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In Politics, No One Can Call You Out Like Your Family

Aug. 13
Brandon Carter / NPR

GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte's son has publicly criticized his father in recent days. The Goodlattes join a growing list of political families airing their differences in public.

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Rady Children's Hospital Opens Pediatric Outpatient Campus In Murrieta

Aug. 13
By Susan Murphy

“It’s the first time we’ve ever put up a building outside of San Diego County, said Donald Kearns, M.D., president and CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital. “We are really excited about being in Riverside County.”

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What's The Deal With The Deepening Dispute Between U.S. And Turkey?

Aug. 13
Colin Dwyer / NPR

With the tariffs, sanctions and insults, these longtime allies are looking like anything but. As the Turkish lira falls, you may wonder what's going on here — and why it matters. We have answers.

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Ben Carson Moves Forward With Push To Change Fair Housing Rule

Aug. 13
Brakkton Booker / NPR

The HUD secretary is moving to overhaul an Obama-era rule intended to strengthen the 1968 Fair Housing Act and combat housing segregation. It "impeded development ... of affordable housing," he says.

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An Iraq Veteran, Heroin Addict, Bank Robber And Debut Novelist

Aug. 13
Quil Lawrence / NPR

Nico Walker is currently in federal prison for bank robbery. That's given him plenty of time to write his semi-autobiographical novel Cherry, which has received glowing advance reviews.

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West Virginia House Votes To Impeach All 4 State Supreme Court Justices

Aug. 13
Bill Chappell / NPR

The votes come one week after the state House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against the entire bench of the state Supreme Court of Appeals.

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Authors Reveal Story Behind The Notorious McMartin Case

Aug. 13
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Thirty-five years ago this week, a woman in Manhattan Beach, California reported a case of suspected child abuse at the McMartin Preschool setting off a frenzied swirl of allegations that became the longest and most expensive criminal case in U.S. history. A new book reveals the missteps and hysteria surrounding the trial.

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Report: Minor Mistakenly Convicted Under Operation Streamline

Aug. 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Operation Streamline, which fast-tracks the prosecution of immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally, has been in effect in San Diego for more than a month.

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French Theme Park Asks: Crows Can Pick Up Trash, Why Can't You?

Aug. 13
Camila Domonoske / NPR

A team of six trained birds — rooks, actually — is collecting paper and cigarette stubs at the Puy du Fou park in western France. They drop the trash into a container in exchange for food.

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Surprise Taliban Attack Leads To Days Of Fighting, Hundreds Of Deaths

Aug. 13
Bill Chappell / NPR

Afghanistan's military was launching a counteroffensive aimed at flushing militants out of the strategically vital city of Ghazni, which was attacked on Friday.

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The Long Run: Record Numbers Of Women Running For Office

Aug. 13
Katie Orr/KQED

On a recent steamy night in Roseville, California, just north of Sacramento, a crowd of people filled a small office suite in a strip mall. They were there to hear from the woman they hope will unseat five-term Republican Congressman Tom McClintock.

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Tens Of Thousands Of Romanians Protest Corruption, Demand New Government

Aug. 13
Camila Domonoske / NPR

Rallies in Bucharest and other cities were largely organized by expatriates who came home to demonstrate en masse. Police responded violently on Friday, but protests continued on Saturday and Sunday.

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Congressman Accused Of Domestic Abuse By Former Girlfriend

Aug. 13
Briana Bierschbach / NPR

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat who represents the Minneapolis area, denies the accusation. Ellison is running for state Attorney General and the primary election is Tuesday.

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Military Searches For Marine Lost In Pacific

Aug. 13
By Steve Walsh

Navy announced Friday that authorities continue to search for a Marine with the Pendleton-based 13 Marine Expeditionary Unit, who has been missing from the USS Essex near the Philippines.

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Elon Musk Says Saudi Investment Fund Could Help Him Take Tesla Private

Aug. 13
Avie Schneider / NPR

The Tesla CEO, reportedly under scrutiny by federal regulators for earlier statements, says the Saudi fund is looking to diversify away from oil with a bigger investment in the electric car company.

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FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Political Lightning Rod Who Criticized Trump

Aug. 13
Philip Ewing / NPR

The embattled former special agent lost his place in the Russia investigation over text messages that criticized then-candidate Trump and has been under a political bull's-eye ever since.

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In Presidential Tweet, Trump Says Former Aide Was 'A Loser' And 'Vicious'

Aug. 13
Tamara Keith / NPR

On the eve of Omarosa Manigault Newman's book release, Trump tweeted scathing criticism of his former top-level aide.

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Baltimore Officer Resigns After Video Shows Him Repeatedly Punching Man

Aug. 13
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

The Baltimore Police Department said it suspended the unnamed officer within hours of Saturday's incident, and that late Sunday the police commissioner accepted had accepted the officer's resignation.

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Email Reveals Former Salk President's Efforts To Discourage Lawsuit

Aug. 13
By City News Service

The former president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla discouraged one of her professors from suing for gender discrimination, saying in a private email that legal action could damage the company's reputation, it was reported Monday.