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A public art 'portal' connects Bay Area residents to citizens across the world

Over five million Syrians have fled their homes, seeking refuge from a brutal civil war that’s killed an estimated half a million people since 2011. It can be easy to get lost in the numbers and lose perspective on the individual people living admist the violence. So how can you connect with people living around the world? Try with a shipping container, a Skype account, and a little gold paint.

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Rebuilding family relationships from inside prison walls

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From mortuary to music venue: Is The Chapel haunted?

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Which races and issues will determine who controls Congress?

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss key House and Senate races.

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How Technology Is Eliminating Higher-Skill Jobs

Nov 3, 2011

The U.S. economy hit an important milestone last week: Gross domestic product, the sum of all goods and services produced in the country, returned to pre-recession levels. But the gains were made with millions fewer workers. Part of the reason is technology, as computers and machines continue to replace humans.

We used to think about machines taking over mundane jobs, like twisting a screw into a toaster on an assembly line over and over again. But more recently, technology is eliminating higher-skill jobs.

Troubled First Solar, Inc. To Announce Earnings

Nov 3, 2011

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Filene's Basement Is Shutting Its Doors

Nov 3, 2011

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China Warily Eyes E.U. Bailout

Nov 3, 2011

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Can Berlusconi Deliver On Debt-Crisis Promises?

Nov 3, 2011

If Greece is the first act in the eurozone's debt-crisis drama, the second act would be Italy's economy.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is expected to go before world leaders Thursday at the G-20 economic summit in France with a vague list of anti-crisis measures that are not likely to calm nervous markets or satisfy his EU partners.

Protesters Clash With Police In Oakland

Nov 3, 2011

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Students at Harvard, yesterday, joined protests against income inequality.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Over the past 30 years...

GROUP: Over the past 30 years...

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: ...income inequality has risen...

Infamous Arms Dealer Faces Life In Prison

Nov 3, 2011

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New York Town Takes Up Fracking Issue

Nov 3, 2011

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