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Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash

July 29
Lauren Frayer / NPR
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The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.

Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

July 29
Laura Sullivan / NPR
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Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Nuclear Treaty

July 28
Stephanie Federico / NPR

Calling the matter "very serious," an Obama administration official says Russia violated the pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.

Comic-Con Cleanup Collects 23 Tons Of Trash

July 28
City News Service
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The Downtown San Diego Partnership-funded group that helps keep the area tidy cleaned up more than 23 tons of refuse during Comic-Con International's four-day run, the organization announced today.

San Diego Zoo Makes Bamboo Cake For Panda's Second Birthday

July 28
By KPBS and City News Service
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The San Diego Zoo has a second birthday celebration planned tomorrow for Xiao Liwu, a giant panda cub.

Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed

July 28
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

A California judge sided with Shelly Sterling against her husband, Donald Sterling, giving the green light to the sale of the team, which she'd arranged in May.

San Diego City Council Gives Final OK To Minimum Wage Increase

July 28
By KPBS and City News Service
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An ordinance that would incrementally increase the minimum wage in San Diego to $11.50 an hour was given final approval Monday by the City Council.

Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

July 28
Ian Chillag / NPR
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For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.

Netanyahu: Israel Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza

July 28
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

Ignoring calls for a cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said the country's incursion into Gaza wouldn't halt until its "mission is accomplished."

In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage

July 28
Megan Verlee / NPR

The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages.

It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks

July 28
Elise Hu / NPR
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One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.

International Court Rules Against Russia In $50 Billion Decision

July 28
Jim Zarroli / NPR

Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company.

Coronado Molestation Suspect Killed In New York City Shootout

July 28
Associated Press
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Charles Richard Mozdir, who was wanted in a Coronado sex-abuse case, was fatally shot in a gun battle with law enforcement in New York City that left two federal marshals and a police officer wounded.

House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets

July 28
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.

Teacher Tenure Challenge Spreads From California To New York

July 28
Beth Fertig / NPR

A New York state lawsuit follows the Vergara ruling in California, challenging state teacher tenure policies. Who's next?

Taliban In Pakistan Derails World Polio Eradication

July 28
Jason Beaubien / NPR
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The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.

Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

July 28
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision could have an impact on similar bans throughout the Southeast.

Medicare Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

July 28
Julie Rovner / NPR

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.

San Diego County Gonorrhea Cases Up 10% In 2013

July 28
By Kenny Goldberg, City News Service

Preventing sexually-transmitted diseases is part of the county's "Live Well San Diego" initiative, which aims to improve the health and well-being of local residents.

New San Diego Architecture Up For Orchids And Onions Nominations

July 28
Midday Edition
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What makes a building great or what makes it a dud? You get to decide during nominations for the Orchids & Onions.

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