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  1. California high school students march to protest Trump winRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Some 1,500 high school students and teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley walked out of classes on Wednesday chanting "not our president" to protest Republican Donald Trump's victory in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election. The students held a rally in the courtyard of Berkeley High School, according to Charles Burress, spokesman for the Berkeley Unified School District, and then marched toward the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, a city known for its progressive political sentiment.

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  2. University of California, Berkeley, chancellor says will resignRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    The chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley said on Tuesday he is resigning, telling faculty and students in a letter it was time for someone else to handle the financial shortfall that has beset the highly-ranked research university. Chancellor Nicholas Dirks also cited in his letter posted on the university's website the "institutional challenges" that the Northern California campus faces.

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  3. Massachusetts man charged with threatening to burn mosqueRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A Massachusetts man was arrested and charged on Tuesday with threatening on Facebook to burn down a Boston mosque in the wake of the November attacks in Paris, where Islamic State gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people. Patrick Keogan, a 44-year-old resident of the Boston suburb of Winchester, was arrested and charged with making a criminal threat over the internet and with being a convicted felon illegally in possession of ammunition, federal prosecutors said.

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  4. California student missing in France Bastille Day attack among dead: UC BerkeleyRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A California university student who has been missing since Thursday's Bastille Day attack in Nice is among those who died after a truck driver deliberately plowed through a crowd, killing at least 84 people, University of California, Berkeley, said on Sunday. Nicolas Leslie, 20, was one of 85 Berkeley students on a 15-day study-abroad trip on entrepreneurship in Europe.

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  5. Three UC Berkeley students wounded, one missing in Nice attackRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Three students on a study abroad program in France were wounded and another was missing in Thursday's Bastille Day attack in Nice, the University of California, Berkeley, said on Friday. The university identified the missing student as Nicolas Leslie, 20, one of 85 Berkeley students on a 15-day study abroad trip on entrepreneurship in Europe.

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  6. Bloomberg looks West after bankrolling Philadelphia soda tax winRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    After successfully funding a campaign to pass a soda tax in Philadelphia, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is preparing to fund similar efforts in several other cities, giving new momentum to measures seeking to limit soft drink consumption. The former New York City mayor contributed the bulk of the money for the pro-soda tax side in Philadelphia, providing around $1.6 million.

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  7. Trump adds new twist to immigration proposals, but legal doubts persistRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal for suspending immigration from parts of the world with a history of terrorism could have a legal basis, but his assertion that it be part of a broader ban on Muslim immigrants makes it constitutionally untenable, legal scholars say. The new twist in Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric came in the aftermath of a weekend shooting massacre at a Florida nightclub by the American-born son of Afghan immigrants.

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  8. Facebook's Sandberg speaks about husband's death, 'brutality of loss'Read the original story

    May 14, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg spoke publicly for the first time on Saturday about what she has learned from the sudden death of her husband a year ago, during a commencement speech for students at the University of California, Berkeley. "I've not spoken publicly about this before and it's hard," Sandberg told the 2016 graduating class about the death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, in May 2015.

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  9. Student removed from Southwest plane for speaking Arabic seeks apologyRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A California university student who was taken off a Southwest Airlines flight in Los Angeles after another passenger heard him speaking Arabic was traumatized and he wants an apology, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said on Monday. The incident unfolded as Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a 26-year-old University of California Berkeley student, was waiting for his flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Oakland to take off on April 6. Makhzoomi, an Iraqi refugee, said he had called his uncle in Baghdad soon after he settled into his seat when he noticed a fellow passenger staring at him, according to Zahra Billoo, executive director of CAIR's San Francisco Bay Area office, and media reports.

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