7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Of Dehydration And Shock In U.S. Border Patrol Custody

Updated at 4:57 p.m. ET Friday A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who crossed the southern border into the United States illegally earlier this month died of dehydration and shock after being apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in New Mexico. The girl and her father were part of a group of 163 people who surrendered to Border Patrol officers on the night of Dec. 6, south of Lordsburg, N.M., according to The Washington Post, which first reported the story. She was identified on Friday as Jakelin...

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To Help The Homeless, Some In LA Are Giving Them A Place To Stay

Less than a year ago, Helen and Bryan Lopez were living on the streets of Los Angeles' Venice Beach. By day, they probably looked like any other young 20-something couple enjoying an afternoon by the ocean. At night, they would wait until after dark to use the outdoor showers before going to sleep in their car. "We didn't want people to see us shower," Helen says, "because we would take our shampoos, our sponges ... we didn't want people to notice that we were homeless." Now they live in a...

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Nancy Wilson, Legendary Vocalist And NPR 'Jazz Profiles' Host, Dies At 81

Nancy Wilson died Thursday after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, Calif., her manager Devra Hall Levy told NPR. She was 81. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1937, Wilson has recounted in interviews that she started singing around age 3 or 4. "I have always just sung. I have never questioned what it is. I thank God for it and I just do it," she told Marian McPartland, host of NPR's Piano Jazz in 1994. She never had formal training but was influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat "King" Cole,...

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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:

1. Final election results in a couple of close races, now that San Berardino and Riverside Counties have finished counting the votes in a high-turnout election.

2. The owner of an Oak Glen farm is suing the Claremont school distrcit after his social media posts resulted in schools canceling their field trips.


The Riverside County Transportation Commission voted this week to add a lane to the westbound 91 freeway from Corona to Orange County, with construction of the $42 million project to begin as early as 2020.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Thousands of people who escaped the Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise last month didn't just lose their homes.  They may have lost their vehicles, their jobs, and sentimental items that can't be replaced.  But as Capital Public Radio's Pauline Bartolone found, some ar e still struggling to replace basic medical needs.

The head of Cal Fire will retire today (Friday) after more than three decades with the agency, and he's made headlines on his way out.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White explains.

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The population of the city of Beaumont has nearly quadrupled over the past two decades.  That prompted KVCR listener Mario Gonzalez to ask us: with all the people moving to Beaumont, what are the plans to build more schools and infrastructure to keep up?  In Part 1 of our series, we reported on Beaumont's plans to build more schools. In part 2, we're looking at plans to build more infrastructure in the aftermath of a major public corruption scandal.


Gavin Newsom made a lot of promises in his successful campaign for California governor.  A new poll finds Newsom's push for universal health care has more support than his calls for tuition-free community college and universal pre-school.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.


A handful of academic researchers from around the Inland Empre were awarded prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grants.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Over the past 20 years, the population in the city of Beaumont has nearly quadrupled.  That prompted KVCR listener Mario Gonzalez to ask us: with all of the people moving to Beaumont, what are the plans to build more schools and infrastructure to keep up?  In Part 1 of a series, we're looking at Beaumont's plans to build more schools, and the challenges they've been facing. KVCR's Danielle Fox has the story.


The Riverside County Board of Supervisors yesterday (Tuesday) narrowly voted to impose a labor contract on union employees, in spite of opposition from union officials.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

In this segment, Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing defends his disdain for California's rapid push for mostly renewable energy sources by the middle of the century, and gets some pushback from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


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The Philippines and the United States have reached a rare meeting of the minds: Both are enthralled that church bells seized by the U.S. have been returned to the Philippines after 117 years.

President Rodrigo Duterte, unaccustomed to lauding the U.S., took pains Saturday to call the repatriation of the iconic artifacts "a generous act" by the Americans. For their part, U.S. officials stopped short of an apology, but have acknowledged that it was "time to do the right thing," in the words of John Law, the deputy chief of mission for the U.S. embassy in the Philippines.

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More than four millennia after being chiseled by Egyptian artisans, the intricate hieroglyphics and stone carvings of an ancient tomb have been uncovered.

Egyptian officials made the announcement Saturday at the site of the discovery in Saqqara, outside of Cairo, according to multiple media reports. Photographs of the tomb show a narrow doorway leading to a rectangular room, its walls covered with carved symbols, images and human forms. Particularly striking are their well-preserved colors – light yellows, rich blues and a reddish-brown skin tone.

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Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl To Step Down, Leaving McCain's Seat Vacant Again

Arizona will soon have another new senator, with Republican Jon Kyl — who accepted a temporary appointment following GOP Sen. John McCain's death — stepping aside. Kyl, who first retired from the Senate in 2013, had indicated he never planned to stick around long, committing to serve only through the end of the current congressional term. Kyl's resignation is effective Dec. 31. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican who has won re-election since Kyl's appointment in September, will now name...

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Driverless Taxi Service Debuts In Phoenix

The countrys first commercial, driverless taxi service made its debut in Arizona this month. Waymo, the autonomous vehicle company that began as a Google project, has many people excited. But it still has a long way to go. KJZZs  Will Stone  ( @WStoneReports ) reports. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

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Michael Cohen On Trump In TV Interview: 'The Man Doesn't Tell The Truth'

Updated at 11:50 a.m. ET Michael Cohen, President Trump's onetime lawyer and fixer, says his former boss knew it was wrong to order hush money payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to two women who say they had affairs with Trump — but he directed Cohen to do it anyway to help his election chances. Cohen also said in an interview with ABC News that aired Friday that the president's repeated assertions that Cohen is lying about the payments and other aspects of his work for Trump...

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'It's Preventable': Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats

Six years after 26 children and educators were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut by a troubled 20 year old, a group of parents is stepping up its efforts to make sure it doesn't happen again. "Sandy Hook Promise," a non-profit anti-gun violence group formed after the attack, is training students around the nation to spot warning signs in other would–be shooters, and to anonymously report concerns through a mobile app. The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System soft...

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Here Are The 'Outside The Box' Progressive Ideas 2020 Democrats Are Pitching

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTkkgix4bfo When Bernie Sanders went on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert a week ago, he took a victory lap for his agenda. "A few years ago when we said that health care is a right, not a privilege, and that we should create a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system, I was told I'm crazy, it's extreme, I'm a fringe guy," Sanders said. "Seventy percent of the American people, in the last polls I've seen, now support Medicare for all." He went on to list other...

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A Song Of Tribute To The Lost Town Of Paradise

In the aftermath of the Camp Fire, two musicians from Paradise, Calif., wrote a tribute to their hometown which was destroyed by the fire. The song, called "One of These Days," quickly went viral online. I can still remember the first time that I fell in love with this town. The tall green trees, the mountain breeze, the girl that made me shake in my knees. I'm going to miss it. I already miss it. One of these days we're going to see the sunset rise in Paradise, one of these days we're gonna...

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Sleepless No More In Seattle — Later School Start Time Pays Off For Teens

Many American teenagers try to put in a full day of school, homework, after-school activities, sports and college prep on too little sleep . As evidence grows that chronic sleep deprivation puts teens at risk for physical and mental health problems, there is increasing pressure on school districts around the country to consider a later start time. In Seattle, school and city officials recently made the shift. Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the district moved the official start...

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'An Indescribable Feeling': Virgin Galactic Makes Historic Trip To Edge Of Space

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8dEwUD6fXs Virgin Galactic says it has reached a rather lofty milestone. During a test flight Thursday morning in Mojave, Calif., a pair of pilots flying the company's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft hit an altitude of 51.4 miles. That height clears the 50-mile threshold that is sometimes considered the boundary of space. "Today, as I stood among a truly remarkable group of people with our eyes on the stars, we saw our biggest dream and our toughest challenge to date...

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Well-Versed: 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' Is A Fun, Warm-Hearted Treat

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As 'Springsteen On Broadway' Closes, Its Excellent Film Welcomes A New Audience

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