Gay, HIV-positive asylum seeker man from San Jose detained in Florida

SAN JOSE — A San Jose man who is gay and HIV-positive has been detained at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Florida for more than a month since returning from a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Related Articles Judge blocks President Trump’s sanctuary city funding freeze Controversial ‘La Migra’ deportation game divides Bay Area city California bill would blacklist contractors involved in U.S.-Mexico border wall project Illegal immigrants in U.S., particularly Mexicans, down since 2009 DREAMers share stories of triumph, loss Denis Davydov, 30, arrived in the U.S. legally in September 2014 and overstayed his visa. He has applied for political asylum, according to Sergey Piskunov… Read More

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As Trump softens border wall money demand, will other barriers derail spending bill?

JUDY WOODRUFF: One of the biggest obstacles to keeping the United States government funded beyond this Friday’s deadline may have been averted today. Correspondent Lisa Desjardins starts us off. LISA DESJARDINS: The president was at the Capitol this morning for a Holocaust remembrance event. QUESTION: Mr. President, are you going to insist on border funding? LISA DESJARDINS: But he ignored shouted questions about a government funding bill, this after numerous reports that Mr. Trump told conservative journalists last night that he’s open to delaying a border wall down payment until September. Democrats on Capitol Hill declared a kind of victory on the issue. SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER, D-N.Y., Minority Leader: Now,… Read More

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Why some penguin populations are shrinking on Antarctica

Antarctic penguin populations have dropped more than 25 percent on average over the past two decades, according to a new report released Tuesday from the nonprofit environmental group Oceanites. Climate change is leading to a precipitous decline in several penguin populations on the Antarctic Peninsula, according to the group, which completed the first comprehensive survey of the region’s species in 24 years using satellite images. The Antarctic Peninsula — home to 3.2 million breedings pairs spread across five penguin species: the emperor, adélie, gentoo, macaroni, and chinstrap — is one of the fastest warming areas on the planet. Despite a recent but brief cooling period of less than two degrees… Read More

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Sheriff: Nine dead in five days from heroin overdoses in Sonoma County

SONOMA COUNTY — Over the past five days, nine deaths believed to be heroin overdoses have been reported in the Santa Rosa area, the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday. Related Articles California cop returns home after being detained in Taiwan when TSA misses gun Why BART mob went after iPhones Search widens for missing 5-year-old California boy Anti-Semitic incidents in California rose 21% in 2016, but 2017 so far even more troubling Teen’s panicked call to arson partner: ‘I’m going to die’ While the final cause of death has yet to be determined and next of kin have not been notified, officials said they want to warn the public… Read More

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World renowned molecular biologist and former UC Santa Cruz chancellor dies

SANTA CRUZ – Robert Sinsheimer, an internationally recognized biologist and chancellor emeritus of UC Santa Cruz, died Saturday in Santa Barbara at the age of 97. “Dr. Sinsheimer left an indelible mark on campus and in the greater scientific world,” said current UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal. “He was a tireless advocate for UC Santa Cruz and was widely respected by the campus community.” In addition to his achievements in genetic research and his 10-year term as UCSC chancellor, Sinsheimer played a central role in initiating the Human Genome Project, an international effort to identify and map all of the genes of the human genome. HIS CAREER ARC Robert Sinsheimer, right,… Read More

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Where to take unused prescription drugs in San Jose, Santa Clara County

Related Articles DEA to host prescription drug take back event Saturday, with several Bay Area locations Saturday is national prescription drug take back day, and there are several locations in Santa Clara County. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations in Santa Clara County: SAN JOSE Almaden Community Center, 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose, CA, 95120 Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave., San Jose, CA, 95124 Evergreen Community Center, 4860 San Felipe Rd., San Jose, CA, 95135 Seven Trees Community Center, 3590 Cas Drive, San Jose, CA, 95111 Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA, 95125 Los Gatos / Monte Sereno… Read More

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