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Stories for November 14, 2012

Louise Erdrich's 'The Round House' Wins National Book Award For Fiction

Nov. 14
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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Louise Erdrich's novel The Round House has won this year's National Book Award, beating out a strong field of contenders in the Fiction category. Katherine Boo's acclaimed Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Slum, won the nonfiction award.

Mercado Apartments Open In San Diego's Barrio Logan

Nov. 14
By Dwane Brown
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Barrio Logan now has a new 92-unit apartment complex with a Latino supermarket opening next month.

Obama Won Because Of 'Gifts' To Groups, Romney Tells Donors

Nov. 14
Dana Farrington / NPR
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President Obama won because of "gifts" he gave to certain constituency groups, GOP nominee Mitt Romney said today on a conference call with campaign donors and fundraisers.

FBI Agent In Petraeus Case Identified In Media Reports

Nov. 14
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The FBI agent who helped start the investigation that ultimately led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has been identified as Frederick Humphries, a veteran agent at the bureau who investigated the foiled millennium terrorist plot in 1999.

FBI Agent In Petraeus Case Identified In Media Reports

Nov. 14
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The FBI agent who helped start the investigation that ultimately led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has been identified as Frederick Humphries, a veteran agent at the bureau who investigated the foiled millennium terrorist plot in 1999.

FBI Agent In Petraeus Case Identified In Media Reports

Nov. 14
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The FBI agent who helped start the investigation that ultimately led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has been identified as Frederick Humphries, a veteran agent at the bureau who investigated the foiled millennium terrorist plot in 1999.

California Budget Deficit Shrinks To $1.9 Billion With Taxes

Nov. 14
JUDY LIN, Associated Press
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California's nonpartisan budget analyst says the state now faces a much smaller deficit of $1.9 billion through the end of the next fiscal year and could even see surpluses after that.

Coastal Panel Rejects Quake Study Near Nuke Plant

Nov. 14
By Alison St John and Associated Press
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California coastal regulators have rejected a proposal by a utility to map earthquake faults near Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by firing air cannons offshore.

Middle Class In Latin America Rises, But Mexican Growth Remains Slow

Nov. 14
Erin Siegal
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A new report released by the World Bank shows overall improvement in the growth of the middle class in Latin America. But for Mexico, economic improvement remains slow.

Forget Milk Cartons: Tortilla Wrappers Bring Attention To Missing Women

Nov. 14
By Mónica Ortiz Uribe
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Tortilla factories in the Mexican border city of Juárez are participating in a campaign to help find missing women and children.

Feds Bust Marijuana Growing Operation On California Public Lands

Nov. 14
By Jill Replogle
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Federal agents in San Diego charged 10 individuals with involvement in a large-scale marijuana growing operation on public lands in Southern California.

Three In Custody After Shots Fired In City Heights

Nov. 14
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Three people are in custody Wednesday in connection with a report of shots fired in a City Heights neighborhood.

Building Organization Wants Details On City, Unions' Convention Center Agreement

Nov. 14
City News Service
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A building industry organization demanded today that the city of San Diego release details of a recently reached agreement to end organized labor's opposition to expansion of the convention center.

Obama Says He Has One Mandate: To Help The Middle Class

Nov. 14
Frank James / NPR
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A president just re-elected has arguably the most political capital he's likely to have during his entire second term.

San Diego Hospice Says Resignations Not Linked To Federal Audit

Nov. 14
By Kenny Goldberg
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Two top executives of San Diego Hospice have stepped down, but officials say the moves are unrelated to a recent government audit.

Qualcomm Co-Founder Donates Millions To Search For Extraterrestrial Life

Nov. 14
City News Service
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A co-founder and chief scientist of San Diego-based Qualcomm donated $3.5 million to improve the search for life on other planets, the SETI Institute announced today.

Health Care Cuts Are Coming. Here's Where Liberals Say You Can Slice

Nov. 14
Julie Rovner / NPR
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A liberal think-tank closely allied with the Obama administration is proposing a health care spending plan it says could save hundreds of billions of dollars in entitlement spending without hurting middle- and low-income patients.

Small Business Sales Hint At Improving Economy

Nov. 14
By Erik Anderson
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The number of small businesses sold in San Diego County already topped yearly sales totals from the previous three years. And there are still two months left in 2012.

For Some Sandy Survivors, Medicine's The Big Worry

Nov. 14
Reema Khrais / NPR
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In Coney Island, on the southern end of Brooklyn, long lines of EMS trucks and buses of National Guardsmen rolled down the roads this week -- trekking from residential building to building.

Camp Pendleton Marine Dies Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Video)

Nov. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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A Camp Pendleton Marine on leave died of carbon monoxide poisoning while visiting his girlfriend in Idaho. Pvt. McQuen Forbush, 18, was found unresponsive in his girlfriend's apartment Saturday afternoon, and was pronounced dead at the hospital early Sunday morning.

As FEMA's Sandy Cleanup Continues, Questions Arise About Long-Term Help

Nov. 14
Brian Naylor / NPR
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Political leaders from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast have not been shy about their intent to seek as much federal funding as possible for their storm-struck states. Damages and lost economic activity as a result of Hurricane Sandy have been estimated as high as $50 billion.

Obama Defends U.N. Envoy Amid Republican Attack

Nov. 14
Michele Kelemen / NPR
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President Obama sounds like he's in for a fight over the woman who could be the next secretary of state. Republicans have been blasting U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the way she characterized the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11.

Foreclosed Homeowners Getting Back In The Market

Nov. 14
Yuki Noguchi / NPR
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Buyers are coming back into the housing market after losing their homes during the financial crisis -- returning to homeownership more quickly than lenders have typically allowed.

Maine Independent Angus King To Caucus With Senate Democrats

Nov. 14
Padmananda Rama / NPR
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Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine, who cruised to victory last week running as an independent, said Wednesday that he will caucus with Senate Democrats.

Military Funeral For Sitcom Star Four Months After Death

Nov. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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"The Jeffersons" star Sherman Hemsley died almost four months ago, but he will finally be laid to rest with a military funeral on Friday. A lawsuit filed by a man claiming to be Hemsley's half-brother postponed the late actor from getting the military funeral he desired - until now.

The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!

Nov. 14
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This adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thingamajigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals -- from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs -- and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home.

Ten Alleged Members Of Drug Trafficking Organization Charged In Marijuana-Grow Investigation

Nov. 14
KELLY WHEELER, City News Service
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Ten people, including mid- to high-level managers of a drug trafficking ring, were charged today in a case involving the seizure of more than 45,000 marijuana plants during raids on eight grow-farms on public land in San Diego and Riverside counties, U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy announced.

What's The Punishment For Adultery These Days?

Nov. 14
Greg Myre / NPR
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A half-century ago, President John Kennedy could count on the press to be part of a conspiracy of silence when it came to his marital infidelities.

Obama Addresses Four Points Of Immigration Reform

Nov. 14
By John Rosman
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President Barack Obama's press conference Wednesday gave insight into how his administration might approach immigration reform in the next four years. We break down what he said and what's happening now.

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

Nov. 14
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In "A Very Monkey Christmas," Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There's only one dilemma - neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present! In the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing the true spirit of the holiday season.

Resolution On Citizens United Case Forwarded To City Council

Nov. 14
JAMES R. RIFFEL, City News Service
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A resolution in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizens United campaign finance case was passed today by a downsized San Diego City Council Rules Committee.

'Behold, America!' Showcases The History Of American Art

Nov. 14
Midday Edition
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A new exhibition at three San Diego museums celebrates American art over the last three centuries.

Obama Nominates New Commander For San Diego-Based Third Fleet

Nov. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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President Barack Obama has nominated Navy Rear Adm. Kenneth E. Floyd for assignment as commander of the Third Fleet, which is based in San Diego.

CityBeat Article Raises More Ethical Questions About Gary Kreep

Nov. 14
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It came as a surprise to thousands of voters last June, that a man who believed President Barack Obama was born in Kenya has been elected a Superior Court judge. Now, according to a San Diego City Beat article, that's not the only thing surprising about soon-to-be-judge Gary Kreep.

CA Coastal Panel Mulls Quake Study Near Nuke Plant

Nov. 14
Associated Press
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California coastal regulators will decide whether to give a utility the go-ahead to use loud air cannons to map offshore earthquakes faults near a nuclear power plant.

US, Mexico Expected To Reach Agreement On Tomato Trade

Nov. 14
By John Rosman
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This month U.S. and Mexico officials are expected to reach an agreement on a bilateral tomato trade pact.

FRONTLINE: Poor Kids

Nov. 14
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These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. Home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation’s breadbasket, it’s also an area deeply scarred by the recession. FRONTLINE follows three young girls growing up amidst their families’ struggles against financial ruin. This an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen, through the eyes of children. With one in five American children living below the poverty line, “Poor Kids” is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children — and to the country’s future.

Texas Secession Petition A Hit On White House Website

Nov. 14
By David Martin Davies
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It may seem like a joke or political sour grapes, but a petition calling for Texas to secede from the union has gathered enough signatures for the White House to review and respond.

Sempra Energy Chief Executive Officer Debra Reed Named Chairman

Nov. 14
City News Service
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Sempra Energy Chief Executive Officer Debra Reed will become chairwoman of the San Diego-based utility next month.

Obama's Political Moneyball Could Be The Shape Of Campaigns To Come

Nov. 14
Frank James / NPR
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A good deal of credit for President Obama's re-election has gone to his campaign's sophistication at interpreting data about potential voters and its use of behavioral research to get supporters to actually vote.

NOVA: Inside The Megastorm

Nov. 14
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Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a warming climate? How did this perfect storm make search and rescue so dangerous? “Inside the Megastorm” takes viewers moment-by-moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impact and the future of storm protection. Through first-person accounts from survivors and from experts and scientists, the program gives scientific context to a new breed of storm.

Pentagon Valor Website Lacking, Says Rep. Hunter

Nov. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Pentagon created a database of military medal recipients in June. The Department of Defense has been adding names and awards since then, but it's not quick enough for Rep. Duncan Hunter, who represents parts of San Diego County.

San Diego County Gasoline Price Drops For 37th Consecutive Day

Nov. 14
City News Service
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The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County decreased today for the 37th consecutive day.

Raise A Toast To Building Better Beer Bubbles Through Chemistry

Nov. 14
David Schultz / NPR
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Scientists may have finally solved a problem that has plagued beer drinkers for ages: Insufficient foam resiliency.

Israel Military: Hamas Assassination Start Of Operation Against Gaza Militants

Nov. 14
Associated Press
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The Israeli military says its assassination of the Hamas military commander marks the beginning of an operation against Gaza militants.

Should Petraeus Scandal Be A Big Topic At Obama's News Conference Today?

Nov. 14
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Eight days after his re-election, President Obama today holds his first full-scale news conference in the East Room of the White House since March.

A 'Green' Gold Rush? Calif. Firm Turns Trash To Gas

Nov. 14
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Second of a two-part series. Read Part 1

Lawmakers Probe Widening Generals Scandal

Nov. 14
Kimberly Dozier and Nancy Benac/ ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Lawmakers are digging into the tangled tale of emails that exposed an extramarital affair ending David Petraeus' CIA career and led investigators to a questionable relationship between a Florida socialite and the general commanding the war in Afghanistan. Their main question: Was national security threatened?

A 'Green' Gold Rush? Calif. Firm Turns Trash To Gas

Nov. 14
Christopher Joyce, NPR
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California starts the ball rolling Wednesday on a controversial scheme is designed to help keep the planet from overheating: Businesses will have to get a permit if they emit greenhouse gases.

Humane Society Sets Goal To Neuter 5,000 San Diego Animals

Nov. 14
By Dwane Brown
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The San Diego Humane Society has its work cut out. It wants to spay and neuter 5,000 dogs and cats by next summer.

Healing 44th Street

Nov. 14
Midday Edition
By Megan Burks
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Following a fatal shooting, residents on a single City Heights block seek homegrown solutions to San Diego's recent uptick in violent crime.

U-T San Diego's Mayoral Poll Skewed Republican

Nov. 14
By Alison St John
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U-T San Diego has made no secret of its support of Republican candidates, using front page editorials to highlight its endorsements. The paper may also have used its polls as a tool to sway public opinion.