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Behold: 4 New Species Of Tiny Frogs Smaller Than A Fingernail

Feb. 22
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Scientists in India say the frogs are actually fairly common but have eluded discovery likely because of their extremely small size, secretive habitats and unusual calls.

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Trump's Conflicts Could Undercut Global Efforts To Fight Corruption, Critics Say

Feb. 22
Jim Zarroli / NPR

The global fight against government corruption has often been led by the U.S., but those in the movement's trenches worry that signals being sent by the Trump administration could undercut the effort.

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Citing 'Racial Stereotype,' Supreme Court Says Texas Inmate Can Appeal Death Sentence

Feb. 22
Bill Chappell / NPR

Chief Justice John Roberts calls the case "a perfect storm" of circumstances that culminated in a lower court "making a decision on life or death on the basis of race."

Sen. Atkins Discusses Single-Payer Health Care For California

Sen. Atkins Discusses Single-Payer Health Care For California

Feb. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

State Sen. Toni Atkins has co-sponsored a bill to explore a single-payer health care system in California. She joined us on Wednesday's Midday Edition to talk about the proposal. Here is what she said.

Tracy Kidder Talks Non-Fiction Craft At Writer’s Symposium

Tracy Kidder Talks Non-Fiction Craft At Writer’s Symposium

Feb. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A man described as "the master of the non-fiction narrative" is one of the featured speakers at this year's annual Writer’s Symposium By the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.

San Diego Astronomer Finds More Earth-Sized Planets That Might Supp...

San Diego Astronomer Finds More Earth-Sized Planets That Might Support Life

Feb. 22
By Michael Lipkin

Astronomers at NASA say they’ve found seven planets roughly the size of Earth all orbiting the same tiny star that could have liquid water on their surfaces.

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Low-Income PoCs Still Don't Trust The Police, But Would Work With Them

Feb. 22
Melissa Hung / NPR

While the majority of residents in high-crime, high-poverty areas have a negative view of the police, they're also willing to work with law enforcement to make communities safer.

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Judge Rules Texas Can't Cut Off Medicaid Funds To Planned Parenthood — For Now

Feb. 22
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

After Texas officials moved to block the health provider from receiving Medicaid dollars, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the state, allowing the group to stay in the program.

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Astronomers Find 7 Earth-Size Planets Around A Nearby Star

Feb. 22
Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR

Some of the planets could be home to liquid water, but it remains unclear whether life could exist on such strange worlds.

Apollo 11 Space Capsule Is Going On Another Mission

Feb. 22
Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR

The capsule called Columbia hasn't left the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., since 1976. It's heading out on tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

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Are Race-Based Advisory Groups Just Political Symbols?

Feb. 22
Kat Chow / NPR

After a scathing letter of resignation, only four people remain on the president's commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. It brings up broader questions of these task forces' efficacy.

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Anger Rises Across The Country At GOP Congressional Town Halls

Feb. 22
Jessica Taylor / NPR

Constituents have been confronting legislators over everything from the GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare to the Trump White House. Here's a look at particularly rowdy events this week.

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Court Blocks South Africa's Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

Feb. 22
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

In a blow to the government, the court ruled that the executive didn't have the power to order a withdrawal without prior parliamentary approval and questioned the "unexplained haste" to quit the ICC.

Trump Lays Out Tougher Approach To Illegal Immigration

Trump Lays Out Tougher Approach To Illegal Immigration

Feb. 22
By Associated Press

Here's a look at what the pair of enforcement memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said the government will do about illegal immigration.

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SpaceX Cargo Craft Fails To Dock With Space Station, Will Try Again

Feb. 22
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

The private spaceflight company launched its Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, only to have the rocket's cargo capsule encounter an error in its navigation system on Wednesday during a docking attempt.

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At 40, Paris' Pompidou Center Is Still 'An Unexpected Trip'

Feb. 22
Eleanor Beardsley / NPR

The modern art museum, which opened on Jan. 31, 1977, holds a secure place in the heart of Paris — and in Parisians' hearts. But it wasn't always so. Horrified critics compared it to an oil refinery.

SANDAG Board To Consider Investigation

SANDAG Board To Consider Investigation

Feb. 22
By City News Service

The board of directors of the San Diego Association of Governments on Friday will consider authorizing a series of steps in reaction to the discovery that an economic modeling system provided faulty revenue projections for a tax increase ballot proposition and for a local transportation fund.

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Heart Screening For Teens May Cause More Problems Than It Solves

Feb. 22
Mary Chris Jaklevic / NPR

There's no evidence that screening adolescents with electrocardiograms prevents deaths, yet the heart tests have become widespread despite the false alarms they often cause.