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Merkel: No Relaxing Of Terms On Greek Debt

Jan. 31
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The German chancellor says she wants to keep Athens in the eurozone, but that EU lenders have already made substantial concessions on the terms of the bailout.

Balboa Park Centennial Celebration Guide

Jan. 31
By Hoa Quach
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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park, and events are planned at the 1,200-acre park throughout 2015.

Serena Williams Wins Australian Open For 19th Grand Slam Title

Jan. 31
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The tennis superstar beat Russia's Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3 7-6 (7-5). She is now third in a list of Grand Slam singles champs.

Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

Jan. 31
Poncie Rutsch / NPR
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Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.

A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music

Jan. 31
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Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanual Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.

Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

Jan. 31
April Dembosky / NPR
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A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

Efforts To Free Japanese ISIS Captive 'Deadlocked'

Jan. 31
NPR

A top Japanese diplomat says indirect negotiations to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a "state of deadlock."

In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns

Jan. 30
Bill Chappell / NPR

There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters.

San Diego Police And Fire Train For Shooter At Scripps Memorial Hospital

Jan. 30
By Matthew Bowler
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Training for a nightmare: San Diego officers and firefighters train at Scripps Memorial Hospital for the possibility of an active shooter.

An Archer Goes Old-School, And Wows The Internet

Jan. 30
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Citing archery's historic methods, a Danish archer has released a video in which he fires three arrows in 0.6 seconds. Lars Andersen argues for speed and agility, in addition to accuracy.

Investigators Search Home Of Ex-CPUC Chief Michael Peevey

Jan. 30
By Amita Sharma
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The search comes one month after Michael Peevey stepped down as president of the powerful California Public Utilities Commission.

Ex-San Diego Police Officers Sentenced To Three Years

Jan. 30
By City News Service
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Two married former San Diego police officers who broke into people's homes while on duty and stole prescription painkillers to feed their drug addictions were each sentenced Friday.

Argentine Official Says He Sought Cooperation With Iran, Not Coverup

Jan. 30
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro / NPR
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In an exclusive interview with NPR, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says he met Iranian officials as part of the effort to find out who was behind the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.

Measles Is A Killer: It Took 100,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year

Jan. 30
Jason Beaubien / NPR
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The uproar over the U.S. outbreak glosses over a bigger problem: Measles takes a tragic toll in poor countries. But a vaccine can effectively stop this deadly — and highly contagious — disease.

First San Diego Bike Share Stations Open For Business

Jan. 30
By Claire Trageser
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After more than a year of delays, San Diego's first 20 bike share stations opened for business on Friday. Sixty more stations will be opened over the next two weeks, and all 180 stations are expected to be operational in the next two months.

San Diego City Council To Consider Paying Attorney Fees For Ex-Lifeguard

Jan. 30
By City News Service
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A long-running legal battle over gender discrimination in San Diego's lifeguard service could end Tuesday when the City Council considers an $875,000 payment to cover the plaintiff's attorney fees.

The Slow Burn Of 'A Most Violent Year'

Jan. 30
By Beth Accomando
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Against the backdrop of New York City and rising violent crime in 1981, a man tries to build a business empire in “A Most Violent Year” (opening Jan. 30 in select San Diego theaters).

The Real Super Sunday Battle Is In The Snack Bowl

Jan. 30
Dan Charles / NPR
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The competition over what Americans consume during the Super Bowl has gotten vicious. The nation's top merchants of virtuous and not-so-virtuous munching both want control of the line of scrimmage.

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