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Doctors Without Borders Evacuating Key Syrian Hospital Amid ISIS Offensive

May 27
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

ISIS reportedly has seized villages near Syria's border with Turkey, trapping tens of thousands of civilians. The evacuated hospital outside Azaz is the aid group's largest medical facility in Syria.

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'The Lobster' Is Daring, Bold And Original

May 27
By Beth Accomando

"The Lobster" (opening May 27 in select San Diego theaters) imagines a future where being single is not allowed.

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Is Virginia Health Insurer's Decision To Drop Bronze Plans An Omen?

May 27
Michelle Andrews / NPR

Bronze plans provide the least generous coverage of the four tiers on insurance marketplaces, paying 60 percent of benefits, on average, compared with 70 percent for the more popular silver plans.

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Updated San Diego Water Forecast Expects Supplies To Be Reduced

May 27
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County water managers are redrawing the county's long-term water supply picture, but some environmentalists say the picture isn't quite right.

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41 Secret Service Staffers Disciplined For Accessing Private Files On Congressman

May 27
Camila Domonoske / NPR

The punishment includes, in some cases, suspensions without pay for improperly reviewing records about Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz. An employee who leaked data to the press has resigned.

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#ShowUsYourMailers: What Is The Neighborhood Improvement Voter Guide?

May 27
By Claire Trageser

Next up in the KPBS examination of campaign mailers is a big glossy flier sent by a group called the Neighborhood Improvement Voter Guide.

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

May 27
Sara Kehaulani Goo / NPR

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.

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A Survivor's Tale: How Hiroshima Shaped A Japanese-American Family

May 27
Greg Myre / NPR

Kikue Takagi narrowly survived the atomic bomb that killed her classmates. Soon after she moved to California, where she worked for many years at Disneyland. Now in her 80s, she's back in Hiroshima.

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Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

May 27
Maanvi Singh / NPR

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that uses all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.

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Hispanic Lawmakers Say Hillary Clinton Needs A Little 'Sizzle' In A VP

May 27
Susan Davis / NPR

Two top Hispanic House Democrats weigh in on what Hillary Clinton should look for in a running mate.

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With Shuttles Gone, Private Ventures Give Florida's Space Coast A Lift

May 27
Greg Allen / NPR

Five years after NASA's shuttle program ended, a new Florida aerospace industry is beginning to take shape. Firms, from those making jets to tiny Internet satellites, are adding factories and jobs.

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Why Some Clinton Supporters Are Not 'Really Ready To Go Public'

May 27
Tamara Keith / NPR

Hillary Clinton doesn't have the biggest rallies. Her bumper stickers and campaign signs aren't particularly visible. It seems her supporters are laying low. Here's why.

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Obama Makes Historic Visit To Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park

May 27
Elise Hu / NPR

Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city destroyed by an American atomic bomb in the closing days of World War II.

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New England, Back Away From The Seal Pups

May 26
Dana Farrington / NPR

Please do not take selfies with the animals, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration asks. It's pupping season, so there may be a tempting number of seals about this weekend.

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Manipulative Editing Reflects Poorly On Katie Couric, Gun Documentary

May 26
David Folkenflik / NPR

In the film, Couric asks gun owners a question and is met with dumbstruck silence. That's not what happened in the interview. Instead, NPR's David Folkenflik says, it was a foolish directorial choice.

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Solana Beach Council Skeptical Of Del Mar Fairgrounds Study

May 26
By Alison St John

The Solana Beach City Council considered the final draft of the Del Mar Fairgrounds Fiscal Impact Report Wednesday night and picked holes in many of its conclusions.

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Campaign Finances Stir Up A San Diego Congressional Race

May 26
By Erik Anderson

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's campaign finance spending is under scrutiny. The congressman said some mistakes were made, money was paid back and an audit is expected to answer questions.

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Another Year, Another Impasse As 2 Win Scripps National Spelling Bee

May 26
Dana Farrington / NPR

The spellers made it through 25 championship rounds to be named co-winners. Nihar Saireddy Janga was among the youngest in the finals; Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar follows his brother, a 2014 co-champ.

More Than A Dozen Rescued From Kentucky Cave

May 26
Dana Farrington / NPR

Floodwaters trapped the cavers on Thursday. Four managed to escape, and then 19 more finally made it out in the evening.

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Crews Battle Fire In 4S Ranch

May 26
By KPBS News, City News Service

A brush fire in a creek bed near Black Mountain Open Space Park prompted evacuations of nearby homes Thursday afternoon while ground and airborne crews worked to douse the flames.