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UC San Diego Acquires UFW Digital Archives

April 17
By Brooke Binkowski
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The Farmworker Movement Documentation Project, originally conceived and compiled as a website by former UFW activist Leroy Chatfield, will now be hosted and indexed by UC San Diego.

15 Injured After Fire Trucks Collide, Smash Into LA Restaurant

April 17
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Two vehicles from different departments were rushing to the same fire in a suburb of Los Angeles when they collided. One of them careened into the restaurant.

One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water

April 17
Mark Memmott / NPR
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The trespasser relieved himself into one of the city's reservoirs of treated water. Officials say there's not much of a danger to public health, but they're being cautious.

USS Bonhomme Richard Searches For Survivors Of South Korean Ferry Disaster (Video)

April 17
By Beth Ford Roth
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The South Korean military has requested the help of the USS Bonhomme Richard in the desperate search for survivors near the site of the sunken ferry Sewol.

Preview: Pac-Arts Spring Showcase

April 17
By Beth Accomando
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Pac-Arts kicks off its 4th Annual Spring Showcase today. KPBS' film critic Beth Accomando gives a preview of the film line up.

Police In Canada Make Arrest Related To 'Heartbleed' Bug

April 17
Scott Neuman / NPR
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A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.

Should City Regulate Medical Marijuana Edibles, Concentrates?

April 17
James R. Riffel / City News Service
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As San Diego gets ready to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in the city, some City Council members consider regulating edible or concentrated forms of pot.

Remembering The Ken And 'Rocky Horror'

April 17
By Beth Accomando
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For many in San Diego, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at The Ken Cinema will always be something special to remember.

San Diego County's Annual Homeless Census To Be Released

April 17
By Susan Murphy
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San Diego’s Regional Task Force on the Homeless will release Thursday the number of homeless counted by 1,300 volunteers in January.

Fate Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria Now Uncertain

April 17
Mark Memmott / NPR
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About 100 girls were grabbed Monday. Officials have blamed a radical Islamist group. Late Wednesday, Nigeria's military said almost all the girls had been accounted for. That claim is in dispute.

Navy Cruiser, Destroyer Return To San Diego

April 17
By City News Service
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The USS Cowpens and USS Spruance are due to return to Naval Base San Diego Thursday following deployments to the Western Pacific Ocean. The Cowpens provided humanitarian help in the Philippines following the typhoon there.

Ukraine Crisis: Diplomats Meet, Putin Admits Russia's Role In Crimea

April 17
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Secretary of State John Kerry is among those gathering in Geneva to see if they can find a diplomatic solution. The prospects for progress appear to be slim.

University Heights Library Yarn Bombing Celebrates Branch's Centennial

April 17
By Greg Magnus
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A San Diego guerrilla art group has claimed responsibility for a bombing outside the University Heights Library. They say the Pacific Beach library is next. Did we mention it was a yarn bombing?

Jobless Claims Stay Near 7-Year Low

April 17
Mark Memmott / NPR
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The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.

Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance

April 17
Mark Memmott / NPR
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It was one spy speaking to another, as Putin put it, when "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden asked the Russian leader on national TV whether his nation has a program like the U.S. National Security Agency's.

To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

April 17
Jacob Goldstein / NPR
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A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.

No Sign Yet Of Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Disaster

April 17
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Divers are having difficulty getting into the capsized ship. It was sailing to a resort island Wednesday when disaster struck. Most of the passengers were high school students on a school trip.

Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

April 17
Dan Charles / NPR
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Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

April 17
Jason Beaubien / NPR
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It's the first polio cases in Equatorial Guinea since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.

Meet The Sisters Saving Spanish Horses From Slaughter

April 17
Lauren Frayer / NPR
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Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.

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