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Stories for November 28, 2012

Strike Idles Busiest Port Of Los Angeles Pier For Second Day

Nov. 28
ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press
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Striking workers shut down the largest terminal at the Port of Los Angeles for a second day on Wednesday, ignoring an arbitrator's order to return to work and raising the possibility of a larger job action that could paralyze the nation's busiest port complex.

In Tijuana, A Search For The Remains Of 75 Dissolved Bodies

Nov. 28
Erin Siegal

Mexican officials are in Tijuana this week searching for disappeared victims of drug violence. The investigation was sparked by new information obtained by Mexican authorities from an inmate.

Nevada's Secretary of State To Introduce Bill On Photo ID Poll Book

Nov. 28
By Veronica Zaragovia
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Nevada’s Secretary of State is drafting a law that would set up a digital photo book at polling centers to identify voters. This measure would add to the existing poll books that use signatures to identify voters in Nevada.

Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Jane Seymour And Nathan Gunn

Nov. 28
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Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Seymour and Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a magnificent Christmas special featuring some of the season’s best-loved songs.

Achieve Act Lacks Support

Nov. 28
By David Martin Davies

The day after a Republican alternative to the DREAM Act was announced, it’s already failing to achieve political support.

Council Committee Delays Decision On Qualcomm Security Contract

Nov. 28
City News Service
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Approval of a pair of proposed contracts designed to end a long-running dispute over providing security at Qualcomm Stadium was postponed today by members of the City Council's Budget Committee, who expressed irritation over a lack of information about the deals.

Anthem Blue Cross Announces Another Rate Hike

Nov. 28
By Kenny Goldberg
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Another price increase is on the way for Anthem Blue Cross individual policyholders in California.

Drop In San Diego Arrests Linked To New Marijuana Law

Nov. 28
By Tom Fudge
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A dramatic drop in 2011 arrests in San Diego County is linked to a new law that reduced the charge for possession of up to an once of marijuana from a misdemeanor to an infraction.

In Fiscal Cliff PR War, Obama Seeks Help From A Public Already Leaning His Way

Nov. 28
Frank James / NPR

In Washington's latest game of chicken, President Obama is counting on voters who see things his way to give him the edge in his quest to get congressional Republicans to accept tax increases on the nation's wealthiest as part of any fiscal cliff deal.

A Short Fuse For Fusion As Ignition Misses Deadline

Nov. 28
Amy Standen / NPR
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The National Ignition Facility in Livermore, Calif., has been called a modern-day moon-shot, a project of "revolutionary science," and "the mother of all boondoggles."

Dad Of Camp Pendleton Marine Killed In Car Crash Wants Stolen Photos Back (Video)

Nov. 28
By Beth Ford Roth
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The father of former Camp Pendleton Marine Greg Courtney, who was killed in a September 2011 car crash, is pleading with the burglars who stole videos and photos of his late son to return them - no questions asked.

More Evidence Suggests Shortcomings For Whooping Cough Vaccine

Nov. 28
Scott Hensley / NPR

Whooping cough went on a tear in California back in 2010.

Social Security Numbers Of Military May Have Been Hacked

Nov. 28
By Beth Ford Roth
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Members of the U.S. military and their families who paid taxes in South Carolina may have had their identities stolen by so-called cyber intruders.

Roughing Up Rice: GOP Senators Play The Personal And Political

Nov. 28
Liz Halloran / NPR
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The GOP's roughing up of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, thought to be President Obama's top pick for his second-term secretary of state, brings to mind the last time the Senate rejected a commander in chief's choice for that most crucial position.

Desalinated Water's San Diego Future Decided Thursday

Nov. 28
City News Service
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The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors is scheduled tomorrow to consider a proposed 30-year deal to take desalinated water from a future plant in Carlsbad.

Rites of Passage—A Community Exhibit

Nov. 28
By Monica Medina
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Imagine if you were handed the keys to a museum and told you could plan an exhibit. What would it be? How would you fill it? And, how exciting to be faced with that challenge?

From Ramen To Riches: Finding A Job In Your 20s

Nov. 28
Midday Edition
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Many college graduates are still pounding the pavement in search of their first job. The co-author of "From Ramen to Riches: Finding a Job in Your 20s," offers helpful tips.

Rick Steves' Europe: Rome, Florence, Venice And Paris

Nov. 28
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In this special episode, Rick shares travel tips and stories, taking viewers to the biggest destination cities in Europe including Rome, Florence, Venice and Paris. In Rome, we marvel at the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the empire's exquisite art. Then enjoy the exquisite artistic treasures of Florence, the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable café, and savor fresh fish canalside with Venetian friends. Finally, in Europe’s “City of Light,” ride a unicorn into the Middle Ages at the Cluny Museum.

Stories From 'The Far East' (East County That Is)

Nov. 28
Midday Edition
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A new literary/art project dubbed The Far East Project is on a mission to create "a people’s history of East County” with collected personal narratives, poetry, photography and prose.

Congress Passes Border Security Measure

Nov. 28
By David Martin Davies

The lame-duck Congress passed a bill Tuesday night that supporters promise will mean improved security for the border region.

This Just In: No One Was Shot Or Stabbed Monday In New York City

Nov. 28
Mark Memmott / NPR

Police officials in New York City tell the Daily News that they can't remember the last time this happened:

Four Members Of Camp Pendleton Battalion To Recieve Valor Awards

Nov. 28
By Beth Ford Roth
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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will be at Camp Pendleton Monday to present awards for valor to four members of the Pendleton-based 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion. The three Marines and one Sailor performed their heroic duties in Afghanistan in July of 2010.

Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Nov. 28
By Beth Ford Roth
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Marine Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr., 25, died November 26 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Monahan leaves behind three young children.

Romney To Have Lunch With Obama At The White House Thursday

Nov. 28
Mark Memmott / NPR

The 2012 presidential contenders will break bread at the White House on Thursday.

Post-Election, GOP's Immigration Message Evolves

Nov. 28
Mara Liasson / NPR
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After an election in which the Hispanics voted overwhelmingly for President Obama, the White House and Republicans on Capitol Hill are making overtures about immigration reform.

Outgoing Mayor Sanders Holds Final News Conference

Nov. 28
Evening Edition
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Jerry Sanders held his final news conference as mayor of San Diego this morning. He officially leaves office on Dec. 3.

Winning Powerball? It's More Likely A Vending Machine Will Kill You

Nov. 28
Mark Memmott / NPR

Though many of us are buying tickets in the hope of winning tonight's $500 million Powerball jackpot, we should do our civic duty and remind everyone that the odds of winning it all are 175 million to one.

Military Court Wrestles With Punishing Suicide Attempts

Nov. 28
Associated Press
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The military’s highest court Tuesday hammered attorneys on both sides of a controversial case involving vexing questions about whether commanders should have authority to court-martial troops who try to commit suicide.

Homeless Storage Center Receives New Funding But Needs Permanent Site

Nov. 28
By Dwane Brown
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Imagine the hassle of having to carry around all of your possessions at all times because you're homeless.

North County Winter Homeless Shelter Won't Open Until January

Nov. 28
By Alison St John
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A new winter homeless shelter for North County families will open this year, but not in December like the other shelters.

Tutoring Refugee Students And Their Parents

Nov. 28
By Kyla Calvert
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The International Rescue Committee expands education programs with a grant from the San Diego Women's Foundation.

Educators Worry Revamped GED Will Be Too Pricey

Nov. 28
Diane Orson / NPR

When Toni Walker is not in Hartford, Conn., serving as a state representative, she can usually be found at the New Haven Adult and Continuing Education Center.

Victims Feel Slighted By Oklahoma Bombing Fund

Nov. 28
Kurt Gwartney / NPR
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It has been almost two decades since a truck bomb blew apart the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more. Almost immediately, donations poured in from around the world to help the community recover.