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House Passes Farm Bill With Controversial Work Requirements

June 21
Brakkton Booker / NPR

The House of Representatives passed its version of the farm bill Thursday afternoon with strict work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP.

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San Diego's Audit Of Water Bills Delayed

June 21
By Claire Trageser

The city of San Diego audit that is meant to answer why some customers were overcharged hundreds of dollars on their water bills has been delayed.

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Military Asked To Provide 20,000 Beds For Detained Immigrant Children

June 21
Tom Bowman / NPR

The bed space has been requested starting in July and running through the end of the year. Officials tell NPR that four bases are expected to provide space.

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A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

June 21
Michaeleen Doucleff / NPR

Maya kids do better on tests measuring attention, researchers say it's because these kids have something that many American kids have lost.

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ICE Temporarily Closes Portland Office Amid Tumult Of Protests Across U.S.

June 21
Colin Dwyer / NPR

"Security concerns" persuaded Immigration and Customs Enforcement to shutter its office there for at least two days. But the Oregon city isn't the only place feeling unrest over immigration policy.

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White House Proposes Merging Education And Labor Departments

June 21
Clare Lombardo / NPR

The pitch goes all-in on workforce development and imagines a mobile-first platform for student borrowers. It's part of a proposal to restructure federal government. Congress would have to approve.

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'Born Trump' Examines The 'Emotional Hold' The President Has On His Family

June 21
Terry Gross / NPR

Journalist Emily Jane Fox focused on Trump's three marriages and five children when writing her new book. "His presence is overwhelming," she says of the president's role in the family.

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Long-Extinct Gibbon Found Inside Tomb Of Chinese Emperor's Grandmother

June 21
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

A Chinese tomb has turned up evidence of a new species of long-extinct ape. The gibbon, called Junzi imperialis, lived and died alongside its imperial human caretaker.

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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.