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8:58am

Tue February 28, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A recent UC Berkeley study concludes that rich people are more likely to cheat at dice games, lie, and drive poorly. The authors say their results reflect a value system rooted in greed and competition…

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8:51am

Tue February 14, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, February 14

Stanford Ph.D. graduate Rahinah Ibrahim continues her fight to get her name off the no-fly list. In the past year, the no-fly list has doubled and now contains over 20,000 names. To avoid mistaken identities, there is another list of 30,000 who are commonly confused with people on the no-fly list. Still, mistakes do happen and the protocol for redress has not been established…

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12:48pm

Fri February 10, 2012
Cops & Courts

Occupy Oakland asks for more oversight of police actions

Photo from event page Occupyoakland.org

Last night, members of Occupy Oakland gathered at the Grand Lake Theater to discuss the Oakland Police Department’s crowd control policies and their use of force in response to Occupy demonstrations. The meeting was held in place of a similar event that was to be hosted by the Citizen’s Police Review Board, an independent volunteer body comprised of residents of the City of Oakland. Originally scheduled to be held at City Hall, the CPRB event was postponed somewhat last minute.

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10:27am

Tue January 31, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Occupy Oakland is heating up again after a controversial flag burning at last Saturday's demonstration. While some protestors encouraged the burning, others within the Occupy camp tried to stomp out the flames. Over the course of the day, Oakland police arrested 409 protesters, 354 of whom were actually taken to jail.

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4:30pm

Mon January 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: Bhi Bhiman

Matthew Washburn

San Francisco’s Bhi Bhiman set out from his home in St. Louis in pursuit of the mecca of classic rock and roll – a city where Jefferson Airplane still haunts the streets. But once he arrived on the west coast, Bhiman found only a few remnants of this once golden age of American music.

Not to be discouraged, the first-generation Sri Lankan singer/songwriter steeped himself in the rich American musical traditions of blues and folk.

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