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In Puerto Rico, The Days Of Legal Cockfighting Are Numbered
A congressional ban on the sport was a victory for animal rights activists, but on the island, many say that cockfighting is part of their culture — and they're willing to take the sport underground.
(Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:58:00 -0400)

Wisconsin School Breaks Up Lunchtime Cliques With Assigned Seating
The school is trying to take anxiety out of the lunchroom experience. It has assigned seating with a teacher at each table. Officials say it improves school culture. Others aren't so sure.
(Wed, 23 Oct 2019 05:01:00 -0400)

Voting Continues On United Auto Workers' Tentative Deal With GM
UAW members at General Motors' largest factories vote Wednesday and Thursday on a tentative contract agreement. Ratification would end the longest strike against GM since 1970.
(Wed, 23 Oct 2019 05:01:00 -0400)

As Vaping Devices Have Evolved, So Have Potential Hazards, Researchers Say
The technology behind e-cigarettes has changed over the years, and researchers are now finding evidence that the way different sorts of vaping devices and e-liquids interact could harm consumers.
(Wed, 23 Oct 2019 05:00:24 -0400)

Nationals Beat Astros 5-4 In Game 1 Of World Series
Washington's Juan Soto was a standout, blasting a solo home run, then a two-run double that gave his team a lead over Houston that the Nationals never lost. His 21st birthday is Friday.
(Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:37:00 -0400)

New Charges Against Lori Loughlin And 10 Other Parents In Admissions Case
New federal charges were filed Tuesday against a total of 18 defendants accused of being part of a conspiracy to cheat their children into top colleges.
(Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:41:24 -0400)

Michiganders Get A Late Autumn Surfing Opportunity With Lake Waves As High As 13 Feet
Surf's up in one of the most unlikely places today. Unusually high waves are pounding Lake Michigan shore and exciting some end-of-the-season surfers.
(Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:30:00 -0400)

Vermont Girls' Soccer Team Protests For Equal Pay In Solidarity With USWNT
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with three co-captains of the Burlington High School girls' soccer team in Vermont about their protest last week in solidarity with the equal pay campaign of the USWNT.
(Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:52:00 -0400)

From The U.S. To Ukraine, 2 Giuliani Associates' Ties To Impeachment Inquiry
Little-known businessmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are facing campaign finance charges. The case sheds light on the Soviet-born men's involvement in events at the heart of investigations into Trump.
(Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:40:00 -0400)

Chicago Teachers' Strike Continues As Students And Parents Start To Feel The Toll
Teachers in Chicago continued their strike for the fourth school day on Tuesday. The work stoppage is starting to take a toll.
(Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:40:00 -0400)

More California Blackouts To Avert Wildfires May Start Wednesday, PG&E Says
The utility giant warned over 200,000 customers in 16 California counties that gusty winds and low humidity may bring more proactive power shutoffs starting Wednesday.
(Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:32:31 -0400)

Trump Plan Weakens Protections For California Fish, Diverts Water To Farms
The move fulfills a Trump campaign promise to help California's farmers. But it ignores the warnings of federal biologists who were sidelined.
(Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:19:42 -0400)

Questions Raised Over Whether The Cannabis Industry Is Contributing To Air Pollution
There's new concern that the growing cannabis industry may be contributing to air pollution. But it's a tricky thing to study, since pot is still illegal under federal law.
(Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:58:00 -0400)

Fraud Case Against Exxon Could Impact Efforts To Curb Climate Change
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with InsideClimate News reporter Nicholas Kusnetz about a fraud case against ExxonMobil. The trial begins Tuesday and the outcome could impact efforts to curb climate change.
(Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:21:00 -0400)

Is It A Meth Case Or Mental Illness? Police Who Need To Know Often Can't Tell
Calming techniques officers learn during training for intervening in a mental health crisis don't seem to work as well when a suspect is high on meth. Police say meth calls can be much more dangerous.
(Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:21:00 -0400)

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