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Trump is sworn in as president, a divisive, singular figure promising to lift up ‘the forgotten’

By Noah Bierman Tribune Washington Bureau /(TNS) WASHINGTON  –  Donald John Trump swore the oath of office Friday as the 45th president of the United States, one of the most polarizing figures to assume the office shouldering a promise to ...

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Fliers advertising ‘UCLA White Students Group’ removed from campus

By Joseph Serna Los Angeles Times/(TNS) LOS ANGELES — A handful of fliers posted at the University of California, Los Angeles promoting a “white students group” that school officials say does not exist on campus have been removed, officials said ...

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CSU, UC systems to weigh first tuition hikes in 6 years

By Teresa Watanabe and Rosanna Xia Los Angeles Times/(TNS) LOS ANGELES — Squeezed to do far more with much less, the University of California and California State University are considering raising tuition for the first time in six years as ...

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Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as attorney general, dies at 78 after years-long struggle with Parkinson’s disease

By: Timothy M. Phelps Tribune Washington Bureau/(TNS) WASHINGTON — Janet Reno, whose unusually long tenure as the United States’ first female attorney general began with a disastrous assault on cultists in Texas and ended after the dramatic raid that returned ...

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Meanwhile, in the Trump limousine

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Clinton in the clear after FBI review of newfound emails

By: David Lauter & Del Quentin Wilber Tribune Washington Bureau/(TNS) WASHINGTON — The FBI’s new scrutiny of emails related to Hillary Clinton has turned up nothing that would cause the bureau to recommend charges against her, Director James B. Comey said. ...

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Saudi student at University of Wisconsin-Stout dies after assault

By Jesse Garza & Karen Herzog Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/(TNS) MENOMONIE, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia died Monday, one day after being assaulted on a street in downtown, Menomonie police and school officials said. Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, ...

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UC Berkeley fraternities suspend social events after sexual assault reports

By Katy Murphy The Mercury News/(TNS) SAN JOSE, Calif. — Leaders of the University of California, Berkeley’s Greek system have taken the unusual step of suspending social activities in the wake of reports that two students were sexually assaulted at ...

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Obama wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s

By Jim Puzzanghera Los Angeles Times/TNS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s. Obama first said in 2010 he wanted to send astronauts “to orbit Mars ...

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Giants celebrate World Series win with parade

Were you a bit behind on sporting news, you might have thought those were witches’ brooms bobbing along the sidewalks Wednesday, not symbols of the Giants’ World Series sweep. Or that San Franciscans have a thing for pandas and giraffes, ...

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UC president vows to review police procedures at campuses

Two University of California, Davis campus police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave over their controversial use of pepper spray on student protesters, university officials announced Sunday as the UC system president said he was "appalled" by the incident and promised a review of police procedures at all 10 UC campuses.

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TCU reconsiders housing plans for gay students

Texas Christian University may cancel plans to designate some on-campus apartments for gay students and their supporters.

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College Board shows support for Dream Act

A prominent group of more than 5,000 colleges and universities is supporting legislation that would offer some undocumented youths a path to citizenship through college or the military.

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NFL Draft should stay on Saturday, right?

I forget now, is it excess or imitation that’s the sincerest form of flattery?

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Bay Area goes wideouts

Michael Crabtree – diva, devil or dream receiver – is everything the 49ers needed and could not have ever expected to receive.

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Jets trade up for Sanchez

The Jets pulled off the blockbuster move of the 2009 NFL draft, and they did it with the help of an old friend.

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Where will Sanchez end up?

Mark Sanchez’s week began with at least 10 radio interviews, four television appearances and attending class at USC.

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Students travel to South Africa

Brittany Lovato has literally run out of lap space. The 17-year-old, who lives near Watsonville, Calif., sits in the middle of a play yard in Johannesburg, South Africa, giving the most important gift she can give — her time and affection.

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