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Tri-City To Reconsider Decision To Close Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

Aug. 20
By Alison St John

The publicly-elected board of Tri-City Healthcare District in North County will reconsider its decision to close the inpatient psychiatric units.

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Why Are Black And Latino Kids More Likely To Die Of Certain Cancers?

Aug. 20
Erin Blakemore / NPR

There's a big survival gap between white and minority children when it comes to some childhood cancers. It turns out growing up in poverty explains a lot of the difference.

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Activists Have A New Strategy To Block Gas Pipelines: State's Rights

Aug. 20
Jeff Brady / NPR

Oil and gas pipeline opponents have a new legal strategy. They're encouraging states to exercise rights granted in the Clean Water Act to stop new pipeline construction.

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Search And Rescue Underway For Missing Sailor

Aug. 20
By City News Service

A search and rescue mission was launched Monday when a sailor assigned to the USS Lake Erie failed to report for morning duty, the Navy announced.

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Venezuela, Racked With Hyperinflation, Rolls Out New Banknotes

Aug. 20
Colin Dwyer / NPR

The country is responding to its currency's alarmingly rapid devaluation with an unlikely solution — by devaluing it further. But many economists are not impressed.

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San Diego Homeless Task Force Leader Reflects On First Year On The Job

Aug. 20
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Gordon Walker took over as head of San Diego’s Regional Task Force on the Homeless in 2017. The task force oversees the annual homeless census and is responsible for coordinating homeless resources in the county.

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Novel By San Diego Author Explores Kidnapping Case That Inspired 'Lolita'

Aug. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The real-life kidnapping case that inspired Vladimir Nobokov to finish "Lolita" is the subject of a new novel by a San Diego author.

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Another Wave Of Ex-National Security Officials Criticizes Trump

Aug. 20
Greg Myre / NPR

For the third time in recent days, former national security officials have signed a letter objecting to President Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan.

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New San Diego Fire Chief Prepares For Fire Season

Aug. 20
By Jade Hindmon, Kris Vera-Phillips

San Diego's new fire chief, Colin Stowell, is preparing for the next fire season and one of his priorities is to recruit new firefighters and retain current staff members.

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As The President Tweets Attacks, Melania Trump Speaks Out Against Cyberbullying

Aug. 20
Sarah McCammon / NPR

In her speech, the first lady said children are often "more aware" than adults about the risks and benefits of social media.

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PHOTOS: Separated North And South Koreans Meet For 1st Time In Decades

Aug. 20
Camila Domonoske / NPR

Tens of thousands of South Koreans have registered to meet with long-lost relatives in the North. For years the reunions were on pause, but now they have resumed, with scores of reunions this week.

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PepsiCo Breaks Out The Bubbly With $3.2 Billion Deal For SodaStream

Aug. 20
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

It's the latest foray into more-healthful offerings for the food and beverage giant, which has shifted from soft drinks toward products such as juices, hummus and oatmeal.

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Beer, Drinking Water And Fish: Tiny Plastic Is Everywhere

Aug. 20
Christopher Joyce / NPR

Plastic trash less than 5 millimeters long is in the things we eat and drink, and the air we breathe. Scientists are just beginning to study where it comes from and how it might affect our health.

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Enjoy Harold Lloyd Silent Classic With Live Music Monday Night In Balboa Park

Aug. 20
By Beth Accomando

Balboa Park and the Spreckels Organ Society host silent movie night this evening with a screening of Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last."

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Taliban Answers Afghanistan's Cease-Fire Offer With Ambush, Abductions

Aug. 20
Colin Dwyer / NPR

Since a brief truce in June, attacks by the militant group have left hundreds of people dead. President Ashraf Ghani is angling for a new peace deal, but the Taliban hasn't taken him up on it.

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'New York Times' Reports Asia Argento Paid Off An Accuser Of Her Own

Aug. 20
Camila Domonoske / NPR

Argento has accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of rape. According to documents leaked to the Times, she also paid $380,000 to a man who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17.

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DC Judge: For Now, No Need To Accept New DACA Applications

Aug. 20
By Associated Press

A federal judge in Washington who ruled against the Trump administration's plans to end a federal program that shields some young immigrants from deportation won't require the administration to process new applications while it appeals his ruling.

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Science Says: Hotter Weather Turbocharges US West Wildfires

Aug. 20
By Associated Press

As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames.

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Former Navy Captain, Two Others, Indicted In International Bribery Scandal

Aug. 20
By City News Service

A former U.S. Navy captain and two chief petty officers were indicted in San Diego Friday on charges they allegedly received cash bribes, lavish hotel suites and the services of prostitutes from a foreign defense contractor and allegedly reciprocated by using their influence within the Navy's Seventh Fleet to approve inflated invoices from the contractor.

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