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  1. Berkeley killing renews debate over gender pronounsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Pablo Gomez Jr. was a University of California, Berkeley, senior majoring in Latino studies and a prominent campus activist when authorities say he stabbed to death a popular elementary-school teacher. Soon, the crime that police described as "very brutal and unusual" in a city that reported just two homicides last year was sucked up into the debate over gender identity when it was reported that Gomez preferred to be called "they" rather than "he."

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  2. "Soda tax" stakes escalate in pivotal Philadelphia fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 17 | Star Tribune

    Less than three months into Philadelphia's new tax on sweetened drinks, the stakes have escalated: Beverage makers say the measure is hurting sales so much they need to cut jobs, while city officials say the moves are a ploy to get the tax struck down. Some supermarkets opposed to the tax are making a statement by printing out the added cost on receipts and store shelves.

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  3. What the CIA WikiLeaks dump tells us: Encryption worksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 10 | Star Tribune

    If the tech industry is drawing one lesson from the latest WikiLeaks disclosures, it's that data-scrambling encryption works, and the industry should use more of it. Documents purportedly outlining a massive CIA surveillance program suggest that CIA agents must go to great lengths to circumvent encryption they can't break.

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  4. Justice Sotomayor laments perception of judges as politicalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 9 | Star Tribune

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday that she is saddened to see that many people have lost confidence in judges and believe they are political. Sotomayor made the comments while taking questions from law students at the University of California, Berkeley.

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  5. Women's March organizers call for 'A Day Without a Woman'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 7 | Star Tribune

    Organizers of January's Women's March have called for women to take the day off and encouraged them not to spend money to show their economic strength and impact on American society. "A Day Without a Woman" on Wednesday is the first major action by organizers since the nationwide marches held the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration that drew millions of women into the streets in protest against misogyny, inequality and oppression.

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  6. Attention, student protesters: Use your wordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 7 | Star Tribune

    In this Feb. 1, 2017, photo, a fire set by demonstrators protesting a scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos burned on Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.

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  7. As tipping falls out of favor, search is on for alternativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Star Tribune

    Joe and Holly Hatch-Surisook, owners of Sen Yai Sen Lek Thai restaurant in Minneapolis, want to address pay inequities. Saru Jayaraman, director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, advocates abolishing restaurant tipping in favor of the $15-an-hour minimum wage, as the best way to economically uplift the working poor in an exploitative industry.

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  8. Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart over pedophilia commentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Bannon, now President Trump's senior adviser, championed the British-born Yiannopoulos's inflammatory commentary and promoted him as a conservative truth teller and champion of free speech. In turn, his popularity helped raise Breitbart's profile among Trump's supporters and the "alt-right," a vaguely defined collection of nationalists, anti-immigration proponents, and anti-establishment conservatives.

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  9. Conservative group cancels speech by YiannopoulosRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers. The American Conservative Union founded and hosts CPAC, which is being held Wednesday through Saturday outside Washington.

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  10. Yiannopoulos denies defending pedophilia after controversial commentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | Star Tribune

    In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Milo Yiannopoulos speaks on campus in the Mathematics building at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Sales are soaring for, "Dangerous," the upcoming book by the right-wing commentator.

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  11. Cracks may offer clues to California dam's troublesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Six months before rushing water ripped a huge hole in a channel that drains a Northern California reservoir, state inspectors said the concrete spillway was sound. As officials puzzle through how to repair Oroville Dam spillway, federal regulators have ordered the state to figure out what went wrong.

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  12. Michigan Republican resigns after tweets about protestersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A Michigan Republican has resigned after causing outrage by suggesting that protesters at University of California, Berkeley, should be shot. Dan Adamini, secretary of the Marquette County GOP, told The Mining Journal of Marquette he stepped down so he isn't "a distraction and a hindrance to the work of the party."

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  13. Major global warming study again questioned, again defendedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Another round of bickering is boiling over about temperature readings used in a 2015 study to show how the planet is warming. The issue is about how readings gathered decades ago were adjusted to try to get a clearer picture of how the Earth's temperature is changing now. 18 comments

  14. Berkeley probes 'hands-off' police response to protest chaosRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Star Tribune

    University of California, Berkeley police took a hands-off approach to protesters on the campus last week when violent rioters caused chaos when they overtook a largely peaceful protest against a controversial speaker, but that response by campus officers is being questioned amid widening political polarization and increasingly hostile demonstrators. Last week's protest featured "Black Bloc" tactics employed by mask-wearing protesters dressed head-to-toe in dark clothing and using crude weapons to vandalize property.

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  15. California Democrats counter Trump's threat to defundRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The war of words escalated Monday between Democratic leaders in the nation's biggest state and Donald Trump after the Republican president said California is "out of control" and suggested withholding federal funding. In separate statements Monday, the leaders of the state Legislature pointed to California's massive economy and strong job growth, saying the state provides critical contributions to the nation.

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  16. Michigan Republican's tweets about protesters condemnedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Democratic and Republican party leaders in Michigan and Kent State University are condemning online comments from a county-level Republican that appeared to suggest shooting protesters. Dan Adamini, secretary of the Marquette County GOP, last week tweeted: "Violent protesters who shut down free speech? Time for another Kent State perhaps.

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  17. Free speech takes a hit at the University of California, BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The cancellation Wednesday of a speech by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley, was, according to a university spokesman, "not a proud night for this campus, the home of the free speech movement." That's putting it mildly.

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  18. Berkeley campus chaos spurs questions at free-speech bastionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Chaos that erupted at the University of California, Berkeley, to oppose right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was shocking not just for the images of protesters setting fires, smashing windows and hurling explosives at police, but because of where it took place. UC Berkeley is the birthplace of the free-speech movement and has been known for more than a half-century as a bastion of tolerance.

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  19. The Latest: Milo Yiannopoulos calls his views 'mainstream'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Star Tribune

    BERKELEY, Calif. - The Latest on violent protests at the University of California, Berkeley that shut down a scheduled speech by polarizing Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos : Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos said some news outlets appeared to blame him for the violence that erupted Wednesday night at the University of California, Berkeley before his scheduled speech.

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  20. News from the first 100 days of the Trump White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Star Tribune

    "If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?" Trump wrote on Twitter. It's unclear whether Trump was actually threatening to cut funding or making some kind of rhetorical point.

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