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  • Childhood cancer survivor reunites with 'life-changing' nurse 30 years later

    'She showed me that children are children no matter what is wrong with them'

    www.independent.co.uk
  • Koko, the beloved gorilla who knew sign language, dies at age 46

    Koko, the beloved gorilla who shocked the world with her mastery of sign language and ability to communicate with humans, died in her sleep at the age of 46. The western lowland gorilla, born on July 4, 1971 at the San Francisco Zoo, spent the bulk of her extraordinary life at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside. Her full name, Hanabi-ko, is Japanese for "Fireworks Child." When Koko was just a year old, her doctor, Francine "Penny" Patterson, decided to teach her...

    SFGate
  • Twitter buys online safety firm Smyte

    The social media site says the purchase will help it improve the health of conversation on the platform.

    Mail Online
  • Working well with others, but not office-mates

    It's a daily treat, of course, to hunker down in my luxury nest at Fifth and Mission. But many working folks prefer to hunker away from formal offices. Cravers of companionship of non-colleagues use co-working spaces, which provide camaraderie and the sense that one's in a work environment and it's time to put one's shoulder to the wheel. Now comes Spacious.com, a national company that uses not only vacant retail spots, but also restaurants that are closed during the day to...

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  • Twitter troll gets shut down after accusing an actor of racism

    Jack Pattillo from Austin, Texas, tweeted a photo of himself and his friends enjoying some soft serve ice cream in Disneyland, prompting Tristin Lazarus to say the picture is 'so white' it is 'disgusting.'

    Mail Online
  • Bugs, broken seats and leaking ceilings. See what NJ Transit riders face on their commute.

    Similar to other agencies, NJ Transit is wringing the last miles from older trains and buses until they're replaced. Riders documented some interesting conditions they said they endure.

    www.nj.com
  • 15 Tweets That Sum Up The Nightmare Of A Bad Haircut

    We feel you, Shawn Mendes.

    HuffPost
  • Trump tweets about Columbia trip, says McMaster has his 'full endorsement'

    President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to talk about his upcoming trip to Columbia. Trump will be in town to campaign for Henry McMaster ahead of South Carolina's GOP runoff for governor on Tuesday, the president confirmed in a tweet.

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  • A look at 8 players Warriors could take with No. 28 pick of NBA draft

    Few facts illustrate the Warriors' current reign atop the NBA better than this: Whoever Golden State takes with the No. 28 pick in Thursday's draft will be the franchise's highest selection since it snagged Harrison Barnes seventh overall in 2012. With multiple promising young big men under contract, the Warriors are interested in taking a wing player capable of immediately sliding into the rotation. There will be plenty of options in a draft pool that, outside of the top 10 or...

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  • State Supreme Court agrees that SF ordinance restricting landlords went too far

    The state Supreme Court refused Wednesday to reinstate a San Francisco ordinance requiring landlords who evict their tenants to go out of the rental business to wait 10 years before rebuilding or renovating any of the formerly rented units. A state appeals court had ruled in March that the ordinance, enacted in December 2013, penalized property owners for exercising their rights under the state's Ellis Act. That 1986 law, backed by real estate interests, allows owners to evict...

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  • ‘Jurassic World’ has dinosaur thrills and a little extra bite

    In the end, it's all about the preparation and presentation of a fixed set of ingredients. If we're talking Italian cuisine, we're talking about variations involving garlic, tomatoes, pasta, olive oil and cheese. And if we're talking about "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," we're talking about people running from dinosaurs, dinosaurs attacking other dinosaurs and two or three stray moments of manufactured wonder, as the horns of splendor swell up on the soundtrack. We know all...

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  • Giants bullpen will feel effects of Strickland blowup

    For the second time in two years, Hunter Strickland's selfishness will have repercussions well beyond his locker in the Giants' clubhouse. The aftereffects of Strickland's door punch and broken hand will be less subtle than Michael Morse's career-ending concussion sustained in the Bryce Harper brawl last season, but potentially more important. A bullpen full of already overworked relievers will have to carry an even bigger load while manager Bruce Bochy and his...

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  • Twitter Suspends Accounts That Posted Trump Advisor Stephen Miller's Phone Number

    The total number of suspensions is unknown.

    Fortune
  • Dozens of people who re-tweeted an article with Trump adviser Stephen Miller's phone number had their accounts suspended

    Several Twitter accounts were suspended Wednesday for sharing a Splinter News article containing a private phone number belonging to White House aide Stephen Miller. Miller is supposedly the architect of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. Twitter has since re-instated the suspended accounts after the phone number was shut off. Twitter suspended the accounts of multiple users who shared a Splinter News article containing a personal phone number supposedly belonging...

    Business Insider
  • Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he’s ready

    Brazil is making sure everyone knows Neymar is perfectly fit at the World Cup A day after he limped out of training and raised further doubts about his physical condition in Russia, the Brazilian soccer federation was quick to tell the world the team's biggest star was just fine. Brazil had a closed practice session Wednesday in Sochi, Russia, two days before its game against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg, but the federation posted photos and a video of Neymar in...

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  • Oakland Zoo doubles size, welcomes native wolves, bears and other California wildlife

    When four Alaskan grizzly bear cubs boarded a special FedEx plane last month bound for California, veterinarian Joel Parrott, armed with anesthetics, sat a few feet away from the very important cargo, and waited for something to go wrong. Somehow, he said, “everything went right.” Until that point, most things in the lives of the cubs — two sets of brothers — hadn’t been so. One of the moms wandered into a building in an oil rig town, the other into the city limits of Anchorage, Parrott said....

    SFChronicle.com
  • Raiders rookies continue transition to NFL life with ‘rookie academy’

    While some Raiders players and coaches dispersed for a summer break following the end of last week's minicamp, the incoming rookie class still had work to do. First-year players have been at the Raiders facility this week for the team's "rookie academy," a transition program that provides lessons and advice on transitioning into life in the NFL. Session topics vary from financial advice and dealing with media to NFL policies and a history of the Raiders...

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  • 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach won’t be a walk in the park

    Next year, this sprawling and tumultuous show known as the U.S. Open heads west - back to the picturesque little track along the Monterey Peninsula coastline. And if the wind blows, Pebble Beach could become just as fearsome and nasty as Shinnecock Hills. Brooks Koepka's victory Sunday put Pebble on the clock. Less than one year from now, in June 2019, the Open returns to Northern California for the first time since Webb Simpson won at the Olympic Club in...

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  • A’s hit 5 homers, rout Padres, sweep 2-game series

    SAN DIEGO - Franklin Barreto brought his power and energy to Wednesday's lineup and had a big day in the A's 12-4 victory over the Padres, but which of his moments was more exciting? His three-run homer? Or Little League triple? The A's hit back-to-back homers in back-to-back innings for the first time since 1997, and their five homers on the day accounted for eight runs. The game was so lopsided that Padres infielder Cory Spangenberg pitched...

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  • Two-car crash in Concord kills 71-year-old man, injures four

    A 71-year-old Sacramento man died Tuesday evening in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Concord Boulevard near Third Street in Concord, authorities said. The driver of the other vehicle was a 32-year-old Concord woman who had a 10-year-old and two 8-year-old passengers in the car, according to the Concord Police Department. All four people in the vehicle were transferred to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The man was pronounced...

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  • Video shows Blue Ivy embarrassed by parents, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, at concert

    Just because you're heir to your parents' billion-dollar fortune doesn't mean you don't get embarrassed by them sometimes. Take it from Blue Ivy Carter, the six-year-old progeny of the world's greatest power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z. The grade schooler visibly cringed during her parents' Friday night concert at London Stadium.

    SFGate
  • ‘On the Seventh Day’: portrait of Mexican delivery boy/soccer player in Brooklyn

    In a week where the debate over immigration has reached a raging intensity in the United States and World Cup fever has enveloped the globe's soccer fans, the release of "On the Seventh Day" couldn't have been better timed. Stating Friday, June 22, exclusively at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco, it is about Mexican immigrants in Brooklyn who live crammed in an apartment and work various low-wage jobs, their lives brightening each Sunday when they play soccer in an adult...

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  • Kevin Durant: How forward reinforced his value in Warriors’ championship run

    Editor's note: The Chronicle is reviewing the season of each player after the Warriors' second straight championship run. In the aftermath of their 2016 NBA Finals collapse to Cleveland, the Warriors had to come to terms with the fact that even with a core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, they were vulnerable against physical teams that forced them out of their ball-movement principles. Without another world-class scorer, they...

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  • Reid Travis will play for Kentucky — what that means for Stanford

    Unless the Stanford men's basketball team draws a surprising NCAA Tournament berth next March, the Cardinal may have to watch one of their former stars making a possible national title run with Kentucky. Reid Travis, who led the Cardinal in scoring and rebounding last season, announced Wednesday he'll play for the Wildcats as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward was a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection and will give the Wildcats a huge lift...

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