5:01pm

Tue February 19, 2013
Politics

Beyond the dream: telling Dr. King's story through his written works

The year is 1985. Ronald Reagan has been sworn in for his second term in office, “We Are the World” tops the charts, and here in the Bay Area, Stanford history professor Clayborne Carson receives a call from Coretta Scott King that will change his life forever. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s widow asks Carson to tell her late husband’s story through his papers. Carson is momentarily conflicted about accepting King’s request, even recommending more qualified individuals, but agrees to take on the hundreds of thousands of documents in her possession.

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4:46pm

Tue February 19, 2013
Community Partnership

CAAMFEST 2013 - Asian and Asian American Films

The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival is now CAAMFest, an 11‐day celebration of film, music, and food. Kicking off with the Bay Area premiere of “Linsanity,” which documents the rise of basketball sensation Jeremy Lin, CAAMFest films and events will take place throughout San Francisco and Berkeley from March 14th through 24th. Find the program, watch trailers, and buy tickets at caamedia.org.

 

3:18pm

Tue February 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

How The Sequester Could Affect Health Care

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 3:56 pm

On Tuesday, President Obama urged congressional action to prevent automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin on March 1.
Jim Lo Scalzo EPA/Landov

It's looking increasingly likely that $85 billion of automatic federal budget cuts known as a sequester will come to pass if Congress doesn't act by March 1.

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2:59pm

Tue February 19, 2013
Out In The Bay 02-21-13

The Immigration Frontlines for LGBT Couples

The Immigration Front. Every day bi-national LGBT couples are denied the same rights as heterosexual couples. Fighting for their lives instead of being free to live them, these couples are subject to the homophobia of antiquated

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2:57pm

Tue February 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Booker-Winning Author's Remarks About Kate Middleton Play Out In U.K. Media

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 12:05 pm

The Duchess of Cambridge receives a bouquet of flowers, as she leaves after a visit to Hope House in London on Tuesday. The former Kate Middleton appeared unaffected by the controversy surrounding remarks made by author Hilary Mantel.
Matt Dunham AP

Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel is facing criticism over remarks about the former Kate Middleton in a recent speech.

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2:47pm

Tue February 19, 2013
The Two-Way

After Snafu, Mississippi Ratifies Amendment Abolishing Slavery

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 4:24 pm

The actor Daniel Day-Lewis in the film Lincoln.
DreamWorks/Twentieth Century Fox

The movie Lincoln inspired a Mississippi citizen to push the state to correct a clerical error that kept the state from officially ratifying the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.

NPR's Debbie Elliott sent this report to our Newscast unit:

"In 1865, Mississippi was among the states that rejected the 13th amendment. But in 1995 lawmakers voted to change that. Problem was the state never sent official word to the U.S. archivist, so the ratification was never recorded.

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2:39pm

Tue February 19, 2013
It's All Politics

Supreme Court Takes Case That Could Puncture A Key Campaign Cash Limit

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 3:48 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to campaign-finance laws that could open the door to further money in politics beyond what Citizens United achieved.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Barely three years after the Supreme Court's landmark Citizens United ruling, which liberated corporations to spend freely in elections, the justices say they'll take up another campaign finance case — this time aiming at one of the limits on the "hard money" that goes directly to candidates and party committees.

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2:24pm

Tue February 19, 2013
Economy

End Of Winter Drives Nation's Gas Prices Uphill

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 3:42 pm

Reports indicate that gas pump prices are at their highest level on record for this period of the year, but consumers might see a break in the near future — if all goes well.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

If you've been behind the wheel recently, you already know gasoline prices are up.

The national average price for regular gas rose to nearly $3.75 a gallon Tuesday, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

"Retail prices have gone up for each of the last 33 or so days — dating back to about Jan. 17," says Denton Cinquegrana, executive editor at the Oil Price Information Service.

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2:17pm

Tue February 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

Why The Hospital Wants The Pharmacist To Be Your Coach

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 6:41 am

Walgreens is one of several pharmacies that have partnered with hospitals to help manage patients after they've returned home.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

About 1 in 5 Medicare patients who leave the hospital come back within 30 days. Those return trips cost U.S. taxpayers a lot of money — more than $17 billion a year.

In October, the federal government started cracking down on hospitals, penalizing them if too many of their patients bounce back.

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2:08pm

Tue February 19, 2013
It's All Politics

Whose Sequester Is It Anyway?

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 3:02 pm

President Obama, accompanied by emergency responders — workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts — speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office building in Washington on Tuesday.
Charles Dharapak AP

By now, it's widely accepted that indiscriminate spending cuts in defense and domestic programs due to start March 1 are likely to occur owing to the failure of President Obama and the Republican-led House to reach an agreement to avoid the budgetary cleaver.

So now, the contest boils down to each side scampering for the higher ground of moral indignation.

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