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More than 1,000 protest in Berkeley, shut down I-80–More than 1,000 protesters marched for hours on city streets, shutting down Interstate 80 and stopping a train in the third night of demonstrations Monday over police killings in Missouri and New York. They confronted a line of police officers in riot gear outside police headquarters before heading to a BART train station, prompting authorities to close it. Protesters then headed west on University Avenue, a four-lane divided street to shut down Interstate 80 in both directions.
Now you can haggle on Amazon–The world’s biggest store just became the world’s largest bazaar. Amazon announced its new ‘Make An Offer’ functionality Tuesday. Now buyers and sellers can negotiate costs on items priced $100 or more.
The Texas prison system is now making it easier for family members to visit loved ones behind bars. Visitors can now check online to see if the prisoner they want to see is eligible for visits before they drive to one of the state’s more than 100 prisons. Accommodations for visitors are also improving.
Vandals and thieves are ripping out the electronics that make low water crossing sensors work in Thousand Oaks area. Hays County officials not only need to fix what’s broken, they need to keep it from happening again before someone gets hurt.