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Stories for February 21, 2013

MTS, NCTD Boards Meet After 'Security Breach' Transit Investigation

Feb. 21
By Brad Racino
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The board of the Metropolitan Transit System gathered Thursday morning for more than three hours to discuss their monthly agenda items, including concerns over KPBS/inewsource's recent investigation into San Diego’s transit security.

The Political Perils Of Citing America's Peculiar Institution

Feb. 21
Frank James / NPR
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Citing American slavery to make a point about contemporary politics can be downright tricky business, as some public figures have recently learned firsthand.

San Salvador 60 Percent Complete After Two Years Of Construction

Feb. 21
By Katie Schoolov
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A 500-year-old Spanish galleon - the first ship to land on San Diego's shores - is being resurrected at a waterfront park.

Sequestration's Potential Impact on California

Feb. 21
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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As the March 1st deadline for automatic federal budget cuts approaches, their potential effect on California is becoming increasingly clear. "Sequestration” cuts could slow the state’s economic recovery – and perhaps even create a new budget deficit.

Transborder Art Show In San Diego Features Loteria

Feb. 21
Brooke Binkowski
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A San Diego arts producer has launched a series that showcases the popular culture embedded deep in the U.S./Mexico border region.

Edison May Have Violated Securities Laws On San Onofre, Congressman Says

Feb. 21
City News Service
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A congressman suggested today that Southern California Edison may have violated federal securities laws by withholding from investors information on steam generators at the idled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County.

Cleaning Up Home For Endangered Species In San Diego

Feb. 21
By Erik Anderson
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Dozens of sailors and concerned citizens spent Thursday morning picking up trash along the ocean at the Silver Strand in Coronado. The cleanup is a small part of a larger effort to protect two endangered birds.

Morning-After Pills Don't Cause Abortion, Studies Say

Feb. 21
Julie Rovner / NPR
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The most heated part of the fight between the Obama administration and religious groups over new rules that require most health plans to cover contraception actually has nothing to do with birth control. It has to do with abortion.

The 'Line' For Legal Immigration Is Already About 4 Million People Long

Feb. 21
Ted Robbins / NPR
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In the back and forth between Congress and the White House over immigration, both sides seem to agree that people now in the U.S. illegally should wait at "the back of the line" for legal residency -- meaning no green card until all other immigrants get theirs.

CPUC Comes Under Scrutiny For Ineffective Financial Management

Feb. 21
By Alison St John
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The agency that is holding a public hearing this afternoon on the San Onofre nuclear power plant is itself coming under scrutiny from the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst .

Fans Pitch Bids For Former Red Sox Pitcher's Blood-Stained Sock

Feb. 21
Bradley Campbell / NPR
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The 2004 Major League Baseball playoffs will always be remembered for an astonishing Red Sox comeback and a bloody sock worn by pitcher Curt Schilling.

Cal State San Marcos Offers Palliative Care Class For Chaplains

Feb. 21
By Kenny Goldberg
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With the demand for palliative care growing, Cal State San Marcos is introducing an online class for chaplains to help them deal with severely ill and terminal patients.

Arizona Seeks To Balance Patients And Profits With Home Care

Feb. 21
Sarah Varney / NPR
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Can for-profit health insurance companies be trusted to take care of the nation's sickest and most expensive patients?

Tough Turkeys Are Taking Over A California Town

Feb. 21
Mark Memmott / NPR
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So many wild turkeys are roaming the streets and yards of Albany, Calif., along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, that some parents aren't letting their children go out to play.

Petition To Legalize Unlocking Cellphones Meets White House's 100K Requirement

Feb. 21
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Frustration over a change in federal copyright policy that makes it illegal to unlock new cellphones has resulted in more than 100,000 signatures on a petition at the White House's website, meaning the executive branch must now respond to calls to rescind the ruling or "champion a bill that makes unlocking permanently legal."

Dueling Proposals Are The Latest In Plan For Sacramento Delta

Feb. 21
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The debate over how to fix supply and environmental problems of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta has been going on for decades. The delta provides up to a third of Southern California's water supply. How important is it to get something done now?

Army Promotion Revoked For Ex-Petraeus Mistress Paula Broadwell

Feb. 21
Associated Press
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The Army has stalled the promotion of Paula Broadwell, the reservist whose affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation.

Camp Pendleton Wife Named Military Spouse Of The Year Finalist

Feb. 21
By Beth Ford Roth
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Military Spouse magazine announced this morning the 18 finalists for its 2013 Military Spouse of the Year award - and Kristine Schellhaas of Camp Pendleton is on the list.

U.S. Marines Still Hospitalized After Helicopter Hard Landing In Thailand

Feb. 21
By Beth Ford Roth
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Four U.S. Marines are still in the hospital today after their helicopter had a hard landing Wednesday in Thailand, during the Cobra Gold military exercise.