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Donald Trump: Sore loser

It was the shortest speech anyone can remember him giving. He was clearly in a state of disbelief. 

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CONDOM-NATION

The San Francisco Unified School District’s board is poised to expand its Condom Availability Program for high school students into middle schools. The school ...

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People with autoimmune disease

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 39-year-old male with systemic lupus. I read your article on artificial and natural immunity and how getting the flu ...

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The Bernie Sanders sensation

When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ...

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The remainderman

Donald Trump won more votes in the Iowa caucuses than any Republican candidate in history.

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No justice. No football.

For me, the big question isn’t which team wins in that football thing this weekend. The real big question is whether local anarchists and ...

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Rubio’s the one

You can pick your headline for Iowa: “Trump Didn’t Win!” “Hillary Didn’t Lose!” “Rubio’s the One!”

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Iowa ruins the ‘inevitable’

The results in the Iowa caucuses are a rebuke to the notion that the national media have all the influence over America’s voters. Donald ...

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War isn’t hell for corporations

War is hell.

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FOR THE BIRD

Paul arrived at the Harris country estate out of the blue one early summer day last year, and settled in to stay.

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Cheap screenings must be weighed against benefit

DEAR DR. ROACH: Two years ago, I took advantage of our local $99 low-dose CT scan for smokers at high risk of lung cancer (I ...

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The rejection election

With the Iowa caucuses a few days away, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, who leads in all the polls, is Donald Trump.

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Sanders wants a revolution

Jeb Bush must be watching the Democratic primary with unadulterated envy. The Democratic debates have been comparatively civil — and conveniently scheduled to reduce viewership and ...

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PLAYING HARDBALL

On Jan. 14, the National Park Service announced that Yosemite’s iconic Ahwahnee Hotel will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel on March 1. A news ...

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#OscarsSoWhite

First, the facts. Since 2000, 10 percent of Oscar nominations have gone to black actors. Blacks comprise 13 percent of the country’s population, so ...

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WAL-MART CLOSES STORE

Two years ago, Thumbtack — a startup that connects consumers with local contractors —conducted a survey to see what they thought of proposals to raise the ...

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Settlement of $l.5M for Lum’s death

The wheels of justice which often grinds exceedingly slow is finally coming to its conclusion for the Lum family of Lathrop.

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Sanders proves the pundits wrong

The problem with applying conventional wisdom to political campaigns is that it can suddenly be upended by an unconventional campaign.

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Avoid excess refined sugar, diabetes or not

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband’s recent lab work showed that he had a glucose reading of 72 (82-115 is considered a healthy range). Is ...

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Dogs don’t show signs they know they are guilty

DEAR DIDI: Do dogs feel guilty for things they have done? Our boy sure looks like he KNOWS he has done something wrong when we ...

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The Year of Trump

Since 2015 is over, is it safe to come out now?

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Dark horse Paul Ryan

As Republicans prepare to cast their first presidential ballots in Iowa and New Hampshire, the field remains dominated by “outsider” candidates Donald Trump and Ted ...

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Zuckerberg’s get-away car

Let us now praise “Lord Zuckerberg, The Magnificent!”

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Democrats’ debate notes

Fighting off the temptation to fall asleep during the most recent Democratic — and Donald Trump-less —debate, I wrote these thoughts, observations and questions I hoped ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2016 1:26 a.m. | | Democrats’ debate notes Comments 0 Comments

Our toxic failure

Now that it’s already been phased out, the world can agree that a chemical used in Teflon — the famous coating on nonstick pots and ...

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All anti-inflammatories are not alike

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 62-year-old male in generally good physical and mental health. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 21 ...

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Iran taking China road?

Is the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme leader of the Islamic Republic, a RINO — a revolutionary in name only?

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David Bowie, icon or abuser?

When David Bowie died after a very private fight with liver cancer, obituary writers churned out words like “icon” and “legend” and “subversive.” Despite a ...

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MARY LOU HOFFMAN

Home is where the heart is, so goes the old adage. For Mary Lou Hoffman, education comes a close second to a home. Her heart ...

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St. Anthony offers scholarships to help secure a Catholic education

St. Anthony of Padua School has a number of scholarships that could help financially challenged parents secure a Catholic education for their children.

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Wolf packs returning to California

Last summer a trail camera’s recorded photos of the first wolf pack in California in almost 100 years.

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Farmers brace for shortage despite El Nino

FRESNO (AP) — Farmers in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley are bracing to receive no irrigation water from a federal system of reservoirs and canals ...

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What Is Ldl Cholesterol?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently saw an article about how higher cholesterol levels (especially LDL) actually contribute to a longer life. I think that means ...

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Can you spare a dime for a CEO?

Wall Street buccaneer Carl Icahn has pocketed billions for his himself over the years. But now he says he’s passionate about helping others.

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GOP family values

God help me. I have come to appreciate why some Republican voters like Donald Trump. It’s because he embodies New York in all its ...

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Lights shining brightly at SSA

About a month ago, I wrote a column about possible declining service at the Social Security Administration. I pointed out that I get frequent emails ...

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1936: Rabbit hunt drive planned

100 years ago

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Memoir: Covering MLK & family

1964

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LIP SERVICE

There are two ways to talk up bipartisanship. You can give the notion lip service. You can lament its loss in modern politics. You can ...

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Proctalgia fugax, literal pain in the rear

DEAR DR. ROACH: I hope you can help me. I have a pain that I would be embarrassed to share, in my small town, with ...

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Posted: jan. 14, 2016 8:26 p.m. | | Proctalgia fugax, literal pain in the rear Comments 0 Comments

DONALD TRUMP

To Republicans who are livid, fearful, anxious and/or unhappy about the prospect of a Donald Trump nomination and a Donald Trump presidency, consider this. 

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Red yeast rice seems promising

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read the letter from the man who took niacin to lower his cholesterol, which resulted in diabetes. I am not sure ...

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College athletes do corporate hustle

For thrilling sports action on television, it’s hard to top the sheer excitement of bowling, isn’t it?

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Bernie & The Donald

Three weeks out from the Iowa caucuses, and clarity emerges. 

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Ibs symptoms on hiatus following colonoscopy

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have suffered for several years now from irritable bowel syndrome. I believe my symptoms began after back-to-back bouts of food poisoning ...

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Arne has left the building

On the last day of 2015, the longest serving member of President Obama’s Cabinet, Arne Duncan, quietly stepped down from his official position as ...

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Psa test has a place in treating prostate cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent column on PSA screening for prostate cancer. As an oncologist who specializes in prostate cancer, I wanted to ...

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Armed militia, law both wrong

Weeks before Ammon Bundy and his pals showed up at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to protest five-year federal prison sentences imposed on two Oregon ...

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What to do about canine possession aggression issues

DEAR DIDI: We have a beautiful 8 month old male bulldog. He is sweet and very sociable with our family and friends. However, he has ...

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Treatment available for pseudogout

DEAR DR. ROACH: In your recent column on pseudogout, you didn’t discuss treatment. I had it earlier this year, and after a while it ...

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