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  1. University of California, Berkeley settles speech lawsuit with conservative groupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | Washington Times

    The University of California, Berkeley has settled a lawsuit brought by conservative groups whose speakers the school worked to blackball, agreeing to pay $70,000 and to make changes more welcoming to future speakers. The changes at the system's flagship campus could ripple through academia given Berkeley's prominent place within it, according to legal experts who said the way the case developed set important First Amendment benchmarks other schools should pay attention to.

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  2. Illustration on the mind-set of university educators by Alexander Hunter/The Washington TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 2 | Washington Times

    The most recent evidence of the intellectual insanity running rampant on today's campuses comes from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where President Gregory Dell'Omo took the bold and courageous stand of protecting his precious little corner of intellectual inquiry from the evil influence of one of the greatest threats to academic liberty ever known to man: Chick-fil-A. Yes, you read correctly.

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  3. Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies work?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 2 | Washington Times

    Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken the field to its core - an emerging tool for "editing" genes, the strings of DNA that form the blueprint of life. The young scientist, He Jiankui, saw the power of this tool, called CRISPR , to transform not only genes, but also his own career.

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  4. Scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports 2nd pregnancyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Washington Times

    A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway. The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, revealed the possible pregnancy Wednesday while making his first public comments about his controversial work at an international conference in Hong Kong.

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  5. Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 26 | Washington Times

    Scientists and bioethics experts reacted with shock, anger and alarm Monday to a Chinese researcher's claim that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies. He Jiankui of Southern University of Science and Technology of China said he altered the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month to try to help them resist possible future infection with the AIDS virus - a dubious goal, ethically and scientifically.

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  6. No. 23 Cal women beat Pacific 81-69, game moved to StanfordRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 18 | Washington Times

    Kristine Anigwe had 25 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 23 California beat Pacific 81-69 on Sunday in a game played at Stanford's Maples Pavilion due to poor air quality in Berkeley, California.

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  7. Friday Sports in BriefRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 17 | Washington Times

    Pearce was a free agent after completing a $12.5 million, two-year deal he agreed to with Toronto in December 2016. He earned an additional $150,000 bonus for his selection as World Series MVP.

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  8. Detroit Mercy-Cal MBB game canceled due to poor air qualityRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 15 | Washington Times

    The men's basketball game between Detroit Mercy and California scheduled for Thursday night has been canceled due to poor air quality in the area.

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  9. Pathways to Parks aims to diversify national park visitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2018 | Washington Times

    There were some sketchy moments as Tanya Cummings thought her self-described "short, little legs," wouldn't get her up and over the boulders way taller than her 4-foot-11, well-coiffed and manicured frame, or out of the deep woods in the Plott Balsam Mountains. But with her two trusty walking sticks , a Super Girl determination in those "little legs" and occasionally a "Help me!" directed at her boyfriend, Larry Pender, Cummings came through the "hike of her life" actually squealing with delight, and with not a single cracked fingernail.

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  10. Jeff Sessions: Colleges, universities that stifle free speech are a bulliesaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2018 | Washington Times

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday vowed the Justice Department will not back down against college and university campuses that he says are stifling free speech, comparing the schools to bullies who have "gone too far." "This has gone too far," Mr. Sessions said of campuses limiting expressions of speech.

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  11. Lawsuit renews focus on privacy policies for mobile appsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | Washington Times

    Researchers have warned that many popular free mobile apps aimed at children are potentially violating a U.S. law designed to protect the privacy of young users. Some brushed off the findings, but a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by New Mexico's top prosecutor is renewing focus on the public's growing concerns about whether information on online interests, browsing and buying habits are slipping into the hands of data brokers without their consent.

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  12. Illustration on Liberal nonsense by Alexander Hunter/The Washington TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2018 | Washington Times

    It's "1984" and we are living in schizophrenic times. Dickensian times. Orwellian times.

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  13. Liberals are hard-wired to protest says pollRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2018 | Washington Times

    Vigorous protest marches were the norm during the 1960s. These days, the compunction to get out on the street and make a big noise over select issues is almost as prevalent among certain groups - mainly Democrats, liberals, the educated elite and women.

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  14. US students turn grief into tech startup after France attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 | Washington Times

    California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching fireworks during a 2016 celebration on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice when a man plowed a huge truck through the crowd, killing 86 people and wounding 200. The University of California, Berkeley incoming senior ran through mobs of people to escape the chaos and later joined classmates to search hospitals and plaster the city with flyers of fellow students reported missing in the July 2016 terrorist attack.

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  15. Portland police: Review needed after protest by antifa, far-right groupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2018 | Washington Times

    Portland police were accused Sunday of being heavy-handed against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators, reportedly injuring some counter-protesters and prompting the city's new police chief to order a review of officers' use of force. Police in riot gear tried to keep the two groups apart, many of whom had come on Saturday dressed for battle in helmets and protective clothing.

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  16. Police move to clear rowdy protests in Portland, OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | Washington Times

    Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland , Oregon, deployed "flash bang" devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters. Just before 2 p.m., police in riot gear ordered people to leave an area downtown, saying demonstrators had thrown rocks and bottles at officers.

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  17. Portland prepares for right-wing, anti-fascist ralliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | Washington Times

    Portland , Oregon, is bracing for what could be another round of violent clashes between a right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counterprotesters who have pledged to keep Patriot Prayer and other affiliated groups out of this ultra-liberal city. A rally organized Saturday by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson was expected to be the third to roil Portland this summer.

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  18. Dueling Portland political protests raise fears of violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | Washington Times

    Portland , Oregon, is bracing for what could be another round of violent clashes between a right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counterprotesters who have pledged to keep Patriot Prayer and other affiliated groups out of this ultra-liberal city. A rally organized Saturday by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson was expected to be the third to roil Portland this summer.

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  19. A robotic hand can juggle a cube _ with lots of trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | Washington Times

    That's how much virtual computing time it took researchers at OpenAI, the non-profit artificial intelligence lab funded by Elon Musk and others, to train its disembodied hand. The team paid Google $3,500 to run its software on thousands of computers simultaneously, crunching the actual time to 48 hours.

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  20. Young Americans for Liberty notches free-speech win at Berkeley over club recognitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2018 | Washington Times

    When students applied last year to start a Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the University of California Berkeley, they were told the organization was "too similar to Cal Libertarians." That won't happen again under a settlement reached Monday.

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