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6 Questions Congress May Ask Robert Mueller During His Testimony

July 23
Philip Ewing / NPR

In two separate hearings on Wednesday, Democrats want Americans who haven't read Mueller's findings to see and hear them instead. Republicans want to take the former special counsel down a peg.

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Coal Miners To Demand Congress Restore Full Black Lung Benefits Tax

July 23
Howard Berkes / NPR

Coal miners will press members of Congress to fully restore a coal excise tax that supports miners diagnosed with black lung. The tax was cut more than 50% at the end of last year.

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7 States Step Up Efforts To Fight Violence Against Indigenous Women

July 23
Melodie Edwards / NPR

Native girls and women are more likely than average to be the victim of a violent crime. Now, several state task forces will try to better identify and locate indigenous crime victims.

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Missouri Firm With Silicon Valley Ties Faces Medicare Billing Scrutiny

July 23
Lauren Weber / NPR

A federal audit and a whistleblower lawsuit allege Medicare Advantage plans from the St. Louis-based Essence Group Holdings Corporation have significantly overcharged taxpayers.

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Thousands Of Scooters And Bikes Impounded During Comic-Con

July 22
By Matt Hoffman

The electric scooters and bikes were popular modes of transportation at the convention. But many ended up in an impound lot thanks in part to a new law.

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It's Not Your Imagination — Humidity Is Getting Worse In San Diego

July 22
By John Carroll

A meteorologist from the local National Weather Service office explains why humidity levels are higher than normal.

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San Diego Congressional Reps Introduce Bills To Fight Tijuana River Pollution

July 22
By City News Service

The bills would boost funding to clean up the river and prevent future water contamination while a resolution from Susan Davis, D-San Diego, would encourage the Department of the Navy to focus on pollution in the river as a national security issue.

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Shooter's Lawyer: He Wasn't Trying To Kill A Mob Boss. He Was Under 'QAnon' Delusion

July 22
Bobby Allyn / NPR

The lawyer for the man charged with Francesco Cali's murder says he plans to make an insanity defense including that he became irrational after believing a pro-Trump Internet conspiracy theory.

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Trump Expands Fast-Track Deportation Authority Across US

July 22
By Associated Press

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days.

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Chris Kraft, One Of The Architects Of The U.S. Space Program, Dies At 95

July 22
Russell Lewis / NPR

Kraft was among the earliest employees of NASA and designed mission control and other components of the program. He became head of the Johnson Space Center and oversaw the birth of the space shuttle.

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Study: Malaria Drugs Are Failing At An 'Alarming' Rate In Southeast Asia

July 22
Jason Beaubien / NPR

Mutant parasites have built up resistance to first-line malaria drugs, according to two new studies in The Lancet. Scientists worry that this could overturn global progress against the disease.

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Feeling Blue? Oregon Students Allowed To Take 'Mental Health Days'

July 22
Dani Matias / NPR

The state, which has one of the higher suicide rates in the U.S., hopes the law will combat stigma around mental illness. Four teen activists encourage others to "admit when they're struggling."

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Trump Administration Moves To Speed Up Deportations With Expedited Removal Expansion

July 22
Vanessa Romo / NPR

The changes will allow ICE officials to deport undocumented immigrants who can't prove they have been in the U.S. for more than two years, without a hearing before a judge. It takes effect Tuesday.

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'A Small Part Of A Serious Problem': Criminals Hired As Police Officers In Alaska

July 22
Sasha Ingber / NPR

A joint investigation by the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica found that in one town, every officer had been convicted of domestic violence within the last 10 years.

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As Manhattan DA, Morgenthau Pursued Drug Dealers And Crooked Banks Alike

July 22
Jim Zarroli / NPR

Robert Morgenthau, the patrician lawman who a former aide said spent four decades "making mischief for people who engaged in bad conduct," died Sunday at age 99.

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Art Neville, A New Orleans Icon, Dead At 81

July 22
Anastasia Tsioulcas / NPR

The keyboardist and singer was the co-founder of both the Meters and the Neville Brothers died Monday — bands that took the funk and swagger of New Orleans to a much larger world.

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Beehive Invention Looks To Backyard Beekeepers To Save Dying Bees

July 22
By John Carroll

Millions of bees are dying across the world because of a condition called, "colony collapse disorder." But an invention by an Australian father and son is helping small colonies of bees to survive, even thrive.

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Thousands In Puerto Rico Seek To Oust Rosselló In Massive 'Ricky Renuncia' March

July 22
Bobby Allyn / NPR

Hundreds of leaked chat messages showed Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and his allies insulting women, gay people and even mocking victims of Hurricane Maria.

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Comic-Con 50: Pop Culture Convention Is Ever Changing But Still A Blast

July 22
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con wrapped up its 50th show Sunday night and KPBS Arts and Culture Reporter Beth Accomando has the highlights.

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