Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape After Surrendering To N.Y. Police

Updated at 9:58 a.m. ET Harvey Weinstein surrendered Friday to authorities at a police station in New York City, where the Hollywood megaproducer has been charged with rape and sexual misconduct. Weinstein arrived early in the morning at the New York Police Department's 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan, ushered into the station by law enforcement officers as members of the media crowded behind metal barriers erected outside. He kept his gaze lowered while shuffling past a barrage of shouted...

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California's medical aid-in-dying law has faced moral and ethical opposition since it took effect in 2016.  But now a Riverside County judge's ruling questions whether legislators illegally passed it in the first place.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Cailola reports.

Cal State and UC students and faculty are calling for more funding for higher education.  As Captial Public Radio's Adhiti Bandlamudi reports, they're getting more funding -- just not as much as they asked for.

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A phone video taken by a cutomer in a coffee shop in Riverside went viral this week and is making national headlines.  A barista refused to serve coffee to a man making Islamophobic comments to another customer, a woman in religious clothing.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

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It's not widely known, but the Postal Service says it will make sure your mail-in ballot will be delivered to your local vote-counters even if the ballot doesn't have the proper postage affixed to the envelope.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue a discussion that began last week on Dr. Husing's 2018 economic forecast for the Inland Empire.  Husing predic ts a continued boom for the IE's economy.

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Moreno Valley has joined the list of Inland Empire cities being sued for its regulations on legal marijuana.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has the story.

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California's current attorney general is Xavier Becerra.  He was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in November, 2016.  Becerra announced in early 2017 that he would run this year to hold on to his post.  However, three other candidates have entered the race.  All four candidates for California Attorney General are set for a debate tonight at the

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Immigrant rights activists are pushing for measures that would address access to health care, local business licenses, and income tax credits for undocumented immigrants.  Adhiti Bandlamudi reports from Sacramento.

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court has now allowed sports gaming across the country, it doesn't appear likely that California will legalize it anytime soon.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains why.

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Even as California's booming economy pumps money into state coffers at unprecedented levels, Governor Jerry Brown is once again proposing a budget that would limit permanent increases in new spending.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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15 Injured, Some Critically, After 2 Men Set Off Bomb At Ontario Restaurant

Several people were injured, a few critically, after two men set off a bomb inside an Indian restaurant near Toronto. The Peel Regional Police said they received a call at 10:32 p.m. ET after two men detonated an improvised explosive device inside the Bombay Bhel restaurant in the city of Mississauga. Police said the two suspects fled the scene immediately afterward. The Peel police released a security camera photo showing two men wearing hooded sweatshirts with their faces obscured walking...

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New Census Data Show Texas Cities Are Growing Faster Than All Other States

Feel like packing up everything you own and moving to a big city? The latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday, indicate you're most likely to be thinking of relocating from the Northeast to one of the fastest growing large cities in the South. Specifically, to Texas where seven of the nation's fastest growing cities are located. Dallas and Fort Worth, ranking at three and four respectively, have seen remarkable growth in the last year, but it's San Antonio that the bureau...

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Kilauea's Latest Impact: Blue Flames And Beleaguered Residents

Ballistic blocks , earthquakes and ocean plumes : In the three weeks since Hawaii's Kilauea began erupting, it has produced some awe-inspiring — and dangerous — phenomena. Now another wonder has emerged from the ground: blue flames created by burning methane escaping through pavement cracks. The U.S. Geological Survey posted video of the flames on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision, which was ordered to evacuate in early May. As the lava burns up vegetation in its path, it can...

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Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Harassment, Inappropriate Behavior, CNN Reports

Actor Morgan Freeman is being accused of sexually harassing and behaving inappropriately toward a number of women he has worked with, from production assistants on movies in which he has starred to employees of his production company to journalists covering the release of his films. Eight people told CNN that they directly experienced harassment or inappropriate behavior by Freeman, and eight others said they had witnessed such conduct by the Oscar-winning actor. NPR has not independently...

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ACLU Report: Detained Immigrant Children Subjected To Widespread Abuse By Officials

Immigrant children in the custody of U.S. border authorities allegedly suffered pervasive abuse ranging from insults and threats to physical assaults, according to documents reviewed by the American Civil Liberties Union. A report released this week by the ACLU is based on more than 30,000 pages of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The documents, it says, "expose of culture of impunity" within U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security....

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Senate Passes $55 Billion Veterans Affairs Reform Bill

A major Veterans Affairs reform has passed the Senate by 92-5 and is on its way to the White House. The $55 billion bill will change how the VA pays for private care, expand a VA caregiver program and start a review of the VA's aging infrastructure. President Trump has said he will sign it — and it's sure to be touted among his biggest legislative achievements. All three main planks of the VA Mission ACT have been knocking around Capitol Hill for years and have come close to passage several...

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Opioid Crisis Takes A Toll On Economic Outlook For Many Americans, Fed Says

One out of five Americans say they personally know someone who has been addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers, according to a new report about the economic well-being of U.S. households. The Federal Reserve report , based on a national survey, also found that exposure to opioid addiction was twice as likely among whites, regardless of education level, as among African-Americans. Survey respondents who knew someone who had been addicted to opioids were less likely to give the...

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After 16 Months, Trump Names An Ambassador To South Korea

The White House has nominated Navy Adm. Harry Harris to be the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, filling a key post that's been vacant for the first 16 months of the Trump presidency. The president signaled his intention to select Harris in recent weeks. But the formal nomination didn't come until late Wednesday, less than a day before Trump's Thursday morning announcement that he'd called off the planned June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Harris is the head of the U.S....

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Australian Woman Sentenced To Die In Malaysia For Drug Smuggling

An Australian woman was sentenced to die by a Malaysian appeals court on Thursday after being convicted of drug trafficking in the country. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto's lawyer says the ruling will be appealed. "An appeal will be filed in the Federal Court — the final appeal," lawyer Muhamed Shafee told CNN . Exposto, 54, was arrested in December 2014 in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur on her way home to Sydney from Shanghai. She was scheduled to catch a connecting flight but was detained...

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California's Message To Hospitals: Shape Up Or Lose 'In-Network' Status

Covered California, the state's health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, has devised what could be a powerful new way to hold hospitals accountable for the quality of their care. Starting in less than two years, if the hospitals haven't met certain designated targets for safety and quality, they'll risk being excluded from the "in-network" designation of health plans sold on the state's insurance exchange. "We're saying 'time's up,' " says Dr. Lance Lang , the chief medical...

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Politics From NPR

My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

Update: On May 23, 2018, the NFL unveiled a new policy stating that all of its athletes and staff "shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem" if they're on the field. The following essay was published in August 2016, shortly after quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel in protest during the national anthem. Daddy would not have liked Colin Kaepernick. Had the San Francisco quarterback refused to stand for the national anthem in my father's presence, Daddy would have...

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Science, Technology, And Medicine From NPR

Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming

The asteroid impact that ended the age of the dinosaurs also released so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that the planet warmed up by about 5 degrees Celsius — and the hot spell persisted for roughly 100,000 years. That's according to a new study in the journal Science that offers a cautionary tale about how Earth's climate will react to the carbon dioxide that's being pumped into the atmosphere now by the burning of fossil fuels. Scientists have long wondered about the long-term...

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Education From NPR

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!" These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa. A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young children's brains in each of those situations. And, says lead author Dr. John Hutton, there is an apparent "Goldilocks effect" — some kinds of storytelling may be "too cold" for children, while...

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Arts, Culture, And Media From NPR

Ahead Of Memorial Day, A Look Back At America's Vacation History

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season. Millions of Americans will be heading off to the beach, the mountains, forests and other cherished vacation spots. But what is the history of the great American vacation? Here & Now s Jeremy Hobson looks back with   Nathan Connolly  ( @ndbconnolly ) and  Joanne Freeman  ( @jbf1755 ), historians and co-hosts of the podcast  BackStory , which is produced at  Virginia Humanities . Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more,...

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Food, Nutrition, and Cuisine From NPR

Missouri May Be First State To Get Serious About The Definition Of Meat

Missouri is at the vanguard of defining what meat is, thanks to legislation awaiting the governor's signature. It's an essential, perhaps even existential, question sparked by the growth of plant-based proteins, meat substitutes and lab-grown products. And it's a topic that, while first passed at the state level on May 17, is also being considered at the federal level. Under the bill, which had overwhelming bipartisan support, only products that come from once-living, breathing animals can be...

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Overturned Truck Flips Commuters The Bird, Spilling 40,000 Lbs. Of Feathers

Not every story has to make for hard-hitting journalism. Sometimes, a Wednesday evening just calls for a fluff piece — and sometimes, we mean "fluff piece" literally. Commuters in Washington state found themselves stuck in a massive traffic jam before dawn Wednesday after a semi-truck rolled over on Interstate 5, spilling some rather curious cargo onto the asphalt: feathers. Lots and lots — and lots — of feathers. In fact, the Washington State Department of Transportation said the overturned...

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