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Trump Faces Most Consequential Day Of His Presidency So Far Throughout the campaign, President Trump billed himself as a master negotiator who would make the "best deals" for the American people. That reputation and the reach of the president's bully pulpit face a tough test Friday after he gave House Republicans an ultimatum to vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — or leave Obamacare in place. A vote is now expected sometime Friday afternoon, though the GOP plan known as the American Health...

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A Redlands man accused of shooting a San Bernardino sheriff's deputy and of murdering a motorist in Highland pleaded not guilty in court yesterday (Monday).  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A woman accused of abandoning her 2-year-old daughter at a Riverside supermarket may be released from jail on her own recognizance if her family agrees to let her stay with them.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Two Democratic lawmakers say it's time to change how California's criminal justice system handles children.  They've co-authored a bill that would keep children under 12 from prosecution in juvenile court.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports.

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A $3-billion proposal making its way through the California Legislature would go toward improving local and state parks and coastal protection.  The proposed bond issue – written by an Inland Empire-area legislator - would give special attention to constructing and improving local parks in the IE and other underserved areas of the state.  If it makes it out of the Legislature, the giant parks bond would have to be approved by voters. The California Report’s John Sepulvado has more.


California's high-speed rail project will be back in court this week - with the return of a legal challenge that threatens a crucial funding source.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

After 3 years of reconstruction and a lot of last-minute preparation over the past weekend, the 91 Freeway between Riverside and Orange County through Corona opened all lanes to traffic this morning.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Governor Jerry Brown and the oil industry are both pushing to preserve California's struggling cap-and-trade program.  But that will require support from Democratic lawmakers who have doubts about the program.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

Many members of Congress enjoy politically safe districts.  Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says their districts are too safe, adding that the average margin of victory in the U.S. House was 37 percentage points in last November's election.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols checked out whether Schwarzenegger pumped up this figure.

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:

- Commuters onthe 91 Freeway will finally get some relief;

- last week we talked about the deficit Riverside County is facing; this week, supervisors gave raises to top health system executives, and;

- 1,500 endangered desert tortoises will be relocated off of the Twentynine Palms Marine base.


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And now we're back with NPR's congressional correspondent, Sue Davis. Hi there again.


MCEVERS: And we have White House correspondent Scott Horsley also. Hi, Scott.

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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of child endangerment for his role in the sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

In a split verdict, the Pennsylvania jury found that Spanier's handling of a 2001 complaint alleging abuse by Sandusky, warranted conviction on one of three charges against him. The jury did, however, acquit Spanier of conspiracy and a second count of child endangerment, the Associated Press reports.

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And we have Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama. He actually supported this bill. Welcome, Congressman.

BRADLEY BYRNE: It's good to be back on the program.

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