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Stories for June 14, 2013

Review/Interview: 'The East'

June 14
Evening Edition
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Corporations that refuse to be held accountable for their actions are taken to task by an anarchist group in the new indie film, “The East," which opened June 14 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas and AMC La Jolla.

'Immigrants Are More Fertile,' Jeb Bush Says In Reform Speech

June 14
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Jeb Bush has created a stir with remarks he made during a speech on immigration, in which he said that women who immigrate to America are more fertile than women who are born in the country.

Whooping Cough Shows Up In Four County Schools

June 14
City News Service
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This year, 66 cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, have been reported in San Diego County. Last year, 165 cases were reported, and a record 1,144 cases of the contagious respiratory illness were reported in 2010, according to the HHSA.

Report: Former Nazi SS Officer Living In Minnesota

June 14
Scott Neuman / NPR
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A 94-year-old man who allegedly was a top commander of a Nazi SS unit responsible for the massacre of civilians during World War II is reportedly living quietly in Minnesota, according to an exclusive report by The Associated Press.

The Parking Spots That Cost More Than Half A Million Dollars

June 14
Hannah Meisel / NPR
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As it turns out, prime urban parking can be almost as valuable as a single-family home. A Boston woman bought two parking spaces for $560,000 at auction Thursday, winning a tough bidding war that increased by the tens of thousands at each turn.

NRC Considers Voiding Key Ruling On San Onofre

June 14
By Alison St John
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission may reject a ruling that contributed to the decision to shut down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Filmmaker Urges Nuclear Power Opponents To Reconsider Stance

June 14
By David Wagner
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Anti-nuclear activists celebrated when Southern California Edison announced the permanent closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station last week. But a new documentary opening in San Diego this weekend aims to crash that party. Is nuclear power humanity's best bet for getting a handle on climate change?

Antiques Roadshow: Palm Springs, Calif. - Hour Two

June 14
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At the Palm Springs Convention Center, it’s a cinch that appraisers will lasso the kind of discoveries that include a costume dress literally sewn onto Marilyn Monroe for her role in the classic 1959 comedy “Some Like It Hot,” estimated to be worth a very hot $150,000 to $250,000.

11-Year-Old Keeps Singing In Face Of Hate

June 14
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR
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It's not often an 11-year-old boy gets to sing the national anthem twice during the NBA Finals.

Antiques Roadshow: Palm Springs, Calif. - Hour One

June 14
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, with host Mark L. Walberg, opens its lucky 13th season in Palm Springs, California, with a mix of great good fortune and an equally staggering loss. ROADSHOW experts discover the most valuable object ever appraised on the series: a 1937 painting by noted American abstract expressionist Clyfford Still — received as a housewarming gift — conservatively estimated to be worth $500,000.

Housing-Market Watchers Edgy As Mortgage Rates Keep Climbing

June 14
Yuki Noguchi / NPR

Mortgage rates have seen a relatively sharp rise this month. The average 30-year fixed-rate loan hit 4 percent earlier in June -- a big jump from the record lows of recent years. Some investors are now concerned that the housing recovery could be stifled if rates continue to rise quickly.

Think Your Job's Hard? Try Being A Congressional Spy Watcher

June 14
Frank James / NPR
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As the controversy over the National Security Agency's phone and Internet data gathering reminds us, one of Congress' most challenging assignments is oversight of the nation's intelligence community.

U.S. Navy Approves Use Of Lower-Case Letters

June 14
Scott Neuman / NPR
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A recent directive issued by the U.S. Navy was transmitted in the customary format, using all uppercase letters. Sailors, it said, are:

Australian General's Frank Talk On Sexual Abuse Wins Fans

June 14
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The growing problem of sexual assaults in the U.S. military has led to arguments in Congress, where lawmakers disagree over how to confront the issue. Top military officers have also weighed in on the topic. But in Australia, where the military has its own sexual assault problem, the army chief has a simple solution: "Show moral courage and take a stand."

When People Make Their Own Banks

June 14
Marianne McCune / NPR
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Miguelo Rada doesn't seem like the kind of guy who'd have extra cash. He just spent 32 years in prison, he lives in a halfway house in West Harlem, and his current income comes only from public assistance.

Roundtable: Underground Market For Taxi Permits, Scathing NCTD Audit, Deported Parents

June 14
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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There's a burgeoning underground market in San Diego taxi permits. The North Coast Transit District has received a scathing audit of its practices. Parents deported by the INS must leave their American-born kids behind.

Son Of Navy Vet Sebastien De La Cruz Ignores Racist Tweets To Sing Anthem Again (Video)

June 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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Sebastien de la Cruz is the 11-year-old son of a U.S. Navy veteran who made national headlines this week when he was inundated with racist Tweets after singing the Star-Spangled Banner before Game 3 of the NBA Finals. But, apparently, singing great is the best revenge...

New Blood Sparks Identity Crisis For Fraternal Group Of Farmers

June 14
Jeff Brady / NPR
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Lots of passionate people are taking up farming these days, motivated by frustration with industrial farming, concerns about the environment, and a desire to build community and local food markets. Some of these new farmers have joined the Grange, a long-established fraternal organization for farmers with roots in social activism.

DOC MARTIN: Season One

June 14
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DOC MARTIN is a catchy comedy drama starring Martin Clunes as Martin Ellingham, whose truculence and tactless manner causes mayhem in a small Cornish community. The series, which has steadily gained fans during its first four seasons, follows the celebrated London surgeon, who unfortunately has developed a phobia to blood. KPBS will rebroadcast past episodes of this series leading up to the debut of Season Six in 2014.

As Tensions In Syria Rise, US Marines Perform Military Exercises In Jordan (Video)

June 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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A group of United States Marines is taking part in the yearly military exercise known as "Eager Lion" in Jordan, a country that borders Syria. Just yesterday, President Obama said he would increase military aid to Syrian rebels as a consequence of the nation using chemical weapons on its own people.

Nudging Detroit: Program Doubles Food Stamp Bucks In Grocery Stores

June 14
Eliza Barclay / NPR
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In recent years, programs that double the value of food stamp dollars spent at farmers markets have generated a lot of attention. The basic idea: Spend, say, $10 in food stamps and get an extra $10 credit for purchases at the market.

Why Partisans Can't Kick The Hypocrisy Habit

June 14
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

American politics has become like a big square dance. When the music stops after an election, people switch to the other side on a number of issues, depending on whether their party remains in power.

Firefighters Holding Line On Colorado Wildfire

June 14
NICHOLAS RICCARDI / Associated Press
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Firefighters are holding the line on a wildfire near Colorado Springs that has destroyed 379 homes and may have killed two people as they tried to escape.

Dear NSA: Please Read This Email

June 14
Linton Weeks / NPR
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Subject: Please feel free to read our email exchange with Wendy Nather, a high-tech analyst who focuses on security issues at 451 Research in Austin, Texas. Not that you need our permission.

Nearly 460,000 People Struggle With Hunger In San Diego County, Report Reveals

June 14
By Susan Murphy
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Nearly 460,000 people in San Diego County are impacted by hunger, including more than 184,000 children, according to a new report by Feeding America.

Ignoring Racist Tweets, 11-Year-Old Nails National Anthem ... Again

June 14
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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Something pretty magical happened at last night's NBA finals: Sebastien de la Cruz, the 11-year-old who sang the national anthem on Tuesday, was back on Thursday to prove his critics wrong.

Audit: NCTD Contract Monitoring “Inefficient" And "Ineffective”

June 14
By Brad Racino
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An audit of the North County Transit District identified 19 deficiencies. In this ongoing series, inewsource details the most noteworthy.

Review: 'Gut'

June 14
By Beth Accomando
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The indie film “Gut” won the Audience Choice Award at last year’s Horrible Imaginings Film Festival last year. Now it’s back for a pair of encore, late night screenings this Friday and Saturday at the Digital Gym Cinema. Check out my review and interview.

Encinitas, Solana Beach Leaders Propose Sand Replenishment For North County Shores

June 14
By Alison St John
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San Diego’s beaches are being washed away. Solana Beach and Encinitas are key players in the debate over how to deal with eroding shorelines and sea level rise.

U.S. Says Syria Crossed 'Red Line'; Now What?

June 14
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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On Thursday, the United States revealed that it now has "high confidence" that the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons against rebel forces.

Calif. Legislature Passes $96.3B Democratic Budget

June 14
Associated Press
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The Legislature passed California's massive state spending plan Friday amid sharp divisions over whether the compromise struck by Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown will further the state's recovery.