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Apple released a redesigned emoji keyboard with skin modifiers in updates to its OS X operating system. (Apple)

Apple Adds 5 Skin Shades For More Racially Diverse Emoji Characters

Lovers of emoji, the cute graphics that punctuate online messages, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones following criticism about the lack of diversity.

02/24/2015

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Bizarre World Records Planned For This Year’s Bay To Breakers Race And Costume Party

San Francisco’s annual citywide Bay to Breakers footrace and costume party will also be an opportunity for this year’s participants to break as many wacky world records as possible.

02/19/2015

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Facebook Accidentally Blocks Native Americans For Using ‘Fake’ Names

Native Americans say Facebook is locking them out of their accounts because the social media giant thinks their names are fake, according to Colorlines.

02/10/2015

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (Getty Images)

Racial Divide In California’s State Parks Could Squander Future Funding

One of the best parts of living in the Golden State is the ability to enjoy over 1.6 million acres of mountains, beaches and valleys protected by state parks. But a new report finds park visitors do not reflect the state’s changing and diverse demographics, making the future of park funding uncertain.

02/05/2015

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Romney Tells Supporters He Won’t Run For President In 2016

Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering a third campaign for the White House, the former Massachusetts governor told members of his staff during a Friday conference call that he is out of race.

01/30/2015

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San Francisco Runner Completes 7 Marathons On 7 Continents In 7 Days

Thirty-one-year old Tim Durbin is the only American to complete the World Marathon Challenge that started last Saturday and ended in Sydney, Australia Friday morning.

01/23/2015

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer speaks during a news conference about funding for the Federal Aviation Administration at the U.S. Capitol August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Billionaire Tom Steyer Not Running In Race To Succeed Senator Boxer

Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer says he will not enter the race to succeed California Sen. Barbara Boxer.

01/22/2015

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San Francisco’s Public Defender Explains Racial Disparities In The City’s Criminal Justice System

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi explains racial disparities in the city’s criminal justice system and what is being done on a local level to address the issue.

01/19/2015

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

1st Black President Of Motion Picture Academy Responds To Criticism Of Oscar Nominees

The first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spoke out Friday night in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press about the Oscar nominations and the widespread criticism that followed.

01/17/2015

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Man Violently Attacked With Gardening Shears In Possible Hate Crime At SF’s United Nations Plaza

A brutal assault at San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza on Thursday night that may have left a 51-year-old man with traumatic brain injury in being investigated by police as a hate crime.

01/02/2015

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