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Stories for August 24, 2012

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Mayor Sanders Supports Gay Marriage In Ad To Air During GOP Convention

Aug. 24, 2012
By Claire Trageser

An ad airing during the GOP convention will feature San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. In it, he will express his support for an issue most Republicans will not agree with: gay marriage.

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It's The Cruelest Show On Earth Says PETA

Aug. 24, 2012
By Dwane Brown

Animal rights activists call Ringling Brothers Circus the cruelest show on Earth.

TRUST Act Passes California Legislature

Aug. 24, 2012
By Adrian Florido

The bill now awaits the governor's signature, and would limit local law enforcement's ability to hand arrested undocumented immigrants over to federal agents.

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Filner Leads DeMaio In New Poll

Aug. 24, 2012
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

A new poll out today puts Democratic Congressman Bob Filner ahead of Republican City Councilman Carl DeMaio in the San Diego Mayor’s race.

"Trust Act" Heads to California Governor's Desk

Aug. 24, 2012
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

California lawmakers have sent a bill to the Governor designed to stop deportation of undocumented immigrants for minor offenses.

Scripps Research Institute Wins Major Grant To Decipher Immune System

Aug. 24, 2012
By Kenny Goldberg

An international team of scientists led by the Scripps Research Institute will continue trying to unravel the mysteries of the immune system, thanks to a new federal grant.

Turtle Taped To Balloons, Floats Into Tree

Aug. 24, 2012
City News Service

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals offered a $2,500 reward today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever taped a box turtle to a cluster of helium balloons and floated the reptile into a tree in Oceanside.

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Roundtable: 2,000 U.S. Dead in Afghanistan, Criminal Cases Pose Challenge, No Jail Mail

Aug. 24, 2012
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn, Peggy Pico

U.S. troops reach an unwanted milestone in Afghanistan. A man the D.A. declined to charge with kidnapping and raping his wife has been arraigned for murdering her. An 11-year-old accused of killing his friend is found incompetent. The Sheriff's Department says postcards only -- no envelopes -- to prisoners.

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Two Dead, 8 Injured After Shooting Near Empire State Building

Aug. 24, 2012
Associated Press

New York City officials say a laid-off women's accessories designer shot and killed co-worker outside the Empire State Building, then got in a shootout with police.

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Lance Armstrong's Seven Tour De France Titles Are Effectively Gone

Aug. 24, 2012
Mark Memmott, NPR Two-Way Blog

The cyclist said Thursday that he will no longer fight the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's drug charges, calling them a "charade" and a "witch hunt. The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency said that means Armstrong's titles should be "obliterated."

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San Diego Zoo Will Mimic Nature To Create New Products

Aug. 24, 2012
By Tom Fudge

The San Diego Zoo wants to create innovative products for the American marketplace by stealing ideas from mother nature.

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Pussycat Dolls Club Comes To San Diego Gaslamp

Aug. 24, 2012
Julia Smith-Eppsteiner

San Diego's Gaslamp district will get a little more seductive this weekend with the opening of burlesque themed club, The Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse, at the historic Keating Hotel .