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Stories for November 30, 2013

Long-Shot Candidates Look To Keep Hope Alive For 2016

Nov. 30
Adam Wollner / NPR
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It's trial balloon season in presidential politics.

Boston Says It Has A Plan To Erase The Gender Wage Gap

Nov. 30
Asma Khalid / NPR

It doesn't matter if you're a surgeon, a banker or a fisherman -- if you're a woman in the United States, you're probably paid less than a man. That hasn't changed with federal laws or the feminist movement.

San Diego Man Faces Felony Charge Over Trimming Shrubs

Nov. 30
Associated Press

Trimming overgrown shrubs may have won Juvencio Adame praise from neighbors, but it also brought the San Diego man a felony charge from prosecutors.

Small Early Morning Earthquakes Near Julian Shake San Diego's East County

Nov. 30
City News Service

People reportedly felt the small tremors in Santee, Alpine, Julian and Pine Valley.

A New Worry Looms Online For The Affordable Care Act

Nov. 30
Jim Zarroli / NPR
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Saturday is the day the Obama administration promised it would have HealthCare.gov working smoothly for the majority of people who need to sign up for health insurance.

These Cookbook Photos Redefine What Fresh Seafood Looks Like

Nov. 30
Maanvi Singh / NPR

How to make dead fish look attractive? That's the challenge New York-based duo Shimon and Tammar Rothstein faced when they were hired to do the photography for famed French chef Eric Ripert's book On the Line.

From Lab To Lectern, Scientists Learn To Turn On the Charm

Nov. 30
Claire Trageser / NPR

About 20 scientists are clustered in a cramped conference room in San Diego, one of the country's science hubs, but they aren't there to pore over their latest research. Instead, this is a meeting of BioToasters -- a chapter of the public speaking organization Toastmasters, geared specifically toward scientists.