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Stories for May 22, 2013

Researchers Size Up San Diego Schools For National Prize

May 22
By Kyla Calvert
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Broad Foundation researchers are in San Diego this week evaluating city schools for a prestigious national award.

Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen: St. Louis Cooking

May 22
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Bridget uncovers the secrets to the ultimate St. Louis Pizza. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of sliced pepperoni. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen’s top pizza gadgets. And finally, Julia shows Chris how to make St. Louis BBQ Pork Steak.

Lois Lerner's Brief And Awful Day On Capitol Hill

May 22
Frank James / NPR
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The public got its first look Thursday at Lois Lerner, who has gone from faceless IRS bureaucrat to the face that launched what feels like 1,000 congressional hearings and conspiracy theories.

MARTHA STEWART'S COOKING SCHOOL: Sautéing

May 22
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Sautéing is one of the quickest and most versatile cooking methods. It works well for almost any small cut of meat or fish. Martha demonstrates how to dredge meat or fish in flour and the importance of cooking over high heat to achieve a perfect, golden-brown finish. She uses these techniques to cook wiener schnitzel, chicken piccata and sole à la meunière — and shows how to make flavorful pan sauces to serve as accompaniments.

Teachers In Moore Gather For 'Sharing And Healing'

May 22
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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What was billed as an informational meeting for teachers turned into a session of sharing and healing.

State Capitol Flags Lowered For California Plane Crash Victims

May 22
By Beth Ford Roth
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Governor Brown has ordered flags above the state capitol lowered to half-staff to honor Air Force Capt. Victoria Pinckney and Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III, who were killed when their plane crashed in Kyrgyzstan on May 3.

Holder Acknowledges U.S. Citizens Killed In Drone Strikes

May 22
Carrie Johnson / NPR
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For the first time, the U.S. government has acknowledged killing four American citizens in lethal drone strikes far outside traditional battlefields, confirming information that had been widely known but has only recently been unclassified under orders of the president.

Public Weighs In On San Diego Budget At City Council

May 22
By Claire Trageser
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The San Diego City Council heard the public's thoughts on Mayor Bob Filner's proposed budget today.

In Raw Milk Case, Activists See Food Freedom On Trial

May 22
Maria Godoy / NPR
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What is the case against Wisconsin farmer Vernon Hershberger really about? It depends on whom you ask.

Think Obama's In Trouble? That Depends On Your Party

May 22
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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Public opinion about the scandals plaguing the Obama administration is decidedly mixed.

Fears Of Killing Immigration Bill Doomed Same-Sex Amendment

May 22
David Welna / NPR
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After five marathon sessions debating 150 proposed amendments, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a landmark rewriting of the nation's immigration laws this week -- and the bill emerged largely intact.

Powerball? America Already Hit The Jackpot

May 22

Finally today, I'm still thinking about that massive Powerball jackpot last weekend. That caused me to think about what's wrong with Powerball -- the most important thing, of course, being the fact that I didn't win. You know you feel the same way. I'm sure I would have been a good winner. Like Oprah, I would use my powers for good and not evil. Like, I might buy a Bentley out of the showroom window, just to prove to myself that I could. But then I'd settle down and endow scholarships, and fix up blighted storefronts, and invest in local businesses. Seriously, I'd find all kinds of other good things to do.

Scandal Politics: The Downstream Effect

May 22
Charles Mahtesian / NPR
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Add this to the list of Democratic worries surrounding the wave of Obama administration scandals: The downstream effect.

Go East, Young Marijuana Dealer

May 22
Marianne McCune / NPR
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Chuck used to sell marijuana in California. But the legalization of medical marijuana in the state meant he was suddenly competing against hundreds of marijuana dispensaries. So he moved to New York, where marijuana is still 100 percent illegal. Since making the move, he says, he's quadrupled his income. (For the record: His name isn't really Chuck.)

Oregon's Cash-Strapped Counties Reject Public Safety Levies

May 22
Bill Chappell / NPR

Two Oregon counties have reportedly rejected property tax increases that would have funded law enforcement and public safety services. The counties once received federal timber subsidies, but those days are over -- and now they're scrambling to pay for essential services.

San Diego Charity Turns The Catch Of The Day Over To City's Needy

May 22
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A local sports fisherman has found a way to help feed San Diego's hungry. Fish. Food. Feel Good. collects donated fish from sports fishermen and distributes them to local charities that feed the area's seniors, poor and homeless.

UC San Diego Opens Center Devoted To Studying Imagination

May 22
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UC San Diego has created an innovative academic program called the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination.

Council Committee Requests Details On Proposed Downtown Arts And Entertainment District

May 22
City News Service
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A proposed arts and entertainment district meant to enliven a section of downtown San Diego could generate $5 million in revenue within three years, but a City Council committee requested more information on the plan.

Male Sergeant May Have Filmed Female Cadets At West Point

May 22
Mark Memmott / NPR
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A male sergeant at West Point has been accused of secretly videotaping at least a dozen female cadets, sometimes when they were showering, The New York Times reports.

San Diegans Urged To Prepare For Dangerous Wildfire Season

May 22
By Susan Murphy
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California’s wildfire season is off to an early and dangerous start. Firefighters have already battled 1,600 wildfires throughout the state, which is 500 more fires compared to the same period last year and 85 percent more fires than in an average year.

Marines Raise U.S. Flag Over Oklahoma Tornado Rubble (Video)

May 22
By Beth Ford Roth
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A group of U.S. Marines who were on hand in Moore, Oklahoma to help with search and rescue efforts created a scene of hope and support amid the destruction by raising an American flag found in the rubble.

SAVOR SAN DIEGO WITH SU-MEI YU: Green Goddess Goes To Market

May 22
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Host Su-Mei Yu visits Bella Vado Splendid Oils in Valley Center to learn about their avocado oil then visits a local market to find out how San Diego products like Bella Vado Oils find their way onto our area retail shelves.

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy Online Screening Tonight

May 22
By Monica Medina
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As a kid from New York, you could say I grew up in the wings of the Broadway stage. After all, my mother took me to see many a Saturday matinee of Broadway’s best. By the time I was 12 I had seen my fill. “The Sound of Music,” starring Mary Martin, “My Fair Lady” with Julie Andrews, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” with Robert Morse, and “Fiddler on the Roof,” starring the incomparable Zero Mostel, to name just a few.

Libya 'Talking Points' Emails Put Petraeus Back In Spotlight

May 22
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Former CIA Director David Petraeus is under renewed scrutiny over the role he played in creating the discredited "talking points" about the attack that killed four Americans last year in Benghazi, Libya. The Washington Post has a front-page story Wednesday that suggests Petraeus sought to shape the resulting memo to favor his agency.

Memorial Day Kicks Off Free Museum Visits For Military Families

May 22
By Beth Ford Roth
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Starting Memorial Day, military families will be able to visit more than 2,000 museums across the country free of charge.

Fifteen Years After A Vaccine Scare, A Measles Epidemic

May 22
Nancy Shute / NPR
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Great Britain is in the midst of a measles epidemic, one that public health officials say is the result of parents refusing to vaccinate their children after a safety scare that was later proved to be fraudulent.

Man Killed By FBI In Florida Was Linked To Boston Suspect

May 22
Mark Memmott / NPR

In Orlando, Fla., early Wednesday "an FBI agent was involved in a deadly shooting connected to the Boston Marathon bombing case," NBC News is reporting. A man who was being questioned by the agent is dead. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston and Carrie Johnson have also confirmed the news.

Legislative Dems Want to Restore Budget Cuts, but Priorities Differ

May 22
Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
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As budget talks head into their final weeks, supporters of programs suffering from years of cuts are asking for help. Gov. Jerry Brown opposes any new spending. But Assembly and Senate Democrats have different programs in which they'd like to invest.

You Decide What To Change About San Diego's 2014 Budget

May 22
By Claire Trageser
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What would you change about the city budget? For each item you add, you need to make a cut to keep it balanced!

Eric Garcetti Wins L.A. Mayor's Race

May 22
Mark Memmott / NPR
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The next mayor of Los Angeles will be City Councilman Eric Garcetti.

Anthony Weiner Jumps Into Race To Be NYC Mayor

May 22
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose career appeared to famously flame out in 2011 when he resigned from Congress because of an extramarital sexting scandal and his lies about what he'd done, has now officially jumped back into politics.

In Oklahoma, Rescue Efforts Give Way To Recovery

May 22
Mark Memmott / NPR
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The news Wednesday from Moore, Okla., much of which was destroyed by a massive tornado Monday, begins with word that officials doubt they will find any more survivors or bodies under the hundreds of homes, businesses and other buildings that were leveled.