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Illegal Border Crossings In Canada Rise From June To July

Aug. 16
By Associated Press

The number of border crossers entering Canada illegally from the U.S. rose from June to July, but remained sharply below the pace of last summer.

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Ex-ICE Agent Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault

Aug. 16
By Associated Press

A former special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women and using his position to make sure they didn't report the crimes.

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San Diego Scientists To Use Drones In Antarctica Research

Aug. 16
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers are deploying new tools to study the Antarctic’s underwater food web.

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Will The US Government Acknowledge Wrongdoing In Family Separations?

Aug. 16
By Jean Guerrero

Some California state senators want the nation’s top leaders to apologize to immigrant children separated from their parents. They've introduced a joint resolution asking the President and Congress to recognize damage caused to children.

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Judge Says A 'Well-Planned Conspiracy' In Kim Jong Nam's Death

Aug. 16
James Doubek / NPR

Two women who are accused of an attack on the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un using a nerve agent are to remain in custody after a judge said there was enough evidence of a "conspiracy."

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Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?

Aug. 16
Yuki Noguchi / NPR

Many employers use online ads to attract younger workers. Several pending lawsuits are testing whether employers using highly targeted recruitment ads can be sued for age discrimination.

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Colorado Baker Sues State Again, After Refusing To Make Cake For Transgender Woman

Aug. 16
James Doubek / NPR

Jack Phillips, who prevailed in a Supreme Court case about his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, is suing Colorado in a case involving a cake celebrating gender transition.

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Bills And Bulletproof Backpacks: Safety Measures For A New School Year

Aug. 16
Alexis Arnold / NPR

As summer draws to a close, schools are beefing up security, and some parents are buying bulletproof school supplies. In Washington, one agency wants students to learn about traumatic injuries.

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Till Victory Is Won: The Staying Power Of 'Lift Every Voice And Sing'

Aug. 16
Claudette Lindsay-Habermann / NPR

Beyonce sang it at Coachella. Kim Weston sang it at Wattstax. The song often called the "black national anthem" is still with us — in part because the struggle it describes never went away.

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Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

Aug. 16
Rob Stein / NPR

To outwit cancer, researchers are working on better ways to teach patients' immune system to root out and kill malignant cells. A promising approach involves cells that attack cancer two ways at once.

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Heitkamp Stresses Independence As Path To Re-Election In Trump Country

Aug. 16
Kelsey Snell / NPR

Republicans say North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's emphasis on her points of agreement with Trump won't wash away the fact that she's a Democrat in a solidly red state.

In Matt Groening's Fantasy Series 'Disenchantment,' The Humor Is Elf-Referential

Aug. 16
Glen Weldon / NPR

The Netflix series features lush animation and strong voice work, but its three core characters are so reminiscent of Futurama's central trio they struggle to stand on their own.

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Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

Aug. 16
James Doubek / NPR

Staff members of the editorial page at The Boston Globe coordinated a campaign for hundreds of papers to simultaneously publish opinion pieces defending the role of the free press.

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Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

Aug. 16
Scott Neuman / NPR

More than 70 people fell ill in or around a historic park in New Haven, near the Yale University campus. Police believe the synthetic cannabinoid K2 laced with fentanyl caused the rash of overdoses.

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1st Day Of School At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, 6 Months After Mass Shooting

Aug. 15
Vanessa Romo / NPR

Students returned to the campus for classes for the first time since 17 people were killed in a shooting rampage at the Florida school.

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Critics Of Earl McNeil Investigation Call For District Attorney's Office To Recuse Itself

Aug. 15
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego County District Attorney's office is seeking guidance from the California Attorney General's Office over whether or not it should recuse itself from the investigation.

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Navy Report Calls Out Unsafe Conditions At SPAWAR Facility

Aug. 15
By Steve Walsh

The Naval Inspector General found feces, broken pipes and windows at SPAWAR's World War II-era complex in Old Town.

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New Pedestrian-Processing Building Opens At San Ysidro Port Of Entry

Aug. 15
By City News Service

A newly built northbound pedestrian-processing facility will open this afternoon on the east side of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, one of the busiest land border crossings in the world.

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Where's The Beef? Wyoming Ranchers Bet On Blockchain To Track It

Aug. 15
Kamila Kudelska / NPR

By tagging cattle and updating their data about their free-range, grass-fed quality of life using blockchain, some ranchers are hoping to solve paper tracking pitfalls and sell their beef for more.

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