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Stories for August 13, 2013

Filner Recall Co-Chairwoman Announces Resignation

Aug. 13
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An original organizer of the effort to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced Tuesday that she has resigned as co-chairwoman of the campaign, but will remain active in coordinating volunteers.

Lakeside Teen Talks Abduction, Family Deaths On Social Media Site

Aug. 13
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A Lakeside teenager who was kidnapped and taken to Idaho by a family friend believed to have killed her mother and 8-year-old brother broke her silence on a social media website.

Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser In Concert

Aug. 13
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Travel to new musical worlds with Sarah Brightman as she takes viewers on a cosmic journey featuring both new songs and fan favorites inspired by the wonderment and beauty of space. With evocative lighting, elaborate costumes and powerful imagery, this concert is an out-of-this-world experience.

San Diego IndieFest Is Back

Aug. 13
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After a one-year hiatus, San Diego IndieFest is back this weekend with more music and films than ever before.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Banned From San Diego Hooters Locations

Aug. 13
By KPBS and City News Service
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On Tuesday, the San Diego locations of the popular restaurant chain Hooters made headlines with their ban of embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Though the ban isn't nationwide, the corporation stated on Twitter that it supports its employees' call to keep Filner out.

Technology May Speed Crossings At U.S.-Mexico Border

Aug. 13
By Erik Anderson
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New identification cards could quicken the time it takes people crossing the border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

60s Girl Grooves (My Music)

Aug. 13
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Join host Mary Wilson of the Supremes as she celebrates the greatest girl groups and solo singers of the 1960s, including archival performances from The Supremes, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Petula Clark, Martha & the Vandellas, Jackie DeShannon and many other favorites.

Medical Discount Plan In Nevada Skips Insurers

Aug. 13
Pauline Bartolone / NPR
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Shelley Toreson, who lives near Reno, Nev., had health insurance for years -- but not anymore. Instead, she is part of an unusual Nevada nonprofit that helps connect 12,000 uninsured residents to doctors and hospitals that are willing to accept a lower, negotiated fee for their services.

Chipotle Changes Antibiotic-Free Policy; Oops, No It Doesn't

Aug. 13
Dan Charles / NPR
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For a few hours Tuesday, it appeared that Chipotle Mexican Grill, an ever-expanding source of fast food for the ethically conscious consumer, had softened its hard line against antibiotics in meat production.

Red Cross For Rover: Inside America's Canine Blood Banks

Aug. 13
Christopher Connelly / NPR
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America is facing a blood shortage -- a shortage of dog blood. Whether Fido tangles with a car and loses, or Barky contracts a blood-damaging disease, dogs -- like their people -- sometimes need transfusions. And while there's no centralized Red Cross for Rover, there are a few commercial canine blood banks across the country, and many veterinary schools do their own blood banking.

A Farm Story With Jerry Apps

Aug. 13
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Experience farm life in the 1930s and 40s through the eyes of a boy growing up in Wild Rose, Wisconsin, the archetype of rural America, guided by acclaimed author, teacher and historian Jerry Apps. Like a family photo album, this portrait evokes memories of experiences that created the values of hard work, determination and community.

NCAA Says USD Employees, Other Student-Athletes Not Involved In Point-Shaving Scandal

Aug. 13
City News Service
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The NCAA found no improper conduct on the part of employees or other student-athletes at the University of San Diego in connection with a point-shaving scandal in its men's basketball program, the school announced Tuesday.

Prevention, Treatment Of Injuries In School Sports

Aug. 13
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While families are stocking up on back-to-school supplies and preparing for new school schedules, there's another seasonal start up that shouldn't be overlooked. School sports. We take a look at what parents and students need to know about safety.

Live From The Artists Den: Imagine Dragons

Aug. 13
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The historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles hosted a performance by this year's biggest breakout rock band, Imagine Dragons, for an explosive episode of LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN. Powered by the intense and athletic stage presence of lead singer Dan Reynolds, the Las Vegas-based band tore through a set full of its dance-inflected, percussion-heavy rock anthems, including the smash singles "It's Time" and "Radioactive."

'Trust Game' To Blame In Marine's Death? (Video)

Aug. 13
By Beth Ford Roth
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Marine Lance Cpl. Cody Scott Schoenfelder, just 19, died Saturday morning from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. But police suspect it wasn't a suicide, but rather an accidental shooting during a game called "Trust."

3 US Soldiers Killed In Afghan Insurgent Attack ID'ed

Aug. 13
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Pentagon has identified the three U.S. soldiers killed in an insurgent attack on Sunday in Afghanistan as Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera, 26, Sgt. Jamar A. Hicks, 22, and Spc. Keith E. Grace Jr., 26.

Filner Vows To Move Forward As Mayor In Recall Response

Aug. 13
By Sandhya Dirks, Hailey Persinger, Claire Trageser
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Mayor Bob Filner did not mention the sexual harassment allegations against him in his response to the recall effort.

Immigrant Doctors In San Diego Find Path Back To Practicing Medicine

Aug. 13
By Susan Murphy
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Hundreds of foreign-trained doctors in San Diego are finding a path back to practicing medicine thanks to a program that’s helping them clear major obstacles to get a U.S. medical license.

Million Dollar Mix-Up Ends Well: Two Kevins Each Win $1M

Aug. 13
Mark Memmott / NPR
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As the Cincinnati Enquirer says, "Saturday was a good night to be Kevin Lewis."

Marines Get Geopolitical Crash Course At UC San Diego Before Deployment

Aug. 13
By Kyla Calvert
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UC San Diego's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies hosted officers from Camp Pendleton's 1st Battalion, 4th Marines Monday

San Diego School Brings In Chinese Students For Summer Classes On College Prep

Aug. 13
By Kyla Calvert
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A San Diego private school drew in Chinese campers this summer for an intensive program on applying to American colleges.

How Would You Kill The N-Word?

Aug. 13
Gene Demby / NPR
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We've decided to take a weekly look at a word or phrase that's caught our attention, whether for its history, usage, etymology or just because it has an interesting story.

Filner Responds To Recall Effort

Aug. 13
City News Service
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Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner touted his accomplishments in office over the past eight months in response to a recall effort seeking to strip him of his job.

Rodeo Clown Who Wore Obama Mask Banned From State Fair

Aug. 13
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Missouri State Fair officials have now banned the rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask during a performance that mocked the president.

Obamacare: People With Disabilities Face Complex Choices

Aug. 13
Eric Whitney / NPR
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The Affordable Care Act has set new standards -- called essential health benefits -- outlining what health insurance companies must now cover. But there's a catch: Insurance firms can still pick and choose, to some degree, which specific therapies they'll cover within some categories of benefit. And the way insurers interpret the rules could turn out to be a big deal for people with disabilities who need ongoing therapy.

Colorado Seed Vault Is Fort Knox For The World's Seeds

Aug. 13
Luke Runyon / NPR
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When unapproved genetically modified wheat was found growing in Oregon earlier this year, it didn't take long for accusations to start flying. A flurry of initial finger-pointing cast potential blame on a federal seed vault in Fort Collins, Colo., which housed the same strain of wheat, developed by Monsanto Corp., for about seven years up until late 2011.

Windsor, Ontario To Detroit: 'Reset And Come Out Stronger'

Aug. 13
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The Detroit River is the mile-wide boundary that separates the United States and Canada. And the city park on the Windsor, Ontario, side of the river offers a better view of the Detroit skyline than anywhere else.

Patients Can Pay A High Price For ER Convenience

Aug. 13
Carrie Feibel / NPR
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Medical entrepreneurs are remaking the emergency room experience. They're pulling the emergency room out of the hospital and planting it in the strip mall.

Of Bison, Birth Control And An Island Off Southern Calif.

Aug. 13
Kirk Siegler / NPR
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In an open-aired Jeep, it's a bone-jarring ride into Santa Catalina Island's vast interior. The dirt road winds and climbs, twists and turns, climbing 2,000 feet up.