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Stories for November 23, 2011

Native Foods Make A Comeback In Southwest

Nov. 23
By Jill Replogle
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Tired of waiting in line at the supermarket during this holiday season? There may be some food you can harvest right outside your back door.

Vargas Says Penn State Scandal Could Happen In California

Nov. 23
By Katie Orr and James R. Riffel, City News Service
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Could a sex abuse cover-up like that alleged at Penn State happen in California? A local lawmaker says yes, and he wants to amend the law to avoid it.

UCSD Team Working on 6,000 Piece Puzzle

Nov. 23
By Kyla Calvert
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UC San Diego researchers take on a challenge from the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Young Marines Adopted For Family Style Thanksgiving

Nov. 23
By Alison St John
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More than a thousand young Marines who can't go home for Thanksgiving will be adopted for the day by families around San Diego and Orange Counties.

The Psychology Of What Makes Teens Thankful

Nov. 23
Rayana Godfrey
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Gratitude, research psychologists have found, is an abstract concept. It requires reflecting on not only how another person has done right by you, but also how you might return the favor.

Fin Whale Killed By Ship, Necropsy Finds

Nov. 23
By Ed Joyce
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A dead 67-foot fin whale was towed away from Point Loma at high tide today to Fiesta Island. On Friday, it will be sunk in the ocean.

Last Minute Thanksgiving Turkey Tips

Nov. 23
Midday Edition
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Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Will 20 relatives be roaming around your house waiting to taste the turkey or the pumpkin pie? We'll have one of San Diego's premier chefs in studio to answer your cooking questions and put any hosting anxieties to rest. We'll talk turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes and pie today on KPBS Midday Edition.

Wal-Mart Ramps Up Ballot Threats To Speed New Stores

Nov. 23
Will Evans, California Watch
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In a push to expand across California without interference, Wal-Mart is increasingly taking advantage of the state’s initiative system to threaten elected officials with costly special elections and to avoid environmental lawsuits.

SD County Schools Superintendent A Veteran Of State Takeover

Nov. 23
Midday Edition
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We'll hear some hard facts about schools gone bankrupt from County Superintendent Randolph Ward. Before he came to San Diego, Superintendent Ward was the state appointed caretaker of two insolvent school districts. We'll find out what will happen if San Diego's largest school district can't pay its bills.

At GOP Security Debate, Gingrich's Tolerance On Immigration Stands Out

Nov. 23
Frank James, NPR
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The big theme out of Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate in Washington was Newt Gingrich's compassionate stance toward illegal immigrants who have put down deep roots in the U.S.

Small Business Saturday Could Help Latino Entrepreneurs

Nov. 23
By Nick Blumberg
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About one in five small businesses in the U.S. are owned by Latinos. A campaign to boost sales could help many Hispanic families in this tough economy.