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Stories for January 2, 2012

New Year Brings New Laws Affecting Gays & Lesbians

Jan. 2
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It's a new year, and there are new laws on the books offering some protection for gays and lesbians. From addressing bullying to teaching accomplishments of gays and lesbians in schools, we'll break it down.

Iran Test Fires Cruise Missile Over Strait of Hormuz

Jan. 2
Associated Press

Iran test-fired a surface-to-surface cruise missile Monday in a drill its navy chief said proved Tehran was in complete control of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for one-sixth of the world's oil supply.

Romney Looks To Fend Off Santorum, Paul

Jan. 2
KASIE HUNT, Associated Press
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is facing a surging Rick Santorum, an unpredictable Ron Paul factor and the challenge of winning over undecided conservatives in Iowa.

Criticism Of Immigration Enforcement Spurs New Measures

Jan. 2
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been under fire for stepped up enforcement and rising deportations.

San Elijo Conservancy Buys Prime Lagoon-Front Acres

Jan. 2
By Alison St John

The economic downturn has a silver lining for one environmental organization in North County. The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy has bought a piece of land from developers who failed to raise the money to build on it.

Biodiesel To Fuel SD School Buses

Jan. 2
By Peggy Pico
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More than 500 buses in the San Diego Unified School District will run on biodiesel fuel by the summer of 2012.

Police Question 'Person of Interest' in Los Angeles Arson Fires

Jan. 2
Evening Edition
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Twelve more suspected arson fires broke out early Monday in the Los Angeles area, and a "person of interest" was taken into custody for questioning in connection with the dozens of suspicious car fires that have hit the city since last week.

Rants and Raves: The 2011 Year in Review

Jan. 2
By Beth Accomando
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Take a look back at the best, the worst, and a few assorted oddities from 2011.