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Stories for August 26, 2013

International Adoptions At Lowest Level In 10 Years

Aug. 26
By Laurel Morales
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It’s become more difficult to adopt a child from overseas. The number of international adoptions has dropped to its lowest level in almost a decade.

Legislature Allows Refilling Of Beer 'Growlers'

Aug. 26
Associated Press
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Beer lovers would be able to refill their own containers at breweries under legislation approved by the state Senate.

San Diego Mayor: Who's In, Who's Out, Who's Undecided?

Aug. 26
By Alison St John
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The field of candidates to replace San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is shaping up fast. It’s defined by who is in, who is out and who is still undecided.

California Senate Approves Bill To Expand Abortion Access

Aug. 26
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A bill that would allow non-physician medical professionals to perform early term abortions is over its last major hurdle in the California legislature.

Mercury Levels Predicted to Rise in Pacific Ocean Fish

Aug. 26
By David Wagner
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As countries throughout Asia become increasingly reliant on fossil fuels, more harmful mercury is finding its way into the fish we eat. But new research suggests one way people can limit their mercury consumption: Eat more fish that dwell near the ocean surface.

Not Enough Work For Veterinarians

Aug. 26
NPR

There are way more veterinarians than jobs, according to a recent survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, just as the nation's veterinary schools continue to crank out tens of thousands of graduates a year.

USS Shoup Command Master Chief Fired For Assault

Aug. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Command Master Chief Rick A. Helwick was fired Monday because of "a substantiated assault charge for grabbing the uniform shirt of a junior Sailor who was not wearing the proper uniform."

Former State Senator Christine Kehoe Will Not Run For San Diego Mayor

Aug. 26
By Alison St John
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Former Democratic California State Senator Christine Kehoe said she enjoys her current job, and will not throw her hat in the ring for San Diego mayor.

Moyers & Company: John Lewis Marches On

Aug. 26
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In this episode, two icons of the 60s civil rights era -- Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) -- meet to share experiences and revelations about the momentous March on Washington which they both attended 50 years ago. Their discussion takes them to the spot in front of the Lincoln Memorial where Lewis, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bayard Rustin, Roy Wilkins, and others famously spoke about freedom and justice, creating critical momentum for both the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

City Employee Files Claim Alleging Sexual Harassment By Filner

Aug. 26
City News Service
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A city of San Diego employee who contends Mayor Bob Filner asked her for a date and placed her in a headlock at a municipal function announced her intention to sue the city.

Mayor Filner Resigns — What's Next For San Diego?

Aug. 26
Midday Edition
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On Friday Mayor Bob Filner officially leaves office and San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria steps in as interim mayor. What does this mean for the city? We also hear from City Attorney Jan Goldsmith to breakdown the deal between the city and the mayor.

San Diego Chargers To Hold Practice On USS Ronald Reagan (Video)

Aug. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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The San Diego Chargers will gear up for their game against the San Francisco 49ers by holding an unusual practice session aboard the USS Ronald Reagan at NAS North Island on August 28. It seems only fitting, as the Chargers - 49ers game is the Bolts' 25th annual Salute to the Military game.

The March

Aug. 26
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Witness the compelling and dramatic story of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his stirring "I Have a Dream” speech. This watershed event in the Civil Rights Movement helped change the face of America. The film reveals the dramatic story behind the event through the remembrances of key players such as Jack O’Dell, Clarence B. Jones, Julian Bond and Andrew Young. Supporters and other testimonials of the March include Harry Belafonte, Diahann Carroll, Roger Mudd, Peter Yarrow and Oprah Winfrey, in addition to historians, journalists, authors and ordinary citizens who joined some 250,000 Americans who thronged to the capital on that momentous day to peacefully demand an end to two centuries of discrimination and injustice.

California Soldier Killed In Afghanistan, Remembered For Sense Of Humor

Aug. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Spc. Kenneth Clifford Alvarez, 23, of Santa Maria, California was killed August 23 in Haft Asiab, Afghanistan. Alvarez and Army Pvt. Jonathon Michael Dean Hostetter, 20, of Missouri, were both killed when the enemy attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

1,000 Hospital Workers Accidentally Stuck By Needles Daily, Nationwide

Aug. 26
By Kenny Goldberg
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Nurses, doctors, and other hospital caregivers are at constant risk of needlestick injuries.

Campaign Says No More Excuses For Violence Against Women

Aug. 26
By Kyla Calvert
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San Diego groups kicks off campaign to end violence against women.

Watch Live Feed Of Medal Of Honor Ceremony For Staff Sgt. Ty Carter (Video)

Aug. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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President Barack Obama today will award Army Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter the Medal of Honor at a special White House ceremony. Home Post will live stream the event, which begins at 11:10 a.m. PDT.

Second Opinion: How Do Undocumented Parents Cover Their Citizen Kids?

Aug. 26
By Megan Burks
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A charter school teacher wants to know what to tell undocumented parents about enrolling their citizen children in health plans.

How Fish Tacos Crossed The Border

Aug. 26
By Adrian Florido
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In the 1970s, Ralph Rubio and friends from San Diego State University went camping in a small Baja California beach town. This is event would become the catalyst for popularizing the fish taco.