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Stories for March 26, 2012

Most Babies Who Died From SIDS Exposed To At Least One Risk Factor

March 26
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Local research finds risk factors make babies more vulnerable to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Voters Cast Ballots Online Over Baby Condor's Name

March 26
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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Online voting was under way today to choose a name for a California condor chick born 16 days ago at the San Diego Zoo.

NOVA: Cracking Your Genetic Code

March 26
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What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA—all six billion chemical letters of it—read, stored and available for analysis? "Cracking Your Genetic Code" reveals that we stand on the verge of such a revolution. Meet a cancer patient who appears to have cheated death and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralize the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. But what are the moral dilemmas raised by this new technology? Will it help or hurt us to know the diseases that may lie in our future?

Nonpartisan Voters Cannot Vote In Republican Primary

March 26
By Helen Hawes
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Nonpartisan voters can request ballots from the Democratic and the American Independent parties, but not the Republican party. And if they don't request ballots in advance, they won't get to vote for any candidate in the June 5 presidential primary.

San Diegans Spending More On Housing Than Most Americans

March 26
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San Diegans are spending a large chunk of their income on housing, more than most Americans. We breakdown the high and rising cost of living in America's Finest City.

Deconstruction Of A Drag Queen

March 26
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Circle Circle Dot Dot calls itself "community based" theater. This means it wants to find stories in the community to share. The latest community it is tapping into is the world of drag queens.

Mitt Romney Blasts National Health Care Law During Speech In San Diego

March 26
By Erik Anderson, City News Service
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blasted the national health care law championed by President Barack Obama and its impact on the medical device community in a San Diego campaign appearance today.

San Diegans To Remember Trayvon Martin With Rally and March

March 26
City News Service
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A rally, march and candlelight vigil to honor a Florida boy shot to death by a neighborhood watch volunteer will be held in downtown San Diego today.

Medicare Cuts: 'End As You Know It' Or Future Gift?

March 26
Greg Allen, NPR

Democrats were quick to attack House Republicans' budget plan, which calls for an overhaul of the program. Leading the charge is Vice President Joe Biden, who told senior citizens in Florida not to be fooled. Republicans, though, see the proposal as necessary for the next generation.

Supreme Court Justices Ask: Can We Rule On The Health Law?

March 26
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The court heard the first arguments in a historic three-day session that could decide the fate of the Obama administration's signature domestic achievement.

El Cajon Iraqis Shaken After Deadly Beating

March 26
By Adrian Florido
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A 32-year-old Iraqi immigrant died Saturday, three days after she was discovered brutally beaten at her home in El Cajon. Indications of a possible hate crime have shaken residents of the city, which is home to thousands of Iraqi refugees.

Underemployment Holding Back San Diego Economy

March 26
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego has regained about half of the tens of thousands of jobs lost during the financial collapse. The region's jobless rate hovers just below 10 percent, but a recent Gallup Poll survey found California has one of the highest underemployment rates in the country.

Santorum Wins GOP Primary In Louisiana

March 26
Associated Press
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Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary Saturday, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in yet another conservative Southern state. Although the victory gives Santorum bragging rights, it does not change the overall dynamics of the race.