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Mexican Human Rights Icon Discusses Migrants, Trump in Tijuana

Sept. 1
By Jean Guerrero
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The Catholic priest Alejandro Solalinde, a human rights icon in Mexico, gave a talk on migration. He discussed Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's immigration policy proposals and more.

Kentucky Marriage License Dispute 'Up To Courts,' Governor Says

Sept. 1
Bill Chappell / NPR
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"I have no legal authority to relieve her of her statutory duty by executive order or to remove her from office," Gov. Steve Beshear says of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

Community Biology Lab Opens In La Jolla Library

Sept. 1
By David Wagner
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Patrons of a local public library can check out more than books — a new community lab now lets them check out DNA too.

Trial Begins For Alabama Officer In Encounter That Paralyzed Indian Man

Sept. 1
Brakkton Booker / NPR
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The Madison Police Department officer is charged with violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel, who was slammed into the ground face-first after not responding to English-language commands.

San Diego DA: Increase In DUIs Made For 'Summer Of Shame'

Sept. 1
By Matthew Bowler, City News Service
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Law enforcement officials in San Diego expressed serious concerns over an increase in the number of alcohol-related fatal crashes this summer.

California Lawmakers Advance Aid-In-Dying Bill On Second Try

Sept. 1
By Associated Press
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California lawmakers have advanced right-to-die legislation through an Assembly committee after an earlier measure stalled this year amid opposition from religious groups and some Democrats.

University Of San Diego Opens New Institute For Nursing Research

Sept. 1
By Kenny Goldberg
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The three-story facility has computerized mannequins, simulated hospital suites, and other equipment to help nurses hone their skills.

U.S. Stock Markets Tumble By Nearly 3 Percent As China Worries Renew

Sept. 1
Bill Chappell / NPR

The Dow Jones index is now down nearly 10 percent in 2015, after falling 469 points Tuesday to close at 16,058.

CNN Just Found A Way To Get Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

Sept. 1
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR
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Fiorina had been fighting CNN's September debate criteria. Now, she might get her way and make it into the network's main debate.

One Book for Littlest Kids: "It's a Little Book" by Lane Smith

Sept. 1
By One Book One San Diego
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KPBS partnered with Reach Out and Read San Diego to select a special book for babies, toddlers and children ages five and under as a companion to the 2015 One Book, One San Diego selection, "It's a Little Book" by Lane Smith.

Former Police Chief In S.C. Sentenced To House Arrest Over Unarmed Man's Death

Sept. 1
Bill Chappell / NPR
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More than a month after his second trial on murder charges ended in a mistrial, former Eutawville, S.C., police chief Richard Combs agreed to plead guilty to misconduct in office Tuesday.

San Diego's North County Is 'Epicenter' Of Succulent Boom

Sept. 1
By Alison St John
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As the market for water thirsty plants dries up, sales of cacti and succulents are thriving — and San Diego’s North County is ground zero for all things succulent.

Man Files Excessive Force Claim Against Off-Duty San Diego Sheriff's Detective

Sept. 1
By City News Service
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Robert Branch claimed Detective Paul Ward put him in a bar-arm chokehold after following his vehicle off westbound Interstate 8 at College Avenue on May 4

Tokyo 2020 Pulls Olympic Logo, Stung By Plagiarism Charges

Sept. 1
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Belgian designer Olivier Debie first complained about the logo soon after it was unveiled in July, saying it was too similar to one he created for a theater in 2011.

Texas Strives To Lure Mental Health Providers To Rural Counties

Sept. 1
Lauren Silverman / NPR
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About 3 million people in Texas don't have a mental health provider in their county. A new loan repayment program may not be enough to lure them to the state's rural areas.

Illinois Police Officer Shot Dead; Manhunt Underway For 3 Suspects

Sept. 1
Laura Wagner / NPR
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A Fox Lake County police officer was killed this morning in a suburb north of Chicago. Local and federal officers are searching for the suspected killers.

Taylor Swift Is Dreaming Of A Very White Africa

Sept. 1
Viviane Rutabingwa / NPR
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The video for her new song, "Wildest Dreams," conjures up a colonial-era Africa of magnificent landscapes, beautiful animals — and virtually no black Africans.

Al-Shabab Militants Strike African Union Base In Somalia

Sept. 1
Emma Bowman / NPR

The peacekeeping group known as AMISOM says the militants used a car loaded with explosives to force their way through the base gates. It was the second attack on a base this summer.

An Unanswered Question About Iran's Nuclear Program

Sept. 1
Michele Kelemen / NPR
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Congress plans to address the Iranian nuclear deal this month, and one unresolved issue is how much work Iran might have done previously on weaponizing its program.

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