Fighting poverty more effectively at home and abroad

The fact of the matter is foreign aid policy is more political than personal. Often, even if a foreign country has high levels of extreme poverty, other nations will reduce aid if the foreign country’s political leaders act contrary to the prevailing will of the donating country.
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Inside the world’s safest house

Tucked in an unassuming neighborhood in a district two miles southwest of the UC Berkeley campus, the “world’s safest” house stands boldly. And so does Eugene Tssui, a Cal alumnus and the house’s architect. In the past 20 years, the pair has challenged conventional wisdom and defied architecture’s status quo. Buying
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Berkeley feels magnitude-4.0 and -3.5 earthquakes in same minute

Berkeley felt two earthquakes early Monday morning that hit within seconds of each other. The first was a magnitude-3.5 quake that hit at 5:33 a.m. in El Cerrito — about four miles north of Berkeley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was originally thought to be of magnitude
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Magnitude 3.5 earthquakes shake Berkeley

Two earthquakes that hit about 20 miles away from Berkeley were felt in the city on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. At 6:09 p.m. Wednesday and 9:13 a.m. Thursday, 3.5 magnitude quakes struck Crockett, Calif., which is 19 miles north of Berkeley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The coordinates
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Earthquake hits north Berkeley Sunday

Berkeley felt a small earthquake that hit a few miles north of the UC Berkeley campus Sunday afternoon. With an epicenter in the Berkeley Hills, the quake hit at 12:41 p.m. and had a magnitude of 1.4, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. View Earthquake 1.22.12 in a larger map
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