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Sempra Energy Executive: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Can Be Done T...

Sempra Energy Executive: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Can Be Done Today

May 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Speaking Thursday at UC San Diego's Institute of the America's annual energy conference, Sempra Vice President Patrick Lee said the technology exists today for a total reliance on renewable energy.

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Military Mortuary Employee Allegedly Offered Peek At John Glenn's Remains

May 26
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

DOD inspectors declined the offer and "at no time viewed the remains," during a review of the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base. The Air Force says it will investigate the incident.

Chula Vista Dedicates Seven New Streets To Military Members

Chula Vista Dedicates Seven New Streets To Military Members

May 26
By City News Service

The city of Chula Vista dedicated seven new streets Friday that are named for local members of the military killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Boehner Says Apart From Foreign Policy, Trump Has Been 'A Complete Disaster'

May 26
Miles Parks / NPR

The former speaker of the House told an energy conference in Texas that Trump is "still learning how to be president."

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Confessed Killer Pleads Guilty To 7 Murders Over A Dozen Years In South Carolina

May 26
Colin Dwyer / NPR

On Friday, Todd Kohlhepp was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms — as well as 60 years in prison for other crimes — in a plea bargain.

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Brand New Coaster Replaces One Tossed Into The Waves By Superstorm Sandy

May 26
Kathy Goldgeier / NPR

Nearly five years ago, the storm wrecked an amusement park in Seaside Heights, N.J., and plunged its old Jet Star coaster into the surf. Now, people can strap into its twisty, neon green Hydrus ride.

Ship Building Windfall On Hold With Trump Budget

Ship Building Windfall On Hold With Trump Budget

May 26
By Steve Walsh

The Pentagon did not ramp up ship building in its 2018 budget proposal to Congress, meaning at least a delay in the Trump's plan to expand the Navy beyond what was proposed in the Obama administration.

As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives

May 26
Ina Jaffe / NPR

According to the federal government, the top complaint about nursing homes is wrongful eviction. Advocates say nursing homes want residents who pay more but require less care.

Weekly Roundup: Avoid ‘Pirates,’ Take A ‘Roman Holiday’ Instead

Weekly Roundup: Avoid ‘Pirates,’ Take A ‘Roman Holiday’ Instead

May 26
By Beth Accomando

It’s Memorial Day weekend and there’s the forgettable new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the memorable “Roman Holiday” screening outdoors, “Fire Walk With Me” at midnight, and the occult horror tale “A Dark Song.”

UC San Diego Researchers Find Volkswagen Isn't The Only Auto Maker ...

UC San Diego Researchers Find Volkswagen Isn't The Only Auto Maker Deceiving Regulators

May 26
By David Wagner

Computer scientists at UC San Diego found "smoking gun" software showing that Volkswagen intentionally cheated emissions tests. And they found evidence of deception in another automaker's vehicles.

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At Beirut's First Pride Week, A Chance To Celebrate — And Take Stock Of Challenges

May 26
Alison Meuse / NPR

In Lebanon, the LGBT community has made important strides in recent years. But activists say there's still much to be done to achieve equal rights. The first Beirut Pride week was earlier this month.

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In Europe, World Leaders Try To Change Trump's Mind On Climate Change

May 26
Camila Domonoske / NPR

It was eight against one, at a table in Italy on Friday: Six heads of state and two EU representatives, arguing with the U.S. president about the urgency of committing to the Paris climate accord.

Roundtable: City Heights' La Maestra And SoccerCity

Roundtable: City Heights' La Maestra And SoccerCity

May 26
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The SoccerCity initiative easily qualified for the ballot. But the San Diego city attorney does not like it that much, and SDSU has left the building. Meanwhile, critical funding to help human trafficking victims almost disappears.

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'Praise The Lard': A Barbecue Legend Shows Us How To Master Smoked Chicken Wings

May 26
Ari Shapiro / NPR

Mike Mills' chicken wings have been named the best in the country. He is even in the Barbecue Hall of Fame. His new book with daughter Amy Mills shares the gospel of barbecue with home cooks.

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'I Was Shocked By Freedom': Defectors Reflect On Life In North Korea

May 26
Lauren Frayer / NPR

Now in Seoul, North Korean defectors recall life inside one of the world's most secretive regimes, talking of brainwashing, required military service — and the jolt of seeing the outside world.

2017 Summer Movie Preview

2017 Summer Movie Preview

May 26
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

Memorial weekend marks the unofficial launch of the summer movie season and here is a preview of what is to come.

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After 2016 Assault, A Coptic Christian Grandmother In Egypt Fights For Justice

May 26
Jane Arraf / NPR

Friday's deadly assault was the latest attack against the Coptic Christian minority. A 70-year-old woman who was stripped and dragged through the streets last year is pursuing justice in court.

Teacher Of The Year Urges Gompers’ Community To Be Accountable

Teacher Of The Year Urges Gompers’ Community To Be Accountable

May 26
By Brad Racino / inewsource

More than 25 teachers and students have come forward to talk about allegations of grade inflation and unrealistic academic expectations detailed by inewsource last week in an investigation of Gompers Preparatory Academy.

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Monsoon-Triggered Mudslides, Floods In Sri Lanka Kill More Than 90 People

May 26
Camila Domonoske / NPR

Evacuations are underway, with helicopters and boats trying to reach stranded communities. More than 100 more people are missing, the country's disaster management center says.

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