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San Diego Housing Commission Opens Additional Shelter Spa...

San Diego Housing Commission Opens Additional Shelter Space Due To Cold Weather

Feb. 21
By City News Service

An additional 280 shelter beds will be available in downtown San Diego Thursday night due to the cold weather, the city Housing Commission announced Wednesday.

Supreme Court Gets Moving, Issuing As Many Decisions In O...

Supreme Court Gets Moving, Issuing As Many Decisions In One Day As It Has In 5 Months

Feb. 21
Nina Totenberg / NPR

The high court put out rulings on everything from guns and whistleblower protections to plea deals and the damages someone could seek for a terrorist attack.

From Bellingham To Tallahassee Students 'Walk Out' Demand...

From Bellingham To Tallahassee Students 'Walk Out' Demanding Gun Reform

Feb. 21
Vanessa Romo / NPR

Students grappling with fear and frustration after last week's fatal school shooting staged peaceful protests mourning for victims and urging a ban on assault rifles.

U.S. Biathlon Team Speaks Out For Gun Control

U.S. Biathlon Team Speaks Out For Gun Control

Feb. 21
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

The sport's athletes must ski across the course, then calm their breathing and use rifles to fire at a target. For biathletes, the fact that their sport involves firearms isn't always comfortable.

After Long Drought, Has U.S. Olympic Long Track Speedskat...

After Long Drought, Has U.S. Olympic Long Track Speedskating Turned A Corner?

Feb. 21
Rolando Arrieta / NPR

On Wednesday, U.S. long track skaters won bronze in the women's team pursuit event — the first Olympic medal since 2010. Here's a look at what it's like for U.S. athletes to compete in this sport.

Donald Trump Jr. Is Impressed By The 'Smile On A Face' Of...

Donald Trump Jr. Is Impressed By The 'Smile On A Face' Of India's Poor

Feb. 21
Kamala Thiagarajan / NPR

He may have thought he was paying the poor a compliment. India's poor, however, do not always have reason to smile.

Trump Hosts Students, Parents Affected By School Shootings

Trump Hosts Students, Parents Affected By School Shootings

Feb. 21
By Associated Press

Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers.

'Buzzfeed News' Uncovers Source Of Missouri's Lethal Drugs

Feb. 21
NPR

A BuzzFeed News investigation has discovered the secret supplier of Missouri's lethal injection drugs — a pharmacy that has been repeatedly cited for violations by the Food and Drug Administration. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter Chris McDaniel about the investigation.

Construction Begins To Replace U.S.-Mexico Border Wall In...

Construction Begins To Replace U.S.-Mexico Border Wall In California

Feb. 21
By Associated Press

The federal government began work Wednesday on replacing border wall in California, the first wall contract awarded in the Trump administration outside of eight prototypes that were built last year in San Diego.

After Parkland, States Take A Fresh Look At Gun Legislation

After Parkland, States Take A Fresh Look At Gun Legislation

Feb. 21
Amita Kelly / NPR

The effects of Florida's shooting are reaching beyond the state's borders into legislatures across the country.

Pakistan Says It Dodged U.S. Efforts To Put It On A Terro...

Pakistan Says It Dodged U.S. Efforts To Put It On A Terror-Finance List

Feb. 21
Diaa Hadid / NPR

"Our efforts paid" off, says Pakistan's foreign minister, claiming a global task force failed to reach consensus on punishing the country.

'Safa's Story:' New Interactive Play Inspired By San Dieg...

'Safa's Story:' New Interactive Play Inspired By San Diego Teen From Zimbabwe

Feb. 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Safa’s Story” confronts race-based bullying and ethnic prejudice. The production runs Friday through Sunday at Onstage Playhouse in Chula Vista with an encore performance March 3 at the Old Globe.

Supreme Court Rejects 2 Gun Rights Appeals

Supreme Court Rejects 2 Gun Rights Appeals

Feb. 21
By Associated Press

The Supreme Court is rejecting two challenges by guns rights groups to California laws regulating firearms' sales.

Even The Hamburglar Might Like McDonald's New Vegan Burge...

Even The Hamburglar Might Like McDonald's New Vegan Burger (We Did)

Feb. 21
Sidsel Overgaard / NPR

Sales of McDonald's new soy-based McVegan have far surpassed estimates in Sweden, where half the population says it's interested in more vegetarian options. Are diners just curious or truly lovin' it?

NPR's Kelly McEvers Talks War Reporting With San Diego St...

NPR's Kelly McEvers Talks War Reporting With San Diego Students

Feb. 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

McEvers wants students to think about why they want to risk their lives. "Do it for the right reasons," she said.

Gavin Newsom Says No Way He’s Running For President

Gavin Newsom Says No Way He’s Running For President

Feb. 21
Monica Lam, Scott Shafer/KQED

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he wants California’s top job, but that he would pass on running for president. “With all due respect, ex-president sounds like a great job,” he said.