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Stories for May 18, 2013

Tesla Rides High, But Faces Formidable Foe: Car Dealers

May 18
Liz Halloran / NPR
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Tesla Motors, the American maker of luxury electric cars, has been riding a wave of good publicity.

Impossible Choice Faces America's First 'Climate Refugees'

May 18
NPR Staff / NPR
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Climate change is a stark reality in America's northernmost state. Nearly 90 percent of native Alaskan villages are on the coast, where dramatic erosion and floods have become a part of daily life.

Review: 'The Iceman'

May 18
By Beth Accomando
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“The Iceman” (opened May 17 at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas) is based on real life contract killer Richard Kuklinski. The film is a showcase for actor Michael Shannon.

California To Seek Court Order To Keep Key UC San Diego Hospital Workers From Striking

May 18
City News Service
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The state of California will seek a court order on Monday to prevent some key unionized hospital workers at UC San Diego from striking on Tuesday, it was reported today.

California To Offer Voter Registration Through Health Insurance Marketplace

May 18
Associated Press
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California will become the first state to offer voter registration through its health insurance marketplace later this year.

Immigration Bill Chugs Along, But Some See Deal-Breakers

May 18
David Welna / NPR
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It's been a long slog already for the bipartisan immigration overhaul proposed by the Senate's Gang of Eight.

Turning Up The Heat On Civil Rights-Era Cold Cases

May 18
Joseph Shapiro / NPR

Six years ago, the FBI took on a challenge: To review what it called cold-case killings from the civil rights era. The investigation into 112 cases from the 1950s and 1960s is winding down, and civil rights activists are weighing the FBI's efforts.

2 fires north of LA persist after long fire week

May 18
Associated Press

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) -- A pair of persistent wildfires continued to burn in the hills and mountains around Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles on Saturday, although authorities were slowly getting the upper hand.