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When it comes to cancer survival, the United States is sharply divided by race. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cancer death rate for African-Americans is 25 percent higher than whites, and Hispanics and Latinos are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer at a late, and more dangerous, stage of the disease.

Environmental activists are using a new strategy to block construction of oil and gas pipelines. It already has worked in New York where construction on the Constitution Pipeline has stalled. Now activists are trying the strategy in Oregon.

The proposed Jordan Cove project includes a pipeline that would transport natural gas across the Cascades mountain range to the Oregon coast. There it would be turned into liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export.

In Venezuela, where the annual inflation rate topped 60,000 percent this weekend, the currency has lost so much value that it takes stacks of bills just to buy a roll of toilet paper. The average consumer might as well bring a wheelbarrow to the market — not to transport groceries but to cart all the cash needed to buy them.

For the third time in recent days, a prominent group of former national security officials has signed a letter criticizing President Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan.

In a related development, Trump said in a tweet Monday that he wasn't concerned about Brennan's remarks over the weekend that he might take legal action in response to the president's move.

It's a time-tested rule of politics: If you're the frontrunner, give yourself as few opportunities as possible to mess that up.  Which brings us to the California governor's race, where it appears Democrat Gavin Newsom might only participate in one general election debate against Republican John Cox.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.



The Cranston Fire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest near the Riverside County mountain resort community of Idyllwild is - as of last night’s (Thursday) briefing – 96% contained, and still held at just over 13,000 acres burned. 

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A Moreno Valley-area wild donkey who was shot and wounded with an arrow has had the wound treated and was due to be released back into the wild this morning.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


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A new report shows rent is increasing in the Inland Empire by about 2 to 3% per year.  KVCR's Benjamin PUrper has more.

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More than half-a-million heavy-duty trucks made by Cummins will be recalled nationwide due to excessive emissions.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero has more on the recall prompted by a California investigation.

The Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, John Husing, continues his weekly conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the growing IE economy is expected to perform this year.  In this segment, Dr. Husing continues his critique of the manufacturing sector, explaining why he thinks manufacturing in the IE and around the state is lagging.

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Authorities say firefighters made a second day of good progress containing the Cranston Fire, which has been burning in the San Bernardino National Forest near the Riverside County mountain resort community of Idyllwild since Wednesday, July 25.  Unified Command reports Monday morning that the Cranston Fire is being held at 13,130 acres, and has reached 57% containment, up from 29% containment the day before.  There are more than 1,500 personnel assigned to the blaze, along with 25 aircraft assisting from the air.


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