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Stories for August 5, 2013

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Court Martial To Begin Tuesday In Fort Hood Shooting Rampage

Aug. 5
Doreen McCallister / NPR

Former Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan is charged with opening fire in a troop processing center at Fort Hood, Texas, and killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others in 2009.

Republicans Face Competing Pressures On Immigration

Republicans Face Competing Pressures On Immigration

Aug. 5
By Jill Replogle

Congressman Gary Miller of California’s Inland Empire is one of several dozen Republican legislators considered susceptible to changing their hardline stances on immigration issues. He faces tough choices about how to respond to a rapidly changing constituency.

Security Rules Tighten At Qualcomm Stadium

Security Rules Tighten At Qualcomm Stadium

Aug. 5
By Dwane Brown

The San Diego Chargers have taken steps to increase security at Qualcomm Stadium this football season.

Finance Expert: NYT Shareholders Unlikely To Object Over Manchester...

Finance Expert: NYT Shareholders Unlikely To Object Over Manchester's Failed Bid

Aug. 5
By Claire Trageser

U-T San Diego CEO John Lynch objects to the sale of The Boston Globe to John Henry, saying shareholders could block the sale.

Padres' Everth Cabrera Included In MLB Suspensions

Padres' Everth Cabrera Included In MLB Suspensions

Aug. 5
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Padres All-Star shortstop Everth Cabrera was one of 13 players suspended by Major League Baseball for links to performance enhancing drugs.

Calif. Assembly Speaker Perez: Filner Should Resign

Calif. Assembly Speaker Perez: Filner Should Resign

Aug. 5
By Erik Anderson

California' Assembly Speaker John Perez is the latest prominent politician to call for the resignation of San Diego's mayor.

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Special Ops Envisions 'Iron Man'-Like Suit To Protect Troops

Aug. 5
Tom Bowman / NPR

In the Iron Manmovie series, Robert Downey Jr. plays a billionaire working with his trusty robot to build a protective suit that will help him battle evil.

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In Baseball, Punishments Often Come With An Asterisk

Aug. 5
Bill Chappell / NPR

By suspending New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for 211 regular-season games -- through the end of the 2014 regular season -- Major League Baseball stopped short of the lifetime ban that had been threatened.

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From Cops To Lawyers, Indian Country Copes With High Crime

Aug. 5
Laurel Morales / NPR

Arizona's Monument Valley is known for its red sandstone buttes and spires, but now it's notorious for something else: crime. The Navajo Nation is one of the most violent reservations in the country. According to FBI reports, over the past five years, more rapes were reported on the Navajo Nation than in San Diego, Detroit or Denver, among other cities.

San Diego Tech Economy Advocate Duane Roth Dies

San Diego Tech Economy Advocate Duane Roth Dies

Aug. 5
By David Wagner

As CEO of Connect, Duane Roth served as a facilitator and spokesman for San Diego's innovation industry. Roth died Saturday from injuries sustained in a bicycling accident. Over the weekend, local tech and life science leaders paid their respects.

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No Tax Dollars Went To Make This Space Viking Photo

Aug. 5
Geoff Brumfiel / NPR

Scrutinizing the books of government agencies can turn up lavish parties or illicit trips at the taxpayers' expense. But not every investigation turns out that way. And when they don't, the hunt for waste can appear to be a waste itself.

Playboy, Penthouse No Longer Sold On Army, Air Forces Bases

Playboy, Penthouse No Longer Sold On Army, Air Forces Bases

Aug. 5
By Beth Ford Roth

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will no longer sell magazines like Playboy and Penthouse on its newsstands.

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How John McCain Got His Groove Back

Aug. 5
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

All of a sudden, Sen. John McCain matters again.

Poll: Three In Four San Diegans Want Filner To Resign

Poll: Three In Four San Diegans Want Filner To Resign

Aug. 5
City News Service

More than three in four San Diegans want Mayor Bob Filner to resign over allegations of sexual harassment and other alleged improprieties in office, according to a poll released today.

From NPR: Do Women Have A Responsibility When Men Misbehave?

From NPR: Do Women Have A Responsibility When Men Misbehave?

Aug. 5
NPR

Michel Martin asks the beauty shop ladies, what responsibility - if any - women bear when men behave badly?

Politifest: How Will San Diego Move Forward?

Politifest: How Will San Diego Move Forward?

Aug. 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico

Voice of San Diego's annual Politifest on Saturday focused its main forum on what San Diego should do to move forward through the mayor's scandal.

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Wendy Davis Tours D.C. But Leaves Key Question Unanswered

Aug. 5
Liz Halloran / NPR

Official Washington has fled for dog-day vacations few deserved, leaving the nation's capital a bit languid and bereft of news.

Filner's Ex-Communications Director Questioned

Aug. 5
Associated Press

San Diego County Sheriff's investigators on Monday questioned Bob Filner's former communication director about allegations she made in her sexual harassment lawsuit, her lawyer said.

US Air Force Helicopter Crashes On Okinawa, One Crew Member Missing...

US Air Force Helicopter Crashes On Okinawa, One Crew Member Missing (Video)

Aug. 5
By Beth Ford Roth

A U.S. Air Force helicopter crashed Monday on an American military base in Okinawa, Japan. Three of the four crew members involved in the crash have been found and are in stable condition, according to a news release from 18th Wing Public Affairs. The fourth crew member has yet to be located.

The Effort To Write Laws For Your Digital Life After Death

The Effort To Write Laws For Your Digital Life After Death

Aug. 5
Elise Hu / NPR

Time was when the belongings you left behind after death were tangible — furniture, jewelry, letters — and financial property, which hundreds of years of experience have taught executors how to handle. Today, some of the most valuable keys to our lives and identities exist digitally, and are technically owned by companies like Google or Facebook.

San Diego Mayor Starting Rehab; Accusers Count Now At 10

San Diego Mayor Starting Rehab; Accusers Count Now At 10

Aug. 5
Mark Memmott / NPR

Today's the day San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who's now been accused by 10 women of sexual harassment, is to start two weeks of treatment at a behavior counseling clinic.

State Begins Dealing With Unemployment Fund Debt

State Begins Dealing With Unemployment Fund Debt

Aug. 5
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio

California owes the federal government $10 billion it’s borrowed to cover a shortfall in the fund used to pay for unemployment benefits. The state’s been borrowing since 2009.

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4-Year-Old Re-Elected 'Mayor' Of Minnesota Town

Aug. 5
Mark Memmott / NPR

Four-year-old Bobby Tufts was re-elected "mayor" over the weekend in the tiny northern Minnesota community of Dorset. We say "mayor" because Dorset doesn't really have a government. It doesn't even have many people -- "22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town," according to CBS Minnesota.

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Woman Killed In Venice Beach Rampage Was On Her Honeymoon

Aug. 5
Mark Memmott / NPR

The young woman killed Saturday when a car plowed through the crowded boardwalk in Venice Beach, Calif., was an Italian honeymooner.

Second Opinion: Does Obamacare Impact My Military Benefits?

Second Opinion: Does Obamacare Impact My Military Benefits?

Aug. 5
By Megan Burks

A Vietnam veteran wants to know whether the Affordable Care Act will affect his TRICARE health benefits.

San Diego Hip Hop Church Helps Followers Rap With God

San Diego Hip Hop Church Helps Followers Rap With God

Aug. 5
By Claire Trageser

A young church in the Valencia Park neighborhood of Southeast San Diego is playing hip hop music during its services. The pastor says hip hop is already central to many young people's lives, so he wants it to also be central to their church.

SD Filner

Aug. 5
City News Service

Eds.: ADDS new resignation calls. Lena Lewis of the mayor's office can be reached at (619) 201-1554. Stampp is correct.

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To Join '63 March On Washington: 'Like Climbing A Mountain'

Aug. 5
Michele Norris / NPR

For the Month of August, Morning Edition and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Approximately 250,000 people descended on the nation's capitol from all over the country for the mass demonstration.