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J.C. Penney To Close Over 100 Stores

J.C. Penney To Close Over 100 Stores

Feb. 24
By City News Service

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. announced Friday it is in the process of selling its distribution center in Buena Park, intends to close its distribution center in Lakeland, Florida, in June, and plans to shutter 130-140 stores in the coming months.

SANDAG To Launch Outside Probe Into Tax Measure Flaws

SANDAG To Launch Outside Probe Into Tax Measure Flaws

Feb. 24
By City News Service

The board of directors of the San Diego Association of Governments Friday commissioned an independent investigation into how the public was presented with faulty revenue projections before voting on a tax increase ballot proposition.

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FCC Chairman Goes After His Predecessor's Internet Privacy Rules

Feb. 24
Alina Selyukh / NPR

The new telecom chief is moving to halt one part of the sweeping rules for Internet service providers, which were passed last year in part based on "net neutrality" regulations.

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Bounding Baby Bongo Born

Feb. 24
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

An eastern bongo at the Los Angeles Zoo birthed the first bongo to be born at the zoo in more than 20 years. Bongos are native to Africa and have stripes, big ears and horns.

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Los Angeles Officials To ICE: Stop Identifying Yourselves As Police

Feb. 24
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

The mayor of Los Angeles co-signed a letter to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency requesting that its agents not identify themselves as "police" during operations in the city.

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Trump Administration Weighs Increased Scrutiny Of Refugees' Social Media

Feb. 24
Greg Myre / NPR

The Obama administration began checking social media accounts of prospective Syrian refugees more than a year ago. Such steps could expand as President Trump prepares a new executive order on vetting.

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The Problem With That Video Of Tigers Squaring Off With A Drone

Feb. 24
Colin Dwyer / NPR

The enclosure in China's Heilongjiang province, where the drone video was filmed, has been accused of keeping animals in "deplorable conditions."

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GOP Health Bill Draft Would Cut Medicaid, Emphasize Tax Credits

Feb. 24
Alison Kodjak / NPR

The plan would replace insurance subsidies for low-income families with tax credits for everyone, eliminate the requirement to buy health care, and end taxes on medical devices.

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VX: The Nerve Agent Used To Kill Kim Jong Nam Is Rare And Deadly

Feb. 24
Geoff Brumfiel / NPR

A colorless, odorless liquid, similar in consistency to motor oil, VX kills in tiny quantities that can be absorbed through the skin. It is among the deadliest chemical weapons ever devised.

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71 Degrees In February: Temperatures In Boston And Buffalo Rewrite Record Book

Feb. 24
Bill Chappell / NPR

An all-time high temperature for February was recorded in Boston. After breaking a 111-year-old mark for this day, Buffalo, N.Y., also equaled its record high for the month.

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Democrats Pick Ex-Kentucky Governor To Respond To Trump Speech To Congress

Feb. 24
Brian Naylor / NPR

Steve Beshear is credited with lowering Kentucky's uninsured rate. Immigration activist Astrid Silva is also scheduled to respond to the president's remarks Tuesday night.

Former NATO Ambassador Visits San Diego To Talk Trump

Former NATO Ambassador Visits San Diego To Talk Trump

Feb. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

President Donald Trump has called NATO "obsolete" and questioned whether America would defend its European allies if they don't spend more on their own military.

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Trump Orders Agencies To Reduce Regulations

Feb. 24
Scott Horsley / NPR

Surrounded by corporate leaders, President Trump signed an executive action telling government agencies to slash "job killing" rules. Environmentalists argue the move could undo important protections.

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Car Bomb Kills More Than 50 People Near Syrian Town Captured From ISIS

Feb. 24
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

At least 34 of the dead reportedly were civilians. The blast happened just north of al-Bab, at a checkpoint crowded with people who had fled the fighting and were preparing to return to their homes.

Rep. Susan Davis Discusses Health Care, Border Security And Preside...

Rep. Susan Davis Discusses Health Care, Border Security And President Trump

Feb. 24
By Andrew Bowen

Congresswoman Susan Davis sat down with KPBS to discuss health care, border security and the movement to resist the Trump administration.

Roundtable: Immigration Enforcement; Issa's Big Day; SDUSD Budget Math

Roundtable: Immigration Enforcement; Issa's Big Day; SDUSD Budget Math

Feb. 24
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Who is harmed the most by strict border enforcement? It might be a toss-up. Rep. Darrell Issa talks — and listens — to his constituents. And the San Diego Unified board gets an earful about potential budget cuts.

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WATCH: 2 Table Tennis Titleholders Have Epic, 766-Shot Rally

Feb. 24
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

Li Jie and Hitomi Sato met at the Qatar Open on Thursday and wound up in a battle of wills that lasted more than 10 minutes and perhaps defied the average human ability to focus.

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Advice From Patients On A Study's Design Makes For Better Science

Feb. 24
Richard Harris / NPR

Increasingly, advocates for patients are in the room when big medical studies are designed. They demand answers to big questions: "Will the results of this study actually help anybody?"

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White House Asked FBI To Publicly Refute Reports Trump Associates Had Russia Contacts

Feb. 24
Brian Naylor / NPR

Director James Comey refused to publicly respond to the media reports even as he dismissed them privately, a senior administration official says. The official says the FBI initiated the discussion.

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Google Spinoff Sues Uber, Saying Leader Of Autonomous Vehicle Unit Stole Key Designs

Feb. 24
Bill Chappell / NPR

Waymo, the company that began as Google's self-driving-car project, says a former manager "took extraordinary efforts to raid Waymo's design server and then conceal his activities."