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David Weir

David Weir is Senior Editor, Online News for KQED. He is a veteran journalist who co-founded the Center for Investigative Reporting, and was a reporter, writer and editor at numerous media companies, including Rolling Stone, Salon, Wired Digital, California Magazine, Mother Jones, 7x7, and Excite@Home. He has published four books and his articles have appeared in many publications including The Economist, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Nation, LA Weekly, San Jose Mercury News, Wired News and Salon.

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Lincecum Tosses Second No-Hitter Against San Diego in Less Than a Year

June 25, 2014 | 4:03 pm

Lincecum Tosses Second No-Hitter Against San Diego in Less Than a Year

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Pitcher is only the second in franchise history (with Christy Mathewson) to throw two no-hitters.

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Facebook’s Drone Strategy: To Build an ‘Internet in the Sky’

March 28, 2014 | 1:40 pm

Facebook’s Drone Strategy: To Build an ‘Internet in the Sky’

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Mark Zuckerberg’s company has acquired a British drone firm to help expand global connectivity.

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NCAA Update: Stanford Upsets Kansas to Reach the ‘Sweet Sixteen’

March 23, 2014 | 12:49 pm

NCAA Update: Stanford Upsets Kansas to Reach the ‘Sweet Sixteen’

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A stifling defense helped the Cardinal defeat the favored Jayhawks.

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March Madness Odds: Nate Silver Assesses All 68 Teams

March 17, 2014 | 5:19 pm

March Madness Odds: Nate Silver Assesses All 68 Teams

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Besides basketball, Silver’s re-launched FiveThirtyEight site covers the missing Malaysian jet mystery.

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Update: African-American Who BART Police Stunned With Taser Freed From Jail

February 13, 2014 | 5:10 pm

Update: African-American Who BART Police Stunned With Taser Freed From Jail

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Witness to arrest says that man was not harassing her and that police initiated incident.

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‘BART Strike’ Muscles its Way to Top Bay Area Search Term in 2013

December 17, 2013 | 8:00 am

‘BART Strike’ Muscles its Way to Top Bay Area Search Term in 2013

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Google’s lists of the top 10 trending search topics for five Northern California cities in 2013.

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Poll: Majority of Bay Area Voters Oppose Transit Workers’ Right to Strike

December 13, 2013 | 4:27 pm

Poll: Majority of Bay Area Voters Oppose Transit Workers’ Right to Strike

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A dramatic shift has occurred in public perceptions of unions, according to the Field Poll.

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Final Words From Raul Ramirez: ‘Journalism Has Always Been About the Power of Voices’

November 19, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Final Words From Raul Ramirez: ‘Journalism Has Always Been About the Power of Voices’

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‘Journalists must be agents of the truth in all its forms, wherever it resides…’

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Google Scores ‘Fair Use’ Victory in Massive Book-Scanning Project

November 14, 2013 | 1:03 pm

Google Scores ‘Fair Use’ Victory in Massive Book-Scanning Project

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Federal judge rules that scans are legal because Google only displays “snippets” in search results.

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Twitter Contemplates the Risks It May Face in the Future

October 7, 2013 | 3:52 pm

Twitter Contemplates the Risks It May Face in the Future

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Threats include earthquakes, the NSA, and bad planning. Plus, celebs might stop sending tweets.

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