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Oakland Mayoral Candidates Bicker Over Police Staffing Level

A dozen candidates who want to be mayor of Oakland faced off Thursday night in a campaign debate at City Hall in which public safety was hot-button issue.

23 hours ago

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Group Launches ‘God Loves Gays’ Billboard Campaign In Kansas To Taunt Westboro Baptist Church

The mysterious comedian behind the “God” Facebook Page is using his divine power to create a billboard campaign that advocates for LGBT rights in and around Topeka, Kansas — the hometown of the Westboro Baptist Church.

08/19/2014

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Facebook Tests Out New ‘Satire’ Tag in News Feed

Facebook has begun testing the addition of the word “[SATIRE]” in their related articles list under news postings, presumably for those who can’t tell the difference.

08/18/2014

Facebook Headquarters

Facebook Defends Decision To Donate $10K To Anti-Gay Utah Politician’s Campaign

Facebook donated $10,000 to the re-election campaign of a Utah politician who’s fighting to keep gay marriage out of his state.

08/15/2014

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How To Easily Book Last-Minute Travel

Even when consumers decide to book a trip at the last minute, they can still find some great bargains.

08/13/2014

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Westboro Hate Group Targets Robin Williams’ Memorial, Silicon Valley Tech Companies

The organization known for holding hate-filled anti-LGBT protests outside of events all over the country, including the funerals of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, spent Tuesday traveling to some of the Bay Area’s biggest tech headquarters to share their message of damnation, all while incessantly and ironically using one of their targets — Twitter — to condemn the life of Robin Williams, and threaten to protest at the late comedian’s memorial.

08/12/2014

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#Fatkini Photo Trend Aims To Empower Plus-Size Women

You may have seen the selfies on Facebook or Instagram: women wearing swimsuits with the hashtag #fatkini. The social media movement isn’t more online shaming, but instead a push for empowerment.

08/12/2014

Stephen Vogt

Jump On Tomorrow: A’s San Jose Lawsuit, Westboro Church Protests Tech

On Tuesday, lawyers representing the City of San Jose will take their antitrust case against Major League Baseball to a federal appeals court.

08/11/2014

Image from a compilation video of 'fire challenges' shows a teenage girl after flammable fluid on her body was ignited. The fire was was quickly put out.  (Abdul/World Star Hip Hop)

Dangerous ‘Fire Challenge’ Game Trends Among Teens On Social Media; South Bay Fire Officials Issue Warning

Santa Clara County health officials Friday warned of the dangers of a national trend called “The Fire Challenge” where teens voluntarily light themselves on fire and post videos of it on Facebook and other social media.

08/08/2014

(L-R) Musicians Steve Lukather & Peter Frampton (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Peter Frampton Throws Audience Member’s Cell Phone Into The Rafters

The 70’s rocker didn’t love the way a fan persisted to ignore his request to stop filming…

08/07/2014

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