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Stories for July 27, 2011

Report: 40 Americans Have Trained & Fought With Al Shabaab

July 27
By Amita Sharma

The new Congressional report also identifies one of the recruits as a man who lived in San Diego.

Too Many Passengers On Boat Contributed To Fatal Accident

July 27
By Katie Orr

No charges will be filed related to a San Diego Bay boating accident that lead to the drowning deaths of a father and son.

Authorities Say Identity Thief Targeted Chase Bank Customers

July 27
Neiko Will
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Chase Bank customers unknowingly gave their debit card information to an identity thief, authorities said.

Insight: Anti-Sprawl Group Calls SD Transportation Plan 'Disastrous'

July 27
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp

An group created to fight urban sprawl is calling San Diego's Regional Transportation a recipe for environmental disaster.

Hope For Debt Deal, Despite Disputes, Veto Threat

July 27
DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Weary Washington pushed ahead, and there was even some hopeful talk. For all the bluster, there were hints that a compromise might be near.

Harbor Police Release Findings In Boat Accident Probe

July 27
KGTV-10 News
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No charges to be filed; Harbor Police say too many occupants on boat was a factor.

San Diegans Asked To Hack The Government, And It's A Good Thing

July 27
Midday Edition

The web site, USA.gov has a treasure-trove of information -- but it can be overwhelming. We'll hear about a "hack day" event, taking place this week in San Diego, aimed at making it easier to use government information.

A Local Perspective On Famine In Somalia

July 27
Midday Edition
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Drought and famine has left children in Somali dying and displaced millions. San Diego is home to the second largest population of Somali refugees in the U.S., we'll hear about how they're working to get aid to the county.

Sharks: Respecting The Ocean's Top Predators

July 27
Midday Edition
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Sharks: Many fear them - others are fascinated by the ocean's top predator.

Philanthropist Donates Millions To New Cardiovascular Institute

July 27
By Kenny Goldberg
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San Diego real estate magnate Conrad Prebys loves to give his money away. His latest gift? A $45 million donation to Scripps Health for its new cardiovascular institute.

"Eagle Fire" Slowly Spreading In Rural NE San Diego County

July 27
By City News Service

The fire, which started about five miles east of Warner Springs, continues to expand to the east and northwest, although eastward movement has slowed considerably.

What A Credit Ratings Cut Could Mean For The U.S.

July 27
By Npr
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A U.S. default on its debt would be a big deal. But the impact on the economy depends on how markets react. However, there's little doubt it would be very costly.

Adult Day Health Care Programs May Close In December

July 27
By Kenny Goldberg

Providers of adult-day-care services in California may have to shut their doors on Dec. 1st. If so, more than 35,000 medically fragile people will be scrambling to find appropriate care.

Insight: San Diego's Urban Farms: Oases In Food Deserts

July 27
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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San Diego is trying to link urban farms to farmers' markets and bring a bounty of fresh food to areas of the city sorely lacking in healthy alternatives.