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Stories for November 6, 2012

Obama Powers To Re-Election Despite Weak Economy

Nov. 6
Associated Press
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President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.

San Diego School Bond Prop Z Passes, Other Bond Results Mixed

Nov. 6
By Kyla Calvert, Claire Trageser
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Proposition Z, San Diego Unified’s school bond, passed with 60 percent of the vote Tuesday night. A 55 percent approval was required.

Lightner Wins; Dems Control SD Council

Nov. 6
By Megan Burks, Angela Carone, Claire Trageser
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Sherri Lightner has beaten Ray Ellis, 53 percent to 47 percent, in San Diego City Council District 1. Win means Democrats retain their majority.

Transcript: President Obama's Victory Speech

Nov. 6
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Transcript of President Obama's victory speech in Chicago on Tuesday. Source: Federal News Service

Transcript: President Obama's Victory Speech

Nov. 6
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Transcript of President Obama's victory speech in Chicago on Tuesday. Source: Federal News Service

Transcript: President Obama's Victory Speech

Nov. 6
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Transcript of President Obama's victory speech in Chicago on Tuesday. Source: Federal News Service

Bilbray Leads Peters For 52nd Congressional District

Nov. 6
By Claire Trageser
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Congressman Brian Bilbray is leading Port Commissioner Scott Peters in the race for the 52nd Congressional District.

Audio And Transcript: Romney's Concession Speech

Nov. 6
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Transcript of Mitt Romney's concession speech in the presidential race in Boston. Source: Federal News Service

Audio And Transcript: Romney's Concession Speech

Nov. 6
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Transcript of Mitt Romney's concession speech in the presidential race in Boston on Tuesday. Source: Federal News Service

Audio And Transcript: Romney's Concession Speech

Nov. 6
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Transcript of Mitt Romney's concession speech in the presidential race in Boston on Tuesday. Source: Federal News Service

Audio And Transcript: Romney's Concession Speech

Nov. 6
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Transcript of Mitt Romney's concession speech in the presidential race in Boston on Tuesday. Source: Federal News Service

Transcript: Mitt Romney's Concession Speech

Nov. 6
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Transcript of Mitt Romney's concession speech in the presidential race in Boston, Mass. on Tuesday. Source: Federal News Service

Transcript: Mitt Romney's Concession Speech

Nov. 6
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Transcript of Mitt Romney's concession speech in the presidential race in Boston, Mass. on Tuesday. Source: Federal News Service

Push To cripple Labor Clout Trails In Early Returns

Nov. 6
Associated Press
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Proposition 32 was trailing slightly in early returns after polls closed.

Post-'Citizens United' Senate Snapshot: Money Doesn't Guarantee Victory

Nov. 6
Peter Overby / NPR
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The battle to control the Senate was a proving ground for the new Citizens United politics. Outside groups unleashed heavily funded barrages of attack ads meant to help elect candidates while letting them keep their distance from the nastiness.

Post-'Citizens United' Senate Snapshot: Money Doesn't Guarantee Victory

Nov. 6
Peter Overby / NPR
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The battle to control the Senate was a proving ground for the new Citizens United politics. Outside groups unleashed heavily funded barrages of attack ads meant to help elect candidates while letting them keep their distance from the nastiness.

Post-Citizens United Senate Snapshot: Money Doesn't Guarantee Victory

Nov. 6
Peter Overby / NPR
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The battle to control the Senate was a proving ground for the new Citizens United politics. Outside groups unleashed heavily funded barrages of attack ads meant to help elect candidates while letting them keep their distance from the nastiness.

California Prop 38 Rejected

Nov. 6
Associated Press
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California voters have rejected Proposition 38, a broad-based income tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars a year for public schools. The initiative was bankrolled by wealthy civil rights attorney Molly Munger and was widely seen as a threat to Gov. Jerry Brown's own tax increase proposal, Proposition 30.

Local Medical Marijuana Propositions Headed Toward Defeat

Nov. 6
KPBS News
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Four measures to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in local cities were all headed toward defeat in early voting returns.

Governor's Tax Proposition Leading

Nov. 6
By Kyla Calvert, Susan Murphy
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Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative, Proposition 30, is ahead 52 to 48 percent with more than half the state's precincts reporting..

Filner Leads DeMaio In Tight Battle

Nov. 6
By Katie Orr, Claire Trageser
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Democrat Bob Filner holds a slight lead over GOP Councilman Carl DeMaio in the race for San Diego mayor.

Evans, Foster Lead In San Diego Unified School Board Race

Nov. 6
By Kyla Calvert, Claire Trageser
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In the race for seats on the San Diego Unified School Board, Marne Foster is leading Bill Ponder, and John Lee Evans is leading Mark Powell.

Roberts Holds Slight Lead In Supervisors Race

Nov. 6
By Erik Anderson and KPBS News
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Democrat Dave Roberts, Solana Beach deputy mayor, leads Republican Steve Danon, chief of staff to Rep. Brian Bilbray, (R- Solana Beach), by a slim margin.

Prop 34 Death Penalty Behind In Early Returns

Nov. 6
KPBS News and Wires
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Proposition 34, which would replace the death penalty in California with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, was trailing with nearly a quarter of the state's precincts counted.

Social Media Likes 'I Voted' Stickers

Nov. 6
Padmananda Rama / NPR
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Proudly displayed by voters on their foreheads, their children and even their dogs, the ubiquitous "I Voted" sticker became a social media star on Tuesday.

Social Media Likes 'I Voted' Stickers

Nov. 6
Padmananda Rama / NPR
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Proudly displayed by voters on their foreheads, their children and even their dogs, the ubiquitous "I Voted" sticker became a social media star on Tuesday.

Social Media Likes 'I Voted' Stickers

Nov. 6
Padmananda Rama / NPR
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Proudly displayed by voters on their foreheads, their children and even their dogs, the ubiquitous "I Voted" sticker became a social media star on Tuesday.

Heavy Turnout, Confusion Over Voter ID Causes Some Issues

Nov. 6
Frank James / NPR
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Ever since the surreal presidential election of 2000, voter access on Election Day has come under increased scrutiny. Tuesday was no different, with heavy turnout and confusion over new laws causing some issues.

Heavy Turnout, Confusion Over Voter ID Causes Some Issues

Nov. 6
Frank James / NPR
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Ever since the surreal presidential election of 2000, voter access on Election Day has come under increased scrutiny. Tuesday was no different, with heavy turnout and confusion over new laws causing some issues.

Republican Control Of House Moving Into View

Nov. 6
Associated Press
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Renewed Republican control of the House has moved into view as Election Day's initial returns show Democrats failing to make inroads into the GOP's current majority in the chamber.

Offering Discounts To Voters Is Against The Law

Nov. 6
City News Service
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The U.S. Attorney in San Diego warned today that restaurants offering discounts to patrons who wear "I Voted" stickers from polling places are violating the law.

Review Of Election Day Ballot Measures

Nov. 6
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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Californians will decide the fate of 11 ballot measures Tuesday – including three tax measures, three crime-and-punishment initiatives and a Battle Royale over political contributions.

Voter Turnout Seems Substantial Across California

Nov. 6
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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California counties are reporting substantial voter turnout and few problems at polling places so far this election day.

Obama Wins Re-Election

Nov. 6
NPR and KPBS News
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After a hard-fought battle, Republican Mitt Romney conceded tonight and President Barack Obama was re-elected.

Injured Whale Continues Recovery At SeaWorld San Diego

Nov. 6
City News Service
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Nakai, the killer whale that suffered a gaping injury to its jaw in September at SeaWorld San Diego, continues to recover.

Checking In On Voters

Nov. 6
By Beth Accomando
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The San Diego County Registrar of Voters is expecting a high voter turnout at about 75-80 percent. Most polling places will hit peak turnout from about 4:00pm till closing time.

Sempra Reports Corporate, SDG&E Earnings

Nov. 6
City News Service
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San Diego-based Sempra Energy reported third quarter earnings today of $268 million or $1.09 per diluted share, compared to $289 million or $1.20 per share in the same period last year.

Battleground States Carry Obama To Victory

Nov. 6
Barbara Bradley Hagerty / NPR
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Americans elected Barack Obama to a second term Tuesday, with the president capturing or on the verge of winning all of the key states that had been at the center of his hard-fought campaign against Republican Mitt Romney.

Four More Years: Obama Wins Re-Election

Nov. 6
Barbara Bradley Hagerty / NPR
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Barack Obama stood before thousands of people chanting "four more years" early Wednesday morning, and accepted re-election to the presidency. He said he is "more determined and more inspired than ever" about the future.

Four More Years: Obama Projected To Win Re-Election

Nov. 6
Barbara Bradley Hagerty / NPR
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President Obama has won re-election in a sweep that ended the night before the count was completed in two key battleground states, Florida and Virginia. By holding the "Midwest firewall" -- including Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan -- the president handily defeated his challenger.

Some States Called; Eyes On Crucial Swing States Amid Close Race

Nov. 6
Barbara Bradley Hagerty / NPR
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President Obama has won the key battleground state of Ohio, narrowing the path to victory for Mitt Romney. The president has also won three other key states, New Hampshire, Iowa and Pennsylvania. If Obama holds the "Midwestern firewall" -- by winning Wisconsin -- he can cede Virginia and Florida to Romney and still win the election.

Eyes On Crucial Swing States Amid Close Race

Nov. 6
Barbara Bradley Hagerty / NPR
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Polls in the three largest battleground states -- Florida, Virginia and Ohio -- have closed, but it will be some time before the results are known. NPR has called other states, and no surprises here: President Obama has won Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Maine, Maryland and Rhode Island. Gov. Romney has won Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

Early Returns Give States To Both Romney And Obama

Nov. 6
Barbara Bradley Hagerty / NPR
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Polls in the three largest battleground states -- Florida, Virginia and Ohio -- have closed, but it will be some time before the results are known. NPR has called other states, and no surprises here: President Obama has won Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Maine, Maryland and Rhode Island. Gov. Romney has won Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

National Salute To Veterans 2012

Nov. 6
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The program will feature new footage shot at the U.S. Capitol with Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, as well as the “best of the best” moments from past Memorial Day concerts. The all-star line-up includes distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker; “American Idol” finalist Pia Toscano; singer-songwriter Javier Colon (winner of “The Voice”); “American Idol” winner Kris Allen; acclaimed actors A.J. Cook and Jason Ritter; and gospel legend Yolanda Adams, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Jack Everly.

Military Dunk Mistake On Trampoline Goes Viral (Video)

Nov. 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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One U.S. service member is no doubt trying to live down the embarrassment of his NBA slam dunk mistake at the Orlando Magic game against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.

Protection From The Sea Is Possible, But Expensive

Nov. 6
Jon Hamilton / NPR
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While New York City and other places along the northeast coast are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy, they're also looking ahead to how they can prevent flooding in the future, when sea level rise will make the problem worse. They may be able to take some lessons from coastal Norfolk, Va., which is far ahead of most cities when it comes to flood protection.

Jersey Shore Storm Survivors Face Uncertain Future

Nov. 6
Alix Spiegel / NPR
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The barrier islands off the coast of New Jersey were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, and for the moment, most residents are banned from living in their homes because the area is far too damaged.

After Driving On Sidewalk To Pass School Bus, Woman Must Wear 'Idiot' Sign

Nov. 6
NPR
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"Justice has been served!" declares the man who helped police in Cleveland nab a woman who had been driving up on a sidewalk many mornings to get around a stopped school bus with children on board.

Restaurant Meals Mean More Calories And Soda For Kids And Teens

Nov. 6
Helen Thompson / NPR
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Walk into a fast food restaurant and it's probably safe to assume that whatever deep-fried deliciousness you eat, you'll consume more calories than you would if you ate a well-rounded home cooked meal. That's common sense.

"Tales Of The Maya Skies" At The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Nov. 6
Midday Edition
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A new planetarium show moves beyond the doomsday myths to reveal the real wonders of Mayan astronomy.

Great Craft Brew And Beer-Inspired Food In San Diego

Nov. 6
Midday Edition
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San Diego is right in the middle of its annual beer week event. But have you ever thought of cooking with beer? The brewmaster from Mission Brewery and the author of "Brew Food" talks about drinking and cooking with beer.

SDSU Study: Heart Disease Risk Factors Vary Among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos

Nov. 6
Midday Edition
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A SDSU study looks at heart disease risk factors among Hispanic/Latinos in the U.S. and finds some, particularly those with Puerto Rican background, experience higher rates of heart disease risk factors compared to other groups.

Voters To Decide First New County Supervisor Since '95

Nov. 6
Sarah Sapeda, City News Service
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Voters filling the Board of Supervisors seat being vacated by Pam Slater-Price will choose today between Steve Danon, chief of staff to Rep. Brian Bilbray, and Dave Roberts, the deputy mayor of Solana Beach.

Basketball Floor Installed For 'Battle On The Midway' (Video)

Nov. 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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Workers are installing the basketball floor on the flight deck of the USS Midway today for the "Battle on the Midway," a college basketball game that will feature the San Diego State Aztecs taking on the Syracuse Orange. Because of rain, the game has been postponed until Sunday.

Ready-To-Eat Meals Feed Thousands In Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

Nov. 6
April Fulton / NPR
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When we think of ready-to-eat meals, we usually think of those packets of nutrient-dense soldiers' rations, like the Army sandwich that stays fresh for two years. These pouches of food are typically deployed in the field, and are consequently designed to withstand the abuses of temperature and time that would destroy fresh fare.

Soldier, One Of 14 Children, Killed In Afghanistan

Nov. 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Pfc. Brandon L. Buttry, 19, was killed in Afghanistan on November 5 while guarding a watchtower. Buttry was one of 14 children, the child of parents who adopted youngsters from around the world.

Cool Temperatures Moving Into San Diego

Nov. 6
City News Service
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A cold low pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska moved southward toward San Diego County today, forecasters said.

Details Emerge In Afghan Village Massacre

Nov. 6
Associated Press
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Prosecutors say a cape-wearing Staff Sgt. Robert Bales embarked on a killing spree, slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians before returning to the base in predawn darkness, bloody and incredulous that his comrades ordered him to surrender his weapons.

Voting Queue Etiquette: Hey, Buddy, That's Out Of Line!

Nov. 6
Scott Neuman / NPR
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For most of us, Election Day marks a welcome end to months of relentless political ads and partisan bickering. You show up at your polling place, run the gantlet of sign-wielding campaign volunteers, and join your fellow Americans in long lines that inch toward the voting booth.

KPBS Special Coverage: Election Day 2012

Nov. 6
By Susan Murphy
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After months of being inundated with political ads, televised debates, and endless commentary, voters in San Diego County and across the nation head to the polls today for the General Election.

California's Economic Health Improving, Recession Receding, New Report Says

Nov. 6
By Erik Anderson
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A recently-released report measuring the economic security of the nation's households finds the recession is beginning to loosen its grip.

Chula Vista Schools Revamp Food Events Under New Wellness Policy

Nov. 6
By Kyla Calvert
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Encouraging students to make healthier food choices is part of an ongoing wellness push at the Chula Vista Elementary School District. But it may be parents who have the most trouble adjusting.

After Being Voted Down, Liberty Quarry Resurrected In Riverside

Nov. 6
By Alison St John
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A vote today could fast track approval of a controversial new rock quarry in Riverside County. Much of the rock and gravel from the Liberty Quarry could end up coming to San Diego construction sites.

Guide For The Day: An Election Day Timeline

Nov. 6
Padmananda Rama / NPR
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The finish line is in sight as voters make their final decisions on Election Day. Here's a guide to key times of the day across the nation. Stay with NPR throughout the day as we follow the presidential race and key battles that will determine control of the House and Senate.

Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential Battle

Nov. 6
Barbara Bradley Hagerty / NPR
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As Americans go to the polls, one of the closest presidential races in years may be determined by a state in the Midwest and a hurricane named Sandy.

The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To Watch

Nov. 6
Carrie Johnson / NPR
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For Republicans itching to regain control of the Senate, Tuesday's election presents a rare opportunity. Only 10 GOP incumbents are on the ballot, compared with nearly two dozen Democrats and independents who caucus with them.

Florida's New Battleground: The State Supreme Court

Nov. 6
Greg Allen / NPR
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In Florida, Supreme Court justices are nominated by a commission and appointed by the governor. Every six years, they're up for retention. Voters decide whether to keep them on the bench or let them go.