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Opinion: To end housing racism, more cities should be like Berkeley

The Berkeley City Council is having an honest conversation about race and housing policy. It’s especially fitting because Berkeley is the literal birthplace of exclusionary zoning, and now council members are leading in bringing an end to a policy rooted in racism. Laura Foote Berkeley is putting the rest of the country on notice: It’s time to reckon with the racist origins of so many of today’s housing policies — a history that has long been papered over. In 1968, Congress theoretically made racist housing policies illegal. From that moment on, American cities began reworking their explicitly racist laws into implicitly racist ones, weaving a net of exclusionary policies that hold back housing production. Piece by piece, communities built an invisible system of structural racism that has

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The coronavirus variant first found in Brazil is developing worrying new mutations that could make vaccines less effective, experts say

Summary List PlacementThe P.1 coronavirus variant causing cases to soar in Brazil, Canada, and elsewhere is mutating in "particularly worrying" ways that could make it more resistant to vaccines, researchers from Brazil's leading public health body have warned. The variant is also able to reinfect people who have already caught coronavirus, a new study published Wednesday suggested. Felipe Naveca, a researcher at public-health body Fiocruz, said the new mutations affected the part of the virus that attaches to cells, called the spike protein, and could make vaccines that target this protein less effective, per Reuters. "We believe it's another escape mechanism the virus is creating to evade the response of antibodies," Naveca said. He works in the Amazon city of Manaus, where the P.1 v...

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Nuggets Mailbag: Can Michael Porter Jr. step up even more in Jamal Murray’s absence?

Beat writer Mike Singer opens up the Nuggets Mailbag periodically throughout the season. Pose a Nuggets — or NBA — related question here. Michael, I am old enough to remember the gloriously, self-inflicted wasted talent of David “Skywalker” Thompson (could have been the most perfect player ever); the heartache of losing to the Lakers in the ’80s with Alex English, Fat Lever, Calvin Natt and Co.; the missed opportunity in 2009 vs. the dang Lakers and AD’s dagger 3 last year. However, I finally believe we can win a world championship, maybe more, with the Aaron Gordon trade. The Jokic years have been such a blessing. What chance do you give the Nuggets of finally winning it all in the next 2-3 years? And I find it interesting that Facundo Campazzo and Jamal Murray play together on the second

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Rockies Insider: Amid torrid start, Ryan McMahon’s advanced stats reveal even to more revel over

Despite the Rockies’ early struggles, Ryan McMahon alone has been a good reason to watch Colorado. Through 13 games, the versatile, slugging infielder is second in the National League with six homers, highlighted by a three-homer performance at Coors Field. He’s also tied for second in the NL in extra-base hits with 10, tied for second in total bases with 37 and is third in slugging percentage at .755. But the sabermetrics reveal even more about McMahon’s torrid start, and if he keeps it up, the 26-year-old may very well find himself repping the home team at the MLB All-Star Game come July. McMahon ranks 14th among all MLB hitters in barrels per plate appearance at 10.9%, and is 81st percentile in average exit velocity, 82nd percentile in strikeout percentage (an issue that’s plagued him...

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Pick 6: Odds Alex Smith joins the Broncos, Drew Lock will be NFL MVP, Denver drafts Trey Lance

Will the Broncos go with a quarterback for their first selection in this year’s NFL draft? One oddsmaker thinks it’s a good bet. Sportsbook BetMGM has Denver at -130 — meaning a $130 bet would win $100 — to choose a quarterback with their first pick in the draft. And it could well be North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance, who has Denver as the most-likely landing spot at +300. It could also be Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, who has +600 odds to be drafted by the Broncos. Denver has the third-best odds, behind the 49ers (+190) and Falcons (+400). Here’s a look at some of the current odds in the world of sports. +15,000 The odds Broncos quarterback Drew Lock will win the 2021 NFL MVP award, according to BetMGM. Lock has the 40th-best odds on the list. Chiefs quarterback Patrick M...

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Showing the calorie content of alcohol in pubs isn’t the worst idea this Government’s ever had

Calorie counting has long been a contentious issue (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)Matt Hancock walks into a bar and orders the landlord to display the calorific content of his alcoholic beverages.  While it might sound like the beginning of a terrible joke, according to the latest plans from the Department for Health, it could soon be a sobering reality. As part of their obesity strategy, the Government has announced it will be launching a consultation on mandatory calorie labelling on alcohol in pubs.  After a year in which the hospitality sector has been forced to shut for longer than it’s been allowed to open, at a loss of £8.2bn in beer sales and the permanent closure of 11,894 pubs and restaurants, one has to wonder if Hancock has had one too many. Calorie counting has long b

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Barber attacked by men armed with hammers in front of terrified customers

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Shocking footage shows the moment a barber was attacked, and his windows smashed by two men wielding a hammer and pool cue on just the second day of opening after lockdown.  It was filmed on Tuesday by a terrified customer who managed to bag himself a coveted same-day appointment before all hell broke loose outside.  The punter, a 23-year-old software engineer who is too afraid to be named, popped into Abdul Scissorhands in Whitechapel, east London, for a short back and sides a little after 10am.  He was still waiting for his trim when a man came to the door and began brawling with the barber on the pavement.   Moments later, two men arr

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Coroner IDs 19-year-old San Jose woman killed in Santa Cruz crash

SANTA CRUZ — The Santa Cruz Cruz County Coroner’s Office has identified the 19-year-old San Jose woman killed early Wednesday in a suspected DUI crash. Alyssa Roman was reportedly riding as a passenger in a vehicle driven by Richard Quihuis Jr., 19, of San Jose, during a crash shortly before 2 a.m. on the Morrissey Boulevard exit from southbound Highway 1. Two additional passengers in the car, a 2004 Toyota Camry, were able to exit the vehicle with minor injuries after it struck a concrete curb and a metal guardrail and caught fire. Related Articles East Bay DUI deaths: Suspect charged with two murders in crash that killed 7-year-old child, man Fatal East Bay crash claims ‘sweet, helpful’ girl, loving father figure after family outing ...

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Sarah Jessica Parker casts doubt on Aidan’s return to Sex and the City revival

Aidan’s return hasn’t been made official (Picture: Paramount Pictures/Newsmakers)Sarah Jessica Parker has thrown doubt on whether John Corbett is actually returning for the Sex and the City revival, and we’re getting very confused.  John, 59, announced that he would be playing Carrie Bradshaw’s ex Aidan Shaw in the 10-episode limited series And Just Like That…, telling Page Six: ‘I’m going to do the show. I think I might be in quite a few.’ While the news delighted members of Team Aidan, SJP herself has seemingly dismissed John’s claims in a comment on Instagram. The account @everyoutfitonsatc celebrated the news, writing: ‘On this momentous day, we want to extend our deepest congratulations to all of the Aidan stans out there. We may not agree with you (as we have a serious avers

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16-year-old boy arrested in connection with Santa Cruz homicide

SANTA CRUZ — Police have made an arrest in the city’s single homicide of 2021, involving the January death of 37-year-old Daniel Worth Hartley. An unnamed 16-year-old boy believed to have killed Hartley was taken into custody Thursday by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas. Santa Cruz Police Department investigators were able to issue a criminal arrest warrant for the teenager after following up a recent tip related to the homicide, police said. Related Articles Police: 8 dead in shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis Suspect pursued by East Bay deputies crashes car into building Police say one Louisiana man murdered another in Oakland, stole three pounds of meth Los Gatos bakery...

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Will Dogecoin Set ANOTHER All-Time Price Record?

Will Dogecoin's value keep rising and break another all-time stock record? Go to Versusgame.com on your phone to vote now! Fast-rising cryptocurrency Dogecoin has hit an all-time high in price, prompting fans of the token to celebrate online. At approximately 3 a.m. EST on April 14, the Elon Musk and Snoop Dogg-hyped Dogecoin was up more than 85 percent over the past 24 hours and 110 percent over the last week.  Once considered a jokey, meme-tastic cryptocurrency traded just for laughs, the total value of all Dogecoin in circulation is now estimated at a staggering $17.3 billion, according to Newsweek, which rounded up some of the memes by fans and investors after Dogecoin's surprise rise. Dogecoin surge may be linked to news that Kronos, a Californian air purification technology firm,...

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Hideki Matsuyama Is Extremely Private and ‘Really, Really Shy’; Here’s What We Know About Him

Hideki Matsuyama made history recently when he became the first Japanese player to win the Masters. While he’s a force to be reckoned with on the links and currently one of the best golfers, little else is known about the shy Matsuyama. This might change going forward — now that he’s a member of the prestigious green jacket club. So what is Matsuyama’s private life like? Here’s what we found out. Hideki Matsuyama’s 2021 Masters win Hideki Matsuyama on the 18th green of the 2021 Masters | Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesRELATED: The Day Hideki Matsuyama Lost $143,000 in 2 Minutes, 12 Seconds Dubbed as shy and mysterious, Matsuyama doesn’t seek media attention, but he might need to reevaluate this now that he’s a Masters champion. He finished one stroke ahead of Will Zalatoris, a rooki

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes out for up to three months after breaking finger during IPL match

England star Ben Stokes is set to be sidelined for around three months (Picture: Getty)England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to three months after breaking his finger during an IPL match. The ECB said: ‘A repeat X-ray and CT scan on Thursday revealed that Stokes has a fracture of his left index finger. ‘Stokes, who is currently in India with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, will fly home tomorrow. He will have surgery in Leeds on Monday.’ More to follow… ...read more Source:: Metro Sports...

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Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds have never even met, despite buying Wrexham together

Rob and Ryan have yet to meet face to face (Picture: Getty)Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney became our new favourite football team owners when in a surprise move, they bought the Welsh team Wrexham earlier this year. But bizarrely, the actors turned business partners have never even met in real life.  Ryan confirmed that he and Rob, 44, have never had a face-to-face meeting, having started on their Wrexham journey during the pandemic. The 44-year-old told Men’s Health: ‘We’ve never met, which is the weirdest thing, because we Zoom and text every day. We’re kinda like work spouses – everything we’ve done has happened during the pandemic.’ The Deadpool star first reached out to Rob after watching his critically acclaimed dance performance as Mac in the season 13 finale of It’s Al

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