Archive for June 14th, 2019

A Woman Will Lead Naval War College For First Time In School's 135-Year History

US & World | | June 14 2019, 8:20 PM

Selecting Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, a helicopter pilot who now heads a military command in Guam, as the college's next leader was a "historic choice," according to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.

Mexico's Migration Chief Abruptly Resigns | | June 14 2019, 5:40 PM

Tonatiuh Guillén Lopez's departure comes as Mexican officials are trying to address criticisms from the Trump administration about the flow of migrants to the U.S. through Mexico from Central America.

Be Careful Of Fecal Transplants, Warns FDA, After Patient Death

Health | | June 14 2019, 4:40 PM

The FDA has strengthened oversight of experimental fecal transplants after a patient died of an infection. The donor's stool contained disease-causing pathogens, but was not tested before use.

Why A Fearless Dad-To-Be Was Scared Of Fatherhood | | June 14 2019, 4:00 PM

Kennedy Odede was frightened by the prospect of becoming a dad: "I should do it the right way. But by the way ... what is the right way?"

Judge Sets Julian Assange Extradition Hearing For February | | June 14 2019, 4:00 PM

The founder of WikiLeaks faces charges from U.S. prosecutors that include conspiracy to hack government computer networks.

The Decision That Could Radically Clean Up Long Beach's Dirty Coast

Environment & Science | | June 14 2019, 2:56 PM

It's a wave-killer, a protective barrier, and an unlikely marine habitat -- but that could change.

As The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Nears, New Books Highlight The Mission's Legacy | | June 14 2019, 2:00 PM

These works make apparent how singular an achievement America's moon landing was — and show that half a century later we're still grappling to understand its long-term meaning.

Trump Blocked Congress From Seeing These Emails About The Census Unredacted

US & World | | June 14 2019, 1:20 PM

President Trump has claimed executive privilege over emails and memos that Democratic lawmakers say may reveal the real reason why the administration pushed for a census citizenship question.

Possessing Marijuana In Prison 'Is Not A Felony,' California Court Says

Crime & Justice | | June 14 2019, 12:40 PM

A three-judge panel ruled that because it's legal to have small amounts of pot in California, the same is true inside prison. They also say it's still illegal to smoke or ingest cannabis in prison.

Democratic Debate Lineup: Sanders And Biden To Face Off

Politics | | June 14 2019, 12:40 PM

The former vice president and Vermont senator will be together on the second night of the Democratic debate. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar will share a stage the night before.

How A Baby Caused A Revolutionary Change In Pakistan | | June 14 2019, 12:40 PM

It all began when a member of the Balochistan assembly brought her 8-month-old son to a session.

Countries Are Ranked On Everything From Health To Happiness. What's The Point?

US & World | | June 14 2019, 12:20 PM

Nonprofits and advocacy groups use the rankings as a tool to name and shame countries into improving their policies. But the indexes do have some drawbacks.

'Project Runway' Proves Change Can Be Healthy | | June 14 2019, 11:20 AM

Fans worried when longtime host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn left the franchise. But Project Runway thrived in its 17th season, particularly because of new mentor Christian Siriano.

Architecture For Landmark Nationwide Opioid Settlement Unveiled

US & World | | June 14 2019, 10:40 AM

If finalized, such a deal could funnel tens of billions of dollars to American communities struggling with the addiction crisis, while restoring stability to one of the country's biggest industries.

Have You Ever Run For Local Office And Lost? NPR Wants To Hear From You

Politics | | June 14 2019, 9:20 AM

NPR is working on a project to help people run for office for the first time. If you have experience to pass along, let us know!

Beto O'Rourke Calls For A 'Moonshot' To Combat Climate Change

Politics | | June 14 2019, 4:20 AM

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke told NPR's Steve Inskeep that "we're going to have to free ourselves from the dependence we have on fossil fuels and that means a greater investment in solar and wind."

Why Air Ambulance Bills Are Still Sky-High

Health | | June 14 2019, 4:00 AM

The median air ambulance bill is more than $36,000 and is seldom covered by health plans. So far, legislative hurdles and industry pressure have kept Congress from stepping in.

Man Accused In New Zealand Mosque Shootings That Killed 51 Pleads Not Guilty

US & World | | June 14 2019, 2:40 AM

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, who appeared in Christchurch High Court via video link, smirked as his lawyer entered not guilty pleas on charges of terrorism, murder and attempted murder.

29 Fabulous Things To Do This Weekend In Southern California | | June 14 2019, 10:03 AM

Juneteenth shindigs commemorate the end of slavery. Smorgasburg L.A. celebrates its third aniversary. The Keaunssance continues with an anniversary screening of "The Matrix."

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After The Box Office Failure Of ‘Dark Phoenix,’ We Look Back At Hollywood’s Biggest Flops

| June 14 2019, 9:44 AM

When “Dark Phoenix” opened last week, it defied expectations – by doing significantly worse than anyone had predicted.

FilmWeek: ‘Men in Black: International,’ ‘Shaft,’ ‘The Dead Don't Die’ And More

| June 14 2019, 9:27 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Justin Chang and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.


Who, What, Where – Details Firmed Up For First Democratic Presidential Debates

| June 14 2019, 10:21 AM

NBC has announced how it will divvy up the 20 Democratic candidates for the first debate of the 2020 election campaign, which will be held over two nights in Miami later this month.

Uber And Lyft Push Back Against California Bill That Would Make Drivers Employees

| June 14 2019, 9:21 AM

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft say they are willing to change the way they treat drivers in California as long as state lawmakers don’t require them to classify drivers as employees, a move that would entitle them to a wide range of benefits.

What’s In – And Not In – California’s New $214.8-Billion Budget

| June 14 2019, 9:16 AM

The California Senate has passed a $214.8 billion budget.

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