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  1. Northern California judge recalled for sex assault sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Northern California voters on Tuesday recalled a judge from office after he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault to a short jail sentence instead of prison. Voters opted to oust Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky.

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  2. Coach: Southwest agent asked for proof biracial son was hersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Southwest Airlines apologized Tuesday to the Cal women's basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb after she claimed an airline employee stopped her from boarding because the worker didn't believe her 1-year-old biracial son was hers. A desk agent questioned Gottlieb ahead of a flight from Denver to Oakland Sunday, saying she "had to 'prove' that he was my son, despite having his passport," Gottlieb said in a series of tweets.

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  3. Walking robot maker prepares to unleash its dog-like machineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    A robotics company known for its widely shared videos of nimble, legged robots opening doors or walking through rough terrain is preparing to sell some after more than a quarter century of research. Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert said Friday that his company plans to begin selling the dog-like SpotMini robot next year, likely to businesses for use as a camera-equipped security guard.

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  4. Yiannopoulos' speech at LSU canceledRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Organizers say controversial right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos will not make an appearance at Louisiana State University after failing to acquire proper insurance for the event. The Advocate reports that student group College Republicans at LSU apologized on Twitter on Tuesday evening and said ticket sales will be refunded.

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  5. Stephen Reinhardt, liberal circuit court judge, dies at 87Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a liberal stalwart on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for nearly four decades, died Thursday in Southern California. He was 87. Reinhardt died of a heart attack during a visit to a dermatologist in Los Angeles, court spokesman David Madden said.

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  6. General Mills, Annie's Mac & Cheese tap South Dakota farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    General Mills announced a deal Tuesday to create South Dakota's largest organic crop farm as the food giant works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide. Gunsmoke Farms will convert 34,000 acres - more than 53 square miles - near Pierre to organic by 2020, giving it enough space for all the organic wheat needed to make General Mills' popular Annie's Macaroni & Cheese line.

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  7. States mull 'sanctuary' status for marijuana businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed pot businesses, hoping to protect the fledgling industry from a shift in federal enforcement policy. Just hours after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Jan. 4 that federal prosecutors would be free to crack down on marijuana operations as they see fit, Jesse Arreguin, the mayor in Berkeley, California, summoned city councilman Ben Bartlett to his office with a novel idea.

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  8. Talk by conservative speaker planned at UConnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2018 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    A conservative speaker whose appearance at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall sparked protests is scheduled to speak this week at the University of Connecticut. Ben Shapiro, the editor-in-chief of conservative news and commentary site The Daily Wire, is scheduled to appear Wednesday evening at an event hosted by UConn's College Republicans.

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  9. Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench into the #MeToo movement, with some feminist writers dismissing the incident as a bad date that should have remained private.

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  10. Interior official blasts resignation of parks advisory boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    A U.S. Interior Department official reacted harshly Wednesday to the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks, suggesting the move was politically motivated and their work was flawed. Todd Willens, associate deputy secretary of the department, brought up investigations that uncovered sexual harassment at national parks such as the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone and an internal investigative report of a guidebook written by former National Park Service leader Jonathan Jarvis.

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  11. Lawyers: 4 sue city, UC Berkeley over injuries at riotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Four San Francisco Bay Area residents who say they were injured by protesters during a riot ahead of a speech by a right-wing provocateur at the University of California, Berkeley filed a lawsuit against the university and the city, their attorneys said Tuesday. The plaintiffs say in the suit filed Thursday in federal court in Oakland that officials failed to protect them from being pepper-sprayed and beaten when they were trying to attend a Feb. 1 speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative commentator.

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  12. Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocks San Francisco Bay AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2018 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake's epicenter was 2 miles from Berkeley, California.

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  13. US report contradicts Trump team: Warming mostly man-madeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favorite talking point of top Trump administration officials, who downplay human's role in climate change. The report released Friday is one of two scientific assessments required every four years.

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  14. Protesters, fight precede Yiannopoulos on California campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Several dozen protesters have gathered Tuesday night and at least one fight has broken out at a Southern California college before a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, whose speeches at other campuses have led to violence. The protesters at the University of California, Fullerton stood outside barricades chanting "Black lives matter," and "Cops and the Klan go hand in hand."

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  15. Yiannopoulos on California campus, police gird for violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos is scheduled to speak at a Southern California college campus on Halloween night and other student groups are planning a "unity" party demonstration to offset what they say is his hateful rhetoric. About 800 people are expected to attend the speech at California State University, Fullerton, but it's unclear how many might show up in opposition.

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  16. Jane Juska, who wrote about late-in-life sex, dies at 84Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Jane Juska, whose chronicle of searching for sex as a woman in her 60s became a best-selling memoir and later a stage show, has died in California. She was 84. Juska died Oct. 24 at a Chico care facility after a long illness, her son, Andy Juska, told the San Francisco Chronicle for a story Saturday.

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  17. Right-wing firebrand plans to hold rally at UC BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos announced he is planning to hold a rally Sunday at the University of California, Berkeley after a student group that planned a week of events with him pulled out, leading the school to announce the event was cancelled. The announcement on Saturday only added to a confusing back-and-forth about the "Free Speech Week" event featuring right-wing firebrands.

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