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Carli Lloyd leads Americans to World Cup domination

Lloyd gave the performance of a lifetime. She's the first woman to produce a hat trick in the final, leading the way to a 5-2 win and America's first World Cup crown in 16 years.

U.S. routs Japan to win World Cup 5-2  

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Oakland performer rebuts 'oversexualization of black women'

Echo Brown's 'Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters' tackles race, sex and income inequality with a no-holds-barred autobiographical approach. 
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Pleasanton: Burglary suspect killed by police

A Pleasanton police officer shot and killed a man after an early Sunday morning confrontation that appeared to stem from an attempted burglary at an auto sales business, police said. 
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Much of Bay Area's maritime history remains buried

Jim Allan, Orinda maritime archeologist, consultant and St. Mary's College professor, has spent decades searching for ships that crashed, burned, capsized or sunk in the Bay. He discussed his work at a June 28 talk at the SS Red Oak Victory.  
As local officials continue their review of a proposed $900 million Raiders stadium proposal, they have not received assurances that the team will pay for cost overruns.  
For the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry, there are lessons to be learned from the free-agency cases of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan.
Echo Brown's 'Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters' tackles race, sex and income inequality with a no-holds-barred autobiographical approach.  
With small kids around water, you need to watch them constantly and have an emergency plan in place.  
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Wearable tech, that much-buzzed-about phenomenon coming soon to a body (very) near yours, has already arrived this week at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View with an exhibit called 'On You: A Story of Wearable Computing.'  
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Segue Construction's extensive litigation involving water intrusion on other projects could provide Alameda prosecutors evidence of criminal negligence, legal experts say.  
Teen who set agender youth's skirt on fire on AC transit bus in Oakland likely won't go to adult prison  
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Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.