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Stories for March 19, 2013

ICE Head Answers More Questions On Detainee Release

March 19
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In his testimony, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement gave details about one of the immigrants released in Arizona who had a criminal record.

San Diego Police DUI Case Expands To More Officers

March 19
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A drunken-driving case against a San Diego police detective has grown into a criminal investigation involving four other officers called to the scene that night before a formal investigation was launched.

Filner Issues Emergency Order To Close La Jolla Children's Pool

March 19
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LA JOLLA (CNS) - City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said today he would defend Mayor Bob Filner's emergency order to close the Children's Pool in La Jolla between sunset and sunrise, issued Tuesday in response to alleged abuse of harbor seals captured on videotape.

Aztecs Make 4th Straight Trip to NCAA Tournament

March 19
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Seventh-seeded San Diego State men's basketball will play the University of Oklahoma Sooners in Philadelphia on Friday.

Legislation Would Create Career-Oriented Curriculum for Students

March 19
Amy Quinton, Capitol Public Radio
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California’s top Senate Democrat has introduced a bill that would provide career-training for students.

U.S. Gets Low Marks On Infrastructure From Engineers' Group

March 19
Brian Naylor / NPR
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The condition of the nation's roads, bridges and other kinds of infrastructure has actually improved over the past few years, but only slightly, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Odd Political Bedfellows Agree: Banks Still Too Big To Fail

March 19
John Ydstie / NPR
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Amid Washington's dysfunction, one issue has united some liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans: a common concern that "too big to fail" is alive and well.

UCSD Scholars to 'End of Men' Folks: You've Gone Way Too Far, Baby

March 19
Ken Stone / La Jolla Patch
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Opinion leaders such as Slate's Hanna Rosin and The New York Times' David Brooks have popularized the "end of men" thesis--that women have achieved gender equality and are even overtaking men in the economy.

Scholar Outlines The Long, Rocky Road Of GOP Outreach Efforts

March 19
Frank James / NPR
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One of the most interesting observations we've seen regarding the Republican National Committee's latest effort to win the hearts and minds of minorities, women and young voters was to be found on a blog that promotes a political science textbook written by professors Joseph Bessette and John J. Pitney Jr.

A Turning Point For Talking About Suicide And Guns In Wyoming

March 19
Kirk Siegler / NPR
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Guns are a big part of everyday life in Wyoming, and many residents have been directly impacted by a suicide in which a gun was used. The state has the highest suicide rate in the nation, and two-thirds of Wyoming's suicides are by firearm.

With Headline Bus Tour, 'New York Post' Takes Manhattan

March 19
David Folkenflik / NPR
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One of the joys of living in New York City is laughing at the giant screaming headlines in the New York Post. When the former secretary of state knocked back a beer on one of her trips abroad: "Swillary." When the Lance Armstrong doping scandal broke: "Drug Pedaller." And when CIA director David Petraeus admitted having an affair? "Cloak And Shag Her."

How The Federal Budget Is Just Like Your Family Budget (Or Not)

March 19
Tamara Keith / NPR
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The House has begun debate on its budget resolution, with a vote expected later this week. And as supporters talk about this budget, there's one comparison you hear a lot.

Supreme Court Will Release Audio From Gay Marriage Cases

March 19
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The Supreme Court will release audio recordings of next week's arguments in two gay marriage cases just a few hours after they conclude.

Battlefield Medicine

March 19
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"Battlefield Medicine" moves from the trauma wards of Camp Bastion field hospital in Afghanistan, to cutting edge medical research labs, to reveal the innovations that are shaping medical treatment in the 21st century. The program meets the medical pioneers behind procedures that have seen the survival rate amongst injured servicemen and women rise to 90 percent. Designed for the war zone, these developments are already making waves in emergency rooms, from spray-on skin cells to heal burns, to innovative surgical techniques like rebuilding damaged hands from scratch - using rib bones.

A War Survivor, An Iraqi Makes A New Home In North Carolina

March 19
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro / NPR
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Ten years after the Iraq War began, NPR is catching up with people we encountered during the conflict. Back in 2008, NPR's armored car was targeted with a so-called sticky bomb in Baghdad. Ali Hamdani, an Iraqi who worked for NPR as a translator and producer, narrowly escaped. Shortly afterward, he left Iraq for the Unites States as a refugee.

Supreme Court OKs Discounted Resale Of 'Gray Market' Goods

March 19
Nina Totenberg / NPR
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The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that U.S. companies that make and sell products abroad cannot prevent those items from being resold in the U.S.

Candidates For San Diego Council District 4 Discuss Issues

March 19
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Voters will go to the polls a week from today and cast ballots for one of nine people running to fill San Diego's 4th City Council seat.

Murder Case Of Camp Pendleton Marine Wife Brittany Killgore Will Go To Trial

March 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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A San Diego County judge ruled this week that three members of a sex bondage cult will stand trial for the murder of Camp Pendleton Marine wife Brittany Killgore.

Women Continue To Struggle During Economic Recovery In California, Report Finds

March 19
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During Women's History Month, a new report focuses on how women in California have been affected by the Great Recession.

Undocumented Immigrant Deaths Spike At Border

March 19
By John Rosman
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Crossing the border may be more dangerous than ever before.

An 'Absolute Will To Forget': Iraq Casts Shorter Shadow Than Vietnam

March 19
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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Sometimes the whole country wants to forget.

Former Guatemalan Strongman Stands Trial For Genocide

March 19
By Jill Replogle
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An historic trial begins March 19 in Guatemala. For the first time ever, a former head of state faces the charge of genocide in his own country’s court system.

Spreckels Mansion to Be Listed for $16.9 Million Soon--Same as in 2005

March 19
Ken Stone / Coronado Patch
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The historic Spreckels mansion, scene of the mysterious Shacknai/Zahau deaths in 2011, will be on the market again soon, it was reported Tuesday.

White House Must Respond To Petition To Reinstate Military Tuition Assistance

March 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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An online petition to reinstate military Tuition Assistance programs - halted due to sequestration cuts - has garnered more than 100,000 signatures. That magic number means the White House must now respond to the petition.

Two Steubenville Girls Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Rape Victim

March 19
Mark Memmott / NPR
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The 16-year-old girl raped by two Ohio high school football players in a crime that has attracted wide attention has also been the victim of online harassment, the state's top prosecutor said late Monday.

Seven Marines Killed In Nevada Training Explosion (Video)

March 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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Seven Marines based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were killed Monday night in a training accident that took place at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada.

Accident During Live-Fire Exercise Kills At Least Seven Marines In Nevada

March 19
Mark Memmott / NPR
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At least seven Marines are dead and another seven are injured after an accident Monday night in Nevada in which a mortar round exploded inside an artillery tube, military officials tell NPR's Tom Bowman.

San Diego Mayor Proposes New Pot Clinic Rules

March 19
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San Diego's mayor is proposing a new law allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in commercial and industrial areas.

Serious Questions About Patient Care At San Diego Hospice

March 19
By Joanne Faryon
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This is the first indication patient care was an issue for the beleaguered San Diego Hospice, not just money.

California Performing Well As State Fuels A Green Economy

March 19
By Erik Anderson
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A new report finds California continues to grow jobs as resources are funneled into the developing green economy.

Lawsuit Over San Diego Boy Scout Leases Ends

March 19
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A civil rights group is ending a decade-old lawsuit over San Diego's leasing of city property to the Boy Scouts.