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GOP admits defeat: No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ — a humiliating failure for Trump   

WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after se...

After health bill withdrawal, elation and anger   

NEW YORK — Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate o...

Special patient mending at PHS: Nonprofit’s wildlife center treats injured, threatened California red-legged frog   

Local wildlife experts are happily hopping since a peculiar patient began making a remarkable recovery. The Peninsula Humane Society has been treating a rare staple of California's natural habitat ...

Bay Area home sales down slightly, prices up   

The median price for a home in the Bay Area increased 7.6 percent in February compared to the same month last year, according to the real estate research firm CoreLogic. February 2017 posted the lar...

Government watch   

City government • The Redwood City Council will hold a public hearing Monday to consider a General Plan and Downtown Precise Plan amendment for 80,010 square feet of offices and 6,910 square feet o...

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Winners and losers in House Republican health plan   

WASHINGTON — The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The rich and the almost rich didn't do so well. The measure wo...

Trump overlooks his Obamacare promise   

WASHINGTON — With the failure Friday of Republican health care legislation, President Donald Trump's campaign promise to replace so-called Obamacare "immediately" has been broken. That promise stan...

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In 1306, Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scots. In 1776, Gen. George Washington, commander of the Continental Army, was awarded the first Congressional Gold Medal by the Continental Congress. I...

Collies became popular pets after the movies "Lassie Come Home" (1943) and "Son of Lassie" (1945) became theater blockbusters. In the late 1940s, the number of registered purebred collies in the Unite...

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Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District teachers packed a board meeting Thursday, March 23, to express their frustration with class sizes. 


Frustrated with large early grade class sizes, Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District teachers claim student learning could be stunted as they are forced to corral too many youngsters. Te...


Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant posted the Potato Parcel shipment he received on social media.


Spuds shipped from San Bruno are mashing up the internet, as a local company offering nice notes inscribed on potatoes is enjoying a viral moment due to newfound popularity among professional basketba...


SAN JOSE — Bruce Arena's return as U.S. coach reignited American confidence, and his players responded with an emphatic rebound in World Cup qualifying. Clint Dempsey returned from an irregular hea...

With the Raiders gazing at Las Vegas and sticking one foot out the door, Oakland is making a last-minute plea to hang on to them. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Friday shared details of investors' pl...

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans canceled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would fail. Hospital stocks s...

SAN FRANCISCO — An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos. ...

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NEW YORK — If your web connection seems sluggish while you're watching "Iron Fist," don't blame your internet provider. The problem is the listless pace of this new Netflix series. But such languor...

In these last few weeks of March, one thing has been consuming most of my thoughts (and no, it isn't college decisions): the school yearbook. Last year, I applied to become the copy editor for the yea...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
Do you think San Mateo County cities should do more to ensure there are sufficient and affordable child care spaces?

Yes, there are not enough affordable spaces
Encouraging more spaces would bring cost down
There should be subsidies for those making lower incomes
No, let the market dictate the available spaces
Employers should do more to provide child care spaces
Don't know


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