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Stories for November 17, 2013

2 Killed In Colo. Mining Accident, Carbon Monoxide Blamed

Nov. 17, 2013
Eric Whitney / NPR

Two men are dead and 20 were sent to hospitals after an accident in a Colorado gold and silver mine Sunday.

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How Writer Doris Lessing Didn't Want To Be Remembered

Nov. 17, 2013
Vicki Barker / NPR

In the course of a long and eventful life, author Doris Lessing was many things.

Why A Patient's Story Matters More Than A Computer Checklist

Nov. 17, 2013
Regina Harrell / NPR

As I walk to the door of my patient's house on a dirt road outside Tuscaloosa, Ala., I step gingerly. Mrs. Edgars says that she killed a rattlesnake in her flower bed last year.

Malfunctioning Drone Hits Navy Ship While Training

Nov. 17, 2013
Associated Press

An aerial target drone malfunctioned and struck a guided missile cruiser during training off Southern California, causing two minor injuries.

Southern California City Weighs Fiscal Emergency To Avoid Bankruptcy

Nov. 17, 2013
Associated Press

A Southern California city that declared bankruptcy more than a decade ago is trying to avoid repeating history.

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In Race For San Diego Mayor, New Poll Shows It's A Dead Heat For Second

Nov. 17, 2013
By John Rosman

The race to become San Diego's next mayor is a neck-and-neck sprint for second place between Councilman David Alvarez and former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, according to the latest 10News/U-T San Diego poll.

See How Food Stamp Cuts Are Hitting Across The U.S.

Nov. 17, 2013
Maria Godoy / NPR

When you think of Oregon and food, you probably think organic chicken, kale chips and other signs of a strong local food movement. What probably doesn't come to mind? Food stamps.

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Porn Publisher Larry Flynt Wants To Spare Man Who Paralyzed Him

Nov. 17, 2013
NPR Staff / NPR

Larry Flynt is not one to shy away from speaking his mind. As the publisher of the adult magazine Hustler, he's long been a polarizing figure, and has been in and out of court for decades, fighting for the right to publish freely.

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How Texas Changed, And Changed The Nation, In Years Since JFK

Nov. 17, 2013
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

Texas wasn't exactly a backwater in 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, but it wasn't the economic and political powerhouse that it has become today.