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  1. After Charlottesville, #ThisIsNotUS Hashtag Shows An America Fed-Up And FrustratedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 13 | Switched

    Anti-racist protesters marched on the streets of Oakland, California, on Aug. 12, 2017 in response to a series of violent clashes that erupted at a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. , some carrying torches and Nazi flags, descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, clashing violently with anti-racist protesters, the hashtag #ThisIsNotUS began trending on Twitter.

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  2. Conformity In Congress Greases The Skids Toward World War IIIRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 29 | Switched

    Prospects for World War III got a boost this week on Capitol Hill, where conformity reached new lockstep depths. A bill that was most conspicuous for ratcheting up sanctions on Russia sailed through the House of Representatives by a 419-3 margin.

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  3. How Does Your Bank Lie To You? Let Me Count The Ways.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | Switched

    If you don't trust your bank, you're in good company. With financial regulations unraveling, and in the wake of several shocking banking scandals, it's remarkable we haven't all switched to a digital crypto-currency like Bitcoin and ditched our financial institutions.

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  4. Moving Forward For Children In California And NationallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | Switched

    Alameda County in California straddles the San Francisco Bay area and stretches from Silicon Valley north to Oakland and Berkeley. A major branch of the San Andreas Fault lies beneath the most densely populated part of the county.

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  5. Research Shows Higher Minimum Wages Have Not Cost Chicago Or Illinois JobsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | Switched

    As legislators in Springfield debate a proposal to gradually raise Illinois' minimum wage up to $15 an hour by 2022, opposing voices have argued that lifting the state's wage floor would cost jobs. But a new analysis of major minimum wage increases in communities across America - including the state's largest city of Chicago - provides further evidence that raising wages is a net benefit for working people.

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  6. Vanessa Daniel Talks Groundswell's New Liberation FundRead the original story

    May 15, 2017 | Switched

    This week I talked with Vanessa Daniel, Founder and Executive Director of Groundswell Fund the largest funder of the U.S. reproductive justice movement about the launching of their new Liberation Fund to support the leadership of women of color and transgender people of color. Groundswell believes that these two groups bear the greatest vulnerability with the Trump administration's agenda immersed in white supremacy and misogyny in the U.S. and their leadership role is vital in the larger resistance movement.

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  7. Powerful Viral Photos Show The Unstoppable #BlackMenOfYaleUniversityRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2017 | Switched

    Akintunde Ahmad has established some great friendships on campus as a student at Yale University, and he wanted to bring together some of his closest peers to capture the beauty of their bond. So he hired professional photographer Vivian Dang to take images of him and eight of his black male friends.

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  8. Up To 60 Robbers Storm BART Train In Flash Mob Hold-UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | Switched

    Investigators are combing through surveillance footage of a mob robbery on a BART train in Oakland, California, which involved up to 60 suspects. Dozens of teenagers jumped fare gates and stormed the commuter train on Saturday night, strong-arming six victims - plus one on the platform - out of a purse, five cell phones and a duffel bag in just 30 seconds, authorities told The Los Angeles Times Monday.

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  9. Colson Whitehead's 'The Underground Railroad' Wins Pulitzer PrizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | Switched

    Colson Whitehead's National Book Award-winning speculative history novel The Underground Railroad garnered another top honor on Monday, with the announcement that the book had been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for 2017. The novel reimagines the Underground Railroad as a real, tangible subway system carrying Southern slaves north.

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  10. Wilding Dirt Bikers Plague San Francisco AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | Switched

    The San Francisco Bay Area is grappling with a mounting problem of show-off, threatening dirt bikers and All Terrain Vehicles on local highways. In the latest incident, some 30 people on dirt bikes, ATVs and motorcycles popped wheelies, weaved through lanes and veered dangerously close to drivers on the Bay Bridge from San Francisco to Oakland Sunday, police said.

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  11. Cavs' Kyrie Irving: The Earth Is Flat, And 'They' Are Lying To UsRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2017 | Switched

    To be sure, planet Earth is round . But during a Friday podcast hosted by his teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson , Irving declared that the Earth is flat.

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  12. Stephen Curry Thinks Trump Is An Asset, Minus The '-et'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Switched

    He's the golden boy of the Golden State Warriors , but that doesn't mean he has to be a fan of President Donald Trump . Stephen Curry used some choice words when asked by the The Mercury News Wednesday about pro-Trump comments made by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank the day before.

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  13. Draymond Green Follows Flagrant Foul On LeBron James With Flagrant MockRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Switched

    The Warriors' Draymond Green appeared to lower his shoulder into LeBron James in an NBA game Monday, then took a shot at the Cavalier star's falling reaction. Apparently believing that James acted a bit after the contact, Green made a flopping gesture to the Oracle Arena crowd in Oakland, California.

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  14. The Staples Center Will Soon Bust Out A Huge Statue Of Shaquille O'NealRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | Switched

    The 1,200 pound, nine-foot bronze statue of the NBA Hall of Fame member and former Los Angeles Laker will be suspended 10 feet above the ground the stadium's Star Plaza, according to NBA.com. O'Neal will join other sports legends such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Chick Hearn, Oscar De La Hoya, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, and Jerry West, who also have statues at the stadium.

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  15. Nearly All Bodies Identified In Oakland Warehouse FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 | Switched

    Danielle Boudreaux, 40, who went to the "Ghost Ship" warehouse many times, cries Monday at a sidewalk memorial near the burned warehouse following the fatal fire in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California. Responders to last weekend's Oakland, California, warehouse fire have identified nearly all bodies recovered and do not anticipate a significant spike in the death toll, officials said Monday afternoon.

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  16. What You Can Do To Help After The Oakland Warehouse FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 | Switched

    A woman cries as she brings flowers near the scene of a warehouse where a fire broke out during an electronic dance party late Friday evening, resulting in at least nine deaths and many unaccounted for in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California, U.S. December 3, 2016. Bay-area residents are jumping into action to raise money and provide support for those affected by a fire that ravaged an Oakland, California, warehouse -turned-artist community.

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  17. These Are The Victims Of The Deadly Oakland Warehouse FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2016 | Switched

    Victims of the deadly warehouse fire at the Ghost Ship artist collective in Oakland, California, are slowly being identified as officials sift through the wreckage of one of the deadliest fires in the city's history. Authorities are removing debris from the site "bucket by bucket" and are identifying victims by fingerprint after the warehouse roof collapsed during the fire, they said.

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  18. Oakland Warehouse Fire Death Toll Jumps To 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2016 | Switched

    A woman places flowers at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a fire in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California, Dec. 3, 2016. At least 24 people died in the fire that erupted Friday night during an Oakland, California, warehouse dance party, fire officials said Sunday morning.

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  19. There's Been An 'Outbreak' Of Nearly 900 Hate Incidents Since Trump's WinRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | Switched

    Black children being told by classmates to sit in the back of school buses. Muslims called "terrorist" and told to go back to "your country with ISIS."

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  20. This 594-Foot-High Basketball Shot 'For Mankind' Is Out Of This WorldRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2016 | Switched

    HR's Derek Herron sank a basketball from nearly 594 feet atop the Mauvoisin Dam in Valais, Switzerland. It broke the previous record of 533 feet, Guinness World Records confirmed.

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