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Stories for February 7, 2013

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A Life Defined Not By Disability, But Love

Feb. 7, 2013
NPR Staff / NPR

When Bonnie Brown was pregnant with her daughter, Myra, she says she felt a mix of joy and anxiety.

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Copper Dependence Inspires Art

Feb. 7, 2013
By Jude Joffe-Block

While different interest groups debate new copper mining projects on Arizona public land, two artists explore our relationship to copper. A new exhibition examines copper as a limited resource, and our reliance on it.

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Lawsuit, Investigation Loom Over Lance Armstrong

Feb. 7, 2013
Tom Goldman / NPR

There are more troubles for disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

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Autopsy Suggests Boy Shot By Border Patrol Was Already Down

Feb. 7, 2013
By Michel Marizco

An autopsy from the Mexican state of Sonora leaves some unanswered questions about a U.S. Border Patrol agent-involved shooting that left a teenage boy dead in Mexico.

Tucson Schools Must Teach Culturally Relevant Courses

Feb. 7, 2013
By Michel Marizco

A federal judge ruled Wednesday the Tucson Unified School District must begin teaching culturally relevant courses in its schools.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Somerleyton

Feb. 7, 2013
By Jennifer Robinson

The team head east for a busy day in Suffolk at Somerleyton Hall near Lowestoft. As ever, there's a fascinating array of objects and stories under scrutiny, including a picture painted by a suffragette artist who had arsonist tendencies, a bracelet given to Queen Victoria by Albert on the birth of Princess Louise in 1848, and a tantalizing box of paints claims to have been once owned by John Constable. Find out what the experts think as they start to unravel the mysteries.

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San Diego Eagle Scout Applaudes Review Of Boy Scouts' Gay Ban

Feb. 7, 2013
By Erik Anderson

A long term Eagle Scout in San Diego County is optimistic the Boy Scouts are on their way to changing their restrictive membership policy.

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Replacement 'Kiss' Statue To Arrive In San Diego Monday

Feb. 7, 2013
City News Service / City News Service

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The replacement "kiss'' statue, the sculptured replica of an iconic photograph of a sailor and nurse smooching at the end of World War II, is scheduled to arrive at the San Diego waterfront Monday, three days earlier than first expected, according to the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.

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Market Warriors: Antiquing In Chantilly, Va.

Feb. 7, 2013

This week the pickers travel to Chantilly, Virginia, for the DC Big Flea. This six-times-a-year indoor show finds the pickers trying to make a big score on their target assignment to find miniature furniture. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes some notable finds, which include a crocodile suitcase, a mid-century modern clock and a Chinese screen. This week's winner is a clear favorite from the moment the auction begins at Quinn's Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia.

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Preview: 'San Diego I Love You'

Feb. 7, 2013
By Beth Accomando

Circle Circle dot dot is a young theater company that keeps exploring new ways to connect with audiences. Their latest production, "San Diego I Love You" experiments with a site specific performance. Check out the video.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Boston, Mass. - Hour Three

Feb. 7, 2013
By Jennifer Robinson

On ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’S visit to Boston, Massachusetts, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stephen Fletcher explore folk art carvings at the historic Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester. Discoveries include a host of arms and militaria, including Civil War photographs; World War II German POW signs; and a circa 1810 South Carolina musket valued at $6,000-$8,000.

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Fried Chicken And Sweet Tea: Recipe For A Stroke

Feb. 7, 2013
Nancy Shute / NPR

Fried chicken on a waffle, washed down with sweet tea -- it's a classic Southern lunch. That fat/sweet nexus is also a recipe for a stroke, according to a recent study.

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Motorist Faces Charges For Hitting, Killing Cyclist

Feb. 7, 2013
By Tom Fudge

The San Diego City Attorney has charged a man with vehicular manslaughter in the death of Charles Gilbreth, who was hit by a car while riding his bike on Montezuma Road.

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Consumer Group Says California Doctors Should Be Drug Tested

Feb. 7, 2013
By Kenny Goldberg

The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog says doctors in California should be drug tested.

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To Enrich Uranium, Buy The Right Stuff And Don't Get Caught

Feb. 7, 2013
NPR Staff / NPR

On Thursday, Iran's government made clear it has no interest in direct talks until the U.S. eases sanctions that have been suffocating Iran's economy. But the Obama Administration isn't budging, and says the ball is in the Iranian's court.

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New York's Grimy Garment District Hatches Designers' Dreams

Feb. 7, 2013
Padmananda Rama / NPR

Thursday marks the beginning of New York's Fashion Week, where big name designers like Michael Kors, Anna Sui and Vera Wang will debut their Fall 2013 collections. It's part of an industry that generates billions of dollars of revenue for New York City, employing hundreds of thousands of workers. But the real business of fashion happens several blocks south of the glamorous Lincoln Center runways,in New York's garment district.

California Seeks To Adopt Nation's Toughest Gun Laws

Feb. 7, 2013
AP / Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Weeks after New York enacted the nation's toughest gun laws, California lawmakers want the state to do even more in response to recent mass shootings, particularly the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.

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Replacement 'Kiss' Statue On Its Way To San Diego

Feb. 7, 2013
City News Service

The replacement "kiss'' statue, the sculptured replica of an iconic photograph of a sailor and nurse smooching at the end of World War II, is on its way to San Diego today and is set to be installed next week.

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Drone Program Under Scrutiny As CIA Nominee Testifies

Feb. 7, 2013
Greg Myre / NPR

The Obama administration has made its drone program the signature feature of its counterterrorism efforts. But it's not a subject it likes to talk about.

DePuy Hip Implant Problems In San Diego

Feb. 7, 2013
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

A lawsuit underway in Los Angeles reveals Johnson & Johnson apparently knew years before they recalled a faulty artificial hip that it had a critical design flaw, but they went ahead and had doctors install them in tens of thousand of patients.

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FRONTLINE: Cliffhanger

Feb. 7, 2013

This February, as the nation faces yet another round of fiscal crises, FRONTLINE investigates the inside story of Washington’s failure to solve the country’s debt and deficit problems. Drawing on interviews with key players in Congress and the White House, FRONTLINE goes behind the scenes to show how a clash of politics and personalities has taken the nation's economy to the edge of the “fiscal cliff,” and now to a second round of standoffs over the debt ceiling and sequestration.

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USS Carl Vinson Wraps Up Six Months Of Maintenance (Video)

Feb. 7, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth

The crew of the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson officially completed the ship's scheduled six-month planned incremental availability this week.

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Botulism From 'Pruno' Hits Arizona Prison

Feb. 7, 2013
Scott Hensley / NPR

Inmates at a maximum security prison in Arizona were stricken with botulism after consuming homemade hooch that's called "pruno" inside the big house.

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Oh, Poop! Animal Shelter May Still Need More Newspapers

Feb. 7, 2013
Reema Khrais / NPR

When San Francisco's Animal Care & Control put out the word last month that it needed more newspapers to line the cages for dogs that have to take care of business, the city's library system stepped up to help.

Many in Calif. Rely On Contaminated Water Sources

Feb. 7, 2013
AP / Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- More than half of California's population relies on a drinking water supply contaminated by arsenic, nitrates and other contaminants, though most communities blend or treat their water to make it safe, according to a new report by the State Water Resources Control Board released earlier this week.

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Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen: Icebox Desserts

Feb. 7, 2013

In this episode, chef Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. Then, Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of chocolate ice cream. And finally, chef Erin McMurrer updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make French Silk Chocolate Pie.

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More Details Emerge About Edison's Actions Before Replacing Generators At San Onofre

Feb. 7, 2013
By Alison St John, Amita Sharma, Marissa Cabrera

Congressman Markey adds details about the Mitsubishi Report revealing what Edison knew about problems, even before faulty steam generators were installed at San Onofre nuclear power plant

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Mountain Manhunt For Ex-Cop Accused Of Killing 3 Continues

Feb. 7, 2013
By Kyla Calvert and KPBS News and Associated Press

An ex-Los Angeles police officer who authorities say went on a killing spree to punish those he blamed for his firing killed three people and set off a manhunt.

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What Nations Were The Most Forward-Looking In 2012?

Feb. 7, 2013
Bill Chappell / NPR

Germany was the world's most future-oriented country in 2012, followed by Switzerland and Japan, according to the "Future Orientation Index." Researchers found that in Germany and 10 nations last year, more people used Google to search for "2013" than for "2011."

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Ex-Navy Reservist Wanted For Murder Last Seen Near Navy Base (Video)

Feb. 7, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth

The manhunt for ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner has moved to near the U.S. Navy Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center in San Diego. Christopher Dorner was a Navy reservist who served in San Diego.

San Diego Officials Working To Make Bicycling Safer

Feb. 7, 2013

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The City Council is embarking on an effort to improve infrastructure in the city of San Diego to make bicycling safer.

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Murder Suspect's Police Badge Found In San Diego

Feb. 7, 2013

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A wallet containing a badge and the identification of a fired Los Angeles police officer wanted for the revenge slayings of a college basketball coach and her fiance in Irvine was found near Lindbergh Field early today, police said.

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America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: Pork Chops And Lentil Salad

Feb. 7, 2013

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Red Wine-Braised Pork Chops. Next, host Christopher Kimball reveals the test kitchen’s best tips for storing, chopping and handling fresh herbs. Then, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of braising. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Lentil Salad at home.

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Chain Restaurants Boost Sales With Lower-Calorie Foods

Feb. 7, 2013
Nancy Shute / NPR

Lower-calorie foods are driving growth and profits for chain restaurants, according to fresh research, suggesting that people are making smarter choices when it comes to burgers and fries.

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U.S. Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan, No Deaths Reported

Feb. 7, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth

No one was killed when a U.S. helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan today, according to International Security Assistance Force officials.

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Midday Movies: 'Django Unchained'

Feb. 7, 2013
By Beth Accomando

February is Black History Month and this edition of Midday Movies looks to a movie still in theaters and still generating controversy over it’s depiction of black history. The film is Quentin Tarantino’s "Django Unchained." The film received five Oscar nominations.

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Sending Immigrants To The Back Of An Endless Line

Feb. 7, 2013
By John Rosman

Both the Senate and the President’s proposals for immigration reform agree the pathway to citizenship begins at the “back of the line.” But, there isn’t one line. And for families in certain lines, the wait is so long it’s like going back in time.

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Winter Storm To Bring Rain, Snow And Gusty Winds To San Diego County

Feb. 7, 2013
City News Service

A significant shift in the weather is expected in San Diego County later today, as a Pacific storm arrives and brings much cooler temperatures, snow, rain and gusty winds to the region through Sunday, forecasters said.

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Preview: 23rd Annual Jewish Film Festival

Feb. 7, 2013
By Beth Accomando

The 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival kicks off tonight with "Under African Skies." Here are some films you might want to seek out. The Festival runs through February 17.