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Two More NFL Players Placed On 'Exempt List' Over Domestic Violence

Sept. 17
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The Carolina Panthers placed Greg Hardy on the list over a long-running case and the Cardinals did the same after Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault.

Doctor Says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has 'Rare ... Difficult' Cancer

Sept. 17
Eyder Peralta / NPR

The mayor, who made international news after he admitted to smoking crack, dropped out of the mayoral race last week. Ford's doctor said he was "optimistic."

San Diego City Council Takes Up Open Meeting Suit In Closed Session

Sept. 17
By City News Service

After meeting for more than an hour in closed session, the San Diego City Council took no action on a lawsuit that alleges it has been violating the state's open meeting law over the past 13 years.

Man Accused In Christmas Eve Triple Murder To Undergo Mental Tests

Sept. 17
By City News Service
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A San Diego judge ordered a mental competency examination for Carlo Gallopa Mercado, who is accused of killing two brothers and the fiancée of one of the men.

UC Task Force Issues Guidelines To Fight Campus Sexual Assaults

Sept. 17
By KPBS News
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Task force releases seven key recommendations that form the foundation of a systemwide model to address sexual violence throughout the University of California system.

Federal Reserve To Markets: Nothing To See Here; Move Along

Sept. 17
Marilyn Geewax / NPR

The Fed said because wage-and-price hikes remain low and growth continues at a moderate pace, interest rates will stay at historic lows for a "considerable time."

The Insights Of An Ebola Doctor Who Became A Patient

Sept. 17
NPR Staff / NPR

Dr. Kent Brantly, the American Ebola survivor, tells NPR what it was like to suffer from the deadly and "humiliating" disease.

House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

Sept. 17
Eyder Peralta / NPR

Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians even within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.

Europe's Family Tree Gets A New Branch

Sept. 17
Alison Bruzek / NPR

Genetic evidence from ancient humans and modern people suggests that travelers from northern Eurasia moved south several thousand years ago. They stuck around to have kids with early European farmers.

Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

Sept. 17
Allison Aubrey / NPR
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There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners can alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.

Mountain West Baseball MVP Award Named 'Tony Gwynn Award'

Sept. 17
By City News Service
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The Mountain West Conference announced its baseball Player of the Year award will be named after San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who died of cancer in June. Conference players will also wear "TG" patches on their uniforms next season.

From Quebec To Kashmir, Separatists Watch Scotland Vote

Sept. 17
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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Scotland's referendum on independence has implications beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. We take a look at several other regions with breakaway movements.

3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

Sept. 17
Elise Hu / NPR
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A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?

Wildfire Warning System Gauges Severity Of Santa Ana Windstorms

Sept. 17
By City News Service
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The new system gauges the potentiality and probable intensity of wildfire events by examining offshore wind flows and other factors, relying on three decades of Southern California weather data to pattern forecasts.

After A Long Wait, Syrian Rebels Hope The Weapons Will Now Flow

Sept. 17
Deborah Amos / NPR
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The "moderate" Syrian opposition has been losing ground on the battlefield and pleading for weapons from the U.S. for the past couple years. They are hoping that their fortunes have finally changed.

Kids' Perception Of Parents' Favoritism Counts More Than Reality

Sept. 17
Nancy Shute / NPR
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Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall.

Navy Reservist Killed In Tuesday's Afghanistan Suicide Car Bombing (Video)

Sept. 17
By Beth Ford Roth
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The family of Navy Reservist Stephen Byus has told an Ohio newspaper the 39-year-old father of two was one of the American troops killed in a suicide car bombing Tuesday near Kabul, Afghanistan. Family members say Byus's wife believes she was on the phone with him when the attack took place.

San Diego Nearing 1,000 Days of Drought

Sept. 17
By Susan Murphy
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Despite Tuesday's thunderstorms, San Diego is nearing a grim milestone of 1,000 days of drought. The conditions are taking a toll across the state.

Who's Giving What: Nonprofits Step Up Anti-Ebola Efforts

Sept. 17
Linda Poon / NPR
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Nonprofits have an important role to play in fighting Ebola, Obama said yesterday. Indeed, they are now donating millions, dispatching doctors and sending over critical supplies.

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