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Airman Who Refused To Say 'So Hep Me God' Allowed To Reenlist

Sept. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Air Force announced this week airmen aren't required to say "So help me God" as part of the enlistment oath. The decision was prompted by an atheist airman from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada who refused to say those four words in his reenlistment oath, and thus was denied the opportunity to remain in the Air Force.

San Diego Cab Owners Line Up At City Hall To Oppose Open Taxi Market

Sept. 18
By Megan Burks
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With City Council chambers at capacity, hundreds line up on the street to make public comment on a proposal to lift the cap on taxis in San Diego.

San Diego Neuroscientists Find Unexpected Pathway To Depression

Sept. 18
By David Wagner
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San Diego neuroscientists have discovered an unusual connection leading to a part of the brain associated with depression.

American Independent Party Isn't As 'Independent' As Some Voters Think

Sept. 18
By Jill Replogle
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The American Independent Party is the third-largest party in San Diego County, and voting authorities say it's popular among new U.S. citizens. Problem is, they may not know what they're signing up for.

San Diego Sen. Hueso Offered Plea Deal In DUI Case

Sept. 18
By City News Service
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The Sacramento Bee reported that prosecutors offered to reduce Sen. Ben Hueso's drunken driving charge to a lower-level misdemeanor of wet reckless. He was arrested by CHP officers after driving the wrong way on a downtown Sacramento street.

Report: Poverty Rate In San Diego Increases

Sept. 18
Evening Edition
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New census data highlights some disturbing trends, like how 1 in 5 children in San Diego are living in poverty.

San Diego Cops Want Better Pay To Stay

Sept. 18
By City News Service
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Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told City Council members the department hired 160 officers in the last fiscal year, but lost 162 to retirement or other law enforcement agencies. Officer retention has become a key issue for city leaders.

In Scotland History Is Made... But At A Golf Club

Sept. 18
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews voted to allow women for the first time in its 260 year history.

In Sierra Leone, A Lockdown ... Or A Time To Reflect?

Sept. 18
Rae Ellen Bichell / NPR

Sierra Leoneans scramble for supplies as a three-day, countrywide lockdown approaches. International medical professionals doubt the move will do much to halt the spread of Ebola.

Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

Sept. 18
Eyder Peralta / NPR

The measure, approved in rare bipartisan fashion by both chambers, is now headed to President Obama's desk.

Why The Math Of The Ebola Epidemic Is So Scary

Sept. 18
Michaeleen Doucleff / NPR

Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.

Court Says Navy Investigators Illegally Scanning Civilian Computers

Sept. 18
Martin Kaste / NPR

At issue is a Navy investigation that snagged a civilian trading in child porn. The appeals court said the actions violated the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the military from enforcing state laws.

Live Blog: Scotland Votes On Its Independence

Sept. 18
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The polls have closed and the counting has begun on a referendum that could have historic implications for the United Kingdom.

Larry Ellison Steps Down As Oracle's CEO

Sept. 18
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle's chief technology officer.

San Diego County Sees First Enterovirus D68 Cases In California

Sept. 18
By City News Service
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Enterovirus D68 respiratory infection afflicted three kids earlier this month who live in the San Diego region and a fourth child who was visiting, according to the county health services.

Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Sept. 18
Allison Aubrey / NPR

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say its a win for consumers, trees and animals.

Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

Sept. 18
Peter Overby / NPR

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.

Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

Sept. 18
Don Gonyea / NPR

It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.

Man Arrested In Fast-Growing Wildfire In Northern California

Sept. 18
By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA / Associated Press
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A man has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes.

New Islamic State Video Purports To Show British Journalist

Sept. 18
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

The man in the video says he is John Cantile, a British journalist and hostage. He asks why his government has abandoned him. NPR hasn't independently verified the video's authenticity.

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