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Companies Face A Tough Choice After Trump Pulls Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement puts the U.S. at odds with some of its closest allies. Companies rushed to do business in Iran when the agreement took effect.

June Ballot Measure Would Ban All Flavored Tobacco Products In San Francisco

City supervisors tried to ban menthol cigarettes and vape flavors in 2017, but tobacco purveyors funded a drive to put the measure to voters instead. Now dueling ads vie for hearts and minds.

Judge Overturns Assisted Suicide Law In California

Judge Daniel Ottolia ruled that the California Legislature was hasty in passing the 2015 law, but he put the decision on hold for five days to give the state time to file an emergency appeal.

1 Dead, 3 Hurt In Suspicious Explosion At Southern California Office Complex

The blast reportedly blew out walls and an entire floor of the building. Authorities said the size of the explosion made it suspicious but that they were still investigating.

Red Alert Issued For Aviation As Kilauea Spews ‘Vog’ 12,000 Feet Into Sky

The volcano, which began a period of increased activity earlier this month, is sending ash plumes drifting downwind in what could be a potential threat to aircraft in the area.

Henrietta Lacks’ Lasting Impact Detailed In New Portrait

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., has unveiled a portrait of Lacks, whose cells have been used for decades — without her consent — to find medical breakthroughs.

Why White Americans Call The Police On Black People In Public Spaces

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks to Jason Johnson, professor of politics and journalism at Morgan State University and politics editor at The Root about a series of recent incidents of white people calling police on black people in public spaces.

California STDs Raging At All Time Highs For Third Year In A Row

In addition to the record rise in cases of sexually transmitted diseases, the state has seen a spike in the number of stillbirths caused by syphilis.

Why It’s Infrastructure Week, Again

Since President Trump came into office, it sometimes feels like every other week is infrastructure week. But why have there been so many?

Wisconsin Struggling To Find Lawyers For Public Defense Cases

Wisconsin relies on private lawyers for 40 percent of its public defense work, but provides the lowest compensation of any state. Now the state is struggling to get lawyers to take those cases.

How Those Affected By Hawaii’s Volcano Eruption Are Coping

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Monica Devlin a retired school teacher who, house was destroyed when lava flowed into her neighborhood. Devlin says she has no house to go back to she says, but she is happy to be alive.

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