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Ira Winderman: Fizdale reemergence keeps spotlight on Heat bench

The last time the Miami Heat were in the playoffs, assistant coach David Fizdale already had been summoned for an interview by the Memphis Grizzlies. The day after the Heat were eliminated by the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the 2016 Eastern Conference semifinals, Erik Spoelstra was prepping his friend for a job he eventually would land.


Amid DACA uncertainty, states open professions to 'Dreamers'

Dania Cervantes Ayala is the kind of nurse you want when you receive a life-changing diagnosis. It's not a task for her, it feels personal. She cares for patients at her part-time job at the Nebraska Medicine's Buffett Cancer Center with both sharp knowledge and deep compassion – traits of a skilled third-year nursing student at the College of Saint Mary who will soon take the state's nursing license exams and move on to a doctorate of nursing program.


Applying Silicon Valley smarts to age-old diseases

On the second floor of an infectious-disease research facility in this African capital, Dr. Joseph Kamgno, the country's leading expert on parasitic roundworms, stood at his desk staring down at the black, hard-shelled case that had just arrived from a bioengineering lab at the University of California, Berkeley.



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Around the remote: Chuck Barney's TV and streaming picks for April 22-28

DON'T MISS: "Westworld" – It's payback time as the dark, mind-bending thriller returns for its highly anticipated second season. When we last left the futuristic theme park, its enslaved "hosts" had learned they weren't actually humans, but androids programmed to follow a script and serve at the pleasure of their flesh-and-bone guests. Cue the robot rebellion. As the saga resumes, the androids, including Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Maeve (Thandie Newton), have revenge on their minds. Better not cross them. (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO).



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Darrell Steinberg sums up his feelings after voting

Mayoral candidate Darrell Steinberg reflects on his 20 years in public office after voting at Caroline Wenzel Elementary School in Sacramento on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Randy Pench The Sacramento Bee