7 Moments That Stood Out From The 1st Day Of The Trump Impeachment Hearings

Two witnesses seen as crucial to the case against President Trump in the impeachment inquiry testified Wednesday. Much of what was said by acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and George Kent, the State Department's top official on Ukraine policy, was previously known from their lengthy depositions released last week. But there were some new things — and several moments that stood out. Here are seven: 1. A new detail from a new witness emerges Taylor revealed that in the past week...

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Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. An investigative series reveals more than 80 law enforcement officers in California are convicted criminals.
  2. A legal group files federal lawsuit to overturn California’s requirement to place women on boards of directors.
  3. An investigation finds that the leak of July’s state bar exam questions was caused by human error.
  4. The goldspotted oak borer beetle found in Wrightwood trees.

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A new investigative series by a collaboration of California news outlets has revealed that more than 80 law enforcement officers working in the Golden State today are convicted criminals.

Robert Lewis is one of the reporters who worked on the series. He says that California is one of only five states in the country that doesn’t decertify officers for misconduct.

Loma Linda Psychologist On The Epidemic Of Teen Suicide

Nov 12, 2019

A report released in October by the CDC shows that teen suicide rates in the United States have skyrocketed in the past decade, becoming the second-leading cause of death for older teens and young adults.

Dr. Jennifer Weniger is a licensed psychologist and the director of clinical training at Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center.

She says the uptick in teen suicide rates in the past decade is due to several different factors.

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A Loma Linda psychologist discusses different factors for the rise of teen suicide in the US.


For the fourth year in a row, Vietnam vets in Redlands are inviting veterans and their families to their city for dinner. KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.

Friday News Wrap With Cassie MacDuff: Election Results

Nov 8, 2019

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor, Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Rick Dulock review some of the big Inland Empire news stories from the past week, including:

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Today’s highlighted story:

A system of community lending used by many immigrant groups has become a tool to boost credit scores.


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Riverside County is the only county in California that issues permits for home kitchen businesses and the program is poised to expand.


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When Elle Simone Scott was a young girl, her family relied on food stamps and her school's free lunch program to get by.

"At several points in my life, receiving free lunch when I needed it the most, it was so beneficial for me," she says. "You know, it was sometimes the most complete meal that I and some of my friends would have in a day."

The number of people apprehended by U.S. authorities, either attempting to cross the southwest border illegally or presenting themselves at a port of entry, declined for the fifth consecutive month, according to new figures released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Just over 45,000 people were apprehended in October, down from a spike of 144,000 in May — an almost 70 percent decline.

Authorities also report a significant demographic shift among those apprehended.

Just about every time 11-year-old Anna Wiese makes the two-hour drive with her mom, Nancy Wiese, to Boise, she has one thing on her mind: seeing Idaho's marbled Capitol.

Last year, when she was 10, Anna wanted to spend a few hours combing through every corner of the building.

Juvenile Justice Groups Say Felony Murder Charges Harm Children, Young Adults

Felony murder is not your average murder. Juvenile justice advocates call felony murder laws arcane and say they unfairly harm children and young adults. Prosecutors can charge them with felony murder even if they didn't kill anyone or intend to do so. What's required is the intent to commit a felony — like burglary, arson or rape — and that someone dies during the process. Everyone involved in that underlying felony can be held responsible for the death. In some cases, a person who wasn't...

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Federal Appeals Court Allows Congress To Subpoena Trump Tax Returns

A U.S. appeals court opened the door for Congress to gain access to eight years of President Trump's tax records, setting the stage for a likely review by the U.S. Supreme Court. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit declined to revisit an earlier ruling by a three-judge panel that allowed Congress to subpoena the president's tax records. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed those records in March. The divided three-judge panel ruled in October that the...

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NTSB Says Coast Guard Ignored Duck Boat Safety Recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board, in a blistering report , says the U.S. Coast Guard's failure to adopt its safety recommendations, dating back 20 years, likely led to a Missouri boating accident that killed 17 people in July 2018. The fatalities were among 31 passengers aboard an amphibious passenger vehicle called the Stretch Duck 7, which sank in a rapidly developing high-wind storm on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo. The Stretch Duck 7 was a modified World War II amphibious...

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Independent Probe Of Virginia Beach Shooting Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Independent investigators say they have turned up no clear motive for the mass shooting that killed 12 people at a Virginia Beach municipal complex on May 31. The investigation revealed that in recent years, the shooter had begun purchasing firearms, body armor and silencers, and spending time online reading newspaper accounts of other mass killings. But the probe did not find any clear signs that might have served as a warning to city officials, the lead investigator said. "Retrospectively...

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Evo Morales Condemns 'Coup' After Lawmaker Assumes Bolivia's Interim Presidency

Evo Morales may be out of the country, but he's not out of the picture. Just days after the longtime Bolivian president stepped down under pressure from protesters and the military, fleeing to Mexico City over his controversial election victory last month, Bolivia has descended into a muddle of mass demonstrations and anger. And the chaos continues despite an opposition lawmaker's swift attempt Tuesday night to fill the power vacuum he left behind. The Senate vice president, Jeanine Áñez, 52,...

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House Oversight Committee Democrats To Examine Regulation Of Abortion Providers

With Missouri potentially on the verge of becoming the only state without a clinic that performs abortions, Democrats in Congress are holding a hearing Thursday to look into the regulation of clinics by state officials. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee 's hearing on "state efforts to undermine access to reproductive health care" will focus on the rise of strict health regulations for clinics and doctors who perform abortions. Reproductive rights groups say officials who...

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Science, Technology, And Medicine From NPR

Why Climate Change Poses A Particular Threat To Child Health

When it comes to global health, the world has made remarkable strides over the past two decades. There has been unprecedented progress vaccinating kids, treating diseases and lifting millions out of poverty. The childhood death rate has been slashed in half since 2000. Adults are living an average 5 1/2 years longer. Now scientists say these successes are under serious threat from climate change. The warning comes in a sweeping new study in the journal The Lancet . It's the latest in an...

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A Legacy Of Torture Is Preventing Trials At Guantánamo

Editor's note: This story includes graphic descriptions of torture techniques. The new movie The Report — which comes out Friday and tells the true story of a U.S. Senate staffer who doggedly investigated the CIA's use of torture after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — is a look back on a controversial part of our country's past. But the CIA's torture program continues to have huge implications at the U.S. military court and prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where 40 accused terrorists...

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