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Global Problems Aid Groups Should Prepare For, If They Want To Survive

Global Problems Aid Groups Should Prepare For, If They Want To Survive

Aug. 21
Malaka Gharib / NPR

Relief organizations can barely cope with today's famine and refugee crises. Are they ready for the next era of humanitarian emergencies?

San Diegans Watch Partial Solar Eclipse

San Diegans Watch Partial Solar Eclipse

Aug. 21
By City News Service, David Wagner

Thousands of San Diegans enjoyed viewing Monday's solar eclipse at events around the city as 57 percent of the sun was blocked by the moon.

Trump Returns To Washington, Seeking New Afghanistan Policy And Ove...

Trump Returns To Washington, Seeking New Afghanistan Policy And Overall Reset

Aug. 21
Scott Horsley / NPR

After a none-too-restful "working vacation," President Trump is back in the White House today. He's planning a prime-time address to the country on his latest strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

U.S. Temporarily Halts Nonimmigrant Visas For Russians

U.S. Temporarily Halts Nonimmigrant Visas For Russians

Aug. 21
Scott Neuman / NPR

The move is the latest in a tit-for-tat between Washington and Moscow triggered by U.S. sanctions on Russia for its interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Sempra Energy Bids $9.45B For Oncor, Topping Buffett Offer

Sempra Energy Bids $9.45B For Oncor, Topping Buffett Offer

Aug. 21
By Associated Press

Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

Trump Says U.S. Can't Afford Quick Afghanistan Withdrawal

Trump Says U.S. Can't Afford Quick Afghanistan Withdrawal

Aug. 21
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump declared Monday night the United States must continue fighting in Afghanistan to avoid the "predictable and unacceptable" results of a rapid withdrawal from the country where the U.S. has been at war for 16 years.

SDG&E Loses More Than 500 Megawatts During Solar Eclipse

SDG&E Loses More Than 500 Megawatts During Solar Eclipse

Aug. 21
By City News Service

San Diego Gas & Electric officials said a contingency plan meant the utility had enough power to meet demand.

Nations Search For 10 Missing After US Destroyer Collision

Nations Search For 10 Missing After US Destroyer Collision

Aug. 21
By Associated Press

Vessels from several nations are searching Southeast Asian waters for 10 missing U.S. sailors after an early morning collision Monday between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker ripped a gaping hole in the destroyer's hull.

Driver Plows Into Bus Shelters In Southern France, Killing 1 Person

Driver Plows Into Bus Shelters In Southern France, Killing 1 Person

Aug. 21
Scott Neuman / NPR

Authorities say the driver, who reportedly has a history of mental problems, has been taken into custody. They are not treating the incident as terrorism.

Search For 10 Missing Launched Off Singapore After U.S. Destroyer, ...

Search For 10 Missing Launched Off Singapore After U.S. Destroyer, Tanker Collide

Aug. 21
Scott Neuman / NPR

The Navy says the guided missile destroyer sustained "significant damage" in the collision east of the Strait of Malacca, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

Another Turning Point For Mission Valley

Another Turning Point For Mission Valley

Aug. 21
By Tom Fudge

Once farmland for crops and dairy cows, San Diego’s community plan update for Mission Valley wants to change the valley again - from a series of shopping malls to a place to live.

San Diego Seniors Plan Protest Of Proposed Medicare Cuts

San Diego Seniors Plan Protest Of Proposed Medicare Cuts

Aug. 21
By Kenny Goldberg

House Republicans want to cut Medicare. A group of San Diego seniors says it won't stand for that.

Women Are A Huge Reason Why Trump's Poll Numbers Are So Bad

Women Are A Huge Reason Why Trump's Poll Numbers Are So Bad

Aug. 21
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR

Democratic and independent men are far less supportive of the idea of a Trump impeachment than Democratic and independent women. But Republicans are united across gender.

Home Visits Help Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Ch...

Home Visits Help Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children

Aug. 21
Anna Gorman / NPR

A program that provides $400 million in federal funds for the visits expires next month. Advocates and providers hope it will be reauthorized and even expanded, saying it's money well spent.

To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

Aug. 21
Laurel Morales / NPR

Most American Indians are lactose intolerant, which means they need to find nutrients outside of dairy sources. It turns out that a return to traditional cooking methods can be key to good health.

Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins

Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins

Aug. 21
Elise Hu / NPR

The annual drill between U.S. and South Korean troops comes in the wake of a bitter back-and-forth between North Korea and President Trump.

Confederate Statues Come Down At The University Of Texas

Confederate Statues Come Down At The University Of Texas

Aug. 21
Doreen McCallister / NPR

President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and three other Confederate figures from a main area of campus. The removals should be complete by mid-morning Monday.

10 Sailors Missing After U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Cargo Ship Off Singapore

Aug. 20
Emma Bowman / NPR

Another five sailors are injured after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker, east of Singapore, the Navy says.

In Illinois, This College Town Won't Be Eclipsed By August's Celest...

In Illinois, This College Town Won't Be Eclipsed By August's Celestial Event

Aug. 20
Wynne Davis / NPR

A town of 26,000 will more than double in size as the Great American Eclipse takes place in August. From the local state university to longtime bakery, people are getting ready for it to get dark.

Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91

Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91

Aug. 20
Colin Dwyer / NPR

Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was perhaps just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy.