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Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past

February 28, 2014 | 2:45 pm

Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past

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At the former Treasure Island naval base, a discovery of radioactive material has led to the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare.

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News Pix: Veterans Day, Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior and BatKid

November 15, 2013 | 1:52 pm

News Pix: Veterans Day, Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior and BatKid

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This week’s news around the Bay Area, in photos

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At 100, a Veteran of Pearl Harbor Looks Back

November 11, 2013 | 4:35 pm

At 100, a Veteran of Pearl Harbor Looks Back

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Frank Hanley enlisted with hopes of becoming an electrician. The Navy, and history, had other plans.

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Overtime, New Computer System Put Sizable Dent in VA Benefits Backlog

November 11, 2013 | 5:30 am

Overtime, New Computer System Put Sizable Dent in VA Benefits Backlog

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The Department of Veterans Affairs spent the past six months focusing on the benefits backlog, and it’s paying off.

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News Pix: Government Shutdown Kills Bay Area Fun; California Health Exchange Kicks Off

October 4, 2013 | 2:50 pm

News Pix: Government Shutdown Kills Bay Area Fun; California Health Exchange Kicks Off

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Tourists are shut out of popular attractions. Meantime, the state begins signing up Obamacare customers.

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Dramatic California Air National Guard Rim Fire Videos: ‘That is Unreal’

August 26, 2013 | 5:23 pm

Dramatic California Air National Guard Rim Fire Videos: ‘That is Unreal’

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In this series of videos, you can get a sense of what is it like for the California Air National Guard pilots as they battle the Rim Fire in Yosemite. As of Monday afternoon, AP reported that the fire had consumed 230 square miles, making it the largest fire on record in the Sierra Nevada. […]

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Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

August 21, 2013 | 8:08 am

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks in one of the nation’s biggest leak cases since the Pentagon Papers more than a generation ago. The sentence includes the possibility for parole in eight years. Manning’s Bay Area […]

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Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy But Still Faces 128 Years in Prison

July 30, 2013 | 8:45 am

Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy But Still Faces 128 Years in Prison

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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP and KQED) — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge he faced — but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges Tuesday, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. The judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, deliberated for about […]

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Her War: The Aftermath of Military Sexual Assault

July 25, 2013 | 8:00 am

Her War: The Aftermath of Military Sexual Assault

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By Mimi Chakarova, Center for Investigative Reporting Since 1990, the number of women veterans in the United States has doubled to 1.8 million. But a lot of female veterans, especially those who are younger, don’t consider themselves veterans at all — they incorrectly assume that a “vet” must have served in combat. Thus, many of […]

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News Pix: Bay Area Foraging, Immigration Overhaul and Alameda Gin

June 14, 2013 | 1:07 pm

News Pix: Bay Area Foraging, Immigration Overhaul and Alameda Gin

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Food foraging is the new Bay Area craze. It’s a popular culinary trend, taking us back to our hunter-gatherer roots. What does it mean? Simple. You go out into the wild, find edibles in Mother Nature’s pantry and whip up a meal. Locally, Americano’s executive chef, Kory Stewart, has taken up the pastime, leading groups […]

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