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  1. Portland police arrest 14 during rival protests, clashesRead the original story

    Monday Jun 5 | Toledo Blade

    Thousands of protesters gather in Portland, Ore. for competing rallies following last month's fatal stabbing of two men on a light-rail train by a man police say was shouting anti-Muslim slurs.

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  2. Portland free speech rally, counter protests draw thousandsRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 4 | Toledo Blade

    Bianca Turano, who said she came from Los Angeles, takes part in a demonstration near City Hall and adjacent parks in Portland, Ore., today. PORTLAND, Ore.

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  3. Threat closes Washington college after protests over raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 1 | Toledo Blade

    A small college in Washington state closed abruptly tonight in response to a threat following a recent series of protests that have drawn national attention to student allegations of racism on the progressive campus. It comes as many defenders of the First Amendment say they see signs that free speech is losing ground as a priority at U.S. colleges and is being used as a political weapon to silence opposing viewpoints.

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  4. Michigan moves on speechRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    Bills to protect free speech at Michigan's public universities and community colleges have been introduced in both houses of that state's legislature. Given the current crisis of free speech in higher education, such legislation should be welcomed by everyone who goes to college to explore ideas.

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  5. Ex-governor's ambitions paved way to dam crisis, records sayRead the original story

    May 14, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    Historical records reveal the late Gov. Pat Brown misled voters about the cost of building the nation's tallest dam, ignored recommendations to delay construction and dismissed allegations that substandard materials were used to build the ambitious project. Sixty years before a damaged spillway at the Oroville Dam forced thousands of people to evacuate, Brown's administration overcame labor strikes, worker deaths and other scandals to get Oroville built on time, The Sacramento Bee reports .

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  6. First Amendment backers see free speech fading at collegesRead the original story

    May 11, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    Speeches by controversial figures have been derailed at the University of California, Berkeley, and several other schools. That has led some experts to declare a free speech crisis.

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  7. Berkeley praises police for keeping peace at Coulter ralliesRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    BERKELEY, Calif. - Berkeley officials declared their handling of protests over Ann Coulter's canceled appearance a success thanks to a massive police presence that ensured the city did not become a "fight club," the mayor said today.

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  8. Far-right to rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk canceledRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    Troy Worden, left, president of the Young Republicans and their attorney Harmeet Dhillon, right, talk with the media during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday. A protester uses a bullhorn to make her feelings known during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday.

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  9. Coulter says Berkeley speech is "canceled' but implies visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    Ann Coulter said in an email today that her speaking event planned for this week at the University of California, Berkeley is "canceled" but implied she might still travel to the city or campus anyway. Amid growing concerns of violence on campus whether Coulter turns up or not, the conservative pundit lost the backing of groups that had initially sponsored her appearance.

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  10. Forum to focus on racismRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    As the founder of the Dignity & Respect Campaign, Candi Castleberry Singleton fights every day to foster acceptance and understanding for all races and cultures. She wants others to be like her, to be a champion for dignity and respect and look beyond our differences to work, play, and live harmoniously.

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  11. Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    University of California, Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus filed a lawsuit today against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating students' rights to free speech. A legal team led by Harmeet Dhillon, a San Francisco attorney who represents the Berkeley College Republicans, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

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  12. Battle for Berkeley: Will Coulter spark another clash?Read the original story

    Apr 21, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    A fire set by demonstrators protesting a scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos burns on Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus on Feb. 1. Pepper spray is used as anti and pro-Donald Trump protesters clash during competing demonstrations on April 15 at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. BERKELEY, Calif.

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  13. UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter, proposes May dateRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    University of California, Berkeley officials say they have a "grave concern" of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her threat to speak next week on campus. Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks said today that police have "very specific intelligence regarding threats" and urged the conservative author to come May 2 instead.

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  14. Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    Ann Coulter fired off an angry stream of tweets today vowing to speak as planned next week at the University of California, Berkeley after campus officials called off the event for security concerns. "I WILL BE SPEAKING NEXT THURSDAY," the right-wing commentator tweeted, calling the move to cancel her planned event on April 27 a ban on free speech.

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  15. Scuffle breaks out at pro-Trump rally in CaliforniaRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    A scuffle broke out on a Southern California beach where supporters of President Donald Trump were marching when counter-protesters doused organizers with pepper spray, authorities said Saturday. The violence erupted when the march of about 2,000 people at Bolsa Chica State Beach reached a group of about 30 counter-protesters, some of whom began spraying the irritant, said Capt.

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  16. Group calls for 'A Day Without a Woman'Read the original story

    Mar 8, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    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" today 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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  17. Drivers rebel against Uber's price-cutting quest for growthRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    The face-off between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and driver Fawzi Kamel illustrated a conflict between Uber, with its effort to grow by cutting prices to beat competitors, and drivers who have seen their pay reduced. The video of the argument - caught on dashcam and now viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube - includes yelling and profanity, and ends with a combative Kalanick dismissing an agitated Fawzi's claims that sharp reductions in fares forced the driver into bankruptcy.

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  18. CPAC rescinds Yiannopoulos' invitationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    A weekend-long backlash over a decision to invite alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to the Conservative Political Action Conference ended today with an abrupt reversal. Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart News and a frequent supplier of racist and sexist rhetoric, will no longer speak at the annual confab, a decision that appeared to catch him off guard.

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  19. Michigan Republican resigns after tweets about protestersRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    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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  20. Toledo Repertoire Theatre takes write approachRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    The Toledo Repertoire Theatre will premiere a series of four new plays beginning this weekend with the debut of Toledo Voices, a new program featuring works by local playwrights. Toledo Voices will offer staged readings of previously unproduced plays this Saturday, and again Feb. 25 and March 11, on the Rep's 10th Street Stage.

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