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‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ shines through flaws in premiere production

In American Conservatory Theater’s production of “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” co-produced with Theatre Calgary, Khaled Hosseini’s sweeping, 30-year-spanning novel of women and war in Afghanistan is transformed into an intimate story of unlikely friendship between two women. In the hands of playwright Ursula Rani Sarma, “Suns” is stripped down to
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Refugees serve up coffee in new Berkeley café

Ordering coffee along Berkeley’s campus is an everyday act for thousands. Though this upscale coffee shop at 2410 Channing Way, which opened Sunday, has a familiar menu and seating, its eight baristas from seven different countries set it apart.
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Student-veterans organize to provide mentorship, foster reintegration

Matthew Matlock humped his way through deep brush and vegetation, his body weighed down by equipment, sweat and fatigue. Five others had already made it down the trail into a small, open area when Matlock first heard the tin-like snap of gunfire — similar to a loud wood-fire crackle, he said, except louder and more frequent.
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John Yoo

Back and Forth with Professor John Yoo

John Yoo is a professor of law at the UC Berkeley School of Law. He has served on the faculty since 1993, with leaves of absence to work for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and the Department of Justice under president George W. Bush. As
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