WH Brokers, But Will Not Attend, Meeting About Secret Russia Probe Documents

Updated at 4:16 p.m. ET Key congressional leaders are set to meet Thursday with federal law enforcement and intelligence bosses amid a slow-motion standoff over secret documents in the Russia investigation, the White House said on Tuesday. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the White House had brokered a meeting at which two key Republican chairman would hear from the leaders of the Justice Department, FBI and the intelligence community following weeks' worth of requests for the...

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John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, joins KVCR's Ken Vincent for another segment delving into the details of the IE's current economic boom.  Dr. Husing expalins that, while there are no shortage of lower and medium-paying jobs in the region, getting higher-pay for IE workers is going to require a push toward more education in the region.

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After the latest school shotting, the California Assembly has passed a bill that wuld allow coworkers, employers, and school faculty and staff to seek gun violence restraining orders.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

The California state Senate yesterday (Monday) approved an Inland Empire legislator's bill banning secret settlements in cases of sexual assualt and harassment.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

Expressions of Art - SB Arts Fest

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This Expressions of Art segment is on the San Bernardino Arts Fest. The SB Arts Fest features over 100 artists, bands, and performing artists. The event is free and filled with fun kid's activities, music, food, and art. 

 Expressions of Art on KVCR is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.

 

 

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Researchers at Cal State San Bernardino have found that the therapeutic treatment known as "neurofeedback" is highly effective at treating PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  And the center's director says that's only the beginning of what it can do.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

  

Joshua Tree Homeless Couple Reunited With Their Children

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The homeless couple charged with child abuse in Joshua Tree have been reunited with their three children.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

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The mayor of Menifee, Neil Winter, passed away unexpectedly this past weekend.  More form KVCR's Ken Vincent,

Roughly a million low-income Californians could lose access to mammograms, STD treatment, pap smears, and other sexual health services if theTrump Administration changes the guidelines for Title X funding.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent. 

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California's unemployment rate fell to a record low 4.2 percent in April as the state added nearly 40,000 jobs, according to data released Friday.  More from Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols.

KVCR's Ken Vincent and Cassie MacDuff look at top stories in the Inland Empire.

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Not Everybody Was A Fan Of Meghan Markle's Wedding Veil

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The 16-foot-long silk bridal veil worn by Meghan Markle is the subject of a spirited debate in India.

According to officials from Kensington Palace: "Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition."

The University of Southern California is battling lawsuits and public expressions of outrage over an alleged pattern of sexual harassment and assault by a former campus gynecologist, who was reportedly allowed to continue to practice despite multiple complaints by patients and other medical staff.

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Key congressional leaders are set to meet Thursday with federal law enforcement and intelligence bosses amid a slow-motion standoff over secret documents in the Russia investigation, the White House said on Tuesday.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the White House had brokered a meeting at which two key Republican chairman would hear from the leaders of the Justice Department, FBI and the intelligence community following weeks' worth of requests for the classified material.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnNR7Ylo8j8 For the first time in its 226-year history, the New York Stock Exchange has named a woman as CEO. Stacey Cunningham will succeed Thomas Farley to become the NYSE's 67th president on Friday, according to Intercontinental Exchange Inc. Cunningham, who started her career at the exchange as a summer intern in 1994, is currently the chief operating officer. She celebrated the announcement of her promotion over Twitter . "Since the moment I stepped onto...

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This Salvadoran Woman Is At The Center Of The Attorney General's Asylum Crackdown

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is stirring panic in immigrant communities by moving to limit who can get asylum in the United States. Perhaps no one is more alarmed than one Salvadoran woman living in the Carolinas. She is known only by her initials in immigration court papers, so her lawyers call her Ms. A.B. She fled to the U.S. four years ago, after enduring more than a decade of domestic abuse in her home country, and requested asylum here. Now Sessions has personally intervened in her...

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After Minting Coin For North Korea Summit, White House Accused Of Early Celebration

Weeks before President Trump and Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet for a daylong summit, there is growing uncertainty over how the meeting will go — or whether it will even take place. The meeting was originally scheduled for June 12, but Trump now says it "may not work out" that day. "If it doesn't happen, maybe it will happen later," he said, after a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss strategy . The administration is still moving forward with plans for the meeting,...

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Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights

Updated at 7:08 p.m. ET In a case involving the rights of tens of millions of private sector employees, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, delivered a major blow to workers, ruling for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws. Writing for the majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch said that the 1925 Federal Arbitration Act trumps the National Labor Relations Act and that employees who sign employment agreements to arbitrate claims must do so...

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Anthem Policy Discourages Patients From 'Avoidable' Emergency Room Visits

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