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  1. AFL-CIO bashes TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | The Hill

    The nation's largest labor group bashed Donald Trump on Thursday, accusing the GOP front-runner of injecting xenophobia into the presidential race. During an AFL-CIO event on racism in politics, President Richard Trumka said the union has had "a number of conversations" with Trump supporters in its efforts to convert them.


  2. Judge: Phone radiation warnings can go ahead with small changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2015 | The Hill

    A federal judge ruled Monday that the city of Berkeley, Calif., could force mobile phone retailers to warn customers about radiation exposure, but he struck a small line about increased harm to children. Judge Edward Chen said the city could not go ahead with its recently passed ordinance until the line about increased harm to children was removed.


  3. EPA's crumbling case for new regs on frackingRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2015 | The Hill

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently rolled out new regulations on methane emissions for oil and gas development. These rules come even as the industry has slashed emissions in recent years, all while natural gas production has skyrocketed.


  4. When policymakers ignore scienceRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2015 | The Hill

    There aren't many American lawmakers with advanced science degrees, and it's a safe bet that very few of them curl up at night with the latest issue of a peer-reviewed medical journal. But lawmakers don't actually have to be scientific experts themselves to pass sound, science-based public policy.


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

    Jul 31, 2015 | 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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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