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6 Police Officers Shot In Separate Incidents In Florida, Pennsylvania

Aug. 18
James Doubek / NPR

On the same night in Florida, two police officers were shot in Kissimmee, near Orlando, and two were shot in Jacksonville. One officer shot in Kissimmee has died. Two others were shot in Pennsylvania.

Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College

Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College

Aug. 18
John Ydstie / NPR

Starting kindergarten later could boost kids' grades and improve their odds of attending a top college. Being the youngest kid in class can hurt their academic performance.

Another Defendant Pleads Guilty In 'Fat Leonard' Bribery Case

Another Defendant Pleads Guilty In 'Fat Leonard' Bribery Case

Aug. 18
By City News Service

U.S. Navy Capt. Jesus Vasquez Cantu, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.

Charities Pull Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

Charities Pull Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

Aug. 18
Greg Allen / NPR

For years, major charities have been holding fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort owned by President Trump. Now, in the wake of his comments on Charlottesville, many are turning away.

Gun-Carrying Protesters Create 'Tricky' Question For ACLU

Gun-Carrying Protesters Create 'Tricky' Question For ACLU

Aug. 18
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

"We don't feel we have to represent any group – including white supremacists – seeking to demonstrate with firearms," said the organization, which has long defended groups unpopular with its members.

Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

Aug. 18
Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR

And telescopes and binoculars only amplify the risk to your eyes from looking at the sun, doctors say. So even if you're not in the "path of totality," take precautions if you plan to watch.

Venezuela's Pro-Maduro Assembly Seizes Congressional Powers

Venezuela's Pro-Maduro Assembly Seizes Congressional Powers

Aug. 18
Colin Dwyer / NPR

The move Friday marks a new milestone in President Nicolas Maduro's campaign to consolidate power, giving the lawmaking power of the opposition-packed congress to the legislative superbody he created.

Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their Man

Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their Man

Aug. 18
Tom Gjelten / NPR

Business leaders have resigned from Trump's council over his response to Charlottesville. But evangelical leaders say they see their role differently.

Californian Among Those Killed In Barcelona Attack

Californian Among Those Killed In Barcelona Attack

Aug. 18
By Associated Press

Bay Area resident Jared Tucker and his wife were celebrating their first wedding anniversary in Barcelona.

ICE Has Arrested More Than 400 In Operation Targeting Parents Who Pay Smugglers

Aug. 18
John Burnett / NPR

The domestic phase of ICE's controversial Human Smuggling Disruption Initiative concluded on Friday, the agency told NPR.

Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

Aug. 18
Allison Aubrey / NPR

The move reverses an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter.

Interim DA: San Diego Hate Crimes Up 11 Percent, Take Top Priority

Interim DA: San Diego Hate Crimes Up 11 Percent, Take Top Priority

Aug. 18
By City News Service

In the wake of the deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, San Diego County Interim District Attorney Summer Stephan says prosecuting hate crimes is a top priority for her office.

Where To See The Total Solar Eclipse In San Diego

Where To See The Total Solar Eclipse In San Diego

Aug. 18
By KPBS News

Many San Diegans are eagerly awaiting Monday’s once-in-a-lifetime celestial event. On August 21st a total solar eclipse will move across the U.S. Check out where you can see it.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Latin Sounds, Icons And Flavors

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Latin Sounds, Icons And Flavors

Aug. 18
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a celebration of Latin food, music — even an iconic Argentinian leader — plus a salute to "Fiddler on the Roof."

Roundtable: Charlottesville Fallout, NAFTA Makeover, SeaWorld Slump

Roundtable: Charlottesville Fallout, NAFTA Makeover, SeaWorld Slump

Aug. 18
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

The president's take on vestiges of the Civil War raises eyebrows and drops jaws in the wake of last weekend's violence in Charlottesville. Local leaders brace for adjustments to NAFTA. And SeaWorld is changing with the times, but is it too late?

'We Must Be Loud In Our Intolerance Of Intolerance': Local Faith Le...

'We Must Be Loud In Our Intolerance Of Intolerance': Local Faith Leaders Speak Up

Aug. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Erik Anderson, Maureen Cavanaugh

Local faith leaders held a press conference Friday to take a stand against racism in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Increasing Number Of Leopard Sharks Off La Jolla Attracts Snorkeler...

Increasing Number Of Leopard Sharks Off La Jolla Attracts Snorkelers, Scientists

Aug. 18
By Katie Schoolov

Changing ocean temperatures have brought more leopard sharks to La Jolla Shores this summer than the previous two years, and the public can join Birch Aquarium for guided shark snorkels through September.

Did A Bail Reform Algorithm Contribute To This San Francisco Man's ...

Did A Bail Reform Algorithm Contribute To This San Francisco Man's Murder?

Aug. 18
Eric Westervelt / NPR

The July murder of photographer Ed French, is raising questions and concerns about a pretrial risk assessment computer tool used by a growing number of county and city courts.

2 Dead In Stabbing Attack In Turku, Finland

2 Dead In Stabbing Attack In Turku, Finland

Aug. 18
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Police say they have apprehended a suspect after shooting him in the leg, and it's not clear what his motivations were. Six other people were injured in the attack about 100 miles from the capital.

A Man-Eating Plant, Marilyn As A Femme Fatale, And A Male Buddy Film

A Man-Eating Plant, Marilyn As A Femme Fatale, And A Male Buddy Film

Aug. 18
By Beth Accomando

This weekend, there’s something old, something new and something carnivorous to check out at the movies.

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