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  1. US income gap widened last year as top 1 percent gained mostRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    " Financial inequality became even wider in the United States last year, with average income for the top 1 percent of households surging 7.7 percent to $1.36 million. Income for the richest sliver rose twice as fast as it did for the remaining 99 percent of households, according to an updated analysis of tax data by Emmanuel Saez, an economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

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  2. In New Mexico, New Deal legacy gets a second lookRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The New Zealand Herald

    " Amid the misery of the Great Depression, Rupert Lopez gratefully worked for $1 a day for the Civilian Conservation Corps, making adobe-block walls for a new regional National Park Service administration building in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service is igniting new interest in the majestic Spanish-pueblo themed building that Lopez and other "CCC boys" built, along with other remote cabins, furniture and artwork of the 1930s that transformed and popularized national and state parks while putting millions of impoverished Americans back to work.

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  3. How Clinton's and Trump's economic prescriptions clashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Republican Donald Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies on Tuesday " a talk that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to handling the economy. Clinton argues that rebuilding the middle class requires government aid for higher education and job training.

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  4. The Big Read: Woman whose search for family revealed Georgetown University slavery pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | The New Zealand Herald

    A photo of Patricia Bayonne-Johnson's great grandparents and their son and a photo of another one of her great grandparents' sons . Photo / Nick Otto, Washington Post Patricia Bayonne-Johnson's family members never talked much about their history.

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  5. Soft drink tax to help city battle obesityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 17 | The New Zealand Herald

    At about 50 cents a litre, the tax will apply to sweetened drinks, including those with artificial sweetener. Photo / iStock Philadelphia yesterday became the first major US city to vote to tax sugary drinks, fighting off a multimillion-dollar challenge from the beverage industry.

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  6. The Latest: Philadelphia is 1st major US city with soda taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | The New Zealand Herald

    Philadelphia has become the first major American city with a soda tax despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it. The City Council gave final approval Thursday to a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary and diet beverages.

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  7. Philadelphia set to OK soda tax despite industry oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Philadelphia is set to become the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it. The City Council is expected to give final approval to a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary and diet beverages.

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  8. Philadelphia could become 1st major US city with soda taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | The New Zealand Herald

    Mayor Jim Kenney proposed a 3-cent-an-ounce tax on soda and other sugary beverages to pay for universal prekindergarten, community schools and park improvements. The City Council is scheduled to take a key vote Wednesday on what is expected to be a compromise measure.

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  9. Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parentsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Many of America's young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found.

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  10. 'Captain Fantastic' is a Swiss Family Robinson for todayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    " In the film "Captain Fantastic," Viggo Mortensen plays one of the all-time great movie dads. In a teepee in remote Washington State, he's raising six children like a modern-day Swiss Family Robinson. 1 comment

  11. Expert: Alberta evacuation one of largest in recent memoryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    The wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta is driving one of the largest evacuations in North America in recent memory, said Bill Stewart, co-director of the University of California's Center for Fire Research and Outreach at the University of California, Berkeley. With few exceptions in the United States, an entire town hasn't been threatened on this scale for over 100 years, he said, noting rather that devastation has struck neighborhoods and smaller communities in California.

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

    Apr 17, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    " 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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  13. Erik Bauersfeld, voice of Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Erik Bauersfeld, who turned three words from a minor acting role " "It's a trap!" " into one of the most beloved lines of the "Star Wars" series, has died. His manager, Derek Maki, says the performer died Sunday at his home in Berkeley, California, at the age of 93. Bauersfeld stayed in radio for much of his life.

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  14. Is a unisex Pill on the way?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    Such a Pill could be taken by either sex, allowing men to take a greater share of the burden of contraception. Photo / Getty A contraceptive pill that could be taken by men as well as women has come a step closer to being developed.

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  15. Ben Bagdikian mourned as 'a major figure' US journalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Tributes and remembrances for Ben H. Bagdikian came flooding in Saturday following the death of the renowned reporter and media critic who was a passionate voice for journalistic integrity. "Ben was a major figure in 20th century U.S. journalism and journalism education, and we're all his beneficiaries," wrote Dean Edward Wasserman of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

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  16. UC Berkeley alerts 80,000 to cyberattack on financial systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    " The University of California, Berkeley says a hacker broke into a computer system holding financial data of 80,000 students, alumni, current and former employees. The university said Friday that although there is no evidence that any information has been stolen, it has notified potential victims of the breach so they can watch for signs of possible misuse of their personal data.

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  17. California winemaker Peter Mondavi fought to control wineryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Peter Mondavi, a Napa Valley wine country innovator who led his family's Charles Krug Winery through more than a half-century of change, has died. He was 101.

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  18. Why Bitcoin's founder matters, as spotlight hits AustralianRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Since the founding of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin in 2009, its inventor " or inventors " have been shrouded in mystery. For six years, that individual or group has lurked behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto and hoarded a pile of the digital currency so large it might crash the market if sold today.

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  19. Why Bitcoin's founder matters, as spotlight hits AustralianRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Since the founding of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin in 2009, its inventor " or inventors " have been shrouded in mystery. For six years, that individual or group has lurked behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto and hoarded a pile of the digital currency so large it might crash the market if sold today.

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

    Nov 30, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering " a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies. Hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around the world are gathering in Washington this week to debate the boundaries of human gene editing, amid worry that the fast-moving research may outpace safety and ethics scrutiny.

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