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  1. 6 Ways Climate Change Will Negatively Impact Your WalletRead the original story

    Yesterday | US News & World Report

    Climate change can impact the safety of highways and roads, causing higher taxes and user fees, higher insurance rates and more wear and tear on our vehicles. From the food we eat to the roofs over our heads, the warming of the earth's atmosphere will have a profound financial impact on nearly every part of our daily lives.

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  2. Noise Pollution a Problem in Black Urban NeighborhoodsRead the original story

    Tuesday | US News & World Report

    Researchers looked at 13 years of information gathered from across the United States. They found as percentages of Asian, black or Hispanic residents rose, so did noise levels during both day and night.

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  3. The Latest: Berkeley Offers to Waive Venue Fee for SpeakerRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 20 | US News & World Report

    University of California, Berkeley officials are offering to waive a venue fee for former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro to speak on campus on the date proposed by a Republican student group. UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said earlier Thursday that all the venues large enough to accommodate 500 people and free of charge to student organizations were already booked for Sept.

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  4. Betsy DeVos Urges State Legislators to Preserve Campus Free SpeechRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 20 | US News & World Report

    Protesters create dialogue during a rally that was held in protest of the cancellation of a planned talk by Ann Coulter on the campus of the University of California Berkeley in April. State legislators and those in charge of setting funding levels for public universities should put campus officials on notice if they, their faculty or student body try to curb free speech, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Thursday.

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  5. Chinese Reporters Say Blocked From Sichuan Landslide CoverageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 28 | US News & World Report

    Several Chinese journalists say they were pulled off reporting on the weekend's landslide in Sichuan on government orders as part of what they called increasing curbs on coverage of natural disasters under President Xi Jinping. At least 73 people are missing and 10 people are confirmed to have been killed after the landslide engulfed Xinmo village in the mountainous southwestern province early on Saturday, according to the latest official figures on Wednesday.

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  6. Study: Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike Hurting Hours, EmploymentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 26 | US News & World Report

    Not all is rosy in Seattle as the city gradually pushes to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, according to a new study that suggests hiring and the number of hours worked among lower-wage employees took a hit last year as minimum pay rose. The National Bureau of Economic Research unveiled a working paper on Monday that found the number of hours worked in low-skill professions dropped more than 9 percent in Seattle during the first three quarters of last year, while low-wage jobs declined by 6.8 percent, or by more than 5,000 positions.

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  7. Could U.S. Election Results Be Harmful to Health?Read the original story

    Jun 7, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Now, a new analysis suggests that ballot box results may rob some of the American public of its health, driving up stress levels, disease incidence, premature births and even premature deaths. "The bottom line is that we found that a dramatic social event, such as terrorist attack or even a presidential election, can be a factor that can undermine health," said study author David Williams, a professor of public health at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

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  8. Why Women Are Better Investors: StudyRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2017 | US News & World Report

    When it comes to industries, Wall Street is about as male-dominated as they come. So many people just assume that men are better investors.

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  9. Woman Pepper-Sprayed at UC Berkeley Protest Sues University, PoliceRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2017 | US News & World Report

    A woman has sued the University of California at Berkeley for infringing on her First Amendment free speech rights after she said she was pepper-sprayed by protesters demonstrating against a planned appearance by a right-wing speaker in February. Kiara Robles of Oakland, California is suing 18 individuals and organizations including officials at the University of California, UC Berkeley's police department, Berkeley's Mayor Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley Police Department, U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi and investor George Soros.

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  10. 14 Arrests, Dozens of Weapons Seized at Portland ProtestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Police arrest 14 people and seize more than a dozen weapons as thousands of demonstrators and counter protesters converged in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Sunday. A pro-President Donald Trump free speech rally drew several hundred to a plaza near City Hall more than a week after two Portland men were fatally stabbed trying to stop a man from shouting anti-Muslim insults at two teenage girls on a light-rail train.

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  11. Portland Free Speech Rally, Counter Protests Draw ThousandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Crowds swelled to several thousand as demonstrators from varying groups converged Sunday afternoon in downtown Portland, Oregon, in the wake of the fatal stabbing of two men who tried to stop another man's anti-Muslim tirade. A pro-Donald Trump free speech rally organized by a conservative group called Patriot Prayer drew hundreds to a plaza near City Hall.

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  12. Decades After He Was Slain, Victim Identified as Ex-MarineRead the original story

    May 24, 2017 | US News & World Report

    More than three decades after a man was found slain in the Washington suburbs, authorities have identified him as an ex-Marine. Prince George's County Police said Wednesday he was 27-year-old Bennett Louis.

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  13. DJ Khaled Gives Berkeley Grads a Crash Course in WinningRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | US News & World Report

    The hip-hop star and social media celebrity gave a surprise performance at the ceremony for statistics graduates at the University of California, Berkeley. In a video posted by the school , speaker Steve Stout had just finished his address Thursday when he said there was a gift for students.

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  14. Ex-Governor's Ambitions Paved Way to Dam Crisis, Records SayRead the original story

    May 14, 2017 | US News & World Report

    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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  15. California Prison Smuggling: Meth in Soap, Heroin on StampsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | US News & World Report

    The $15 million spent by California to thwart prison drug smuggling has generated mixed results, researchers found, as increasingly creative smugglers turned to tricks like concealing methamphetamine in a bar of soap or heroin under postage stamps. Drug use in the three prisons with the most intensive programs dropped by nearly a quarter after corrections officials increased their use of airport-style scanners, surveillance cameras, urine tests and drug-sniffing dogs three years ago.

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  16. Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health?Read the original story

    May 3, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Now, new research suggests that when children at risk of mental health problems spend a lot of time on smartphones or other digital technology, they're more at risk of attention and disruptive behavior issues. But the news isn't all bad.

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  17. Ann Coulter a No-Show at Raucous but Peaceful Berkeley RallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Coulter's canceled appearance at the University of California, Berkeley brought hundreds to raucously but peacefully celebrate the conservative provocateur. They called the canceled appearance the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free-speech movement.

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  18. Black Suspect in Racially Motivated Fresno Rampage Charged With 3...Read the original story

    Apr 26, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Planned budget cuts to the Education Department and a spending increase for vouchers and charter schools are forcing advocates to pick sides. Police at UC Berkeley say they are preparing to deploy a "highly visible" presence of officers on campus, despite the cancellation of Ann Coulter's speech on Thursday.

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  19. Ann Coulter's Backers at UC Berkeley File LawsuitRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | US News & World Report

    University of California, Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus filed a lawsuit Monday 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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  20. Battle for Berkeley: Will Ann Coulter Spark Another Clash?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | US News & World Report

    The word "CANCELED" is printed across a poster of Ann Coulter's face at the University of California, Berkeley. But that appears to be wishful thinking.

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