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SoccerCity Gets No Support From San Diego River Park Foundation

Aug. 20
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego River Park Foundation is speaking out against the SoccerCity measure on the November ballot.

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Emus Swarm Town As Australia's Drought Worsens

Aug. 20
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

The tough conditions are drying up huge swathes of land, leaving farmers struggling. Groups of thirsty emus recently showed up in an outback mining town looking for water.

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City Opens Fourth New San Diego Fire Station In 2018

Aug. 20
By City News Service

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Monday celebrated the grand opening of the fourth fire station to open in the city this year.

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Trump Calls ICE Opponents 'Big Loudmouths,' Praises Agents As 'Great Patriots'

Aug. 20
Brian Naylor / NPR

At a White House ceremony, the president also asked an agent, Adrian Anzaldua, who discovered a tractor-trailer containing about 80 immigrants, to speak. "He speaks perfect English," Trump noted.

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Trump 'Not Thrilled' With Fed Chairman Over Interest Rate Hikes

Aug. 20
Jim Zarroli / NPR

It was the second time in a month that President Trump had taken aim at the Fed. In a Reuters interview, he also accused China and Europe of manipulating their currencies to gain leverage in trade.

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iPad Battery Malfunction Leads To Apple Store Evacuation In Amsterdam

Aug. 20
Cameron Jenkins / NPR

Local media said the battery exploded, releasing chemical fumes. Firefighters were called to the scene as a precautionary measure, and three employees were treated for respiratory issues.

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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 the president'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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