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In A Bullet-Riddled Mansion, A Beirut Architect Envisions A Museum Of Memory

March 30
Alice Fordham / NPR

Beirut is peaceful now, but political divisions still run deep — and people are still hesitant to look back on the civil war years of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Trump Will Host China's President Xi In Florida On April 6

March 30
Bill Chappell / NPR

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit President Trump in Palm Beach, Fla., next week, for talks that will reportedly center on economic and other issues.

A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science

March 30
Anya Kamenetz / NPR

It has to do with language learning, according to a new study from Duke University.

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'The VA Is On A Path Toward Recovery,' Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Says

March 30
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin says preventing suicide among military veterans is his "number one clinical priority," and that he is working to fill some 45,000 open jobs in the agency.

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Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

March 30
Frank Morris / NPR

President Trump has proposed spending cuts to programs that prop up rural areas that voted for him. While some policy experts bemoan that, there are rural voters who fully support those cuts.

North Carolina Lawmakers, Governor Announce 'Compromise' To Repeal 'Bathroom Bill'

March 30
James Doubek / NPR

LGBT activists quickly said the bill would leave in place "the harms of the discriminatory HB2 law." The vote on the proposal is expected to be close.

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Federal Judge In Hawaii Extends His Block On Trump Travel Ban

March 29
Barbara Campbell / NPR

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson says the state of Hawaii has shown it is likely to succeed with its argument that the restrictions on travel from majority Muslim countries is unconstitutional.

After Being Closed To Public For 20 Years, Trail Through MCAS Miram...

After Being Closed To Public For 20 Years, Trail Through MCAS Miramar Will Soon Open

March 29
By Claire Trageser

For 20 years, bikers have not been allowed on the 3.4-mile Stowe Trail, but that will change next month when the Marines open it to anyone who has a permit.

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In U.S. Restaurants, Bars And Food Trucks, 'Modern Slavery' Persists

March 29
Maria Godoy / NPR

A new report highlights victims of human trafficking in the food industry, from farm workers to restaurant cooks and wait staff. Some victims are exploited for both sex and labor.

Seven More Flu-Related Deaths Reported, Bringing County Total To 79

Seven More Flu-Related Deaths Reported, Bringing County Total To 79

March 29
By City News Service

Even though the rate of infections has slowed, county health officials have reported seven more flu-related deaths in San Diego County.

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#BlackWomenAtWork: Women Speak Out After Criticism Of Journalist, Congresswoman

March 29
Jessica Taylor / NPR

Incidents like the ones involving veteran reporter April Ryan and Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters this week are "not a rarity" for black women in the workplace, says activist Brittany Packnett.

San Diego Area Mayors Organize Opposition To 'Sanctuary State' Bill

San Diego Area Mayors Organize Opposition To 'Sanctuary State' Bill

March 29
By Andrew Bowen

A group of local elected officials from around San Diego County are organizing opposition to SB 54, a bill in Sacramento that would limit cooperation between local police and federal immigration authorities.

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Felony Charges For U.S. Diplomat Over Alleged Contacts With Chinese Agents

March 29
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

For years, a State Department employee allegedly received tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from Chinese intelligence operatives and failed to report the repeated contacts to U.S. officials.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's New Bronze Bust Is Turning Heads

March 29
Colin Dwyer / NPR

At the dedication of an airport named for the soccer legend, officials unveiled another honor: a bust of his head. The Internet was quick to note that the bust, well, kind of missed its mark.

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Hungarian Legislation Threatens American University In Budapest

March 29
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson / NPR

Central European University is widely considered Hungary's top private university. It was founded by financier George Soros, who has a strained relationship Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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Climate-Friendly Coal Technology Works But Is Proving Difficult To Scale Up

March 29
Jeff Brady / NPR

Capturing carbon emissions from coal plants would reduce coal's effect on climate change. But high costs and other factors have stymied efforts to use that technology at more U.S. power plants.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping To Meet With President Trump In Florida

March 29
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

It will be the first in-person meeting between the leaders, after Trump's sharp criticisms of China during the campaign. The informal meeting may be intended to reduce pressure for concrete results.

‘Soccer City’ Backers Have Enough Signatures To Put Project Before ...

‘Soccer City’ Backers Have Enough Signatures To Put Project Before City Council

March 29
By City News Service

With more than 100,000 signatures, proponents of the “Soccer City” development in Mission Valley have more than enough to put the project before City Council.

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Ivanka Trump To Be An Official White House Employee Covered By Ethics Rules

March 29
Jackie Northam / NPR

She already has an office in the West Wing. "I have been working closely ... with the White House Counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role," she said.

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With Brexit Triggered, Uncertainty Continues Over What's To Come

March 29
Frank Langfitt / NPR

The British are known for understatement, but political observers speak of Brexit in superlatives. They say it could prove transformational for the country – either for good or ill.

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