Stories for June 26, 2013
NPR continues a series of conversations aboutThe Race Card Project, where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Every so often NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris will dip into those six-word stories to explore issues surrounding race and cultural identity for Morning Edition. You can find hundreds of six-word submissions and submit your own at www.theracecardproject.com.
Mayor Bob Filner is scheduled to announce Thursday that he will issue permits for next month's Over-the-Line tournament, despite legal action against the long-standing San Diego tradition.
R&B grooves the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage with Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears. Saadiq highlights songs from his old-school soul LP "Stone Rollin’." Lewis & his Honeybears rock their bluesy soul nuggets from "Scandalous."
A Tennessee man faces federal charges after a grand jury indicted him on counts of fraud and extortion, in a case stemming from claims made about tax documents of Republican Mitt Romney during last year's presidential campaign.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has overturned the murder conviction of ex-Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III.
The dual victories the Supreme Court handed to gay marriage supporters Wednesday seemed to temporarily shift the focus of the fight from Washington to the states.
Camp Widow is a program of the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation. It's coming to San Diego this weekend to help young widows cope with difficulties.
Overnight, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis became a national political name and a hero to abortion-rights supporters around the country.
The first heatwave of the summer arrives, but there should be enough electricity to handle demand.
After a vote on a controversial bill to restrict abortion in Texas was deemed to have fallen outside of the state's legislative session, Gov. Rick Perry has called for a special session to take up the issue, along with other topics. The session is scheduled to begin July 1 at 2 p.m., ET.
Marines and sailors stormed a beach on Camp Pendleton this week. This year‘s amphibious landing exercises involved new Pacific partners.
State regulators have fined Kaiser for not providing better access to its mental health services, but Kaiser officials maintain they've already made improvements.
The Supreme Court's ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional will not only make a big difference in health benefits for some federal employees, it could also affect people who will be newly eligible for Obamacare beginning next year.
With its pleasant climate, Florida has become home to more exotic and invasive species of plants and animals than any other state in the continental U.S. Some invasive species have been brought in deliberately, such as the Burmese python or the Cuban brown snail. But the majority of species are imported inadvertently as cargo.
I've been thinking a lot about forgiveness - a subject that's been coming up quite a bit lately because, really, how could it not?
Communicating between languages is an age-old challenge. Today computer programs can translate words instantly. But what about conversations? Intense ones? Maybe even the kind where life or death hangs in the balance?
The show-stopping musical "Annie," its characters and its songs are timeless and classic. It’s been 35 years since the little orphan Annie first stepped onto a Broadway stage. For Annie’s return to Broadway, this documentary offers a memorable behind-the-scenes look at every step of a single "Annie" production number, from the earliest phases of discussion among the creative team, rehearsals with actors, to opening night on Broadway.
The job of postmaster general was once one of the country's most politically powerful. It is also one of the oldest; a version of the position existed before the Declaration of Independence.
The National Institutes of Health has taken a major step toward winding down experiments on chimpanzees, pleasing biomedical groups that have been calling for an end to such research for years. But one UC San Diego scientist thinks the move may actually harm chimp well-being.
Pro football player Aaron Hernandez, who until today was a member of the New England Patriots, was charged with murder and other crimes in a Massachusetts courtroom Wednesday. He was arrested this morning and formally charged this afternoon, with authorities blaming him for the death of Odin Lloyd, 27, whose body was found on June 17.
A ratepayer advocacy group is petitioning to stop the operators of the now closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station from charging ratepayers for the plant.
First there was Rusty, the red panda. Now there are reports that a bear was captured after roaming around in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, prompting (mostly unserious) concerns of a possible siege on the nation's capital.
Ten years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas "Homosexual Conduct" law that criminalized some sexual acts.
If you've ever wondered if you could grow your own vegetables, we'll show you that you can. From starting seeds and seedlings, to gardening with children, to building your own raised bed, host Nan Sterman shows how experts and novices grow edibles.
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It's officially summertime in San Diego, and we've got you covered when it comes to events. From a roundup of summertime's best to a brew-tastic happy hour in Balboa Park, summer is officially in full swing.
Veterans of the Vietnam War-era with post-traumatic stress disorder were more than twice as likely as their counterparts without PTSD to develop heart disease, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
We speak with a Thomas Jefferson School of Law professor to help explain the effect of Wednesday's historic rulings.
The Old Globe Theater's new artistic director Barry Edelstein is on a mission to make William Shakespeare more accessible to more people.
When Chinese workers have a grievance, they are increasingly taking dramatic and direct action.
Pretty much every medical organization has told men to back off on screening for prostate cancer, because it can lead to unneeded treatment, including surgery that can leave a man incontinent and impotent.
The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Wednesday to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act is a monumental victory for advocates of same-sex marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision today to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act clears a pathway for same-sex military couples to receive the same benefits as heterosexual married military couples.
The Supreme Court issued rulings on two highly-anticipated cases on gay marriage today. By 5-4, it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional.
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The Supreme Court ruled Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. We break down what it means for San Diegans.
Owners accuse taxi workers' group of trying to "grab taxi medallions" for free by influencing city officials. Accusations come amid Mayor Bob Filner's push to have oversight of industry transferred back to the city.
The official clock ran out on Texas lawmakers overnight, which effectively killed a bill that would have dramatically restricted abortion in the nation's second most populous state. Hours of chaos and confusion in Austin finally lifted as Texas Senate leaders decided that the vote on Senate Bill 5 did not clear a constitutionally-mandated hurdle that it pass before midnight.
We usually think of college sports in terms of classic big-time schools, polls and bowls.
Lawmakers continue to wrangle over a bill that would overhaul the nation's immigration system. One provision in this bill would allow companies to import a lot more skilled workers. The tech industry has lobbied hard for this, despite fears among some American workers about the extra competition.
High-paying investors have helped Las Vegas' real estate prices to bloom in a place that once ranked as the country's foreclosure capital.