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Ukrainian Film Director Stages Hunger Strike In Russian Jail During World Cup

June 21
Lucian Kim / NPR

Prisoner Oleg Sentsov's lawyer says his client's health is worsening on a weeks-long hunger strike to win the release of more than 60 people Sentsov says are political prisoners in Russia.

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Your Guide To San Diego Fringe 2018

June 21
By Beth Accomando

San Diego International Fringe kicks off its sixth year of what it describes as “eyeball busting shows” running June 21 through July 1 at multiple locations.

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U.S. Population Is Becoming Older, And Less White, Than Ever Before

June 21
Bill Chappell / NPR

White people remain the majority in the U.S. – but the Census Bureau says non-Hispanic whites were the only racial group that didn't grow from 2016 to 2017.

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Violence Keeps Central Americans Coming To US Despite Trump

June 21
By Associated Press

Nightfall in El Salvador's capital was fast approaching and Ernesto Pena was waiting for a bus that never arrived. His work day delivering rice and cooking oil to street vendors in the bustling district of Santa Tecla had ended and like most people he was anxious to get home before the gangs that control the poor neighborhood where he lives enforce an informal curfew.

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GOP Struggles To Salvage Immigration Bill, Postpones Vote

June 21
By Associated Press

The House plunged into its long-awaited immigration debate Thursday with divided Republicans facing an uphill fight to muscle anything through the chamber. President Donald Trump seemed to undermine the effort with a tweet suggesting any measure the House approved would be doomed in the Senate anyway.

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Trump's Migrant Policy: First Blowback, Then About-Face

June 21
By Associated Press

As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that.

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A Worm That Can Really, Really Get Under Your Skin

June 21
Nadia Whitehead / NPR

And once it's there, it moves around. And around. There's a new report on the worm out this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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First Lady Melania Trump Makes Trip To Visit Border Detention Facilities

June 21
Miles Parks / NPR

The first lady visited a children's shelter in McAllen, Texas. A visit to a Customs and Border Protection intake facility was canceled due to flooding in the area.

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House GOP Leaders Delay Vote On Compromise Immigration Bill

June 21
Kelsey Snell / NPR

The immigration debate in the House this week demonstrates deep divisions inside the House Republican conference and spotlights a controversial issue just months ahead of the midterm elections.

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'Why Are They Shooting?' E. Pittsburgh Enraged Over Police Killing Of Black Teen

June 21
Amy Held / NPR

Antwon Rose Jr., 17, was riding in a car suspected of having been used in an earlier shooting. He ran after police stopped the vehicle and was shot three times by an East Pittsburgh police officer.

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Rohingya Crisis Is Making Some In Myanmar Rethink Their Views Of Aung San Suu Kyi

June 21
Anthony Kuhn / NPR

"All this likeness of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, it's all make-believe," says the director of a civic organization in Yangon. "And now we know the real Aung San Suu Kyi."

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

June 21
Jon Hamilton / NPR

Two herpes viruses that cause skin rashes in toddlers may accelerate Alzheimer's disease when they infect brain cells. The finding suggests antiviral drugs might help protect the brain.

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Some DNA Dismissed As 'Junk' Is Crucial To Embryo Development

June 21
Richard Harris / NPR

Formerly considered useless, or maybe a parasite, the stretch of DNA known as LINE-1 actually plays "a key role" in creating an embryo and embryonic stem cells, research shows.

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With Billions At Stake, Supreme Court Rules States May Tax Online Retailers

June 21
Nina Totenberg / NPR

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that states may impose sales taxes on Internet retailers with no physical presence within the state.

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New Homeless Storage Facility Is Helpful, But Only For Small Number Of People

June 21
By Matt Hoffman

Last week, a new storage center intended to help people who are homeless opened near downtown San Diego. Although it can hold belongings for up to 500 people, only a fraction of the storage units have been assigned.

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Sara Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Is Charged With Fraud

June 21
Bill Chappell / NPR

Sara Netanyahu is accused of ordering some $100,000 worth of food and having the government pick up the tab, despite having a cook on staff at her home.

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DA Gets San Ysidro School Audit, Welcomes Info On Any ‘Suspected Public Corruption’

June 21
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

As promised last week, a scathing state audit of the San Ysidro School District that found two former top administrators were overpaid almost $324,000 has been delivered to the District Attorney’s Office.

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Net Neutrality Backers Fume As California Bill Watered Down

June 21
By Associated Press

California legislation that was billed as one of the nation’s most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality was watered down during a tense legislative hearing Wednesday, leading the author to repudiate what he called a “mutilated” bill.

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People Donate Millions To Help Separated Families

June 21
By Associated Press

In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.