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Flu Activity Continues To Rise Across San Diego County, Flu Shots Advised

Nov. 13
By City News Service

Lab-confirmed flu cases increased countywide last week for the second consecutive week, county health officials announced Wednesday.

House Oversight Committee Democrats To Examine Regulation Of Abortion Providers

Nov. 13
Sarah McCammon / NPR

The hearing on Thursday will use Missouri — where the last remaining clinic that provides abortion could close over a dispute with health regulators — as a case study.

A Tiny Thai Restaurant In Remote Greenland Serves Up Spice (And Whale Skin Soup)

Nov. 13
Jackie Northam / NPR

When Suriya Paprajong arrived in Greenland in 2001, he didn't even have a coat. These days, his eatery in Qaqortoq, population 3,000, is a local favorite, melding Thai flavors with an Arctic twist.

Colin Kaepernick Is Getting An NFL Workout. Skeptics Question League's Timing

Nov. 13
Brakkton Booker / NPR

The private workout, set for Saturday, has raised questions about whether it's a PR stunt or a real opportunity for Kaepernick to return to the NFL, where's he's gone unsigned for nearly three years.

A 7-month-old female endangered Matschie’s tree...

Kangaroo Joey At Safari Park Emerges From Mother's Pouch

Nov. 13
By City News Service

The yet-unnamed joey's mother, Polly, gave birth to her roughly seven months ago and she has been gestating in Polly's pouch since then. Safari Park animal care staff have noticed the joey begin to investigate the environment outside her mother's pouch and learn to climb.

In Syria, U.S. Military Says Fight Will Continue Against ISIS

Nov. 13
Jane Arraf / NPR

Many U.S. special operators have been ordered out of Kurdish-controlled areas of Syria, but other troops have arrived to guard oil installations. The Pentagon says the mission is still to fight ISIS.

In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 file photo a cara...

Truckers File 1st Suit Contesting California Gig Economy Law

Nov. 13
Don Thompson / Associated Press

The law set to take effect Jan. 1 makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, who are entitled to minimum wage and benefits such as workers compensation.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders talks to workers at...

UC Service, Patient-Care Workers Hold One-Day Strike Statewide

Nov. 13
By City News Service

The walkout is organized by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, which represents roughly 25,000 workers at UC campuses across the state, including security guards, groundskeepers, cooks, truck drivers, nurse aids, respiratory therapists and radiology technologists.

Greta Thunberg Sets Sail For Home — And The U.N. Climate Conference

Nov. 13
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

When the next round of climate talks was suddenly moved to Europe, the young activist needed to hitch a ride back across the Atlantic. And she had a message for the U.S. as she waved farewell.

Who Are The Staff Attorneys Questioning Impeachment Witnesses?

Nov. 13
Brian Naylor / NPR

The committee chairman, Democrat Adam Schiff, and Republican ranking member Devin Nunes are getting assistance for their extended questioning in Wednesday's public impeachment inquiry hearing.

READ: Opening Statement Of Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State George Kent

Nov. 13
NPR Staff / NPR

Kent said Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's lawyer, and his associates led a smear campaign against Marie Yovanovitch, the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.

READ: Taylor Reveals New Trump Phone Call On 'Investigations' In Opening Statement

Nov. 13
NPR Staff / NPR

In public testimony, the top diplomat for the U.S. in Ukraine described a conversation, heard by a member of his staff, between the president and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the EU.

Molecular Scissors Could Help Keep Some Viral Illnesses At Bay

Nov. 13
Joe Palca / NPR

A new technique uses the CRISPR molecule to snip away at the part of RNA viruses that allows them to spread infection by making copies of themselves.

'Venice Is On Its Knees': Mayor Blames Worst Flood Tide In 50 Years On Climate Change

Nov. 13
Bill Chappell / NPR

The highest tide since 1966 brought seawater into the city, threatening monuments and works of art. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro is asking Italy's central government for help.

In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo a Pacific Gas...

California Regulators To Open Inquiry Into Power Outages

Nov. 13
By Associated Press

California regulators will vote Wednesday on whether to open an investigation into pre-emptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state for much of October as strong winds sparked fears of wildfires.

The U.S. Capitol is seen as the House is set to...

Watch Live: President Trump’s Impeachment Hearings Go Public

Nov. 13
By Associated Press

The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open.

Novelist Doctor Skewers Corporate Medicine In 'Man's 4th Best Hospital'

Nov. 13
Mara Gordon / NPR

Samuel Shem's 1978 novel, The House of God, was a sardonic look at U.S. medicine through a young doctor's eyes. Shem's new fiction checks in with the same crew in the age of medicine by smartphone.

A tree with carved up bark stands near the San ...

Climate Activists Cast Shade On San Diego's Ambitious Tree Planting Efforts

Nov. 13
By Erik Anderson

An ambitious effort to boost the number and size of trees in the city of San Diego faces a difficult timetable.

President Trump Hosts Turkey's Erdogan Despite Concerns In Congress

Nov. 13
Ayesha Rascoe / NPR

The U.S. president welcomed the Turkish leader to the White House for talks about Syria and also Turkey's decision to buy a Russian defense system.

Supreme Court May Side With Trump On 'DREAMers'

Nov. 13
Nina Totenberg / NPR

At issue is the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which granted temporary protection from deportation to roughly 700,000 young people.

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