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Cincinnati Police Say 15 Shot, 1 Killed In Nightclub

A shooting in a Cincinnati nightclub left 15 people wounded, one of them fatally, early on Sunday morning. The number of victims could rise, however, because people were traveling to hospitals on their own, Cincinnati police Capt. Kim Williams said. NBC affiliate WLWT reported that police officers outside the club heard gunshots around 1 a.m., as the Cameo Night Club was closing. Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate has tweeted that there was "only one reported shooter," and that police are ...

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Thousands Of Russians Take To Streets In Biggest Anti-government Protests In Years

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Thousands of Russians have taken to the streets of Moscow and other cities in the biggest anti-government protests in years. The demonstrators were demanding the resignation of the country's prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev. Moscow Police reportedly arrested hundreds of demonstrators, including the organizer, anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny. Reporter Charles Maynes has been out on the streets of...

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Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

- The Inland Empire will be getting a new area code;

- the sales tax rate will go up in some Riverside County cities in April, and;

- legislation has been introduced to restore revenue to four Riverside County cities.

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Call it the first debate in the race to be the next Governor of California. 

Three of the most prominent Democratic candidates running for the office in 2018 met at a California Charter Schools Association conference yesterday (Thursday). 

The talk focused on education, but as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports, the candidates showed outlines of their larger platforms.

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A California lawmaker wants to let bars stay open two hours longer.  The proposal from San Francisco Democratic state Senator Scott Wiener would push back the closing time for bars from 2 a.m. to 4.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports.

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After a Wednesday gathering of CSU Trustees this week, it looks like tuition for Cal State students is on the rise.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

On a recent visit to the KVCR Studios, three ladies from the Baldy View Soroptimist Club explained the reason for and details about the film festival they will host in Rancho Cucamonga on April 2.  KVCR's Jhoann Acosta conducted the interview.

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At the Jurupa Valley Unified School District's Stone Elementary School in Riverside, teacher Ron Morris leads his kindergarten students in bilingual song to help teach language, culture, and diversity. 

Reporter Deepa Fernandes prepared this report, broadcast nationwide on NPR's "Morning Edition" this morning.

Police confirmed yesterday (Tuesday) that two 15-year-old Banning High School students were taken into custody for allegedly plotting a campus shooting.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Gun Safety Bills Moving Through California Legislature

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Two gun safety bills have gained initial approval in the California Senate.  As Capital Public Radio's Ja'Nel Johnson reports, the measures passed their first committee votes yesterday (Tuesday).

A woman accused of abandoning her 2-year-old daughter at a Riverside supermarket pleaded not guilty yesterday (Tuesday) to felony and misdemeanor charges, but was not released from custody as she had anticipated.  KVCR"s Ken Vincent has more.

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A couple of days before he delivers his 2017 Inland Empire Economic Forecast at an annual luncheon at the Doubletree Inn in Ontario on Thursday, Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing recounts to KVCR's Ken Vincent how his 2016 forecast panned out.

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Stare hard at your March Madness brackets because the weekend is over and we are down to the Final Four:

When South Carolina faces Gonzaga in the NCAA final four playoffs in Arizona on Saturday, it will be the first time both the seventh-seeded Gamecocks and the No. 1 seeded Bulldogs have played their way into the semifinals.

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NPR News Special: Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings

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Week Of High Expectations Stumbles To New Lows For Team Trump

This was to have been the week when President Trump turned his fledgling presidency around, setting a course for success and letting the wind fill its sails at last. Instead, it became his worst week to date, ending with the ship becalmed and its crew in disarray. After other controversies had spoiled the weather, the Republicans proved unable to muster the votes to pass their repeal-and-replace Obamacare bill in the House. The president and Speaker Paul Ryan had to call off the vote...

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'The Resistance' Faces A New Question: What To Do With All That Money

The numbers, in several cases, are astounding. 350.org, a climate action group, saw donations almost triple in the month after Donald Trump's election. Since Trump's win, Planned Parenthood told NPR it's gained over 600,000 new donors and more than 36,000 new volunteers. And the American Civil Liberties Union has raised more than $80 million since November 8th. Key players in what's being called "The Resistance" — a vocal and growing progressive backlash to the Trump presidency — have been...

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Pakistani al-Qaeda Leader Killed In U.S. Strike In Afghanistan

The Pentagon announced yesterday that it had killed a Pakistani terrorist leader with ties to al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban. In a statement, the Pentagon said that Qari Yasin was killed in a U.S. airstrike on March 19 in Afghanistan's Paktika Province. It said he was a "senior terrorist figure" and that he had plotted the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore and the 2008 bombing of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad. Reuters reports that Yasin was killed in a drone strike....

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Keeping Calm In London, In Spite Of Terror

Twitter and other social media platforms often seem anti-social: mean, ugly avenues where people bash, blame and fulminate. But this week, just a couple of hours after the terrorist in front of the British Parliament killed four people and wounded scores of others from all over the world, the official U.K. Parliament Twitter account posted a short note of simple nobility: It was a quiet message of defiance; an understated, eloquent way to say: We're still here. Business as usual. The show of...

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What Failure On Obamacare Repeal Means For Tax Reform

Even as they lick their wounds from a failed Affordable Care Act repeal effort, Republican leaders in Washington are looking ahead to the next battle — over taxes. "I would say that we will probably start going very, very strongly for the big tax cuts and tax reform," President Trump told reporters Friday. "That will be next." Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan agreed, though he conceded that the defeat on health care was a setback. "This does make tax reform more difficult," Ryan said. "But...

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Trump Warns In 'Art Of The Deal': 'Deliver The Goods' Or Lose In A 'Landslide'

The negotiator-in-chief couldn't seal the deal. President Trump, the former businessman who has never been shy about touting his negotiating skills, has for several weeks been involved in a high-profile negotiation and persuasion effort with members of his own party in an effort to pass the American Health Care Act. That effort failed. But this is how Trump sold himself. "All those politicians in Washington, and not one good negotiator," he bemoaned in August 2011. It was the day after then...

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Howard University's Aims To Build Silicon Valley Pipeline Of Black Software Engineers

Copyright 2017 KQED Public Media. To see more, visit KQED Public Media . MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Here's another story, a very different one about young people seeking opportunity. Howard University in Washington, D.C., one of the best known and most prestigious of the country's historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, is opening Howard West in California. Computer science students from the college will train at the Google campus in Mountain View starting this summer. Queena Kim of...

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This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

No rest for the weary in our weekly roundup of national education news. Supreme Court rules on special education case "I'm thrilled," said Amanda Morin, a parent and advocate with the web site Understood.org, after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in a case that could affect 6.5 million special education students. "Now I can actually go into a school system and say 'The Supreme Court has said, based on my child's abilities, he is legally entitled to make progress.'" In Endrew F. v. Douglas...

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Science, Technology, and Medicine

Companies And Users Can Do More To Stay Secure With Smart Devices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFDoCLf96Kg These days just about every device is "smart." There are smart cars, phones, TVs, grills and speakers, and most people don't think twice about buying a new TV, hooking it up to the internet and giving it access to different apps. But all that connectivity means data is being shared and collected by the devices and the apps used. Earlier this month, Consumer Reports announced a new initiative to create standards for consumer privacy and security...

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How Latino Players Are Helping Major League Baseball Learn Spanish

With the start of baseball season in sight, millions of Latino fans in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America will be rooting for their favorite players, many of whom are transplants from places like Venezuela, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. But Spanish-speaking fans, millions of whom watch Spanish-language broadcasts of baseball games, will have little idea of the lingering challenge some Latino players in the States have long faced: inadequate language support from the minor and...

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Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

Uber is in crisis. This week the president resigned , after just six months on the job. Morale has been shaken following a damning account of sexual harassment . The board of directors is so concerned about the CEO's ability to lead, they're looking for a No. 2 to help steer the company. And now — in a curious plot twist — media mogul Arianna Huffington is emerging as chief of Uber's campaign for "culture change." The company decided to hold a conference call on Tuesday with reporters....

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Food, Nutrition, And Health

Beer Brewers Test A Taboo, Recycling Water After It Was Used In Homes

There are beers that can make headlines simply by existing, especially if they use unique ingredients. That's the case with Stone Brewing's Full Circle Pale Ale, whose key component — water — came from an advanced filtration system that recycles and purifies San Diego wastewater that had previously been used in taps, toilets and showers. The beer is like many other modern pale ales, Stone says, with a rich caramel body underpinning the hops' floral, fruity notes. It was brewed to be ...

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The Pregame PB&J: How The Comfort Food Became The NBA's Recipe For Success

It's hardly unusual for athletes, both amateur and professional, to have pregame rituals. But the NBA's peculiar commitment to one grade-school snack goes deep: ESPN Magazine calls the PB&J sandwich the league's "secret addiction." "In every NBA locker room, you'll see a variety of different foods on the table, but PB&J — if there's a locker room that doesn't have it, I haven't seen it," ESPN reporter Baxter Holmes tells Scott Simon. In this week's ESPN Magazine , Holmes dug into how a first...

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The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised. But a new federal report , released last week, says the long-awaited FDA initiative — first attempted back in 1977 — falls short in so many areas that it may not create the change that backers hoped for. The FDA initiative, which was...

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Octogenarian Couple Donates $10 Million Insect Collection

It's a love story for the ages: a boy, a girl and more than a million bugs. Lois and Charlie O'Brien, two octogenarian entomologists, have spent their life together chasing insects around the world — some 60 years of romance and field work. Now the married scientists are donating their vast insect collection to Arizona State University. ASU estimates the collection is worth $10 million, and says the carefully curated insects within it are a "transformative" gift with "enormous scientific...

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