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April 16, 2021

Rich Ibarra

Rattlesnake Season Has Arrived In Northern California: Here's How To Stay Safe.

Warm weather brings out rattlesnakes, which means hikers, people who like walks through the woods and their pets need to be vigilant.

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Fact-Checking Claims About COVID-19 Testing For Migrants At The Southern Border

Republican lawmakers have claimed a large percentage of migrants at crowded southern border facilities are testing positive for COVID-19. PolitiFact California examined that and other claims in this week’s Can You Handle The Truth segment.

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April 14, 2021

Bert Johnson

Last Summer, Nevada Lawmakers Promised More Criminal Justice Reform. Here Are Some Of The Bills They’re Considering

Following a special legislative session dealing with police reform, legislators promised they weren’t done. Here are some of the bills they’re considering in the 2021 regular session.

Florian Thoss


April 14, 2021

New Classical Tracks: Pat Metheny Enters The World Of Classical Guitar

Jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny learned guitar the informal way, by ear, but he worked with classically trained musicians on his new album, 'Road to the Sun.'

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Global COVID-19 Deaths Top 3 Million

April 17, 2021

The largest number of deaths have come in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, India and the United Kingdom. The pandemic death toll reached 1 million in September 2020 and 2 million in January.

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Post Vaccine Happy Dance: Not Just Showing Off

April 17, 2021

People are using social media to proclaim joy at getting a jab. And that's not just boasting. Even in a world of vaccine inequity, these celebratory tweets and videos carry a vital message.