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Local & Regional (New) Easter treats delivered to pediatric patients (Video)
Sick children and their families at Memorial Hospital's Lauren Small Children's Medical Center got a special visit Saturday from the Dewar's family, a name synonymous with ice cream and candy in Bakersfield and around the country.
Local & Regional More Latino than white students admitted to UC
More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools.

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Local & Regional Teen sentenced in Oakland toddler's killing
An 18-year-old convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a toddler during the filming of a rap video in Oakland has been sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison.

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National & World (New) Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs(Photo Gallery)(Video)
The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it would ease at least some of their grief.

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Sports (New) Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.
Sports Condors drop game two 2-1(Video)
Gary Steffes gave the Condors the lead 26 seconds into the game but Utah answered with two goals and evened the series at one game apiece.

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Technology 5 features an Amazon phone might offer 5 features an Amazon phone might offer
Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year.

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Technology Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip
Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

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Entertainment Coachella's young audience a marketers paradise
When it first started in 1999, Coachella was a couple of stages and a dance tent. Tickets were $65. A few dusty stands sold hot dogs and Cokes. It was the end of grunge and the start of a new millennium, and it was all about the music. All for one weekend.

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Business Unemployment rates fall in 21 states last month
More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.
Business Venture investments highest since 2001
Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

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Health Covered California sign-ups exceed projections(Video)
A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration, state officials announced Thursday.
Health Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up
Consumers who were unable to create an account or fill out an application because of technical problems on the Covered California website have until midnight Tuesday to secure a health insurance policy and avoid a tax penalty. The agency offered the extension after its systems were overwhelmed by the number of people trying to sign up before last month's enrollment deadline under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Health DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
Health Dieters move past calories, food makers follow
The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients