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Border Patrol Handcuffs Demonstrators Supporting Migrants

Dec. 10
By Associated Press

U.S. Border Patrol agents have handcuffed about a dozen people participating in a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the U.S.-Mexico border, calling for the end of the detention and deportation of immigrants and the militarization of the border.

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Voyager 2 Bids Adieu To The Heliosphere, Entering Interstellar Space

Dec. 10
Colin Dwyer / NPR

The milestone makes the 41-year-old NASA probe just the second human-made object, after Voyager 1, to reach such distant regions. Now, Voyager 2 is over 11 billion miles from the sun — and counting.

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Research Gaps Leave Doctors Guessing About Treatments For Pregnant Women

Dec. 10
Alison Kodjak / NPR

To protect a developing fetus from experimental drugs or treatments that might cause birth defects, pregnant women aren't included in many clinical trials. But that limits the safety evidence, too.

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Winter Storm Wallops Parts Of Southeastern U.S.

Dec. 10
Denise Couture / NPR

The National Weather Service warned of continued hazards as wintry conditions linger, particularly in Virginia and the Carolinas.

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San Diego Property Tax Payments Due Monday

Dec. 10
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County property taxes are due on Monday. And the county tax collector says he's expecting a big bump in tax revenue again this year.

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A New Wave Of Kids Is Coming Out As Transgender — And Doctors Are Trying To Keep Up

Dec. 10
Sammy Caiola/Capitol Public Radio

Experts say waiting a long time for care can be unhealthy for kids with ‘gender dysphoria.’ It’s an official medical condition, and patients must be diagnosed with it to be covered for treatment.

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US Appeals Court Won't Immediately Allow Trump Asylum Ban

Dec. 10
By Associated Press

A divided U.S. appeals court late Friday refused to immediately allow the Trump administration to enforce a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

Roger The Buff Kangaroo, Beloved Online, Dies At Age 12

Dec. 10
Camila Domonoske / NPR

Roger, who lived at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia, was an orphan who grew up to be an impressively ripped alpha male. Photos of his physique were popular online.

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Break Rules, Clean Up Gutters: The To-Do List Of A Rookie Mayor In Sierra Leone

Dec. 10
Mara Kardas-Nelson / NPR

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the first female mayor in Freetown in years, is trying to clean up the perpetual mess caused by rain and garbage — a first step in her plan to revive the beleaguered city.

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Dueling U.S. Agendas As U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week

Dec. 10
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

The U.S. hosted an event on coal and refused to endorse the findings of a dire climate science report. And yet, in official negotiations, the U.S. is working out how to implement the Paris agreement.

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Help Wanted: White House Chief Of Staff

Dec. 10
Scott Horsley / NPR

President Trump is hunting for his third chief of staff in less than two years. So far, he is not finding many takers. "You have to wonder who would want to take this job," said one scholar.

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Kaiser Mental Health Clinicians Set To Begin 5-Day Strike

Dec. 10
By City News Service

About 4,000 unionized mental health clinicians at Kaiser Permanente facilities across the state, including in Los Angeles and Anaheim, will begin a five-day strike Monday amid a continuing labor dispute.

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As Climate Changes, Is Eating Raw Oysters Getting Riskier?

Dec. 10
Travis Lux / NPR

Tighter regulations on oyster harvesting have helped reduce the number of people affected by the deadly bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, but warming waters have allowed the bacteria to expand and thrive.

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Ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn Indicted On Charges Of Underreporting Income

Dec. 10
Camila Domonoske / NPR

Ghosn was arrested last month — and ousted as chairman of Nissan — after he was accused of concealing income from the Japanese government.

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Supreme Court Ducks Effort To Defund Planned Parenthood

Dec. 10
Nina Totenberg / NPR

Two states had tried to block the use of Medicaid money for non-abortion, pregnancy-related health care services at Planned Parenthood. The action is a big win for Planned Parenthood.

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Theresa May Delays Critical Vote On Brexit Deal Amid Fears Of Its Defeat

Dec. 10
Colin Dwyer / NPR

"If we held the vote tomorrow, the deal would be rejected by a significant margin," the U.K. prime minister admitted, hours after a European Union court ruled the U.K. can still back out of Brexit.

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Migrants In Tijuana Trickling Over And Under Wall

Dec. 10
By Associated Press

Before dawn each morning, migrants slip away from a Tijuana shelter within sight of the U.S. border to head to jobs across this sprawling city. Moving solo or in pairs, they are easily recognized by their determined strides as people with someplace to be.

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After More 'Yellow Vest' Protests, France's President Macron To Address Nation

Dec. 10
Eleanor Beardsley / NPR

Much of the movement's popular anger has crystallized around President Emmanuel Macron, seen as arrogant and out of touch. He will make a televised address Monday evening to try to quell the crisis.

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San Diego County Average Gas Price Drops To Lowest Amount Since March 20

Dec. 10
By City News Service

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Monday for the 35th consecutive day and the 47th time in the past 48 days, decreasing one-tenth of a cent to $3.447, its lowest amount since March 20.

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New City Council Members Sworn In At Inauguration Ceremony

Dec. 10
By City News Service

The newly elected San Diego City Council members from districts 2, 4 and 8, as well as re-elected District 6 City Councilman Chris Cate, were sworn in Monday.

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