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Stories for August 24, 2012

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

Aug. 24
By Claire Trageser
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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.

It's The Cruelest Show On Earth Says PETA

Aug. 24
By Dwane Brown
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Animal rights activists call Ringling Brothers Circus the cruelest show on Earth.

TRUST Act Passes California Legislature

Aug. 24
By Adrian Florido
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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.

Filner Leads DeMaio In New Poll

Aug. 24
By Katie Orr
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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
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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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
By Kenny Goldberg
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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
City News Service
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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.

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

Aug. 24
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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.

Two Dead, 8 Injured After Shooting Near Empire State Building

Aug. 24
Associated Press
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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.

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

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

San Diego Zoo Will Mimic Nature To Create New Products

Aug. 24
By Tom Fudge
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The San Diego Zoo wants to create innovative products for the American marketplace by stealing ideas from mother nature.

Pussycat Dolls Club Comes To San Diego Gaslamp

Aug. 24
Julia Smith-Eppsteiner
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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 .