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Trump Embroiled In 2 Controversies About Professional Sports, Race And Culture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JMnfmxA_Qo In the span of less than 24 hours, President Trump catapulted himself into the center of two racially-charged controversies involving professional sports, reigniting criticism that he is divisive and insensitive — a month after Trump struggled with criticism of his multiple remarks in response to violence in Charlottesville, Va. The president was stumping for Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., at a campaign rally Friday night, when he used a segue in his...

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The California Senate has approved a bill that would require large employers to publicly report disparities in pay between their male and female employees.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

A bill that would reduce the penalty for intentionally transmitting H-I-V to another person is making its way through the California state Legislature.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


An effort to bring state oversight to an unregulated sector of the pharmaceutical industry is off the table for the fall legislative session.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola explains why.


Modesto-area Republican Member of Congress Jeff Denham recently said Democrats Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Chuck Schumer all voted for a border wall as senators.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked Denham's claim.


A number of union employees of Riverside County government will take part in day two of a union work walkout, following a collapse of contract negotiations between the union and the county.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


Ontario International Airport is taking steps to pursue more cargo and passenger traffic across the Pacific Ocean.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


Metrolink officials inaugurated Rail Safety Month this week with an enforcement campaign in Riverside that resulted in citations for crossing violations, and calls from public figures for pedestrians., riders, drivers, and others to do their part in preventing accidents.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

California state Senate Leader Kevin de Leon recently made some bold claims about radical right-wing terrorism.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the Democratic senator's statements.

Immigrants rights organizations - and DACA recipients - in the Inland Empire held rallies in San Bernardino and Riverside yesterday (Tuesday) to protest the end of the program.  And in San Bernardino, there was a counter-protest in support of the Trump Administration's decision to end the DACA program.  KVCR's Ken Vincent and Isel Cuapio have details.


A U.S. citizen in San Bernardino - who was detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement - is speaking out about the federal government rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.  KVCR's Ben Purper reports.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday that the federal government will be ending DACA with a six-month grace period, leaving roughly 800,000 undocumented young people at risk of deportation.


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Officials continued to urge tens of thousands of people living downstream from a precarious, slowly failing dam in northwestern Puerto Rico to evacuate Saturday. But the U.S. territory's severely compromised communications infrastructure meant it was not immediately clear how successful the warnings would be. The National Weather Service said in an alert Saturday that "dam operators continued to report the threat of a failure of the Guajataca Dam, potentially causing life-threatening flash...

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The Russia Investigations: Bad Week For Manafort, Social Networks In The Hot Seat

Last week in the Russia imbroglio : Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, got some bad news; members of Congress put social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, under the interrogation lights; and with all these many lawyers now running around — the meter is running too. Much more below. The Russia story is so vast, has been running for so long — and may continue for so much longer — that NPR journalists have been getting an update inside the newsroom every day to try...

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As Voters Head To The Polls, Germans Continue To Grapple With Identity

It is almost impossible to walk the streets of Berlin without running into history. It's everywhere — the physical markers of conquest, division, horror, and reckoning. I was struck by it when I first came here in 2005 as NPR's Berlin correspondent and I am no less moved by it today. Since the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Germans have been grappling with their collective identity. There is the cultural division between those who hail from what was West Germany and those who lived life under...

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Milo Yiannopoulos' 'Free Speech Week' At Berkeley Falls Apart, Organizers Say

Updated at 6:15 p.m. ET "Free Speech Week," a four-day, right-wing rally at the University of California, Berkeley, has been called off, student organizers of the event tell member station KQED. Another organizer, controversial far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos, will reportedly hold a press conference on Saturday formally canceling the event, which was scheduled to start Sunday. A spokesperson for Yiannopoulos told KQED on Friday that he "couldn't confirm" the event would happen. The event...

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Bernie Sanders Lays Out His Foreign Policy Vision

Foreign policy has never been a core issue for Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Vermont independent tapped into several core progressive issues during his 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination — health care, income inequality and Wall Street reform, to name a few – but never spent much time dwelling on global affairs, other than fielding questions during debates. Hillary Clinton, running on her credentials as a former secretary of state, used it against him, saying in the lead-up...

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New Data About Student Loan Borrowers; DeVos Changes Obama-era Guidance

Welcome to the latest installment of our education news roundup. This week: student loans, HBCUs, federal education policy and more: The Department of Education scolds an online university Western Governors University was ineligible for federal student aid and may have to return more than $700 million, according to an audit by the U.S. Education Department's oversight branch. The university, whose curriculum emphasizes competency-based education, did not qualify for aid because there wasn't...

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When it comes to microbes in sexual organs, the vagina and its fluids seem to garner most of the attention. Heck, there is even a consortium dedicated specifically to studying which critters live and thrive in its confines. Really, who can blame scientists? The vagina's microbiome — or all the bacteria and viruses that inhabit it — can influence all sorts of health aspects, including the risk of miscarriage and HIV infection. But now, the gentlemen are getting some attention on this front....

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'I'm Not Afraid Of Who I Used To Be': Miley Cyrus On 'Younger Now'

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This year, the 40th anniversary of the opening of Studio 54, a onetime Manhattan nightspot where very good-looking people danced to very good music while snorting very good drugs, has seen the publication of two memoirs by past owners. The first, called simply Studio 54 , was written by Bob Colacello and original co-owner Ian Schrager (his business partner Steve Rubell died in 1989, at the age of 45). It's a handsome, expensive ($75!) coffee-table tome, filled with gorgeous photos of sozzled...

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