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Police Break Up Zimbabwe 'Mega-Demonstration' In Defiance Of Court Order

Aug. 26
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Police fired tear gas and deployed water cannons to disperse a demonstration, that represented a united opposition front against longtime ruler Robert Mugabe.

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LISTEN: Maine's Governor Unleashes Obscenities On Lawmaker Who Criticized Him

Aug. 26
Camila Domonoske / NPR

Maine Rep. Drew Gattine said it was unhelpful when Gov. Paul LePage made "racially charged" statements. In response, LePage told Gattine, "I am after you" — along with much more vulgar remarks.

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Judge In Stanford Sex Assault Case Is Transferring To Civil Court

Aug. 26
Richard Gonzales / NPR

Judge Aaron Persky's controversial six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman continues to cast a shadow over his deliberations.

San Diego Students Head To School Under New Vaccine Law

San Diego Students Head To School Under New Vaccine Law

Aug. 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The law, passed last summer, no longer allows parents to waive school vaccination requirements due to personal or religious beliefs. Medical exceptions are still allowed.

Roundtable: Officer-Involved Shooting; Chargers; More Money, Less T...

Roundtable: Officer-Involved Shooting; Chargers; More Money, Less Traffic?

Aug. 26
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

An officer's deposition reveals a surprising outcome in the 2015 shooting of Fridoon Nehad. The Chargers defend their stadium plan. And does more funding mean less traffic?

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Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics?

Aug. 26
Michaeleen Doucleff / NPR

Before the games, computer scientists weren't worried about the spread of Zika. But some public health experts were. What does the data show?

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A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

Aug. 26
Jennifer Ludden / NPR

Arkansas, a Bible Belt state that emphasizes abstinence-only in high school, is launching a mandatory program in its colleges and universities on strategies to prevent unplanned pregnancy.

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Top French Court Suspends Riviera Town's Burkini Ban

Aug. 26
Jason Slotkin / NPR

France's Council of State said the town of Villeneuve-Loubet breached several "fundamental freedoms" by forbidding the swimwear on its beaches. Some 30 towns have instituted such bans this summer.

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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Aug. 26
Maria Godoy / NPR

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.

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The Burkini: A Closer Look At The Swimwear That's Making Headlines

Aug. 26
Alison Baitz / NPR

This has definitely been the summer of the burkini. Here's some background on the swimwear that's launched a worldwide debate.

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Protected Marine Area Near Hawaii Is Now Twice The Size Of Texas

Aug. 26
Camila Domonoske / NPR

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was created by President George W. Bush. Now President Obama is quadrupling it in size — making it the biggest marine reserve in the world.

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More On Nate Parker And 'Birth Of A Nation': Join Our Twitter Chat, 2PM EST

Aug. 26
Leah Donnella / NPR

On this week's podcast, we dug into rape allegations filed 17 years ago against the highly lauded black actor and director. Join Gene Demby and the Code Switch team to continue the conversation.

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After 4 Years Of Siege, Civilians And Rebels Evacuate Syria's Daraya

Aug. 26
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Rebels and the government have struck an agreement to hand over control of the city in exchange for safe passage. This ends the years-long standoff in one of Syria's most desperate places.

New Scripps Research Vessel To Arrive Friday

New Scripps Research Vessel To Arrive Friday

Aug. 26
By City News Service

The R/V Sally Ride is scheduled to sail past Scripps Pier outside the institution on its way to port in Point Loma. It's named after the first American woman to travel in space. She taught at UCSD until her death four years ago.

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All U.S. Blood Donations Should Be Screened For Zika, FDA Says

Aug. 26
Joe Neel / NPR

The recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration represent a major expansion in testing blood for Zika. The agency had earlier advised testing only in areas with an active outbreak.

San Diego To Host Second Round Of World Baseball Classic

San Diego To Host Second Round Of World Baseball Classic

Aug. 26
By City News Service

San Diego will serve as a host city for the World Baseball Classic next year, and the finals will be in Los Angeles. Second round games will take place at Petco Park March 14-19.

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Brazilian Police Charge Ryan Lochte With Making A False Report

Aug. 26
Camila Domonoske / NPR

The saga of the swimmer and the robbery-that-wasn't continues. The charge against the 32-year-old U.S. Olympian carries a penalty of up to 18 months in prison in Brazil.

San Diego Set To Have Busier Cruise Season This Year

San Diego Set To Have Busier Cruise Season This Year

Aug. 26
By City News Service

Currently, 90 passenger liners are scheduled to come to San Diego during the season, up 30 percent from last year.

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Reports: New Trump Campaign CEO Faced Domestic Violence Charge In 1996

Aug. 26
Domenico Montanaro / NPR

Stephen K. Bannon, the new Trump campaign chief, is the third top Trump adviser who's landed in hot water during this campaign.