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Former Child Bride Is Pedaling Her Way To A Brighter Future

July 22
Courtney Columbus / NPR

After Jenipher Sanni was married at 14, she dropped out of school for a year. Today, she's a a global girl advocate for the U.N. Foundation.

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A Bother, A Brotherhood: Living Among The Mines In Coal Country

July 22
Daniella Cheslow / NPR

When Mary Jo and Mike Picklo bought their house in 2003, they expected to retire in it — until a coal mine opened across the street. They don't want it there, but they are nearly alone in their view.

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DeVos Protests In Denver; House To Make Cuts To Education

July 22
Anya Kamenetz / NPR

More girls are taking the AP computer science exam, House Republicans rejected school choice expansions in Trump's initial budget request, and the education secretary spoke in Denver amid protests.

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As Log Trucks And Fishing Boats Leave, Gold Beach Tries To Remake Its Identity

July 22
Jeff Brady / NPR

Logging and fishing once dominated the economy in rural Gold Beach, Oregon. NPR's Jeff Brady returned to his hometown, finding a new focus on tourism and other pursuits.

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Senate Panel In Talks With Trump Jr., Manafort Over Closed-Door Testimony

July 21
Scott Neuman / NPR

The Senate Judiciary Committee says it is holding off on subpoenas while it discusses documents and testimony it is seeking from the two in connection with a probe into Russian election interference.

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'In Some Respects, We're A Nation in Crisis Right Now,' Former CIA Director Says

July 21
Carrie Johnson / NPR

Two government veterans Friday unloaded on President Trump, his approach to Russia and his disparagement of the U.S. intelligence community. They spoke to the Aspen Security Forum.

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U.S. Intercepts Reportedly Contradict Attorney General On Russia Contacts

July 21
Scott Neuman / NPR

The Washington Post reports that spy agencies intercepted conversations with Russia's U.S. ambassador suggesting he and Jeff Sessions discussed campaign matters during mid-2016 meetings.

Comic-Con For Educators: Comics To The Rescue (Of English Learners ...

Comic-Con For Educators: Comics To The Rescue (Of English Learners And History Students)

July 21
By Megan Burks

The San Diego Central Library this year continues its tradition of melding Comic-Con and education. This weekend it will host teachers from Helix Charter High School who use comics to teach everything from algebra to French history.

What To Expect At Comic-Con 2017: A Conversation With Organizer Dav...

What To Expect At Comic-Con 2017: A Conversation With Organizer David Glanzer

July 21
By Beth Accomando, KPBS News

San Diego’s biggest event is underway. Comic-Con International draws more than 130,000 pop culture fans every year, and this year is no different.

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Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns In Wake Of Officer Shooting Australian Woman

July 21
Barbara Campbell / NPR

The outgoing chief said the force needs new leadership. The mayor said she had lost confidence in the chief. Protesters disrupted the mayor's news conference to demand that she herself resign.

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'Spicey Out!' 9 Highlights From Sean Spicer's Combative Tenure

July 21
Scott Neuman / NPR

The White House press secretary's six-month tenure involved some odd moments, some lighter ones and a memorable recurring character on Saturday Night Live.

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Al-Qaida Suspect Appears In Federal Court In Pennsylvania

July 21
Scott Neuman / NPR

Ali Charaf Damache is the first terrorism-related suspect to be sent to the U.S. since President Trump took office.

Judge Promises Reduced Jail Time If Tennessee Inmates Get Vasectomies

July 21
Colin Dwyer / NPR

According to an order issued in May, people serving time in White County Jail can shave 30 days off their sentences if they obtain long-term contraception. Critics say the order is unconstitutional.

MAD Magazine Cartoonist Looks Back On 47 Years Of Comic-Con

MAD Magazine Cartoonist Looks Back On 47 Years Of Comic-Con

July 21
By Katie Schoolov

A MAD Magazine cartoonist compares the first Comic-Con in 1970 to today's crowded, pop culture extravaganza.

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In Putin's Russia, An 'Adhocracy' Marked By Ambiguity And Plausible Deniability

July 21
Lucian Kim / NPR

Donald Trump Jr. found his meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya a waste of time, but her approach fits into a larger pattern of freelance political activity that has come to characterize Putin's Russia.

Comic Book Fans Meet Creators At Booths, Panels

Comic Book Fans Meet Creators At Booths, Panels

July 21
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con 2017 is off and running, and here is one booth to check out and a cool not-to-miss panel.

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imper...

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imperial Beach Sues Big Oil

July 21
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The number of temporary work visas increases, as does the number deportations. Three women scientists have now filed gender discrimination suits against the Salk Institute. And tiny Imperial Beach sues global conglomerates.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Comics, Racing And 'Rumours'

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Comics, Racing And 'Rumours'

July 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about free concerts, Latino art and Fleetwood Mac.

Under Siege: Women Gamers Shine Despite Online Bullies

Under Siege: Women Gamers Shine Despite Online Bullies

July 21
By Ebone Monet

Video games give fans a chance to outwit and defeat bad guys in any digital realm, but many women gamers find these worlds are not free of real life issues like bullying.

20 Attorneys General Write To Trump, Urging Him To Keep DACA

July 21
Bill Chappell / NPR

"You have repeatedly expressed your support for Dreamers. Today, we join together to urge you not to capitulate," California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra tells President Trump.