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So Say We All Is Calling All San Diego Storytellers

July 30
Midday Edition
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So Say We All is a writing and performance workshop, that takes the stories of regular San Diegans into nurtures them into performance pieces that can hold an audience. The next event is July 31 in South Park.

US Economy Grew At Strong 4 Percent Rate In Spring

July 30
Associated Press
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The second quarter's 4 percent growth in the gross domestic product — the economy's total output of goods and services — was the best showing since a 4.5 percent increase in July-September quarter of 2013.

U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials

July 30
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The U.S. did not name the officials but said they have been responsible or complicit in perpetrating human rights abuses against the Venezuelan people.

Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

July 30
Nurith Aizenman / NPR
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Health workers are trying to convince parents to give children the polio vaccine. But the program faces violent opposition. Harvard researchers polled the parents. They were surprised by the results.

University Of Phoenix Barred From Enrolling Veterans In 7 Programs On San Diego Campus

July 30
Aaron Glantz, The Center for Investigative Reporting
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California regulators have barred the University of Phoenix from enrolling veterans in seven popular programs at its San Diego campus.

The Perfection Of 'I Origins'

July 30
By Beth Accomando
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Indie film "I Origins" opened on Comic-Con weekend and was overshadowed by the massive pop culture convention, but this is one movie worth checking out.

Brown: California Willing To Shelter More Migrants

July 30
Associated Press
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While California Gov. Jerry Brown's three-day visit to Mexico was primarily aimed at business matters, the governor also took on the immigration issue.

Poll: Americans Cool To Border-Crossing Children

July 30
JENNIFER AGIESTA and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press
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The new poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, while 44 percent believe it has that responsibility.

Report: Increased Meth Use By Minors Booked Into Juvenile Hall

July 30
By City News Service
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One in 10 youths booked into Juvenile Hall tested positive for methamphetamine last year, up from 4 percent in 2012.

Cocos Fire Juvenile Arson Suspect To Have Mental Evaluation Before Next Court Date

July 30
By City News Service
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A girl accused of igniting the Cocos fire in the San Marcos area will undergo a mental competency evaluation at the request of her attorney before returning to court.

Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter

July 30
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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One U.N. official said this was a "breaking point." The conflict, now going into its 23rd day, shows no sign of abating. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 1,200.

Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

July 30
Claudio Sanchez / NPR

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.

Water Main Break Dumps 10 Million Gallons Of Water, Flooding UCLA

July 30
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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It took officials about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. By then, the UCLA campus was under water, with some staircases looking like waterfalls.

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

July 30
Dan Charles / NPR
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Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore college is the first successful attempt in North America.

As Pharma Jobs Leave N.J., Office Space Ghost Towns Remain

July 30
Dan Tucker / NPR
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In the last 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.

New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Sparks Outrage

July 30
Janet Babin / NPR

A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.

California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

July 30
April Dembosky / NPR
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Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.

Senate Approves $8 Billion Transportation Package

July 29
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

The federal highway trust fund will run short of money starting this week unless Congress acts. But the Senate version differs significantly from what the House passed last week.

The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan

July 29
Jason Beaubien / NPR
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The effort to end polio is taking a toll on Pakistan's already overstretched health system. With more children dying of measles and diarrhea, some question whether the focus on polio is worth it.

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