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Stories for November 10, 2013

Merchant Marines See New Obstacles In Food Aid Proposal

Nov. 10
NPR Staff / NPR
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When it comes to shipping in the United States, there's a bit of a paradox. Even as U.S. exports have grown, the U.S. share of shipping has declined dramatically.

San Diego Nonprofit Works To Deliver Emergency Supplies To Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

Nov. 10
By City News Service

The non-profit International Relief Teams is working with aid groupsl to provide clean water and water purification tablets, rice and canned fish to devastated communities, including Bohol, in the central Philippines.

From Vets To School Kids, New El Cajon Playground Has Something For Everyone

Nov. 10
By Tarryn Mento
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While you were enjoying your day off Saturday, hundreds of El Cajon volunteers were sweating it out building a new playground at a local community center in just one day.

Voters Approve Pot Posession In Portland, Maine

Nov. 10
Susan Sharon / NPR

It's been a big year in the marijuana legalization movement. Not only did Colorado and Washington voters make marijuana legal last November, but this week Coloradans approved a ballot measure to tax marijuana sales.

Why Does The NSA Keep An EGOTISTICALGIRAFFE? It's Top Secret

Nov. 10
Tom Bowman / NPR
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Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor, leaked thousands of documents about some of the most secretive programs run by the U.S. government. So secret, they're all given classified names.

Inconsistencies Haunt Official Record Of Kennedy's Death

Nov. 10
Marcus D. Rosenbaum / NPR
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The first thing T. Jeremy Gunn says when you ask him about President John F. Kennedy's assassination is, "I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't have a theory about what happened."