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Stories for April 13, 2013

Iconic Smokestacks Demolished In El Paso

April 13
By Mónica Ortiz Uribe
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A pair of smokestacks that dominated the skyline between the border cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez are no more.

Review: 'Room 237'

April 13
By Beth Accomando
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It's a good week if you love Stanley Kubrick. You can catch both a documentary about "The Shining," called "Room 237" (opened April 12 at Reading Gaslamp Stadium Theatres) and see "The Shining" on the big screen (as FilmOut's monthly screening at the Birch Theatre in North Park on April 17).

Storms Continue To Pound Large Parts Of The Country

April 13
Shula Neuman / NPR
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Spring is spreading its share of nasty weather throughout much of the Midwest and Deep South, leaving thousands of people without power.

Woods Given Two-Stroke Penalty At Masters, Avoiding Disqualification

April 13
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Tiger Woods has been given a two-stroke penalty at the Masters, a tournament he's won four times, after a review found that he performed an illegal drop on the 15th hole of his second round Friday. Woods faced a possible disqualification for the infraction.

Mother Of Slain Sandy Hook Student Sits In For Obama's Weekly Address

April 13
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In a rare departure from tradition, Saturday's weekly presidential address was delivered not by President Obama but instead by Francine Wheeler, whose son Ben, 6, died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings last December.

Tax Code Goes to Forefront of Obamacare

April 13
John M. Gonzales, CHCF Center for Health Reporting
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If you’re among millions of uninsured Californians eligible for government-subsidized insurance, the ripples of health reform start with Monday’s tax deadline.

A Pianist's Ultimate Sacrifice: Giving It All To Go To War

April 13
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In 2001, Daniel Hodd was 17 and starting a promising career as a concert pianist. But he also wanted to become a U.S. Marine.

Immigration Debate Puts Farm Workers Union In Spotlight

April 13
Don Gonyea / NPR
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A new immigration bill is expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate next week, calling for better border security and a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants in the United States without legal status.