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Stories for February 3, 2013

Power Outage Throws Super Bowl Into The Dark

Feb. 3
Dana Farrington / NPR
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The Super Bowl has resumed after a power outage left part of the Superdome in New Orleans in the dark, shortly after the half-time show. The outage lasted more than 30 minutes.

No Capital Appreciation Bonds For San Diego, School Board Says

Feb. 3
City News Service / City News Service

Eds.: Meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. TOMORROW, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St. The district's Jack Brandais can be reached at (619) 725-5570, or cell, (619) 607-0477.

3 Charged With Camp Pendleton Medical Thefts

Feb. 3
AP / Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Three civilian employees at the Camp Pendleton Marine base in Southern California have been charged with stealing more than $3 million worth of medical equipment that was supposed to be shipped to combat forces.

State Abandons Algebra Requirement For 8th Graders

Feb. 3
AP / Associated Press
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California is abandoning an algebra requirement for eighth graders, a move already adopted by most states.

San Diego Audit Committee To Review City's Overtime Policies

Feb. 3
City News Service

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The City Council's Audit Committee is scheduled today to review a performance audit of the city of San Diego's policies regarding overtime payment.

Health Care Aides Await Labor Decision On Minimum Wage

Feb. 3
NPR Staff / NPR

Home health care aides are waiting to find out if they will be entitled to receive minimum wage. A decades-old amendment in labor law means that the workers, approximately 2.5 million people, do not always receive minimum wage or overtime.

'American Sniper' Chris Kyle Killed, Ex-Marine Charged With Murder (Video)

Feb. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who authored the bestselling memoir "American Sniper," was shot to death at a Texas shooting range Saturday along with another man. The suspected shooter is a former Marine who was reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Wood Stork's Endangered Status Is Up In The Air

Feb. 3
Greg Allen / NPR
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The last few years have been especially tough in South Florida for wading birds such as egrets, herons, ibises and wood storks that feed and nest in the region's wetlands.

Gun-Control Battle Spills Over To Super Bowl Ads

Feb. 3
Padmananda Rama / NPR

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is airing a 30-second spot in the Washington, D.C., area calling for background checks on all gun sales.

Man Charged In Death Of 'American Sniper' Author

Feb. 3
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

A 25-year-old man has been charged with killing the author of American Sniper and another person at a Texas gun range.

Foreign Minister Says Iran Is Open To Talks With U.S.

Feb. 3
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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Iran's foreign minister on Sunday welcomed Vice President Joe Biden's comments that the U.S. was willing to hold direct talks with the Islamic republic over its nuclear program.

Super Bowl Cheat Sheet: Key Phrases To Keep You In The Game

Feb. 3
Mike Pesca / NPR
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Sure, you can go to a Super Bowl party and be That Guy. The one who gleefully lectures the crowd on the merits of running the inverted veer out of the pistol in order to freeze the weak side backer.

Panetta: 'My Mission Has Always Been To Keep The Country Safe'

Feb. 3
NPR Staff / NPR
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For more than 40 years, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has split his life on two coasts: his home in California and his work in Washington. It's a career that included 16 years in Congress, stints as White House chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, the head of the CIA as well as the Pentagon.