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A Goliath grouper on Aquarius Reef Base, Florida Keys, surrounded by coral. In the past decade, 90-95 percent of coral on the Florida Reef have died or incurred severe damage, according to scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Tim Grollimund/Dreamstime/TNS)

Trump administration throws cold water on climate change threat to coral reefs

WASHINGTON — When pollsters informed President Donald Trump that he faces political…

A Goliath grouper on Aquarius Reef Base, Florida Keys, surrounded by coral. In the past decade, 90-95 percent of coral on the Florida Reef have died or incurred severe damage, according to scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Tim Grollimund/Dreamstime/TNS)
Sen. John McCain on July 11, 2017, at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/TNS)

John McCain, war hero, political maverick and GOP standard-bearer, dies at 81

Arizona Sen. John McCain, who survived 5 years as a prisoner of…

Sen. John McCain on July 11, 2017, at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/TNS)
Hank Azaria, seen here at 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, voiced the character of Apu on The Simpsons. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Hank Azaria finally gets ‘The Problem with Apu’

Hank Azaria seems more willing to address the racial issues on “The…

Hank Azaria, seen here at 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, voiced the character of Apu on The Simpsons. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Members of the public fill out cards to speak on a resolution opposing Senate Bill 827, which would rezone most of San Francisco to allow greater density and building heights near transit, during a Land Use and Transportation Committee hearing on March 12, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Letters: SB 827 is not the answer

“Senate Bill 827 could raise height limits throughout SF, transform city,” The…

Members of the public fill out cards to speak on a resolution opposing Senate Bill 827, which would rezone most of San Francisco to allow greater density and building heights near transit, during a Land Use and Transportation Committee hearing on March 12, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

‘Black Panther’ screening gets special opening act with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates

Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater has been selling out screenings of Marvel’s “Black…

Erykah Badu, seen here at a performance in 2016, brought hundreds to The Armory on Valentine's Day. (Courtesy photo)

Love and Heartbreak with Erykah Badu

People can’t help but fall in love with Erykah Badu. On Valentine’s…

Erykah Badu, seen here at a performance in 2016, brought hundreds to The Armory on Valentine's Day. (Courtesy photo)
Mary Timony plays from the Helium catalog on Feb. 17 at The Independent. (Courtesy photo)

Mary Timony revisits Helium’s feminist universe

The 1990s ushered in a sea change for women in rock music.…

Mary Timony plays from the Helium catalog on Feb. 17 at The Independent. (Courtesy photo)
Catherine Stefani hugs her daughter after being sworn in as the new District 2 Supervisor during a news conference at the Marina Branch Library on Tuesday, Jan. 30th, 2018. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Catherine Stefani sworn in as District 2 supervisor

On Tuesday, Interim Mayor Mark Farrell appointed to Catherine Stefani, county clerk and…

Catherine Stefani hugs her daughter after being sworn in as the new District 2 Supervisor during a news conference at the Marina Branch Library on Tuesday, Jan. 30th, 2018. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Acting Mayor London Breed said The City's critical services will not be impacted by the federal government shutdown. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Acting Mayor Breed promises business as usual amid government shutdown

Acting Mayor London Breed responded to the shutdown of the federal government…

Acting Mayor London Breed said The City's critical services will not be impacted by the federal government shutdown. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Chicano Batman’s colorful sold-out show at the Fox offered music from the 2017 album “Freedom Is Free.” (Courtesy Josue Rivas)

Chicano Batman dances through borderlands

Chicano Batman, the psychedelic band from East Los Angeles, seems to understand…

Chicano Batman’s colorful sold-out show at the Fox offered music from the 2017 album “Freedom Is Free.” (Courtesy Josue Rivas)
Chavela Vargas, an unconventional singer of traditional Mexican music, is the subject of a lyrical new documentary. (Courtesy Music Box Films)

‘Chavela’ doc gives Mexican singing legend her due

No one understood sorrow, love or loss like Chavela Vargas. The late…

Chavela Vargas, an unconventional singer of traditional Mexican music, is the subject of a lyrical new documentary. (Courtesy Music Box Films)
While an overwhelming majority of Puerto Rican residents support statehood, only 32 percent of Americans feel the same.  (Erik McGregor/Sipa USA/TNS)

Puerto Rico’s quest for statehood ongoing

WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello recently swore in his dream…

While an overwhelming majority of Puerto Rican residents support statehood, only 32 percent of Americans feel the same.  (Erik McGregor/Sipa USA/TNS)
The Trump International Hotel under construction on March 6, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Sipa USA/TNS)

DC, Maryland attorneys general sue Trump over payments to his businesses

WASHINGTON — The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia…

The Trump International Hotel under construction on March 6, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Sipa USA/TNS)