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At Least 5 Dead After Border Patrol Car Chase Ends With A Crash In Texas

At least five people are dead and more than a dozen injured after a high speed chase by U.S. Border Patrol agents and local sheriff deputies in south Texas ended in a fatal car crash on Sunday. Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told the Associated Press 14 people had been crammed into the car and that the driver lost control as it was fleeing Border Patrol agents topping 100 mph near Big Wells, Texas. "From what we can tell the vehicle ran off the road and caught gravel and then tried to...

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In spite of results so far that suggest a resounding defeat in his recall election last week, Southern California Democrat Josh Newman still showed up at yesterday's state Senate floor session.  And as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, he had a lot to get off his chest.

Educators consider chronic absenteeism a red alert - a blaring sign that a student might be academically at risk.  As Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols reports, schools and parents now hace a new tool to investigate this critical problem.

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San Bernardino County and Riverside County elections officers on Friday released updated vote count totals from last week's primary election.  As the vote-counting continues in both counties, some races are still too close to call.  Here's an update from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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U.S, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced last week that it would start using more than 1,600 federal prison beds to detain immigrants.  The plan is to sen most of the immigrant detainees to Victorville, in San Bernardino County.  KPCC reporter Libby Denkmann was outside the prison where the first wave of detainees arrived on Friday. 

Among the biggest winners in the state budget deal that California lawmakers will vote on this week are University of California and California State University students.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, Governor Jerry Brown agreed to more money to prevent tuition increases and boost enrollment.

Conservation groups have reached a settlement that will stop the Nestle corporation from drawing water from the San Bernardino National Forest.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

"The Cheech" has reached a major fundraising milestone.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more on the announcement about meeting the fundraising goal for the proposed Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Arts, Culture, and Industry in downtown Riverside.

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Half-a-century ago, there were only 30 pairs of bald eagles mating in California.  Today, that populaiton has jumped, thanks to a nationwide effort.  But it still isn't easy.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports on the lengths wildlife experts go to save America's national bird.

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In a little over a decade, the median rent in California has gone up 44 percent.  That squeezes everyone who rents, including college kids.  Financial aid hasn't kept up with rising non-tuition costs.  As part of our statewide collaboration looking at the California Dream, KQED's Vanessa Rancano has this profile of a San Bernardino single mother attending UC Berkeley who's having trouble affording a place to live in the Bay Area.

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Orange County voters have recalled Democratic state Senator Josh Newman over his vote in favor of raising California's gas tax.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler says this means Democrats in the state Senate no longer have a supermajority.


Trump's Decision To Separate Families Heats Up Immigration Debate

Updated at 4:28 p.m. ET The Trump administration's decision to separate children from their families as a way to curb illegal immigration is adding fuel to an already fiery debate over immigration. A group of House Democrats converged on an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday, days before a planned vote by House Republicans next week. Meanwhile, Trump administration officials alternately took credit and sought to distance the administration from the family separation policy...

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Rescue Ships Holding More Than 600 Migrants Reach Spain

After spending seven days at sea, 630 migrants arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia Sunday morning. Their arrival marked an end to a more than 800-mile journey that began off the coast of Libya where the migrants were rescued by the ship Aquarius. Upon arrival in Valencia, migrants were given preliminary health checks and then began to disembark as Spanish authorities started working on collecting details on their identities. The first migrant to complete the process was a 29-year-old man...

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DHS: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In 6 Weeks

The Department of Homeland Security says 1,995 minors were separated from their "alleged adult guardians" at the southern border in just over a monthlong period. A DHS spokesman said the separations occurred between April 19 and the end of May under the administration's relatively new "zero tolerance" policy, in which parents have also been arrested. The Trump administration's practice of separating migrant children from their parents at the southern border has brought attention to a little...

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'These Are Not Kids Kept In Cages': Inside A Texas Shelter For Immigrant Youth

Updated June 15 at 12:50 p.m. ET This is the largest government-contracted migrant youth shelter in the country: Casa Padre, a former Walmart supercenter converted into living, recreational and dining quarters for nearly 1,500 immigrant boys. Shelter managers took reporters on a tour of the facility in Brownsville, Texas, on Wednesday, amid criticism over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has led to separating migrant families who crossed the border illegally. "We want...

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Parkland Survivors Launch Tour To Register Young Voters And Get Them Out In November

Three months ago the students from South Florida established themselves as a potent force in the gun debate with the March For Our Lives rally. This summer they're hitting the road with a new mission: turn the wave of young activism they helped spark into an energized voting bloc for the November mid-term elections. At the annual end-of-year peace march in Chicago, organized by St. Sabina Catholic Church, Grammy-winners Chance the Rapper and Jennifer Hudson, along with former U.S. Rep....

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Embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Faces Anger In Farm Country Over Policy

With a litany of alleged ethics controversies swirling at home, embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt took the show on the road this week, meeting with farmers in a handful of Midwestern states to talk about his policy agenda. While Thursday evening's meeting in Lincoln, Neb., was polite, the reception in other states has not been as welcoming, especially when it comes to conversations about his ethanol policies. Corn farmers have been venting their frustration about...

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After Nationwide Strike, Nicaragua Looks No Closer To Bloodshed's End

On Thursday, after nearly two months of violence and upheaval, some residents who ventured into Nicaragua's city streets Thursday discovered something that had become something of a rarity: quiet. A 24-hour nationwide strike left thoroughfares deserted and storefronts empty — and though even the massive walkout couldn't prevent several deadly clashes, the day at least tempered some of the violence between security forces and the demonstrators protesting President Daniel Ortega. Then, it ended...

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PHOTOS: The World Cup Is A Spectacle Not Only Of Sport, But Of Style

Soccer is not only "the beautiful game" — it's also a highly fashionable one. Before the World Cup even started, the breakout winner of football fashion was Nigeria. With the Super Eagles' classic green turned into jazzy zigzags by Nike, its jersey became a highly anticipated item not just for soccer fans, but for streetwear hypebeasts . Long queues formed outside the Nike store on London when the kits went on sale June 1, and they sold out immediately online . More overlooked has been the...

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West And Pacific Rim From NPR

Tronc's Sale Of 'LA Times' Set To Close, Bringing End To Newsroom Crisis

The Los Angeles Times will soon have a new home and a new lease on life — far from the current Chicago-based corporate ownership that has engendered a series of crises there. The sale of the Times by parent company Tronc to billionaire California inventor and investor Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong could be announced as soon as Monday morning, three people with knowledge of the deal tell NPR. They asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the transaction. The...

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Science, Technology, And Medicine From NPR

Opening Up About Depression And Suicide Could Help Someone Else On The Brink

Fifteen years ago, I broke up with my very nice boyfriend and plunged headlong into a dark depression. I loved Marc but had known from the beginning that he wasn't the man for me. I still believe that breaking up was the right move, but I chose a bad time to do it. I was between jobs and felt adrift. I was applying for a more permanent immigration visa (I'm from Canada – and, yes, Canadians need visas too) and it was a stressful and expensive process that made me question my legitimacy. I was...

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Education From NPR

What Teens Really Say About Sex, Drugs And Sadness

Want to know what the teenagers in your life really think about sex and drugs? Are you sure? Well, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have a pretty good idea, thanks to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey . Every other year, thousands of teens in public and private high schools across the country take this nationally representative survey. The CDC just released results for 2017, and here are a few of the highlights: Sex Teens' experiences with sex are changing, and the...

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Arts, Culture, And Media From NPR

Contemporary Mexican Music: Not Your Abuelita's Mariachi As the staff of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday prepares to head to Mexico to cover the country's upcoming presidential elections, it seemed only fitting that Alt.Latino prepare a short round up that explores the vast sonic landscape of contemporary Mexican music. Although that request may be a tall order, there is enough...

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'You Just Serve As Much As You Can': Mj Rodriguez On Ball Culture And 'Pose'

High fashion, makeup, vogueing competitions. In the 1980s, New York City's drag balls were cultural events for the LGBTQ community, most of them black and Latino. But balls have largely been hidden from mainstream America. Now, a new show on FX is putting them front and center. It's called Pose , and according to FX , it has largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles. "It's great that finally our stories are getting to be told from the lenses of our eyes," says transgender...

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A 50-Year-Old Popcorn Machine Feeds Nostalgia At The Movies

There's no shortage nowadays of competitors for your entertainment dollar. On-demand television, games on your phone, even workouts, sports or cooking videos streamed into your home are all a click or swipe away. In Lexington, Tenn., one century-old, one-screen theater is taking a decidedly homegrown approach to winning over — and keeping — its customers, and it involves a 50-year-old popcorn machine. Before each showing, David Campbell-Watts addresses the crowd of moviegoers inside the...

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Food, Nutrition, and Cuisine From NPR

'The Secret Life of Cows' Aims To Show Animals As Thinking, Feeling Beings

A slim mahogany-colored cow, Dolly was an attentive mother to her first four offspring, all boys, at Kite's Nest farm in Worcestershire, England. Then Dolly II, a pale-colored girl, was born and became the recipient of that bovine love. In The Secret Life of Cows , published this week in the U.S. by Penguin Press, farmer Rosamund Young tells the story of what happened when Dolly II grew up and gave birth herself. Dolly II's calf was born dead and her womb was displaced in the process,...

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Watch This 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma's favorite drummer is John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she covered Bonham's part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times." The video, which features Soma playing along to the 1969 hit , earned her a spot in the international competition's final round. She didn't take home the gold, but she did win our hearts. She absolutely smashes through the song with three foot pedals and polka dot socks putting in bass work. She's even...

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