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Roundtable: Minimum Wage, Bill Fulton and Bud Selig Plaza

Aug. 29
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego City Council passed a minimum wage increase by a 6-3 vote and then overrode Mayor Kevin Faulconer's veto. But now the city is in the midst of a referendum drive to negate all that. Bill Fulton, the smart-growth guru called a "planners' planner," is gone from city hall. And the Padres renamed Palm Court Plaza the Selig Hall of Fame Plaza, to fans' dismay.

California Lawmakers Approve Stripped-Down Reform For GI Bill Funding

Aug. 29
Aaron Glantz, The Center for Investigative Reporting
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California lawmakers unanimously approved legislation designed to prevent for-profit schools from preying on veterans at taxpayer expense — but not before the bill’s author removed most of its significant provisions.

Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola

Aug. 29
Rob Stein / NPR
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Even when monkeys were near death, an Ebola treatment called ZMapp was able to save them. The drug has been used in a few people, but the limited supply has been exhausted.

Green Beret Veteran Now Serving As US Open's Oldest Ball Boy (Video)

Aug. 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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Todd Reed is far from your typical ball boy at this year's U.S. Open tennis tournament. For one thing, at 53-years-old, he's older than the rest of the boys (and girls). Reed is also a retired Green Beret who lost his leg during Desert Storm.

With Home-Grown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter

Aug. 29
Jackie Northam / NPR
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Israel's recurring wars with its Arab neighbors have resulted in a weapons industry that keeps coming up with new technologies, which can then be sold abroad.

Malaysia Airlines Cuts A Third Of Its Workforce After Steep Losses

Aug. 29
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The disappearance of MH370 and the shooting-down of MH17 in recent months have compounded the hit to the carrier's already shaky bottom line.

Bob McDonnell: A Recap Of The Juiciest Bits To Come Out Of The Trial

Aug. 29
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has unveiled seriously juicy details of the former Virginia governor's personal life.

A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision of Vanilla

Aug. 29
Hannah Bloch / NPR
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The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.

Britain Raises Terror Alert Level, But Cites No Specific Threat

Aug. 29
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The warning was raised to its second-highest "severe" level, as British Prime Minister David Cameron says Islamic extremism poses a "greater and deeper" threat to the U.K. than ever before.

Another Assault Reported In North Park Despite SDPD's Increased Presence

Aug. 29
By Tarryn Mento
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Officials say they're finding ways to make do with fewer personnel, but another attack was reported in the area late Thursday night.

California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill

Aug. 29
Eyder Peralta / NPR

The bill states that students on college campuses would need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.

'Luann' Comic Strip Creator Premieres New Musical In Vista

Aug. 29
By Beth Accomando
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Greg Evans is the creator of the comic strip 'Luann.' He's also a San Marcos resident who has written three musicals, including “A Boy and a Girl,” which premieres at the Vista Broadway Theater this weekend.

Assembly Approves Ban On Plastic Bags In California

Aug. 29
Associated Press
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California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services

Aug. 29
Peter Kenyon / NPR
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News from Mosul has been scarce since the Islamic State took power. Speaking by phone, Iraqis say the group has imposed strict controls that are alienating residents and are providing few services.

California Legislature Passes 'Yes Means Yes' Bill

Aug. 29
Judy Lin / Associated Press
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Rather than using the refrain "no means no," the definition of consent under the bill requires "an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity."

Strong Rip Currents, Elevated Surf To Last Through Friday

Aug. 29
By City News Service
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The swell from Tropical Storm Marie will weaken Friday. The beach hazards statement for San Diego County coastal areas will expire at 8 p.m. Friday.

Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea, Keep Residents On Edge

Aug. 29
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.

Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

Aug. 29
Michel Martin / NPR
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NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.

Breastfeeding Rates Increase In California, But Disparities Remain

Aug. 29
By Kenny Goldberg
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The percentage of babies who are breastfed exclusively in the hospital is on the rise in California, but ethnic and regional disparities still exist.

U.N.: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is 'Biggest Humanitarian Emergency Of Our Era'

Aug. 29
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war surpassed 3 million, the United Nations said. Almost half of all Syrians have been forced out of their homes.

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