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Teen Who Set Fire That Sparked Massive Cocos Fire Sentenced To Community Service

May 27
By City News Service
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A teenage girl who started a fire a year ago that sparked the larger Cocos wildfire was sentenced to 400 hours of community service with an organization like the Burn Institute or Salvation Army.

Scientists Discover Evidence of a 435,000-Year-Old Murder

May 27
Sam Sanders / NPR
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Scientists say it's not just a murder from another era, but also part of one of the earliest mass graves.

Solana Beach Student Eliminated From National Spelling Bee

May 27
By City News Service
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Oona Mary Nikko Flood from from Earl Warren Middle School won't advance to the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland.

Supervisor Dave Roberts Calls Claims Slanderous

May 27
By KPBS News
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San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts is facing claims from former staffers that he misused his office and had an inappropriate relationship with an employee.

Fact Check: 3 Questions Answered About Bill Clinton's LLC

May 27
Peter Overby / NPR
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Does Bill Clinton have a secret corporation that he is using to hide money? Is it intended to pay a lower tax rate? Or is it something else entirely?

Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart Settle Lawsuit Over Truck-Limousine Crash

May 27
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

Morgan sued the retail giant for negligence last year after he was seriously injured in a crash in which his limousine was struck by a Wal-Mart truck traveling 20 mph over the speed limit.

Danish Broadcaster Says Killing Of Rabbit On Air Highlighted Hypocrisy

May 27
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The rabbit was clubbed to death during a debate on animal cruelty. Radio24syv says it wanted a debate about the hypocrisy toward perceptions of cruelty toward animals. Critics aren't buying it.

SeaWorld Caring For 11 Sea Lions, 6 Seals From Oil Spill

May 27
By City News Service
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The animals were soaked as up to 105,000 gallons of oil spilled near Refugio Beach.

San Diego State Study: Millennials Might Be Least-Religious Generation

May 27
By City News Service
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SDSU psychology professor Jean Twenge and her team found that 75 percent of high school seniors say religion is not important to them.

California PTA Calls Climate Change A Children's Issue

May 27
By Erik Anderson
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Climate change is a legacy that California's 9 million children will have to face, according to the state's Parent Teacher Association.

San Diego County Brings Back Saturday Wedding Service

May 27
By City News Service
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The county of San Diego will resume Saturday wedding ceremonies after the service was eliminated six years ago as a recession-era budget reduction.

Map: Where (And How) The Government Can Execute People

May 27
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR
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Nebraska just repealed its death penalty. Here's a look at where the law stands in your state.

On The Road To Recovery, Detroit Property Taxes Aren't Helping

May 27
Jason Margolis / NPR
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Even with cheap rent, the cost of doing business is high. With the nation's highest commercial property taxes, one business mogul says this stunts entrepreneurship in a city that needs more jobs.

For Next President, The Fight Against Extremism Will Hit Closer To Home

May 27
Dina Temple-Raston / NPR
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The so-called Islamic State is endlessly creative in trying to get young men and women to leave home for Syria and Iraq. It's something the next president will have to wrestle with from Day 1.

Bugs: Not What's For Dinner — Until They're Tastier, Maybe

May 27
Eliza Barclay / NPR
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A U.K. researcher says the environmental argument for eating bugs isn't working on its own. She says chefs and policymakers must "make insect dishes appeal as food, not just a way to save the planet."

Nebraska Repeals Death Penalty, But U.S. Isn't Quite Ready To Abandon It

May 27
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR
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Cost and lethal-injection complications have led some states to reconsider the death penalty. U.S. support for the practice has declined over the last two decades, but three-in-five still support it.

Rick Santorum Announces Presidential Run

May 27
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania appeals to his party's social conservatives. Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucuses in 2012, but this time around he faces a crowded Republican field.

A Top Medical School Revamps Requirements To Lure English Majors

May 27
Julie Rovner / NPR
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Many of the students at Mount Sinai's medical school in New York majored in English or history, and never took the MCAT. The school sees that diversity among its students as a great strength.

Women Fight Their Way Through Army's Grueling Ranger School

May 27
Jay Price / NPR
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Two years after the Defense Department lifted the ban on women serving in combat units, the Army is allowing women to go through the training program for soldiers who aspire to be infantry leaders.

Questions Remain About How To Use Data From License Plate Scanners

May 27
Martin Kaste / NPR
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The scanners are standard equipment for police, but what's not settled is what happens to all the data collected. That data can link people to certain addresses and flag unusual activity.

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