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Protests Escalate In France As Labor Groups Face Off With Government

May 26
Camila Domonoske / NPR

French President Francois Hollande wants to loosen the nation's strict labor code. The country's largest union is fiercely opposed.

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Fire Breaks Out In Chula Vista Riverbed

May 26
By City News Service

The blaze blackened an area of unknown size in the vicinity of Fourth Avenue and Beyer Way.

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Sidewalk Near Dangerous City Heights Intersection Could See Upgrades This Summer

May 26
By Tarryn Mento

City staff has pulled together funding for a new sidewalk along a busy road where a 15-year-old skateboarder was killed in an accident last fall.

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With People And PACs, Faulconer Dominates San Diego Mayoral Fundraising

May 26
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

A broad-based fundraising network and a constellation of well-funded political action committees have given San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer plenty of firepower. That’s not so much the case with his two opponents.

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The Trump-Clinton Gender Gap Could Be The Largest In More Than 60 Years

May 26
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR

If recent skirmishes between the two candidates are any signal, gender will factor heavily into their attacks — and that could potentially widen the gap even more.

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To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

May 26
Beth Fertig / NPR

Across the U.S., school districts face low literacy rates among low-income and minority students. Here's how schools in Dallas, Baltimore and the Bronx are getting at the problem a little differently.

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In Historic Hiroshima Visit, Obama To Push For Nuclear-Free World

May 26
Scott Horsley / NPR

The city is now synonymous with the deadly nuclear age that began there more than seven decades ago. White House officials stress that Obama will not apologize for the bombing.

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Mysterious Cave Rings Show Neanderthals Liked To Build

May 26
Christopher Joyce / NPR

Deep in a French cave, researchers have found numerous ovals of broken stalagmites. They believe the rings were arranged by ancient Neanderthals.

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It's Still Hard To Get Birth Control Pills In California Without A Prescription

May 26
Kelly O'Mara / NPR

California law now permits pharmacists to sell many types of hormonal birth control methods without a doctor's OK. But good luck finding a drugstore that will dispense the contraceptives that way.

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To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

May 26
Amy Mayer / NPR

Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low, while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.

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In 'Porcelain,' Moby Searches For Validation And Finds Unlikely Success

May 26
NPR Staff / NPR

The electronic musician's new memoir traces his journey from Connecticut suburbs to New York City raves. It's a tale of dance clubs, DJs and Manhattan in the 1990s full of self-deprecating humor.

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O'Keeffe Museum Acquires Rarely Seen Work By The Famed Artist

May 25
Barbara Campbell / NPR

An atmospheric image of barns in Lake George, N.Y., is joining the collection at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The painting reveals a lesser-known genre of the artist's work.

Swiss School Board Upholds Handshake Policy, Despite Religious Objections

May 25
Dana Farrington / NPR

Two Muslim boys had refused to shake hands with their female teachers. The educational body in their area says schools can insist on the custom — and can fine parents if students don't comply.

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Demand Plummets For California Pollution Credits

May 25
By Associated Press

The "cap-and-trade" program limits how much pollution businesses can spew, making them buy permits, which are auctioned quarterly or sold on the secondary market. The credits are supposed to fund the initiative.

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6-Year-Old May Be Out Of Spelling Bee, But This Kid Is A Winner

May 25
Dana Farrington / NPR

Akash Vukoti was the youngest contestant in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee. He didn't go all the way this time, but we've got our eye on him.

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San Diego Police Brace For Friday's Trump Rally

May 25
By Midday Edition

Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said the department plans to have a "significant presence" of uniformed and plainclothes officers at the San Diego Convention Center, where presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally.

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San Diego 7th-Grader Doesn't Advance In National Spelling Bee

May 25
By City News Service

Ella Grace Peters correctly spelled "polity" and "apologue." However, she missed the definition of "expugnable."

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Report: As More People Visit Theme Parks, SeaWorld Attendance Drops

May 25
By City News Service

A new report says attendance at SeaWorld San Diego plunged 7 percent last year, a time when increasing numbers of people visited theme parks in the U.S. and abroad.

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SummerFest 2016 Preview

May 25
By Nina Garin

SummerFest tickets are now on sale. See what's in store for the chamber music festival's 30th anniversary.