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Stories for May 2, 2011

Looking For Lincoln, Parts One & Two

May 2
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February 2009 marked the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. This two-part series, endorsed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, features historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Henry Louis Gates Jr. in an exploration of how Abraham Lincoln the man was transformed into Abraham Lincoln the legend. The documentary tells Lincoln's story as it was shaped by our nation in the years immediately following his death.

Local Muslim Civil Liberties Group Applauds Bin Laden's Killing

May 2
By Amita Sharma
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations in San Diego says bin Laden never represented Islam.

New Details Arise About Bin Laden Killing

May 2
NPR Staff and Wires
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A team of U.S. Navy SEALs killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden during a 40-minute raid on a compound in Pakistan. A senior U.S. intelligence official said bin Laden's body was identified through DNA and later buried in the north Arabian Sea.

SoCal Officials Advise Residents To Be Vigilant

May 2
City News Service

Southland law enforcement and elected officials were advising residents to remain vigilant today in response to the death of al- Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, although there were no specific threats of retaliation.

Brother Of 9/11 Victim Says Justice Served, But Closure Still Difficult

May 2
By KPBS and Marissa Cabrera
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The killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden didn't come soon enough for one San Diegan.

Edison Says San Onofre Nuke Plant Always On High Alert

May 2
By Ed Joyce
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In response to the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces, Southern California Edison officials say security at U.S. nuclear plants and other utility facilities around the country are increasing security.

FRONTLINE: Fighting For Bin Laden

May 2
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In the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, FRONTLINE presents two inside views of the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban. First, Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi — who reported last year’s award-winning FRONTLINE “Behind Taliban Lines” — once again journeys deep inside enemy territory. This time, he gains extraordinary access to a band of militants and foreign fighters in Afghanistan who say they’re loyal to bin Laden and are readying a spring offensive against the U.S. Then, FRONTLINE crosses the border into Pakistan, where correspondents Stephen Grey and Martin Smith go inside “The Secret War” against the militants.

Home Post Blog: Osama Bin Laden’s Burial At Sea from USS Carl Vinson

May 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Pentagon Channel is reporting Osama bin Laden‘s body was dumped into the sea (or buried at sea if you prefer) from the deck of the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson. The United Kingdom newspaper the Telegraph reports those aboard the Carl Vinson performed accepted Muslim death customs on bin Laden’s body before they slipped him into the sea.

San Diego Marines React To Bin Laden's Death

May 2
By Alison St John
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Marines based at Camp Pendleton in San Diego reacted with cautious optimism to the news of Osama bin Laden’s death.

Chipping Away At Free Trash

May 2
By Katie Orr

An attempt to chip away at free trash pickup in San Diego will be debated in San Diego City Council today.

Suspicious Object Resembling A Pipe Bomb Discovered Near Coronado Bridge

May 2
City News Service
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A suspicious object that resembled a pipe bomb was discovered on the southbound Interstate 5 transition ramp to the San Diego- Coronado Bay Bridge today, prompting a closure that last more than an hour, authorities said.

Black In Latin America: Brazil: A Racial Paradise?

May 2
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., uncovers Latin America's African roots in this four-part series. On his journey, Professor Gates discovers, behind a shared legacy of colonialism and slavery, vivid stories and people marked by African roots. In Brazil, Professor Gates delves behind the façade of Carnaval to discover how this ‘rainbow nation’ is waking up to its legacy as the world’s largest slave economy.

San Diegans React To Osama Bin Laden's Death

May 2
By Amita Sharma

Local Pakistanis reacted to news of Osama bin Laden’s death with both elation and shock.

Camp Pendleton Spouses React to Osama bin Laden’s Death

May 2
By Beth Ford Roth

Happiness and pride tempered by worry. Those seem to be the three strongest reactions from Camp Pendleton Marines and their spouses, at least based on what I’ve been reading on Twitter from the wonderful military wives I follow.

Killing Bin Laden Unlikely To Kill The Worldwide Terrorist Movement He Inspired

May 2
Associated Press
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U.S. intelligence officials believe al-Qaida will have a hard time recovering from the death of its murderous leader, Osama bin Laden.

Military Leaders Push For Sustainable Energy

May 2
By Alison St John

High level military leaders call on state legislators to remove roadblocks to developing more sustainable energy

Taking Aim At Online Retailers

May 2
By Erik Anderson

The California Budget Project is urging state officials to enforce current laws and collect sales taxes from out-of-state online retailers.

Efforts Begin Again To Save Beach Fire Pits

May 2
By Katie Orr

Budget cuts once again threaten the fire pits dotted along San Diego’s beaches. And once again there’s another effort under way to save them.

New Calif. Energy Program Offers Rebates To Homeowners

May 2
By Ed Joyce

A new California program helps homeowners save money on energy bills while creating jobs at the same time.

Cooling It Can Save Lives

May 2
By Kenny Goldberg

In the wild, freezing temperatures can kill. But under controlled circumstances, extreme cooling of the body can actually save lives. Therapeutic hypothermia is emerging as the treatment of choice for people who've suffered a cardiac arrest.