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  1. First Vietnamese-American college president relies on refugee past to connect with studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | San Jose Mercury News

    On the same day that Donald Trump took the oath of office some 3,000 miles away to become president of the United States, Thuy Thi Nguyen gathered her students at Foothill College and promised to support them no matter who they were or where they were from. Then, as the man who had promised to build a wall along the southern border became commander-in-chief, she invited undocumented students to paint a mural, a process she hoped would be cathartic.

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  2. New Orleans removes last Confederate statue, Robert E. LeeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    They were among the city's oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts. But after decades standing sentinel over this Southern city, the Confederate monuments are gone, amid a controversy that at times hearkened back to the divisiveness of the Civil War they commemorated.

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  3. New Orleans Confederate statue dismantled by workers in bulletproof vestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, making the city the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy. The Liberty Place monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans, was taken away on a truck in pieces around 5:35 a.m. after a few hours of work.

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  4. Who is the real Joe Mixon? Which NFL team is willing to find out?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    In this Dec. 23, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma football player Joe Mixon speaks out for the first time since the release of a 2014 video showing him punching a woman in the face, at a press conference in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook believes Joe Mixon should be at this week's NFL's scouting combine.

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  5. Jesuit Cup Rugby 7's returns to Bay AreaRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Boston College headlines the colleges participating in the event, which takes place April 22 and 23 at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Golden Eagles defeated Notre Dame in the championship game of last year's inaugural tournament.

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  6. Steve Perry, Journey to reunite tonight at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Steve Perry works the crowd during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade through downtown San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Steve Perry will be onstage tonight with his former bandmates from Journey as the group is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame .

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  7. Richard Simmonsa brother is latest to say the fitness guru isna t being held hostageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    The latest testimonial asserting that Richard Simmons isn't in some dire predicament comes from his older brother, Lenny Simmons, who says the fitness guru has retreated from the limelight because he needed to take "time for himself." Lenny, who in lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, gave an interview to ET Tuesday amid growing rumors, fueled by the popular but controversial new podcast "Missing Richard Simmons," that the "Sweatin' to the Oldies" instructor has gone MIA, or is being held hostage in his Beverly Hills mansion by his housekeeper.

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  8. Watch: DeMarcus Cousins' emotional farewell party with Kings fansRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans talks to DeMarcus Cousins during the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. DeMarcus Cousins apparently had a much harder time letting go of Sacramento than the Kings had of sending him packing.

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  9. Country Megaticket: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum among highlightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Jason Aldean performs during the 8th annual Susan G. Komen Concert for the Cure at New Orleans Arena on October 25, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Eldredge are among the other acts set to perform in the six-concert lineup.

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  10. Rock Hall of Fame 2017: Who will get in? We rank the favoritesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    JULY 02: Janet Jackson performs during the 2010 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome on July 2, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey and Janet Jackson are knocking at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame door.

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  11. Good times roll to help Ragazzi Boys ChorusRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    The Big Easy came to Atherton on Saturday evening, when a group of local party-goers laissez les bon temps roulez at the Bayou Bash, which raised funds for the Ragazzi Boys Chorus. The party helped parents relive the chorus' recent tour to New Orleans, as well as note the upcoming release of Ragazzi's new album, recorded over the summer at Skywalker Sound, George Lucas' studio in Marin County.

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