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After more than a year of complaints and warnings — some subtle and others a little less so — the Trump administration has announced that the United States is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced the decision in a joint statement Tuesday.

Big banks are skirting the rules on the sale of the complex financial instruments that helped bring about the 2008 financial crisis, by exploiting a loophole in federal banking regulations, a new report says.

The loophole could leave Wall Street exposed to big losses, potentially requiring taxpayers to once again bail out the biggest banks, warns the report's author, Michael Greenberger, former director of trading and markets at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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This is an informational guide to some of the most well-known resting places in Paris like Pere Lachaise where Jim Morrison is buried, and the Paris catacombs. Color photographs illustrate the text, and a fold-out map of Pere Lachaise Cemetery is included in the back of the book.

This is the latest collection of poems by Joanne Allred, who formerly taught literature and writing at California State University, Chico. Her poems have appeared in the Chico News & Review as part of their Poetry 99 Project. She lives in Butte Creek Canyon, whose landscape often serves as backdrop and subject for her poems.

Mike Paull is a retired dentist who has created a fictional hero for his profession. Dr. Paull began flying in 1978 and draws on his experience as a pilot to write this mystery novel about an unlikely detective.

Chico author Glynda-Lee Hoffmann writes that the Book of Genesis is a coded text, and understanding the code allows us to see how we can become the extraordinary person we've always wanted to be.

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With our new series Since You Asked, we're turning to YOU. What have you always wondered about the North State? What questions do you have about this place we call home?

Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities.

On Cultivating Place, we speak with people passionate about plants, gardens, and natural history. We explore what gardens mean to us and how they speak to us.

Each week host Nancy Wiegman talks to local, regional and national writers about their latest projects.

There’s still time to head up the road for a late-summer adventure. Plan a trip with help from this new map of California destinations featured by Kim Weir on her show Up the Road on NSPR.

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