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Crowds Force California City To Close Super Bloom Viewing

March 18
By Associated Press

Overwhelming crowds forced authorities to shut down viewing of a super bloom of poppies on hills around a small Southern California city.

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Julian-Cuyamaca Voters Deciding Future Of Volunteer Fire Department

March 18
By Priya Sridhar

Residents of the Julian-Cuyamaca area are voting in a special election to decide who will protect them from fires: the 30-year-old volunteer force, or the San Diego County Fire Authority.

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San Diego City Council To Decide On Curfew At City Heights Park

March 18
By Tarryn Mento

Community members claim the City Heights Square Mini Park is home to illegal activity that is disturbing residents at a nearby facility for seniors.

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San Diego Housing Commission Sued Over Housing Voucher Program

March 18
By Claire Trageser

Last year, the San Diego Housing Commission decided not to use a federal program aimed at desegregating its neighborhoods. Now, the housing commission is being sued for that decision.

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Utrecht Shooting: Gunman Kills 3 People On Dutch Tram In Possible Terrorist Attack

March 18
Bill Chappell / NPR

Dutch police are searching for the person who opened fire inside a tram in the city of Utrecht, investigating a "possible terrorist motive" for the attack.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Promises Tighter Gun Laws

March 18
Matthew S. Schwartz / NPR

The country's cabinet has agreed "in principle" to tighten laws in the aftermath of the most deadly shooting in the country's history.

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Is It Alzheimer's Or Another Dementia? The Right Answer Matters

March 18
Jon Hamilton / NPR

Many older people diagnosed with Alzheimer's actually have dementia caused by something else. Without the right diagnosis, these people are less likely to get the best care.

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Misophonia: When Life's Noises Drive You Mad

March 18
April Fulton / NPR

Some people experience intense rage or fear when they hear the sound of people chewing, spitting, or throat-clearing. Turns out they may have a rare condition known as misophonia

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Bernie Sanders Pledges To Do A Better Job Of Explaining Socialism

March 18
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR

In an interview with NPR, the Vermont independent talked about why he's running again and his place as a white man in a diverse field of candidates.

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Dick Dale, Surf Guitar Legend, Dead At 81

March 17
Otis Hart / NPR

Dick Dale, the surf rock pioneer who took guitar distortion to new levels and whose version of "Misirlou" became pop-culture shorthand, died on Saturday night.

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Tropical Cyclone Leaves Ruin Across Mozambique, Malawi And Zimbabwe

March 17
Francesca Paris / NPR

The cyclone made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday and has destroyed roads, bridges and homes, leaving people stranded and displacing tens of thousands.

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Flash Floods And Landslides In Indonesia Leave Dozens Dead

March 17
Shannon Van Sant / NPR

Torrential rain led to flash floods and landslides that swept away homes, buildings and people. Rescuers continue to search for survivors as waters recede in one of the poorest parts of the country.

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'Clear' Similarities Between Ethiopian And Indonesian Plane Crashes, Official Says

March 17
Francesca Paris / NPR

The announcement follows a mass funeral for the victims of last Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. Relatives say they were offered soil from the site of the crash.

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Why Are So Many Farmers Markets Failing? Because The Market Is Saturated

March 17
Jodi Helmer / NPR

Farmers aren't producing enough to keep up with the number of smaller markets that keep popping up, often in close proximity to others. This results in fewer customers, unsold food and maybe closure.

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Flying Taxis. Seriously?

March 17
Aarti Shahani / NPR

They're not quite here yet, but Uber and others are working on them and have set some bullish timelines. Flying taxis promise to ease traffic on the ground, but some worry they'll boost inequality.

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Feeling Lucky? 7 Stories Of Good Luck For St. Patrick's Day

March 17
Amanda Morris / NPR

As luck would have it, NPR reported plenty of stories this past year of people who have been fortunate — whether by gaining something good, or escaping something bad. Here are seven "lucky" tales.

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The Risks Of A Cesarean Section

March 17
Maanvi Singh / NPR

A new study on maternal mortality finds that the death rate is up to 50 times higher in many African countries than in high-income countries.

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The Midwest Battles Historic Floods In The Aftermath Of 'Bomb Cyclone'

March 16
Shannon Van Sant / NPR

A powerful weather system swept through the region, bringing blizzard conditions and leaving many communities with record-setting floods. At least two people have died.

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Australian Lawmaker Is Egged After Comments Blaming New Zealand Attack On Immigration

March 16
Gabriela Saldivia / NPR

A 17-year-old smashed an egg on the head of the controversial Australian senator who made comments blaming the mass shooting in New Zealand on Muslim immigration.

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Number Of Dead Rises To 50 In New Zealand Mass Shooting

March 16
Gabriela Saldivia / NPR

Police say the number of people dead in the mass shooting that occurred at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, has risen to 50. Another 50 people are injured, with two in critical condition.

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