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Stories for May 10, 2013

Autopsy: San Diego Surfer Drowned Before Bitten By Shark

May 10
Associated Press / KPBS

An autopsy has concluded that a San Diego surfer whose body was found in the water had drowned before being bitten by sharks.

Animal Cracker Conspiracy Challenges Expectations About Puppetry

May 10
Evening Edition
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Adult Puppet Cabaret challenges expectations about what puppetry is. It does this through both the content of the show and the types of puppets it uses.

Video Released In Alleged Border Patrol Abuse

May 10
By Jill Replogle
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A federal judge has ordered the government to release a video used as evidence in the case of a San Diego-area Border Patrol agent accused of kneeing and choking a detained border crosser.

IRS's Tea Party Scrutiny Adds To Conservatives' Case Against Obama

May 10
Frank James / NPR
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As if the Obama administration's conservative critics didn't have enough fodder with last year's attacks on a U.S. Consulate that killed four Americans, now comes Friday's startling revelation that Internal Revenue Service workers between 2010 and 2012 singled out groups with "Tea Party" and "Patriots" in their name for extra scrutiny of their applications for tax-exempt status.

On Military Sexual Assault Issue, A New Era for An Old Committee

May 10
Liz Halloran / NPR
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Other bipartisan efforts on Capitol Hill may be collapsing around them, but a cadre of Democratic and Republican women serving on the Senate and House Armed Services committees are leveraging their historic clout to respond together to the sexual assault crisis engulfing the U.S. military.

White House Denies Any 'Substantive' Edits To Benghazi Memo

May 10
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The White House says it made only minimal changes to the now-discredited talking points used to discuss the deadly attack last year on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

How Swedish Malort Became Chicago's Mascot Bitter Drink

May 10
Melissa McEwen / NPR
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The people who make Jeppson's Malort, a harshly bitter spirit that's consumed in shots or cocktails, don't mind that their product makes people grimace. Instead, they celebrate it.

Benghazi Review Leader Offered To Testify On Capitol Hill

May 10
S.V. Date / NPR

When the House held its much-anticipated hearing on Benghazi Wednesday, one major figure not at the witness table was Thomas Pickering, the former ambassador and co-chair of the Accountability Review Board that reported on last September's attacks.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Seattle, Washington - Hour One

May 10
By Jennifer Robinson
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW rocks out at Seattle’s EMP Museum and discusses Jimi Hendrix’ trend-setting fashion style. Other highlights include a Vladimir Kagan desk used by Kagan himself and an impressive 1874 Francis A. Silva oil painting valued at $250,000.

Dogs With PTSD Get Help From Military Veterinarian (Video)

May 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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Ever since canine post-traumatic stress disorder became an accepted diagnosis for military working dogs, veterinarians have been trying to figure out how to treat it.

FAA Cancels Ramona Airport Traffic Control Tower Closure

May 10
Melissa Phy
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After the shifting of funds and resistance from numerous residents and even local politicians, Ramona Airport's traffic control tower will remain open and operating through the fiscal year, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday.

Gonzalez, Castaneda Ramp Up Campaigns

May 10
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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One week before the May 21 special election, candidates for California's 80th Assembly District race to connect with voters.

Boston Bombing Suspect Buried In Secret At Virginia Cemetery

May 10
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been interred at a Muslim cemetery in central Virginia after a two-week ordeal in which a Massachusetts funeral director sought in vain to find a burial location.

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: Chicken Classics, Improved

May 10
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Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Skillet Chicken Fajitas. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of tortillas, and test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the best Classic Chicken Salad. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite new kitchen gadgets.

San Diego Navy Veteran Gears Up For Warrior Games (Video)

May 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joe Frank [Ret.] was critically injured when his car was hit by a drunk driver on Interstate 5 in San Diego. Frank is one of 200 wounded service members and veterans expected to compete in the Warrior Games, which start Saturday.

Criminal Probe Launched In Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast

May 10
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Authorities in Texas announced Friday that they're launching a criminal investigation into the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people and devastated the small community of West.

Grandson Of Malcolm X Was Reportedly Killed In Mexico

May 10
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, has reportedly died at age 28. Shabazz was killed in Mexico Thursday, according to a friend of the Shabazz family.

MARTHA STEWART'S COOKING SCHOOL: Pasta Sauces

May 10
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Homemade pasta sauces far outshine store-bought jars. In this episode, Martha creates four mouthwatering versions: traditional, slow-cooked Bolognese; a quick-and-easy puttanesca; a rich carbonara; and a light but unforgettable sauce made with bottarga, a preserved fish roe that is a specialty of southern Italy.

Roundtable: Nathan Fletcher Turns Democrat, Julian Fire Stays Volunteer, Governor Touts School Formula, Disney Idea es Muerto

May 10
Midday Edition
By Pat Finn
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Nathan Fletcher dropped the other shoe: the blue one. Julian-Cuyamaca Fire spurns county funds to stay all-volunteer. Governor Brown's plan changes school funding formula. The Walt Disney Company may wish it was dead.

'Monkeemobile' Creator Dean Jeffries Dies

May 10
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Dean Jeffries, the car customizer who created the "Monkeemobile" for The Monkees TV show, "Black Beauty" for The Green Hornet and who painted two famous words on actor James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder, died last weekend at his Hollywood home. He was 80. A son says Jeffries died in his sleep.

Prince Harry Surprises Military Moms At White House Tea (Video)

May 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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The 170 military mothers who were guests at the White House Mother's Day tea were treated to a surprise visitor - Prince Harry of Great Britain.

In The Land Of Wild Ramps, It's Festival Time

May 10
Jess Schreibstein / NPR
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Springtime in Appalachia means ramp festival season. But even as ramp festivals attract record numbers of people seeking a fleeting taste of the seasonal garlic-scented greens, scientists warn that overharvesting is forcing wild populations into decline.

Jacob & Sophia Rule Among Baby Names, Liz & Liam Are Hot

May 10
Mark Memmott / NPR

If this was a contest, some might call for the name Jacob to be retired after so many wins.

More CA Cities Moving To Shut Marijuana Clinics

May 10
Associated Press

More California cities are moving against medical marijuana dispensaries following a state Supreme Court ruling permitting them to ban the clinics.

Spire Intact, World Trade Center Stretches To 1,776 Feet

May 10
Bill Chappell / NPR
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With its glittering spire firmly attached, the new World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere on Friday morning. The building at One World Trade Center now stands at 1,776 feet.

Strict New Stormwater Runoff Rules Approved For San Diego

May 10
By Susan Murphy
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Toxins, sewage and trash regularly flow into San Diego's beaches and rivers by way of storm drains after a heavy rain. To combat the problem, San Diego Water regulators have approved strict new rules.

11 Million Immigrants: What's In A Number?

May 10
By Adrian Florido
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Eleven million has become the most cited statistic in the immigration reform debate. We take a closer look at the number.

Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect Could Face Thousands Of Charges

May 10
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Ariel Castro, the man accused of holding three young women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade -- nightmarish years in which he allegedly raped them repeatedly, forced at least one of the women to have multiple miscarriages and fathered a child with another -- could face thousands of criminal charges.

FBI Says Data About Probe Of Bombing Suspect Was Shared

May 10
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Boston Police Chief Edward Davis told Congress on Thursday that before the Boston Marathon bombings, his department wasn't aware the FBI had questioned Tamerlan Tsarnaev in recent years about whether he had been in contact with Muslim extremists in Dagestan.

Review: 'The Great Gatsby'

May 10
By Nathan John
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Guest critic Nate John says Hollywood's latest version of "The Great Gatsby" is a spectacle that merits the illustrious title. Catch the classic in theaters May 10.

College Divestment Campaigns Creating Passionate Environmentalists

May 10
Elizabeth Shogren / NPR

At about 300 colleges across the country, young activists worried about climate change are borrowing a strategy that students successfully used in decades past. In the 1980s, students enraged about South Africa's racist Apartheid regime got their schools to drop stocks in companies that did business with that government. In the 1990s, students pressured their schools to divest Big Tobacco.