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Pompeo Arrives In Turkey After Discussing Khashoggi Disappearance With Saudis

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Turkey amid a growing diplomatic crisis over the disappearance there earlier this month of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo, fresh off meetings with the Saudi royal court in Riyadh, has been generally tight-lipped about his discussions, but officials in Turkey — where Khashoggi went missing two weeks ago after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — described talks with Pompeo as "beneficial and fruitful." Turkish officials...

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After Barrage Of Criticism, USA Gymnastics Interim President And CEO Resigns

After four days at the helm, former California congresswoman Mary Bono, who was picked to lead USA Gymnastics, resigned Tuesday. She was appointed as interim president and chief executive officer of the troubled organization on Friday. "My withdrawal comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended, would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization," Bono said in her resignation letter . In announcing Bono's appointment, USA Gymnastics touted her past as a "former...

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Windy weather yesterday and last night resulted in snarled traffic on freeways and power outages in some areas of the Inland Empire.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Should voters approve new housing for an estimated 20,000 homeless people with severe mental illness?  While most people agree the end goal of Promposition 2 is noble, there is disagreement over $2 billion in bonds needed to build the homes.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White explains.

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Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds ... low humidity levels and high
temperatures have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Fire Warning today (Monday) for the Inland Empire, particularly in local mountains, adjoining foothills,
and the Coachella Valley. Northeast Santa Ana Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour
are in the forecast ... along with 60-mile-per-hour gusts in places today. Humidity levels will
drop to between 5 and 10 percent. The Red Flag warning went into effect at 3

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Covered California enrollment begins today (Monday), but health advocates are worried that a draft rule from the federal government will have a chilling effect on undocumented families, as Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola explains.

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:

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Faith and marijuana in Jurupa Valley is the subject of our next story.  The Vault Church of Open Faith is unique among Inland Empire churches - it's also a marijuana dispensary.  Or, it was, until the city of Jurupa Valley shut it down.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper attended services, and has this story.

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California is at risk for a miscount in the next census.  That could mean fewer federal dollars and one less seat in Congress for the state.  Capital Public RAdio's Sammy Caiola has more.

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Local China Expert MInxin Pei visited Cal State San Bernardino for a talk on the possibility of another Cold War - this time between the U.S. and China.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

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For the first time since 2000, U. S. Senator Dianne Feinstein will face off with an opponent on the same stage.  But there's a debate about whether the get-together is a 'debate.'  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

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In his more than two decades climbing the political ladder, Democratic candidate for governor Gavin Newsom has long been a magnet for criticism.  But as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the leiutenant governor and former San Francisco mayor is making no apologies.

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Just In From NPR:

On the morning of Monday, Aug. 27, Seth Frotman told his two young daughters that he would likely be home early that day and could take them to the playground. They cheered.

He did not tell them why their dad, who often worked long hours as the student loan watchdog at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), would be free for an afternoon play date.

NAFTA is no more. The North American Free Trade Agreement has a new name — the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA — and its rules have been updated and revamped.

For Mexico, there's one rule in particular that gives workers hope higher wages are coming.

It was a no-news-is-good-news kind of milestone: For the first time in at least 25 years, New York City just had a weekend with no shootings.

"A city of 8.6 million people — not a single shooting for three days," Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday, according to CNN. "Let's thank the NYPD for what they've achieved."

In the city's five boroughs, no shootings were reported from Friday to Sunday.

Judging for this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is underway. Forty-one photographs — from astonished lemurs to exasperated grizzly bears to a pair of waltzing elk — have made it to the finals.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks about a few of them with Tom Sullam (@SullamPhoto), a judge for this year’s contest.

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Poll: Rural Americans Rattled By Opioid Epidemic; Many Want Government Help

Rural Americans are profoundly worried about the opioid crisis and their local economies and many are hoping government can help, according to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. One-quarter of rural Americans say opioid and other drug abuse is the biggest problem that faces their local communities. A similar share, 21 percent, say economic concerns are the biggest problems in their areas. No other topic even comes close...

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A Snapshot Of Poverty In America

The share of all Americans who live in poverty is 13.9 percent. That's according to the Supplemental Poverty Report from the Census Bureau. Poverty is usually measured by the official poverty report, which measures how much money people make without taking into account taxes and benefits. And if a person does not make enough money to afford a certain amount of food, then he or she is considered to be below the poverty line. The Supplemental Poverty Report is a more comprehensive measure of...

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Once A Regional Stabilizer, Saudi Arabia Becomes A Disrupter

The old Saudi Arabia was a place the United States often turned to in times of turbulence — when world oil prices were spiking or political tensions in the Gulf were spiraling out of control. The new Saudi Arabia, under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , is now a key actor — and sometimes an instigator — in some of the region's most combustible events. "Mohammed bin Salman has demonstrated a recklessness and impulsiveness in decision making that has been very costly to the kingdom," said...

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Politics From NPR

Is President Trump's 'America First' Policy Emboldening Autocrats?

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Riyadh. He is meeting with Saudi Arabia's leaders about the disappearance and likely death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi talked to NPR earlier this year. He told my colleague Jackie Northam that he was no fan of the direction Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was taking Saudi Arabia. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) JAMAL KHASHOGGI: He has no interest in...

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Education From NPR

'Hey, Kiddo' Aims To Help Kids With Addicted Parents Feel Less Alone

When author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka was in the fourth grade, his grandparents called him into the living room. "I remember thinking: Oh maybe we're going to go on another family vacation, " he says. (The last time they called a family meeting he learned they were going to Disney World.) But this wasn't that kind of family meeting. Krosoczka's grandparents had insisted on taking legal custody of him as a toddler — and they were about to tell him why. "My grandfather sat me down on...

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Science, Technology, And Medicine From NPR

Survey Finds Widespread 'Moral Distress' Among Veterinarians

Sign up for the CommonHealth newsletter to receive a weekly digest of WBUR's best health, medicine and science coverage. In some ways, it can be harder to be a doctor of animals than a doctor of humans. "We are in the really unenviable, and really difficult, position of caring for patients maybe for their entire lives, developing our own relationships with those animals — and then being asked to kill them," says Dr. Lisa Moses , a veterinarian at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention...

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Arts, Culture, And Media From NPR

It Wasn't Cool To Care In The 'Mid90s' — But Jonah Hill Does

Jonah Hill grew up in the age of irony: the 1990s. What was cool was to not care — about anything really. If you did, you were mocked endlessly. Caring didn't just mean you weren't cool — it meant you weren't masculine. But when it comes to his newest project Mid90s — the first film that he has directed — Hill cares deeply. He wanted to tell a story that mattered to him personally. Mid90s isn't a story about his life per se. It's about the universal longing of a teenage kid who just wants to...

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Food, Nutrition, and Cuisine From NPR

Beer Prices Could Double Because Of Climate Change, Study Says

The price of beer could rise sharply this century, and it has nothing to do with trends in craft brewing. Instead, a new study says beer prices could double, on average, because of the price of malted barley, a key ingredient in the world's favorite alcoholic drink. By projecting heat and drought trends over the coming decades, a team of researchers in China, the U.K. and the U.S. found that barley production could be sharply affected by the shifting climate. And that means some parts of the...

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Have You Made Or Tasted Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish? Tell Us About It

NPR's annual Thanksgiving recitation of the recipe for Mama Stamberg's cranberry relish is coming up, and we need your help. Susan Stamberg always says her mother-in-law's recipe sounds terrible — but tastes terrific. In addition to cranberries and sugar, it includes onion, sour cream and horseradish. It's tangy, cold and roughly the color of Pepto-Bismol (but, mercifully, not the flavor). This year, Susan wants to know your stories about making the relish, or hating the relish, or not caring...

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'We Were A Stain On The County': San Bernardino Survivor Gets New Start In Arizona

In 2015, Julie Paez was shot twice at her office Christmas party in San Bernardino, California. Her co-worker and his wife opened fire on the party on Dec. 2, 2015, killing 14 people and injuring 22. Since then, Here & Nows Jeremy Hobson has checked in with Paez during her recovery. She says she recently left San Bernardino for Flagstaff, Arizona, to start over. Paez, who worked at the Inland Regional Center, a state-run health facility for people with developmental disabilities, says she...

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