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After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

Dec. 4
Greg Allen / NPR

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.

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Jill Stein Campaign Plans To Take Pennsylvania Recount Effort To Federal Court

Dec. 3
emma bowman / NPR

Shortly after Stein's withdrawal from the state recount effort, citing the $1 million bond required by the court, her campaign said it plans to "file for emergency relief" in federal court on Monday.

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Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

Dec. 3
Gabrielle Emanuel / NPR

Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?

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A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?

Dec. 3
Alina Selyukh / NPR

The shooting a year ago started a heated debate about government access to secured devices. As such access keeps getting more restricted, calls for "back doors" continue and questions remain.

At Least 9 Killed In Oakland Fire At Warehouse Party; Death Toll Expected To Rise

Dec. 3
James Doubek / NPR

The fire broke out late Friday during an electronic music show. "We've lost a lot of lives," Oakland's fire chief said.

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I Don't Want To Be The Breadwinner In My Marriage Anymore!

Dec. 3
NPR

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman who doesn't like making more money than her husband does.

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Italy's Big Vote Could Rattle Europe Once Again

Dec. 3
Sylvia Poggioli / NPR

Italy's had more than 60 governments in the past 70 years. A referendum Sunday is designed to make governing less chaotic, but could bring down the country's leader and give Europe another jolt.

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Despite Evacuation Orders, Pipeline Protesters Hunker Down For Winter

Dec. 3
Nicky Ouellet / NPR

Authorities have ordered the protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline to clear out — but those who have gathered to support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe are preparing for a long stay.

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How A Psychedelic Drug Helps Cancer Patients Overcome Anxiety

Dec. 3
Robin Marantz Henig / NPR

Many cancer patients who took the psychedelic drug psilocybin under supervision said the experience erased their anxiety and depression over illness and death.

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Moroccan TV Tutorial: How To Cover Up Bruises From Domestic Abuse

Dec. 3
Susan Brink / NPR

The station has since apologized for the segment. But researchers say it reflects local attitudes toward domestic violence.

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Does Your State Provide Good Data On Your Schools? Probably Not

Dec. 3
Elissa Nadworny / NPR

Searching for information on your state's schools can be a real challenge, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign.

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For The Holidays, The Obamas Open Up The White House One Last Time

Dec. 3
Scott Horsley / NPR

Volunteers started working the day after Thanksgiving to give the White House its annual holiday charm.

As Cold Nighttime Temperatures Set In, San Diego Homeless Need Blan...

As Cold Nighttime Temperatures Set In, San Diego Homeless Need Blankets, Jackets

Dec. 2
By Susan Murphy

Nearly 5,000 homeless people in San Diego County are sleeping outside on the streets. As cold and windy conditions loom over the weekend, there’s an urgent need for blankets and jackets to help those without shelter.

Residents Want Name Change For La Jolla Christmas Parade

Residents Want Name Change For La Jolla Christmas Parade

Dec. 2
By Ebone Monet

The decades old La Jolla Christmas Parade has come under fire by some local residents who say the event needs a name change to be more inclusive and representative of the community’s diversity.

Former Contracting Officer Sentenced To Six Years In Navy Bribery C...

Former Contracting Officer Sentenced To Six Years In Navy Bribery Case

Dec. 2
By City News Service

A former Department of Defense supervisory contracting officer who accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes for steering Navy contracts to a foreign defense contractor was sentenced Friday to six years in federal prison.

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Former NPR Foreign Correspondent Alan Tomlinson Dies At 69

Dec. 2
Richard Gonzales / NPR

Tomlinson was known for his gifted storytelling and award-winning journalism in both public radio and television. A colleague said he was "a foreign correspondent straight out of central casting."

Podcast Episode 101: Remembering Drive-Ins

Podcast Episode 101: Remembering Drive-Ins

Dec. 2
By Beth Accomando

Celebrate the allure of the American drive-in with this Cinema Junkie archive edition.

Regional Airport Authority President, CEO Thella Bowens Retires Aft...

Regional Airport Authority President, CEO Thella Bowens Retires After 21 Years

Dec. 2
By City News Service

Thella Bowens, the first and only president/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, will retire at the end of March and move to Texas, the agency announced Friday.

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China's Foreign Minister: Trump-Taiwan Call 'A Small Trick'

Dec. 2
Brian Naylor / NPR

Trump's conversation is thought to be the first between a U.S. president or president-elect since 1979. China's foreign minister says he believes the call will not change U.S. policy toward China.

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Pedophilia Scandal Sends Shock Waves Through U.K. Soccer

Dec. 2
Camila Domonoske / NPR

After a former pro player went public with allegations he had been sexually abused as a child by a well-regarded coach, a wave of similar reports emerged. One player says he was paid for his silence.