chancellor, who critics alleged was too lenient when handling sexual harassment cases involving high-profile faculty members, resigned his post Tuesday. University of California President Janet Napolitano said she accepted UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks' resignation and that a search for his successor would start immediately.

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  3. Santa Clarita Sand fire: Why are California wildfires getting worse?Read the original story

    Jul 23, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Extremely dry conditions in California caused yet another fire this week, with a fire in Santa Clarita burning a path through 5,500 acres this weekend. First reported on Friday afternoon, the fire spread rapidly, leaping from a half acre to 3,300 acres within eight hours.

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  4. Scientists looking for invisible dark matter can't find anyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Scientists have come up empty-handed in their latest effort to find elusive dark matter, the plentiful stuff that helps galaxies like ours form. For three years, scientists have been looking for dark matter - which though invisible, makes up more than four-fifths of the universe's matter - nearly a mile underground in a former gold mine in Lead, South Dakota.

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  5. Group Clones Giant Trees To Fight Climate ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Yahoo!

    A group of arborists claim they've got part of the solution to slowing climate change: cloning trees. A group of "modern day Johnny Appleseeds " are cloning massive California sequoias and coastal redwoods and re-planting them worldwide, believing the trees are "ideal for absorbing greenhouse gases that drive climate change," the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

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  6. California student among dead in France Bastille Day attack: UC BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2016 | Yahoo!

    A California university student who has been missing since Thursday's Bastille Day attack in Nice is among those who died after a truck driver deliberately plowed through a crowd, killing at least 84 people, University of California, Berkeley, said on Sunday. Nicolas Leslie, 20, was one of 85 Berkeley students on a 15-day study-abroad trip on entrepreneurship in Europe.

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  7. California student among the 84 people dead in France attackRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2016 | Yahoo!

    An American student from the University of California, Berkeley, was identified Sunday as one of the 84 people killed in Thursday's Bastille Day truck attack in the French city of Nice, according to statement from the school. The university said the FBI informed school officials that the body of 20-year-old Nicolas Leslie of Del Mar in the San Diego area had been identified.

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  8. The Latest: American student confirmed among Nice deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2016 | Yahoo!

    An American student has been confirmed among the dead from last week's truck attack in the French city of Nice. The University of California, Berkeley, said in a statement that the body of 20-year-old Nicolas Leslie has been identified.

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  9. Three UC Berkeley students wounded, one missing in Nice attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Three students on a study abroad program in France were wounded and another was missing in Thursday's Bastille Day attack in Nice, the University of California, Berkeley, said on Friday. The university identified the missing student as Nicolas Leslie, 20, one of 85 Berkeley students on a 15-day study abroad trip on entrepreneurship in Europe.

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  10. Hostage crisis leaves 28 dead in Bangladesh diplomatic zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2016 | Yahoo!

    The hostages were given a test: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Those who passed were allowed to eat.

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  11. UC Berkeley student among hostages killed in Bangladesh attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2016 | Yahoo!

    A University of California, Berkeley student is among the 20 people taken hostage and killed and her friends and the university are sharing what she meant to them.

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  12. What California's cigarette tax could mean for smokersRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2016 | Yahoo!

    California's upcoming ballot is smoking. This November voters will decide on whether to legalize recreational marijuana and, as state officials announced yesterday, on whether a $2 tax should be added to every pack of cigarettes and electronic cigarette products.

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  13. UC Berkeley sophomore among hostages killed in Bangladesh attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2016 | Yahoo!

    A University of California, Berkeley sophomore is among the 20 people taken hostage and killed and her friends and the university are sharing what she meant to them.

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  14. Scientists Meet To Discuss Exploring Enceladus For LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Ever since 2005, when the Cassini spacecraft discovered that Enceladus shoots geysers of liquid water 125 miles into space, the little icy moon orbiting Saturn has tantalized planetary scientists . Not only does the moon likely have a warm subsurface ocean thanks to the gravitational pull of Saturn, but it also periodically flings material from that ocean out where an orbiting spacecraft can sample it.

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  15. A Stranger Tried to Pull Off a Woman's Hijab In a Canadian Grocery StoreRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2016 | Yahoo!

    On Monday evening, an woman was attacked by a stranger in London, Ontario, while grocery shopping with her 4-month-old son. The attacker reportedly tried to pull off her hijab, pull her hair and spit on her, reported the London Free Press .

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  16. Facebook exec Sandberg urges graduates to build resilienceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg encouraged graduating seniors at the University of California, Berkeley to persevere in life's challenging times, speaking publicly for the first time about her husband's death during a commencement speech. Sandberg, whose husband, Dave Goldberg, died in a treadmill accident while on vacation last year in Mexico, said she was "swallowed up in the deep fog of grief."

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  17. San Francisco soda tax backers say measure will be on ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Backers of a sugary drink tax say the issue will be on San Francisco's November ballot, despite missing a key deadline by one day. But elections director John Arntz, whose office verifies the signatures, said the campaign missed the deadline to submit those signatures.

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  18. Black Lives Matter protesters sue over treatment by California policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | Yahoo!

    Protesters and journalists covering a Black Lives Matter rally in Berkeley, California, have filed a lawsuit alleging "unconstitutional police attacks" on attendees, court records showed. The civil rights lawsuit was filed in federal court on Sunday by the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the National Lawyers Guild against the city and police of Berkeley and nearby Hayward.

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