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How Naturalizing Immigrants Can Improve Economies

Feb. 9
Simon Thompson / KRWG
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According to a study by the Urban Institute, if the immigrants who are eligible for naturalization became citizens, their earnings would increase 8.9 percent, and their communities would also see an economic boost. But only 10 percent of eligible immigrants take the step to citizenship.

Earthquakes May Have More Reach Than Previously Thought

Feb. 9
By Erik Anderson
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New research shows that large earthquakes on one fault could jump to another causing widespread damage.

California Anti-Tobacco Forces Targeting Menthol Cigarettes

Feb. 9
By Kenny Goldberg
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Menthol masks the harshness of tobacco, making it easier to inhale. That makes menthol cigarettes especially popular among young smokers.

These Are The New Hampshire Towns To Watch On Primary Night

Feb. 9
Dan Barrick / NPR
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Republicans will be looking at the southern part of the state, while Democrats will be fighting it out in college communities and blue-collar towns.

Local Theater Critics Award Best In San Diego Theater

Feb. 8
By Angela Carone
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The La Jolla Playhouse was the big winner at this year's Craig Noel Awards for excellence in local theater.

3 Tiny New Hampshire Towns Voted At Midnight. Do They Predict Anything?

Feb. 8
Paulina Firozi / NPR
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The earliest polls in New Hampshire primary opened in Dixville Notch, Millsfield and Hart's Location. Dixville Notch, won by John Kasich, boasts of a streak of correctly predicting the GOP nominee.

Sorry, Bogie, A Sigh Is Not Just A Sigh

Feb. 8
Jon Hamilton / NPR
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Sighs aren't just signs of resignation, relief or the blues. Involuntary sighs are vital to lung health, say scientists who think they have figured out the brain circuitry that controls the reflex.

U.S. Charges Widow Of ISIS Leader In Death Of American Kayla Mueller

Feb. 8
Laura Wagner / NPR

Mueller was an aid worker in Syria when she was taken hostage in 2013. Her death was confirmed in February 2015. The woman charged in Mueller's captivity is in Iraqi custody.

WATCH: Republicans — Then And Now — Talking About Drug Addiction

Feb. 8
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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In New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidates are using compassionate language when it comes to drug abuse. It's a marked change for a party that has advocated tough stances on the issue.

Marines, Sailors Adjust To New Maternity Leave Policy

Feb. 8
By Steve Walsh
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The change is a step back for women in the Navy and Marines but is an improvement for new mothers in the Air Force and Army.

Trudeau Says Canada Will Cease Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria And Iraq

Feb. 8
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

The prime minister says Canada will stop its airstrikes within two weeks, and will step up training for local security forces fighting ISIS militants.

Oceanside's Rocky Chavez Drops Bid For U.S. Senate

Feb. 8
By KPBS News, City News Service

Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, R-Oceanside, announced Monday he's dropping his long-shot bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Barbara Boxer.

Scientists Discover A Second Bacterium That Causes Lyme Disease

Feb. 8
Rae Ellen Bichell / NPR

It's not the tick that causes Lyme disease, but the bacteria that live in its spit. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic have found a second bacterium capable of causing the disease in people.

A Skeptical Review Of CBS' Super Bowl Online Streaming Success

Feb. 8
NPR Staff / NPR
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For the first time, CBS put the full Super Bowl, with ads, online and claimed record viewership. But StreamingMedia.com's Dan Rayburn says the decision to stream is getting too much hype.

Contest: Seeking Nominations For Untold Stories In Global Health

Feb. 8
Marc Silver / NPR
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As a cosponsor of the contest, we're asking you to propose stories that the media has overlooked. We'll cover the winning entry in this blog.

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

Feb. 8
Tegan Wendland / NPR
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For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.

When Every Drop Of Water Could Be Poison: A Flint Mother's Story

Feb. 8
Ari Shapiro / NPR
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For Flint resident Jeneyah McDonald, using bottled water for everything has become an onerous but necessary routine. Still, she worries about the effects that toxic tap water will have on her sons.

Chargers Hire Former Redevelopment Chair For Stadium Ballot Measure

Feb. 8
By City News Service
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The Chargers announced on Monday the hiring of longtime San Diego civic leader Fred Maas as a special adviser for a prospective ballot measure for a stadium project.

Raising San Diego's Minimum Wage Officially On June Ballot

Feb. 8
By City News Service
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A proposal to raise the minimum wage in San Diego above what's required by the state, and offer workers up to 40 hours of annual paid sick leave, was unanimously placed on the June primary election ballot by the City Council Monday.

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