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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.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Street Festivals To 'Cabaret'

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Street Festivals To 'Cabaret'

Aug. 26
By Nina Garin

This weekend you'll find music in the streets, at the park and at the notorious Kit Kat Klub.

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In Bolivia, Striking Miners Kidnap And Kill High-Level Minister

Aug. 26
Camila Domonoske / NPR

The country's deputy interior minister was going to talk with the miners about their demands. Officials say he was seized Thursday and then beaten to death.

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Has Hillary Clinton Actually Been Dodging The Press?

Aug. 26
David Folkenflik / NPR

Clinton has been criticized for failing to give enough access to the media, but she says she's done more than 300 interviews. According to an NPR analysis, that's only part of the story.

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Suburban Women Key To Victory In Pennsylvania Senate Race

Aug. 26
Susan Davis / NPR

GOP Sen. Pat Toomey and his Democratic opponent Katie McGinty are battling it out in the Philadelphia area suburbs.

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A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back To Life — By Scarecrows

Aug. 26
Ina Jaffe / NPR

A remote mountain village once was home to hundreds. Now it has just 30 residents. Tsukimi Ayano, 67, is one of the younger ones. She has repopulated the village by making scarecrow-like figures.

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Planned Parenthood Joins Campaign To Rid Miami Neighborhoods Of Zika

Aug. 26
Greg Allen / NPR

The organization is going door to door in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods. The goal: Reach 25,000 households in six weeks with information about Zika prevention and family planning services.

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When The Family Business Is Keeping Cool, It Pays To Be Warm With People

Aug. 26
NPR Staff / NPR

More than six decades since Frank Mutz's grandfather started in the air conditioning business, Frank runs the same company with his children. They've also passed down common sense and personal warmth.

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America's Real Mountain Of Cheese Is On Our Plates

Aug. 26
Dan Charles / NPR

To help dairy farmers hurt by a glut, the USDA said this week it'll buy $20 million worth of cheese and give it to food banks. But we eat so much of the stuff, that's hardly a drop in the bucket.

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Teaching Medical Teamwork Right From The Start

Aug. 26
Julie Rovner / NPR

Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic are collaborating to better integrate the training of student doctors, dentists, nurses and social workers. One goal: Reduce medical errors.