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  1. Donald Trump doesn't call his position racial profiling. It is.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 20 | Washington Post

    In response to the terrorist attacks on American soil over the weekend, Trump has re-upped his call for profiling of potential terrorists. And while he and his campaign clarified Tuesday night that he's not saying "racial" profiling or profiling of Muslims, that is clearly in effect what he is calling for.


  2. In the safe spaces on campus, no Jews allowedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 15 | The Washington Post

    When Arielle Mokhtarzadeh arrived at University of California, Berkeley, to attend the annual Students of Color Conference, she had no way of knowing that she would be leaving as a victim of anti-Semitism. The conference has maintained a reputation for 27 years as being a "safe space" where students of color, as well as white progressive allies, can discuss issues of structural and cultural inequality on college campuses.


  3. Here are the best college rankings: From party schools to foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 13 | The Washington Post

    The annual U.S. News and World Report college rankings for 2016 were released Tuesday, with Princeton University topping the list of national universities, the University of California, Berkeley named best public school and Williams College the best liberal arts institution. The U.S. News ranking lists what the editors described as America's "best colleges."


  4. Five myths about smartphonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 8 | The Washington Post

    Americans are estimated to check their smartphones a collective 8 billion times per day, and Nielsen says we spend an average of one hour and 39 minutes on our smartphones each day - up 60 percent from last year. But while many of us consider our smartphones to be an essential part of our lives, there are many misconceptions about how we use them and how they affect us.


  5. SETI's alien signal? Don't get too excited.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 30 | The Washington Post

    In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence , scientists can sometimes run into one particularly sticky problem. They can't describe anything as "interesting" without whipping the Internet into an alien-hunting frenzy.


  6. Think teachers arena t paid enough? Ita s worse than you think.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Everybody knows that nobody goes into teaching to get rich, but teachers don't expect to be penalized for their chosen profession. A new study finds that what is called the "teacher pay penalty" - the difference between teachers and comparable public workers - is bigger than ever.


  7. Flying while Muslim is not a crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Khairuldeen Makhzoomi works in his office in Berkeley, Calif., in April. The University of California student says he was unfairly removed from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in Arabic.


  8. Peet's Coffee finds "Peetnicks" in Washington's upscale, educated crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Alfred Peet founded his coffee bean apothecary in the middle of the 1960s student activist movement in Berkeley, Calif. President and CEO Dave Burwick talked about the company's early days and its growth into one of the country's largest coffee producers.


  9. Engineers implanted tiny sensors in ratsa nerve endings. Are humans next?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Engineers at the University of California have implanted tiny wireless sensors in rats to monitor muscles and nerves. Sensors the size of a grain of sand could one day explain what's happening in your body from the inside out.


  10. Sheryl Sandberga s next book, due out next year, will be about resilienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, and her husband David Goldberg, former CEO of SurveyMonkey, pictured at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in 2014, before Goldberg's death last year. Three years ago, Sheryl Sandberg released the publishing juggernaut "Lean In," the best-selling book that followed her viral 2010 TED Talk about women in leadership.


  11. On Nice's Riviera, signs of normal returning after attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Community members gather in Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus to take part in a vigil for student Nicolas Leslie on Monday, July 18, 2016 in Berkeley, Calif. Leslie was killed in last week's truck attack in Nice, France.


  12. Berkeley student killed in Nice was second from that university to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Candles are lit during the observance of a minute of silence during a vigil for the victims of the attack in the French city of Nice at the Alliance Francaise Manille, on July 18, in Manila, Philippines. Hundreds of people are expected to attend a campus vigil Monday for Nicolas Leslie, a 20-year-old student at the University of California at Berkeley, who was killed in the terrorist attack on Nice, France last week.


  13. Families caught in painful limbo awaiting IDs of Nice deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Unidentified people comfort each other outside Pasteur hospital in Nice, southern France, three days after a truck mowed through revelers, Sunday, July 17, 2016. French authorities detained two more people Sunday in the investigation into the Bastille Day truck attack on the Mediterranean city of Nice that killed at least 84 people, as authorities try to determine whether the slain attacker was a committed religious extremist or just a very angry man.


  14. SEIU teams up with billionaire Tom Steyer on voter mobilization effort in key battleground statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Members of the Service Employees International Union cheer as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the union's 2016 international convention in May in Detroit. The Service Employees International Union and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer are launching a $10 million effort to turn out voters for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates in Colorado, Ohio and Pennsylvania, part of a broader effort to expand collaboration between the labor movement and environmental activists.


  15. Black, queer, ignored: Why the LGBT community is divided on Black Lives MatterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Members of the Black Lives Matter movement stand amid colored clouds from smoke grenades at the annual Pride Parade in Toronto on July 3. The long-standing schism between the black and white LGBT communities came into sharp focus at Toronto's Pride parade earlier this month. "We are calling you out!" shouted Alexandria Williams, co-founder of Toronto's Black Lives Matter chapter.


  16. Sketch offers evidence Van Gogh cut off nearly all his earRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | The Washington Post

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The star of a new exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum is not one of the Dutch painter's flamboyant masterpieces, but a rough sketch by a junior French provincial doctor. The sketch, recently discovered in an American library, shows just how much of his left ear Van Gogh sliced off in December 1888: almost all of it, according to the drawing by Dr. Felix Rey, who treated Van Gogh.


  17. The people taking care of our kids live in povertyRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2016 | The Washington Post

    The people who are paid watch America's children tend to live in poverty. Nearly half receive some kind of government assistance: food stamps, welfare checks, Medicaid.


  18. Why a tiny Lego version of Galileo rode on NASAa s Juno probe all the way to JupiterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | The Washington Post

    On a clear, crisp winter night in January 1610, Galileo Galilei walked out onto his balcony and tilted his telescope toward Jupiter. He focused the lens on the big, bright planet and several stars nearby, marked the position of all four bodies in his notes, then continued his sweep of the night skies.


  19. California motorcyclists look crazy splitting lanes. Maybe we should follow their lead.Read the original story

    Jun 30, 2016 | The Washington Post

    California is the only state that allows motorcycle lane-splitting - a practice that allows motorcycles to cut between lanes of traffic. Maybe the Washington region should follow its lead.


  20. More than 100 Nobel laureates take on Greenpeace over GMO stanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Worker Javier Alcantar tends to corn crops at the Monsanto Co. test field in Woodland, Calif., on Aug. 10, 2012.


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