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James Harris, the black scientist who helped discover two elements

The year 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table. The Periodic Table is a tabular arrangement of all elements. Mendeleev developed it to recognize patterns of the known elements. He also predicted that later scientists would fill in new elements in the gaps of his table. Today’s periodic table now provides a useful framework for analyzing chemical reactions and continues to be widely used in chemistry, nuclear physics, and other scien...
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Courts weigh Trump’s plan to tap Pentagon for border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving fast to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On Friday, a federal judge in Oakland, California, will consider arguments in two cases […]
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Higher Education in America

 Higher Education in America U.S.A. –-( Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University Richard Vedder's new book, “Restoring the Promise,” published by the Independent Institute based in Oakland, California, is about the crisis in higher education. He summarizes the three major problems faced by America's colleges and universities. First, our universities “are vastly too expensive, often costing twice as much per student compared with institutions in other indu...
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Not-free Free File complaint heads to court as class action

The Internal Revenue Service has formed a working group to look into allegations that some of its Free File members really didn't (don't?) want taxpayers to file for free. State and city officials have launched official investigations into or taken legal steps in connection with allegations that some tax software companies redirected online searches away from their free options on at the IRS website. Now what is being hailed as the first nationwide class-action lawsuit in the matter has been fi...
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Impossible Foods raises $300 million as the meat-substitute company struggles to meet skyrocketing demand

Impossible Foods announced a $300 million Series E funding round on Monday.  The funding will primarily be used to increase Impossible Foods' ability to keep up with demand, as the company has recently struggled with shortages.  Despite rival Beyond Meat's explosive IPO, Impossible Foods CFO David Lee tells Business Insider that the company is not planning to go public at this point, allowing it to avoid being "distracted by how exciting the IPO market may or may not be."  Visit Business Ins...
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iPhone owners can sue Apple over its apps, US Supreme Court decides

Apple can be sued by customers who claim it has too much control over the App Store, the supreme court has decided.The decision will allow the lawsuit from consumers who argue that the company has given itself a monopoly over apps on the iPhone. That lets it force them to pay too much for the apps, they argued.Apple had tried to stop the case, arguing that it could prove a problem for online sales.Apple shares were down about 5% after the justices, in a 5-4 ruling, upheld a lower court's dec...
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The EPA is meant to protect us. The Monsanto trials suggest it isn't doing that

Three public trials involving Monsanto have raised troubling questions about lax oversight of all pesticides by the Environmental Protection Agency ‘Monsanto never conducted epidemiology studies for Roundup and its other formulations.’ Photograph: Benoît Tessier/Reuters Ever since Monsanto introduced its line of Roundup weedkillers to the world in 1974, the products have been touted by the company and regulators as extremely safe. The EPA reiterated that stance last week. But the emergence of...
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Officer instigated then lied about actions that led to shooting death of Oscar Grant, report says

An officer involved in the 2009 fatal shooting of Oscar Grant at the Fruitvale train station in Oakland, California, was responsible for instigating the events and escalating tensions in the encounter that preceded Grant's death, according to a newly released report.
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Potential Retrial In Sight For Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown)

It was the night of March 16th, 2000. That day had been Eid, the holiest day of the year for West End’s Muslim community. Prayers were held by Imam Jamil Al-Amin, the soft-spoken, bookish Imam, who was famously known in the civil rights movement as H. Rap Brown prior to his conversion to Islam. That night, police officers pulled up to the Imam’s convenience store with a warrant for his arrest. The police saw a man and asked him to put his hands up: 5’8”, gray eyes, and 170 pounds, as eyewit...
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Lou Williams, Clippers stave off elimination, push Warriors to a Game 6

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, right, drives the ball against Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari, left, and Landry Shamet (20) in the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers drives on Alfonzo McKinnie #28 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORA...
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Charles Gross, husband to Joyce Carol Oates, dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Gross, a longtime Princeton professor of neuroscience and husband to author Joyce Carol Oates, has died. He was 83. Oates said in an email Gross died from cancer Saturday in Oakland, California. She shared an image of him hiking in a lush green forest on Twitter and remembered him as […]
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Family Of Nia Wilson, Teen Killed At Train Station, Sues Agency Over Risk

The 18-year-old was stabbed to death at a BART station in Oakland, California, last summer.
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Chicago is demanding that children on bail wear private-sector ankle-cuffs with mics that can record them without their consent

Children who end up caught in Chicago's policing and justice system are being outfitted with ReliAlert XC3 GPS ankle-cuffs supplied by the Track Group, who use them to log children's movements and to bark orders at them, as well as listening in on them. The children have to wear them 24/7 while on bail awaiting trial. The company claims that the recording function in the tracking anklets generates a notification every time it is used, but its own technicians have testified under oath that t...
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Warriors say goodbye to Oracle Arena with Oakland banner and 'We Believe' uniforms

The Golden State Warriors will say goodbye to Oracle Arena and the city of Oakland after this season, with a plan to open the new Chase Center in San Francisco next year. That move is a very mixed bag for many fans, and an outright negative for the ones in Oakland, but the Warriors had plenty in store to honor their soon-to-be-old arena during their final home game of the regular season. Warriors reveal Oakland banner The team's biggest gesture toward its time in Oakland was a banner readin...
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Teachers Strike for Meaning, Not Just Money

I am not a teacher. That became tremendously obvious the other day as I tried to help a couple of second-graders solve math problems at a “solidarity school,” which gives kids a place to go and learn during the teachers strike that is unfolding in Oakland, California. TJ and Alejandro had been leaping out of their seats, crawling under tables, talking out of turn, all the usual kid stuff. When it came time to do some math worksheets, they weren’t having it. I felt pretty useless. In point of...
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Angels rally late to beat A’s and lock up first victory of season

  Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella, left, watches his throw to first to try to complete a double play after forcing out Oakland’s Marcus Semien during the fifth inning of Friday’s game in Oakland. Nick Hundley was out at first base. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Matt Harvey #33 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on March 29, 2019...
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Best Chinatowns in the North America

There’s a certain generic image that’s associated with the word Chinatown. The neighborhoods can be found around the world and have, in many ways, made the switch from immigrant communities to full-blown tourist attractions. Chinatowns in places like San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and LA are prime examples. But Chinatowns aren’t limited to what you see in the movies. True Chinatowns also exist, oftentimes in unexpected places like tiny farm towns and French-speaking cities north of the bor...
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Photos: Angels fall to Oakland A’s on Opening Day

OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 28: Trevor Cahill #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim stands at the back of the mound and reacts after giving up a solo home run to Marcus Semien #10 of the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the fourth inning of Opening Day of Major League Baseball at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on March 28, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Jonathan Lucroy of the Angels tags out Matt Chapman of the Oakland Athletics at home plate in ...
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Angels blanked in Opening Day loss to A’s

Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman, left, is tagged out by Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy in the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Chapman was attempting to score on a single by Athletics’ Khris Davis. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Los Angeles Angels pitcher Trevor Cahill works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Sound The gallery will resum...
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Travel News: March 27, 2019

Wow Air still in need of rescue after Indigo walks away Travel Weekly Wow Air, struggling to avoid bankruptcy, is now in “advance discussions” about a financial restructuring arrangement with bondholders and other creditors. The aim of the talks is to reach a deal in which creditors would agree to covert the funds owed to them into equity in the airline. Two potential investors walked away from Wow last week. On Thursday, Wow said private equity firm Indigo Partners ended talks that had been on...
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Curry regresa, anota 26 puntos y Warriors vencen a Pistons

OAKLAND, California, EE.UU. (AP) — Stephen Curry regresó tras una noche libre y todo volvió a ir bien para los Warriors.
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Doncic y Dirk brillan y Mavericks fulminan a Warriors

OAKLAND, California, EE.UU. (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki firmó una nueva actuación memorable en su última visita al Oracle Arena, con 21 tantos _ su mejor marca de la temporada_, Luka Doncic terminó con un triple-doble y los Mavericks de Dallas aprovecharon la ausencia de Stephen Curry para aplastar el sábado 126-91 a los Warriors de Golden State.
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ACLU sues FBI for records related to black extremists report

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and others are suing the FBI for records to find out more about a divisive 2017 report on the rise of black extremists following the shooting deaths of African-Americans. The ACLU and the Oakland, California-based Center for Media Justice filed the lawsuit against the FBI and […]
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Go on Southwest's first flight to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines held a celebration for their inaugural Hawaiian flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu. The airline will add daily flights between Oakland and Maui and will soon begin inter-island flights.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Take a ride on Southwest Airline's first flight to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines held a celebration for their inaugural Hawaiian flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu. The airline will add daily flights between Oakland and Maui and will soon begin inter-island flights.
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Travel News: March 18, 2019

Exodus Travels Launches Luxury Adventure Collection Travel Pulse Leading small-group tour operator Exodus Travels has launched a new Luxury Adventure Collection that will take travelers to the farthest reaches of the planet in high style. Whether it’s soaking in a hot tub on a Galapagos Island Voyage or sipping on a glass of bubbly after a Big Five safari in East Africa, each trip in the collection combines the intrepid nature of adventure abroad with the extravagance of a five-star getaway.   ...
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Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii flights

Southwest Airlines launched service to Hawaii with its inaugural flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu on March 17.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Son of California councilwoman killed near USC campus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A student who is the son of an Oakland, California, city councilwoman was shot and killed in what might have been a robbery attempt near the University of Southern California campus, officials said. Victor McElhaney, who was studying at USC’s Thornton School of Music, was killed shortly after midnight Sunday about […]
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Advance buys edtech company Turnitin

Advance has acquired Turnitin, a provider of educational software. The sellers included Insight Venture Partners and GIC. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advance today announced the acquisition of Turnitin, a leading provider of education technology for academic integrity and writing solutions, from an investment entity affiliated with Insight Venture Partners, GIC and their co-investors. Turnitin’s proprietary software promotes student authenticity, ins...
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Travel News: March 5, 2019

Caribbean Journal Aviation titans Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM have launched their first-ever codeshare agreement. The new agreement means new trans-Atlantic travel options from Europe to the Americas, including the Caribbean region. It means travelers can “build their ideal trip” by combining flights operated by Air France, KLM, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines, all on one booking reference.   Anantara to open luxury resort on Mauritius Travel Weekly Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas...
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