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  1. Feds award $4M to improve earthquake early warning systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Hill

    The U.S. Geological Survey is awarding $4 million in federal funding to four universities to help speed up the creation of an early earthquake warning system on the West Coast. California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon will receive the funding, which is part of a $5 million increase to the USGS that Congress approved this year.

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  2. Uber fires back in class-action suitRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2015 | The Hill

    Uber fired its latest salvo Thursday against three California drivers who say in a class-action lawsuit they have been inappropriately classified as independent contractors. In a filing with a federal court in California, the ride-hailing company said that the three drivers should not be allowed to bring the lawsuit as a group.

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  3. FBI investigating 11 attacks on Calif. fiber-optic linesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | The Hill

    "These cuts affected multiple companies causing outages in some of the Bay area and stretched up into the Sacramento area," said FBI Special Agent Greg Wuthrich in an email. Tuesday's incident in Alameda County marks the 11th time in the last year that cables have been deliberately cut in the state, authorities said.

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  4. Islamophobia: It's a growth industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | The Hill

    Taking time off from the crucifixions and decapitations to burn a Yazidi woman to death for refusing to perform a vile sex act, Islamic State's home-field hard jihad is alive and well, while back at the University of California, Berkeley, the more palatable soft jihad is also alive and well. The sixth annual Islamophobia conference was underway in a lecture hall sparsely populated by a complement of the usual suspects, women in hijabs and panel presenters working diligently to turn Islamophobia into another respected academic field based on oppression studies.

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  5. Labor in the 21st centuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | The Hill

    Last week, as noted by an article in The Hill , leaders in Washington and around the country became increasingly vocal about the issue of how we regulate labor in a 21st century economy. From Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaking at the Code Conference here in California, or Sen. Mark Warner speaking in Washington directly on the issue, or a Republican member of the National Labor Relations Board considering a case before him, it's becoming clear that this conversation is starting in earnest, and given the economic impact at stake, it won't be going away anytime soon.

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  6. The common core of BDS and campus anti-SemitismRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | The Hill

    If you ask proponents of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement why they single out Israel, they will tell you that you have to start somewhere. But since its beginnings a decade ago, BDS has never been invoked against any other country.

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  7. Proposed next steps for the House Republican energy frameworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | The Hill

    As I read an article in The Hill about the House Republican Energy framework , I was watching pitches from budding entrepreneurs at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Innovation Summit that took place Feb. 9 to 11. ARPA-E focuses on high-risk investments that are not yet ready for private-sector investment, providing a road map for future investment. The following sentence in the House Republican Energy framework struck me as particularly relevant to the ARPA-E Summit: The committee supports solutions that harness new technologies and private sector innovation for more efficient energy usage in households, businesses, and the federal government.

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  8. U.S. fusion program must have energy missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | The Hill

    Fusion energy research holds the promise of clean, safe, and secure energy. It is not an exaggeration to say that developing fusion energy would revolutionize America's energy security, climate policy, and global scientific leadership.

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