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Shib Sibs Win Bronze, French Pair Win Silver In 'Incredib...

Shib Sibs Win Bronze, French Pair Win Silver In 'Incredible' Ice Dance Event

Feb. 19
Bill Chappell / NPR

"This was an incredible ice-dance event and to know we gave it our very best means everything," Maia Shibutani said afterwards.

French Olympic Ice Skater Has 'Nightmare' Wardrobe Malfun...

French Olympic Ice Skater Has 'Nightmare' Wardrobe Malfunction

Feb. 19
Vanessa Romo / NPR

Gabriella Papadakis left the rink on the verge of tears after her costume came undone and her breast was briefly exposed. But the dancer and her partner still have a shot at the gold.

What's It Like To Be Rich? Ask The People Who Manage Bill...

What's It Like To Be Rich? Ask The People Who Manage Billionaires' Money

Feb. 19
Shankar Vedantam / NPR

Several years ago, sociologist Brooke Harrington decided to explore the secret lives of billionaires. What she found, she said, shocked her.

Wristbands Connect East County Homeless To Services

Wristbands Connect East County Homeless To Services

Feb. 19
By Matt Hoffman

The city of El Cajon is partnering with the East County Chamber of Commerce to give out the wristbands with numbers they can text for help.

San Diego's Little Saigon Cultural District Gets Some Fre...

San Diego's Little Saigon Cultural District Gets Some Fresh Branding

Feb. 19
By Tarryn Mento and Ernesto Munoz and Brian Myers / Media Arts Center San Diego

The city-designated Little Saigon Cultural and Commercial District received a new landmark mural thanks to artistic nomads.

Sexual Misconduct Scandal Envelops California Legislature

Sexual Misconduct Scandal Envelops California Legislature

Feb. 19
By Associated Press

Sexual misconduct in the California Legislature was bound to be a prominent issue when lawmakers got to Sacramento last month, but for seven weeks it has felt like the only one, with the burgeoning scandal taking one surprising twist after another and diverting attention from government spending, climate change and housing.

At Munich Security Conference, Frayed Relations On Displa...

At Munich Security Conference, Frayed Relations On Display As Global Crises Grow

Feb. 19
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson / NPR

Confrontation and ultimatums replaced compromise and consensus at the meeting, where North Korea and the Iran deal topped the agenda. A commentator described it as "the end of the road" for diplomacy.

Chicago Fans Bounced For Racist Taunts Aimed At Capitals'...

Chicago Fans Bounced For Racist Taunts Aimed At Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly

Feb. 19
Emily Sullivan / NPR

Four Chicago Blackhawks fans were ejected from their home arena for racially taunting a black player from the visiting Washington Capitals.

Laura Ingraham Told LeBron James To Shut Up And Dribble; ...

Laura Ingraham Told LeBron James To Shut Up And Dribble; He Went To The Hoop

Feb. 19
Emily Sullivan / NPR

The Fox News host sought to rebuke the NBA All-Star for "talking politics." James said the flap created awareness on the NBA's "best weekend": "I get to sit up here and talk about social injustice."

In Pennsylvania, New Court-Drawn Voting Map Could Shift A...

In Pennsylvania, New Court-Drawn Voting Map Could Shift Advantage To Democrats

Feb. 19
Emily Previti / NPR

The state Supreme Court declared the previous districts an unconstitutional gerrymander. Republicans vow to challenge the new map, which they say amounts to overreach by the Democratic-majority court.

Why Employers In Georgia Are Watching The Immigration Deb...

Why Employers In Georgia Are Watching The Immigration Debate Closely

Feb. 19
Joel Rose / NPR

In Dalton, Ga., the self-proclaimed "carpet capital of the world," business leaders are worried about what will happen if DACA protections disappear.

The Experts Known As 'Ice Meisters' Create Perfect Olympi...

The Experts Known As 'Ice Meisters' Create Perfect Olympic Skating Surfaces

Feb. 19
Melissa Block / NPR

They're not the Zamboni drivers. These skilled technicians know how to make ice for figure skating, speedskating, hockey and curling — each requiring different temperatures, textures and hardness.

Teens 'Lie In' At White House To Push For Stronger Gun Co...

Teens 'Lie In' At White House To Push For Stronger Gun Control

Feb. 19
Vanessa Romo / NPR

In solidarity with their peers attacked in last week's school shooting in Florida, D.C. area students called for gun control reform Monday. Hundreds more demonstrations are expected in coming weeks.

While Suicides Off Coronado Bridge Add Up, Lighting Proje...

While Suicides Off Coronado Bridge Add Up, Lighting Project Raises Concerns It Could Get Worse

Feb. 19
Randy Dotinga / Voice of San Diego

Prevention strategies remain elusive as lighting promises to boost bridge's profile. Last year, 18 people jumped to their deaths, the second-largest death toll ever.

First Person: From Refugee To Proprietor

First Person: From Refugee To Proprietor

Feb. 19
By Tarryn Mento

Queentabel Banka opened her hair braiding business in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood shortly after arriving in the U.S.

Oakland’s Two Black Panthers: The Movie And The Movement

Oakland’s Two Black Panthers: The Movie And The Movement

Feb. 19
Sandhya Dirks / KQED

“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler talks about the indelible bond between Oakland and the film.

How Alice Waters Became A Slow-Food Icon

How Alice Waters Became A Slow-Food Icon

Feb. 19
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Alice Waters describes how a young girl from New Jersey became an icon of the European-style slow-food movement on the West Coast in her new memoir "Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook.”

NRC Petitioned To Require Stronger Canisters To Store Nuc...

NRC Petitioned To Require Stronger Canisters To Store Nuclear Waste Indefinitely

Feb. 19
By Alison St John

A public watchdog group wants the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to require stronger canisters for storing spent nuclear fuel on site indefinitely. The petition comes as Southern California Edison moves spent fuel from the decommissioned San Onofre nuclear power plant into storage next to the ocean.

In Pyeongchang, Trees Get Help To Resist The Wind

In Pyeongchang, Trees Get Help To Resist The Wind

Feb. 19
Bill Chappell / NPR

The wind roared in from Siberia, toppling concession stands and security scanners. These huge gusts led NPR's team to realize why so many trees in the area have elaborate support systems.

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