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Extra Vaccination Push Underway In Ohio As Mumps Outbreak Spreads

April 19
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Officials in Columbus, Ohio, are scrambling to contain a burst of mumps cases. There's a new clinic open for vaccinations, and Ohio State University is teaching students how to protect themselves.

Pakiastani TV Journalist Hamid Mir Wounded In Attack

April 19
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Prominent TV anchor Hamid Mir is in a Karachi hospital after gunmen opened fire on his car Saturday afternoon. Mir's car was reportedly ambushed by attackers who were riding motorcycles.

US Soldiers Deploying To Poland In Wake Of Violence In Ukraine (Video)

April 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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Russia's forceful actions in Ukraine have prompted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to announce that the U.S. military will "maintain an enhanced military presence" in Poland until at least the end of 2014.

In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top

April 19
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Immigrant workers in the Silicon Valley attend Toastmasters meetings to improve their public speaking. Organizers say those skills often lead to increased confidence at work and even job promotions.

Ancient Landscape Is Found Under Two Miles Of Ice In Greenland

April 19
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A revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet survived periods of global warming intact.

Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf

April 19
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Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.

So This Is How They Do It! Zebras Getting Stripes

April 19
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The pink on a flamingo? Stripes on a zebra? Spots on a giraffe? All explained. Simply. Elegantly. Oddly.

Interview: Richard E. Grant

April 19
By Beth Accomando
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Richard E. Grant may not be a household name in the U.S. but he is much beloved by indie film fans who remember him dearly in films such as "Withnail and I" and "How to Get Ahead in Advertising." Now he reinvents himself for a new generation with "Dom Hemingway."

Ukraine Calls An Easter Truce In Clash With Militants

April 19
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Citing recent progress and the Easter holiday, Ukrainian officials say they've suspended an "anti-terrorist operation" aimed at pro-Russian forces who have occupied government buildings.

Prince Fans, Prepare For The Deluge

April 19
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Prince has re-signed with Warner Bros. Records 18 years after an acrimonious split, and will release an expanded edition of Purple Rain in time for its 30th anniversary.

Extra Pay For SDPD Cops May Not Be Enough To Retain Them

April 19
By Claire Trageser
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The head of the San Diego police union said officers are happy Mayor Kevin Faulconer included an extra $3.2 million in his proposed budget for police pay, but it may not be enough to keep them from retiring or leaving the department.

Captain Apologizes As Death Toll Rises In S. Korea Ferry Accident

April 19
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The captain of the 6,852-ton ferry has been criticized for allowing 30 minutes to pass before giving an evacuation order. He has been arrested, even as a recovery effort continues.

Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades

April 19
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From increased depression and suicidal thoughts to social isolation and lower socioeconomic status, the negative consequences of being bullied can last well into middle age a large study suggests.

Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction

April 19
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Fears of a bubble continue as tech titans reported their quarterly earnings; the culture of digital distraction finds more critics; and fallout from the Heartbleed bug raises questions for government.

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

April 19
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The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.

Governor Pardons Five San Diego Convictions On Good Friday

April 18
By City News Service
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According to the governor's office, pardons are granted to people who have demonstrated exemplary behavior and have lived productive and law-abiding lives following their conviction.

Autopsy: Border Patrol Agent Shot Rock-Throwing Man Twice

April 18
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The San Diego County Medical Examiner's report released Friday says two casings were recovered about 16 feet from the body of 41-year-old Jesus Flores.

A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

April 18
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Abhina Aher is a member of the country's storied, yet marginalized, transgender community. Last week, the India's highest court legally recognized the group as a new gender — neither male nor female.

Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk

April 18
Ari Shapiro / NPR
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The story of fliers ordering Jews to register with the separatists stoked fears of anti-Semitism. But Jews in the Ukrainian town say the orders aren't real and were intended as political provocation.

In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

April 18
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Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.

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