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Stories for August 18, 2013

Has Voyager 1 Left the Solar System?

Aug. 18
Geoff Brumfiel / NPR
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For the past decade or so, we here at NPR have been waiting for the Voyager 1 spacecraft to leave the solar system. So we were shocked to see new research suggesting it already had, over a year ago.

Cars In America: Is The Love Story Over?

Aug. 18
NPR Staff / NPR
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Almost as soon as they started rolling off the assembly lines, automobiles became synonymous with freedom. And in the post-World War II boom our relationship with cars intensified.

Chance Of Thunderstorms In Mountains, Deserts

Aug. 18
City News Service
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There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms in the mountains and deserts in the afternoon and evening Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

Effort To Recall Mayor Filner Officially Launches

Aug. 18
City News Service
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The effort to recall embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner officially kicked off today, as petitions were circulated at midnight and volunteers worked at three daytime civic events, capped by a Freedom From Filner rally attended by more than 300 supporters in front of City Hall.

San Diego County Freeway To Close Briefly For Work

Aug. 18
Associated Press

A section of freeway in San Diego County is scheduled to close for 14 hours while a bridge is demolished.

Eastlake Edges Closer To Little League World Series Championship Game

Aug. 18
City News Service

The Eastlake Little League All-Stars from Chula Vista hit four home runs in a 15-3 victory today over the all-star team from the Newark National Little League from Newark, Del. in a Little League World Series game in South Williamsport, Pa. shortened to four innings because of the 10-run rule.