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  1. As companies embrace AI, it's a job-seeker's marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Reuters

    Dozens of employers looking to hire the next generation of tech employees descended on the University of California, Berkeley in September to meet students at an electrical engineering and computer science career fair. Boris Yue, 20, was one of thousands of student attendees, threading his way among fellow job-seekers to meet recruiters.


  2. Four Californian men charged with inciting violence at 2017 Charlottesville rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | Reuters

    Four Californian men described by prosecutors as members of a militant white supremacist group were arrested on Tuesday on charges of instigating violence during a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year. The criminal complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville charged each of the four - Benjamin Drake Daley, 25, Michael Paul Miselis, 29, Thomas Walter Gillen, 34, and Cole Evan White, 24 - with violating the federal riots statute and conspiracy to riot.


  3. COLUMN-US isolationism casts cloud over dollar's reserve currency dominance: McGeeverRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | Reuters

    The share of central banks' FX reserves held in dollars has fallen since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president, in large part due to exchange rate valuation changes. But U.S. isolationism on the global stage could hasten that decline.


  4. Dimming sunlight to slow global warming may harm crop yields: studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | Reuters

    Spraying a veil of sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth to slow global warming could harm crop yields in an unintended side-effect of turning down the heat, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The Fuego volcano spews smoke and ash as seen from San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala June 12, 2018.


  5. Robot hand learns real world moves in virtual trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Reuters

    Dactyl, a system for manipulating objects, uses a ShadowRobot Dexterous hand made in the UK to hold a 3D-printed and spraypainted block, as seen in this photo provided July 30, 2018. OpenAI/Handout via REUTERS Researchers at OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research group founded in 2015, said on Monday they had taught a robotic hand to rotate a lettered, multi-colored block until a desired side of the block faces upward.


  6. Language as extreme sport: Youngsters square off in U.S. spelling beeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | Reuters

    At the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee this week, hundreds of youngsters will compete in a uniquely American contest that has been likened to an intellectual extreme sport, involving one of the world's most tricky languages. Robert Foster of Kensington, Maryland, reacts after correctly spelling a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S. May 29, 2018.


  7. FEATURE-Language as extreme sport: Youngsters square off in U.S. spelling beeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | Reuters

    At the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee this week, hundreds of youngsters will compete in a uniquely American contest that has been likened to an intellectual extreme sport, involving one of the world's most tricky languages. The competitors, some as young as 8 years old, face a three-day obstacle course through the English language, a mash-up of Germanic and French words laced with borrowings from tongues around the world.


  8. FOCUS-In Silicon Valley, Chinese 'accelerators' aim to bring startups homeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Reuters

    Beijing's unslakeable thirst for the latest technology has spurred a proliferation of "accelerators" in Silicon Valley that aim to identify promising startups and bring them to China. An exterior view of the ZGC Innovation Center is seen in Santa Clara, California, April 12, 2018.


  9. Entrepreneur 101: To nurture job growth, U.S. universities seed start-upsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Reuters

    A decade ago, Devin Jameson might have chosen to drop out of college and work on Eversound, a wireless headset start-up for senior communities. Instead, Jameson was able to combine his co-founded company with his academic coursework through Cornell University's eLab program, an accelerator curriculum he completed in 2015.


  10. FEATURE-Costa Rica's new president promises plan to speed clean transportRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Reuters

    Costa Rica will reach 200 years of independence in 2021 and the country's new president plans to mark it with a revolution of his own: A plan to end the use of fossil fuels in transport. Costa Rica's newly-elected President Carlos Alvarado Quesada speaks after receiving his credentials during a ceremony at the Supreme Electoral Tribunal in San Jose, Costa Rica April 26. 2018.


  11. Large spleen helps explain deep-diving skills of Southeast Asian 'sea nomads'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Reuters

    An age-old nomadic community of Southeast Asian boat-dwellers who get their food from the sea appear to have evolved enlarged spleens that may help explain their extreme diving prowess, a new study suggests. The spleen stores oxygen-rich red blood cells that it can release into the bloodstream, enabling divers to hold their breath for longer periods of time under water.


  12. 'Social jetlag' linked to lower gradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | Reuters

    When work, school and other scheduled activities are out of sync with a person's body clock, "social jetlag" results and diminishes performance, researchers say. The study team used a university computer system to follow nearly 15,000 students' daily rhythms and activities over two years.


  13. UK royal wedding cake to be made by London-based California bakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2018 | Reuters

    Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle have chosen an east London bakery to make a lemon elderflower cake for their wedding in May, his office said on Tuesday. Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery in Hackney, east London, who has been chosen to make the cake for the wedding in May of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle poses for a portrait in London, Britain March 20, 2018.


  14. One dead after bus crashes into California homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | Reuters

    Police say one person is dead after a bus collided with a car in Berkeley, California. The force of the collision sent both vehicles crashing into a home.


  15. Early enrichment programs may boost odds poor kids go to collegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | Reuters

    Low-income children who receive educational support in school and at home from preschool through third grade may be more likely to get a college degree than their peers who don't get extra help during their early years, a U.S. study suggests. For the study, researchers examined data on 1,539 minority youth in high-poverty Chicago neighborhoods who were part of a program designed to give kids small classes, engaging instruction that helps them develop self-control and good communication skills, and encourage parent involvement in education.


  16. U.S. author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88: familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2018 | Reuters

    Science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, author of "The Left Hand of Darkness" and the Earthsea series, died in her home in Portland, Oregon, her son said on Tuesday. She was 88. Her son, Theo Downes-Le Guin, said by telephone that the cause of his mother's death on Monday afternoon is not clear, but she likely had a heart attack.


  17. COLUMN-Commentary: What to do when liberals are the censors?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2018 | Reuters

    Citizens in authoritarian states know what they can read or publish, see or hear. In places such as China, Russia, Iran, Turkey and Egypt, semi-free private discussion and small-circulation publishing is permitted.


  18. Miscarriage rates triple for women with top radiation exposuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | Reuters

    Pregnant women exposed to high radiation levels from sources like cell phones, wireless devices and cell towers miscarried at nearly three times the rate as those exposed to low levels, according to new research. "I hope this study makes us rethink the notion that magnetic field non-ionizing radiation exposure is safe or has no health risk," said lead author Dr. De-Kun Li, a senior research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California.


  19. Few California pharmacists prescribing birth controlRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | Reuters

    A California law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control sought to make it easier for women to obtain contraception, but few drug stores provide the service, a new study finds. Only 11 percent of retailers in the state offered pharmacist-prescribed contraception one year after the law went into effect, the research shows.


  20. Trade barriers will do U.S. no good, top Fed official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | Reuters

    Trade protectionism will not benefit the United States in the face of globalization, and the country should "temper the sharp edges of capitalism" with fiscal policies such as workforce development and employee retraining, an influential Federal Reserve official said on Monday. "Putting up trade barriers will not make us better off," New York Fed President William Dudley, who is set to step down in mid-2018, said at a forum hosted by University of California, Berkeley.


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