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Stories for November 17, 2013

2 Killed In Colo. Mining Accident, Carbon Monoxide Blamed

Nov. 17
Eric Whitney / NPR

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

How Writer Doris Lessing Didn't Want To Be Remembered

Nov. 17
Vicki Barker / NPR
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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
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
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
Associated Press

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

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

Nov. 17
By John Rosman
In Race For San Diego Mayor, New Poll Shows It's A Dead Heat For Second Tease photo

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
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.

Porn Publisher Larry Flynt Wants To Spare Man Who Paralyzed Him

Nov. 17
NPR Staff / NPR
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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.

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

Nov. 17
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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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.