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About a year ago, KQED reported that an on-demand food delivery service called Munchery had abruptly shut down and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. When it went bust, at least a dozen bakers and chefs in San Francisco that had prepared food for the company were left in the lurch.

A federal appeals court in California has blocked the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" program, dealing a blow to the president's controversial policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their day in U.S. immigration court.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 on Friday to uphold a lower-court's injunction on the program, also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP. Judges said the policy "is invalid in its entirety due to its inconsistency with" federal asylum law.

Election officials around the state are gearing up for a big night on Super Tuesday. KQED’s politics editor Scott Shafer says that includes taking precautions to protect election security.

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Earlier this month, the Trump administration ratcheted up efforts to punish California for its so-called “sanctuary state” law. But a state new passed in 2017 — which limits when California law enforcement can help U.S. immigration authorities — remains controversial within the state. More than two years after the law took effect, police don’t always follow it.

The last Chevrolet Impala rolled off the assembly line this week as General Motors converts its Hamtramck, Mich. factory to electric vehicle production.

Democratic presidential candidates have been criss-crossing the nation, with South Carolina's primary tomorrow and the Super Tuesday elections just three days later.

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In the new independent comedy Saint Frances, a young woman finds her sense of family upended by a romance, an unexpected pregnancy and a gig as a nanny.

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For Joe Biden, the last week of February is a make-or-break test for his presidential campaign. After disappointing performances in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, all hopes lie with South Carolina.

TripAdvisor has suspended postings for an unlikely attraction in Ilkestone, England: a hole in a brick wall.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Asli Aydintasbas, senior fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, about the deadliest day for the Turkish military since it entered the Syrian conflict.

As stock markets continue to plunge on coronavirus fears, the White House and Federal Reserve are trying to show it has the situation under control.

The World Health Organization says the risk that COVID-19 will spread and have a global impact is now "very high," raising its assessment for the coronavirus disease that's now been found in more than 50 countries.

As of Monday, cases of COVID-19 had been found in just 29 countries. But thousands more diagnoses were confirmed this week, including two spikes that were tied to Italy and Iran.

Kids, this comic is for you.

It’s based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did. He asked some experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus discovered in China.

Kids, this comic is for you.

It’s based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did. He asked some experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus discovered in China.

Kids, this comic is for you.

It’s based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did. He asked some experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus discovered in China.

A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily halted a Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts.

The same court decided to keep another major change on hold, one that denies asylum to anyone who enters the U.S. illegally from Mexico.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday that she has convened a Coronavirus Response Team to prepare for a potential outbreak of the disease.   

The team includes representatives from agencies including the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State Police and the Oregon Military Department.  

Brown said Friday there aren't any confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oregon and the risk of contracting the disease for Oregonians remains low.  

Some of the most senior government officials assigned to the coronavirus crisis briefed House lawmakers Friday, and assured them that the Trump administration is not impeding their work or their communications with the public.

Representatives on both sides of the aisle have lauded some aspects of the outbreak response, while voicing frustration with others.

Acclaimed physicist Freeman Dyson, who pondered the origins of life, interstellar travel and many other topics, died Friday at the age of 96.

His daughter Mia Dyson told NPR that her father died after a short illness.

Freeman Dyson was known for groundbreaking work in physics and mathematics but his curiosity ranged far beyond those fields.

Microsoft Gamestack and Epic Games announced they would withdraw from the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Several others already announced that they will not attend the mid-March event.

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Within the wood paneling of a hallway in the British House of Commons, there was a small brass keyhole.

Members of Parliament and staff walked past the tiny hole each day. The rare person who noticed the hole took it for an electrical cabinet.

After 90 years, the Avalon Theatre on Catalina Island has stopped showing nightly movies. In the age of Netflix, it just can’t fill seats.

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House Democrats on Friday asked the attorney general to turn over documents and to permit more than a dozen current and former employees to testify in connection with a probe of "improper political interference" at the Justice Department.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler made the request in a four-page letter to Attorney General William Barr — the latest chapter in a tumultuous stretch for the Justice Department that has raised concerns on Capitol Hill and in the legal community about the possible politicization of the department.

State water officials have announced that snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is 46% of normal for this time of year. 23% of the state is in a “moderate drought.”

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She was considered the Queen of the Fillmore, back when the neighborhood was still nicknamed the “Harlem of the West.” She was one of the first women of color to ever own and run a Bay Area nightclub. And when the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency came for her crown, Leola King fought back, over and over again.

'OPB Politics Now': A Legislative Session On The Brink Of Collapse

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Oregon Republican legislators from both the House and Senate walked off the job this week in protest of a major climate bill.

In this week’s episode of OPB Politics Now, we look at a legislative session on the brink of collapse.

 

If you’ve looked closely at a calendar lately, you may have noticed the bonus day at the end of February.

Yep, 2020 is a leap year, and February 29, the rarest of days, gives us an extra 24 hours of winter—even if they feel more like spring. As an extra bonus, if your birthday falls after February, you get one more day being younger.

What will you do with your calendar dividend?

Leap Year Is a Lull in Time

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