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Stories for February 21, 2011

Inaugural Marine Trials for Wounded Warrior Games

Feb. 21
By Alison St John
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More than 150 Marines, many of them missing a limb, are competing this week in the first ever Marine trials for the Warrior Games later this year.

Hundreds Of SD Teachers Could Face Layoffs

Feb. 21
By Ana Tintocalis
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The San Diego Unified School District has pinpointed teaching jobs that could get cut due to its projected budget shortfall. Elementary school teachers would take the biggest hit.

Gadhafi's Hold On Libya Weakens In Protest Wave

Feb. 21
MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press
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Deep cracks open up in Moammar Gadhafi's regime after more than 40 years in power, with diplomats abroad and the justice minister at home resigning, air force pilots defecting and a fire raging at the main government hall after clashes in the capital Tripoli. Protesters called for another night of defiance in Tripoli's main square despite the government's heavy crackdown.

Climate Scientists Discuss Efforts To Educate Public About Global Warming

Feb. 21
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What can the scientific community do to better educate the public about the affects of climate change? We speak to a pair of scientists who are participating in the "Climate Conversations" series at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

U.S. Ambassador For War Crimes Discusses Ongoing Work In Africa, Middle East

Feb. 21
These Days
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What can be done to achieve justice for victims of war crimes? We speak to the United States Ambassador Of War Crimes, Stephen Rapp, about the work he's done on behalf of victims of war crimes and genocide.

Wis. Protesters Want Gov. Walker To Compromise

Feb. 21
David Schaper, NPR
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Protesters are expected to fill and surround the Capitol in Madison, Wis., again, Monday to protest Gov. Scott Walker's plan to increase health care and pension contributions by public employees.

Graffiti Artists Want To Disassociate From Crime

Feb. 21
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Police across the country have increasingly high tech ways to catch graffiti artists. But some taggers in California say they’re tired of being associated with gangs and crime.

The Return Of Floatopia

Feb. 21
By Katie Orr
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In a continuing game of beach-drinking chess, organizers of the infamous Floatopia events believe they've found a way around a San Diego law that prohibits drinking at the beach or while floating on a raft.

Sports Could Boost SDSU Academics

Feb. 21
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego State University's successful sports programs could improve the school's academic outlook.

Organization Looks to Add 1,500 High-Wage Jobs to Region's Economy

Feb. 21
By Kyla Calvert
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Job growth is expected to pick up in San Diego County this year and one organization wants to help drive that growth by attracting high-salary positions to the region.

Backers Of Restricting Teen Abortions Try Again

Feb. 21
By Kenny Goldberg
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Supporters of restricting teen abortions are trying to qualify a parental-notification bill for a state ballot. California voters have rejected three similar measures in the past five years.