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From Mira Mesa To City Heights, San Diego Groups Prep For Lunar New...

From Mira Mesa To City Heights, San Diego Groups Prep For Lunar New Year

Jan. 19
By Tarryn Mento

If you were planning on attending this weekend’s Lunar New Year Tet Festival at Qualcomm, you’ll have to change your plans. The event was rescheduled for next month due to rain. It’s among a handful of upcoming festivals across the region.

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Brazilian Corruption Investigator Killed In Plane Crash

Jan. 19
Philip Reeves / NPR

Judge Teori Zavascki was a pivotal player in the huge Petrobras corruption scandal involving politicians and business executives. The government has called for three days of national mourning.

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Trump At Lincoln Memorial Concert: 'You're Not Forgotten Anymore'

Jan. 19
Jessica Taylor / NPR

"This journey began 18 months ago," Trump said after the concert. "I had something to do with it, but you had much more to do with it than I did. I'm the messenger. I'm just the messenger."

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What To Expect For Donald Trump's Inauguration

Jan. 19
Domenico Montanaro / NPR

Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of a polarized United States. His inaugural address, expected in the middle of a full day of events, could have far-reaching consequences.

Momentum Builds For San Diego Women's March

Momentum Builds For San Diego Women's March

Jan. 19
By Kenny Goldberg

Organizers expect more than 22,000 people at the San Diego Women's March on Saturday.

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Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Extradited By Mexico To U.S.

Jan. 19
Carrie Kahn / NPR

Joaquin Guzman faces charges in the U.S. that include murder, drug trafficking and money-laundering. He had escaped from prison in Mexico twice.

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: California Nearing Full Season's Worth...

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: California Nearing Full Season's Worth Of Rain, Snow

Jan. 19
By David Wagner

California's wet season is far from over. But already, the state is nearing a full wet season's worth of rain and snow.

Trump Opponents, Supporters Hold San Diego Rallies

Trump Opponents, Supporters Hold San Diego Rallies

Jan. 19
By KPBS , City News Service

Opponents of President-elect Donald Trump are scheduled to hold three rallies in San Diego Friday, the day the billionaire real estate magnate is sworn-in to office. Others waived flags and toasted to the new president.

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Trump's Kindred Spirit, U.K.'s Nigel Farage, Will Be An Honored Guest Friday

Jan. 19
Frank Langfitt / NPR

Farage has flown in from Britain to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. The former U.K. Independence Party leader is trying to stay relevant with a call-in show on talk radio in London.

Mexico Says Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Extradited To US

Mexico Says Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Extradited To US

Jan. 19
By Associated Press

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country's most wanted man, was extradited to the United States on Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges.

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Deeply Divided Couple Learns How To Navigate Politics In Trump Era

Jan. 19
NPR Staff / NPR

The Halprins are a house divided: Marty voted for Donald Trump; Jessica voted for Hillary Clinton. Their Connecticut home is less tense than it was right after the election. But fissures remain.

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Renowned Mexican Environmentalist Isidro Baldenegro Lopez Is Murdered

Jan. 19
Richard Gonzales / NPR

His death is the latest indication of the danger to environmental activists in many countries. Honduran indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Cáceres was killed in 2016.

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Another Campaign Donor Gets A Top Ambassadorship, But That's Par For The Course

Jan. 19
Domenico Montanaro / NPR

Donald Trump named New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be ambassador to the U.K. It's a post traditionally reserved for big donors. Obama even named another NFL owner to a different ambassadorship.

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At A Va. Planned Parenthood Clinic, Practitioners Worry For Their Patients

Jan. 19
Ari Shapiro / NPR

After Donald Trump's inauguration, Republican lawmakers once again plan to try to end federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood. Abortions are among the health services the nonprofit provides.

San Diego State Looks To Extend Lease At Qualcomm

San Diego State Looks To Extend Lease At Qualcomm

Jan. 19
By City News Service

San Diego State University has started talks with the city of San Diego on extending its lease for staging football games at Qualcomm Stadium for an additional two years.

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In U.S. Ethics Chief, An Unlikely Gadfly To Trump

Jan. 19
Alina Selyukh / NPR

Next week, leaders of the House Oversight Committee are expected to meet with the director of the Office of Government Ethics, who has been under fire for admonishing Trump to divest his businesses.

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Trump Talks Up His Luxury Hotel; Ethics Expert Pounces

Jan. 19
Jackie Northam / NPR

The president-elect went to his new luxury hotel in Washington on the day before his inauguration. He called his property "gorgeous." An ethics expert warned against coming ethical violations.

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Some Obama Appointees Staying On For Now, Trump Team Says

Jan. 19
Mary Louise Kelly / NPR

Those named are in important national security and economic positions, transition spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Thursday.