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FACT CHECK: President Trump's False Claims On Migrant Caravan, Tax Cuts

Oct. 23
Scott Horsley / NPR

President Trump has been keeping fact-checkers busy with his campaign claims of Middle Eastern migrants and a fictional, 10 percent tax cut.

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Bolton Affirms U.S. Intent To Pull Out Of Arms Treaty With Russia

Oct. 23
Colin Dwyer / NPR

The national security adviser said the U.S. will leave the INF Treaty "in due course" — and that President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin would like to speak directly again next month.

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What Climate Change Tells Us About Ourselves

Oct. 23
By Jade Hindmon

What does climate change tell us about ourselves? One friar and theology professor sits down with KPBS Midday Edition to talk about the moral implications of climate change.

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Critics Recommend Movies For Halloween Season

Oct. 23
By Beth Accomando, Brooke Ruth

The new “Halloween” movie just set a box office record for the franchise over the weekend. Find out what other films provide tasty treats for the month of October.

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Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Are Targeting Minorities, Journalist Says

Oct. 23
Terry Gross / NPR

Ari Berman of Mother Jones warns that a Republican strategy to tighten access to the ballot could have a major impact on the 2018 election. "It could be tainted by voter suppression," Berman says.

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California Judge Cuts Award To $78.5 Million In Monsanto Weedkiller Case

Oct. 23
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

The jury had awarded $250 million in punitive damages and $39.25 million in compensatory damages to a groundskeeper who contracted cancer after spraying a powerful version of the weedkiller Roundup.

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Man Sentenced In Germany For Poisoned Baby Food Scheme

Oct. 23
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

The 54-year-old got more than a dozen years after confessing to poisoning baby food with an antifreeze ingredient, putting the jars on store shelves and then trying to extort money from supermarkets.

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A 24-Year-Old Midwife Was Taken Hostage In March — And Killed This Month

Oct. 23
Jake Harper / NPR

The International Committee of the Red Cross has announced this latest killing of one of their employees in the unsettled northeast of Nigeria.

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Sandra Day O'Connor Says She Has Dementia, Withdraws From Public Life

Oct. 23
Bill Chappell / NPR

O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, says she has been diagnosed with "the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease."

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Weary Migrants Still Far From Reaching US Border

Oct. 23
By Associated Press

Thousands of Central American migrants awoke Tuesday in a makeshift encampment in a rain-soaked town square in far-southern Mexico, some weary, foot-sore and coughing, still distant from their goal of reaching the U.S. border.

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Home Prices Rise Year-Over-Year In San Diego County; Sales Drop

Oct. 23
By City News Service

The median price of a single-family home in San Diego County was up 5.8 percent last month, compared to September 2017, while sales of existing homes dropped 15.6 percent, according to figures released Monday by the California Association of Realtors.

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UC Workers Begin Three-Day Strike Over Outsourcing Complaints

Oct. 23
By City News Service

Patient care technical workers at UC San Diego and their counterparts at UC facilities across the state Tuesday began a three-day strike amid a labor dispute focused on salary issues and demands by the employees' union for an end to the outsourcing of jobs.

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SANDAG, MTS, NCTD To Host Meeting To Discuss Proposed Transit Fare Increases

Oct. 23
By City News Service

The San Diego Association of Governments, North County Transit District and Metropolitan Transit System will hold a public meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday to discuss proposed changes to transit fares throughout the county.

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'Glimmer Of Hope' Provides A Blueprint For Launching Social Change

Oct. 23
Aubri Juhasz / NPR

With a new collection of essays, the 25 founders of March For Our Lives return the subject of the Parkland shooting and gun violence to national consciousness just in time for midterms elections.

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What's At Stake For San Diego In Proposition 6 Gas Tax Vote

Oct. 23
By Andrew Bowen

Proposition 6, a measure to repeal last year's increase to the state gas tax, could be one of the most consequential issues on the November ballot. The measure could ease the direct cost of car ownership, but would also eliminate billions in new transportation funding.

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Evidence Shows Khashoggi Was 'Brutally Murdered,' Turkish President Erdogan Says

Oct. 23
Bill Chappell / NPR

Turkey's leader rejected Saudi Arabia's claim that the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was an accident. He said 18 suspects under arrest in Saudi Arabia should face justice in Turkey.

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Museum Of The Bible Says 5 Of Its Most Famed Artifacts Are Fake

Oct. 23
Emily Sullivan / NPR

After independent analysis, the museum said on Monday that five of its famed Dead Sea Scrolls fragments were fake. They will be pulled from their exhibit. Other fragments will undergo further study.

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Republican Gun Store Owner And Legislator Campaigns For Medicaid Expansion In Idaho

Oct. 23
Phil Galewitz / NPR

Idaho is one of three conservative states where voters will decide in November whether to buck the GOP's resistance to the Affordable Care Act and implement its Medicaid expansion for adults.

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Another Storm Victim — Pecan Groves In Southwest Georgia

Oct. 23
Grant Blankenship / NPR

Decades-old pecan trees in Georgia were among the victims when Hurricane Michael swept through the state last week. This year's harvest will be slim and it will take years to recover.

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