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Meet The High School Track Prodigy Competing In The Olympic 200 Meter

Aug. 4
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

"You're running against grown men, so you've got to do everything you can to beat them," Erriyon Knighton said. He's had a dramatic rise in track, beating a long-standing record set by Usain Bolt.

Japan Is Golden Again In Tokyo Olympic Skateboarding Competition

Aug. 4
Mandalit del Barco / NPR

Japan won its third skateboarding gold in the sport's Olympic debut. 19-year-old Sakura Yosozumi earned gold and 12-year-old teammate Kokona Hiraki won silver. Britain's Sky Brown, 13, won the bronze.

Frontier Airlines Passenger Taped To Seat After Allegedly Groping, Assaulting Crew

Aug. 4
Dustin Jones / NPR

The passenger, Max Berry, took to Twitter early Wednesday, saying Frontier staff treated him like livestock. He's been charged with three misdeamnor counts of battery.

One Medical Employees Say Concierge Care Provider Is Putting Profits Over Patients

Aug. 4
Tim Mak / NPR

Employees at the health care company One Medical have accused the provider of mismanagement, less focus on patients and poor working conditions. Company leadership has denied the claims.

The Taliban Say They've Changed. Experts Aren't Buying It And Fear For Afghanistan

Aug. 4
Scott Neuman / NPR

The prospect of a Taliban takeover has people inside and outside Afghanistan worried about a return to an oppressive past. As the U.S. nears a full withdrawal, those fears are rapidly growing.

Once Again, Banned Russians Raise Questions About Doping At The Olympics

Aug. 4
Tom Goldman / NPR

Traditionally, doping at the Olympics is as much of the discussion as the soaring athletic achievements. In Tokyo, it's not been the issue it often is, because of the pandemic. But it's still there.

To Save A Huge, 24-Armed Sea Creature, Scientists Become Loving Foster Parents

Aug. 4
Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR

A mysterious disease is killing off the West Coast's enormous sunflower sea star, so researchers have launched an ambitious effort to breed this species in captivity.

U.S. Takes Olympic Gold And Silver In The Fastest Women's 400 Meter Hurdle Race Ever

Aug. 3
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

This event pitted the world record holder against the defending gold medalist. Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad are both U.S. athletes. Both beat the previous world record.

Shontel Brown Edges Nina Turner In Ohio Democratic U.S. House Primary

Aug. 3
Alana Wise / NPR

Brown's victory in the Cleveland area primary marks a victory for more moderate Democrats in the closely watched contest.

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Drought Prompts California To Limit Some Water Diversions

Aug. 3
Adam Beam / Associated Press

California regulators say some farmers will have to stop taking water out of major rivers and streams because of a severe drought.

A Report Found The NCAA Undervalues Women's Basketball, Prioritizes Men's Teams

Aug. 3
Josie Fischels / NPR

Women's basketball teams have been snubbed and underfunded by the NCAA for years, according to an external review.

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Sports Arena Property Declared `Surplus Land' In Step Toward Redevelopment

Aug. 3
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Tuesday declared the San Diego Sports Arena redevelopment area as "surplus land," beginning the process to correct a previous real estate deal which failed to prioritize affordable housing in the development of the property.

Spirit And American Airlines Canceled Hundreds Of Flights, Frustrating Passengers

Aug. 3
Josie Fischels / NPR

The airlines cited weather and staffing challenges. The industry has had trouble meeting the demand as people are ready to travel again.

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Some Sweetwater Union Parents Reconsider In-Person Learning Amid Positive COVID-19 Cases

Aug. 3
By Alexandra Rangel

Fifty-eight students have tested positive, according to the district's COVID dashboard.

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Local COVID-19 Testing Sites Are Seeing Longer Lines

Aug. 3
By Melissa Mae

As positive COVID-19 cases rise, COVID-19 testing sites are seeing longer lines.

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San Diego Researchers Help Find Long Lost Military Crash Site

Aug. 3
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers use technology to help recover military remains that were on the ocean floor for more than 40 years.

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San Diego County Looks To Increase Testing Capacity With Rise Of Delta Variant

Aug. 3
By Andrew Bracken, Jade Hindmon

As demand for testing rises, local health officials and health providers take action.

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CDC Issues New Eviction Ban For Most Of US Through Oct. 3

Aug. 3
By Associated Press

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new moratorium on evictions that would last until October 3, ending some of the political pressure being placed on President Joe Biden.

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San Diego City Council Passes Parks Master Plan Focusing On Citywide Equity

Aug. 3
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Tuesday approved a citywide Parks Master Plan that prioritizes funding for park-deficient and historically underserved communities.

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Former Senator Urges More Study On UFOs

Aug. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh

Former Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid told KPBS Midday Edition that he was disappointed with a recent report about UFOs from the Department of Defense.

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