KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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White Sands national monument bills itself as being like no place else on earth—with shifting white gypsum dunes and wide-open blue skies, visitors often say they feel like they’ve traveled to another planet. But it’s also unlike other hiking and recreation destinations due to the dangers posed by heat—which park officials say can easily climb into the low hundreds on a summer day, with no shade in sight. 

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As soon as children who have crossed into the United States without the proper legal documents are arrested, they are thrust into a single system with 2 conflicting mandates: to care for the children and to prosecute, and deport them.  Georgetown University scholar Susan J Terrio researched what happens to these children, and turned a decade of scholarship into a new book, WHOSE CHILD AM I?   She told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, her ability to see this system from the inside has turned out to be almost unique.

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In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco takes a critical look at a suspended 10 year old girl basketball player.

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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