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Stories for October 17, 2013

UCSD Tells SD High Schoolers They Can 'Achieve UC'

Oct. 17
By Kyla Calvert
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UC San Diego chancellor visits city schools as part of an annual "Achieve UC" outreach effort.

How We Got Here: A Shutdown Timeline

Oct. 17
Eric Krupke / NPR
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Now that the congressional standoff over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling has finally ended, here's a look back at the key events of the crisis:

Three Injuries Reported After Amtrak Train Hits Truck In Sorrento Valley

Oct. 17
By City News Service

By late Thursday afternoon, Coaster passenger-train runs were resuming, using a track bypassing the one involved in the crash.

Salk Scientists Create A Light Switch For Brain Proteins

Oct. 17
By David Wagner
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Researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla have developed a new way to manipulate mouse brains using light. The new technique could help illuminate long-standing mysteries about brain biology.

American Nun Who Lived in Tijuana Prison For 30 Years Dies

Oct. 17
By Jill Replogle
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Mary Brenner, or Mother Antonia, an American nun who left a privileged life in Beverly Hills to live and work in a Tijuana jail died Thursday morning.

Nearly Two Years Later, A Controversial Rape Case Is Reviewed

Oct. 17
Peggy Lowe / NPR
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Nearly two years after allegations of a sexual assault rocked a small Missouri town, the case may be reopened.

With Shutdown Over, The Race To Feed Low-Income Seniors Is On

Oct. 17
Patrick Center / NPR
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The USDA is back to funding its meals program for low-income seniors. That's good news for those who depend on the weekly food deliveries, which stopped during the government shutdown.

NFL Fans Weigh Impact Of Player Head Injuries

Oct. 17
Tom Goldman / NPR
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The NFL season is in high gear -- a fact that pleases the roughly 64 percent of Americans that watch football. The season rolls on despite the now constant news about concussions in the sport.

Poor Students Make Up Majority In Western US Public Schools

Oct. 17
By Laurel Morales
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Poor students now make up the majority of kids in public schools in the western United States.

Tough Love And Lessons From 'American Promise' Film

Oct. 17
NPR Staff / NPR
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A new documentary, American Promise, follows the lives of two African-American families as they try to navigate a path for their young sons at The Dalton School--a prestigious, private school in New York City with predominately white student body.

Todd Gloria: Improving San Diego Infrastructure Should Be Key Issue In Mayoral Race

Oct. 17
Evening Edition
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Interim Mayor Todd Gloria said Thursday that improving the city's Infrastructure should be a key issue in the mayoral race.

Four Things To Know About Cory Booker's Election

Oct. 17
Adam Wollner / NPR

Cory Booker's victory Wednesday in New Jersey's special Senate election didn't surprise anyone.

How The GOP's Shutdown Over Obamacare Fell Short

Oct. 17
Julie Rovner / NPR
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Remember how that fight over the budget was all about Obamacare?

Economists Fear 'Flying Blind' Without Government Data

Oct. 17
Marilyn Geewax / NPR
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Talk to economists about the government shutdown's impact on their forecasts and you'll hear this phrase again and again:

Fletcher Gets Police Officers' Nod

Oct. 17
By Sandhya Dirks
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The San Diego Police Officers Association gave Nathan Fletcher its coveted endorsement in the upcoming Nov. 19 mayoral election.

Great Performances' 40th Anniversary Celebration

Oct. 17
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In celebration of its 40th anniversary, GREAT PERFORMANCES hosts an all-star homecoming on the stage of the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, Don Henley, David Hyde Pierce, Josh Groban, Itzhak Perlman, New York City Ballet's Peter Martins, Patti Austin with Take 6, Met Opera star Elina Garanca and Michael Bublé are among the guest stars gathering to applaud the four decades of performing arts that have been available to "viewers like you" across America.

Camp Pendleton Marines Prep For Upcoming Middle East Embassy Deployment (Video)

Oct. 17
By Beth Ford Roth
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Marines with Camp Pendleton's Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment are gearing up for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East — where their mission will be to provide embassy security.

Repairing San Diego's Crumbling Roads An Uphill Battle

Oct. 17
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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San Diego Infrastructure Committee Chairman and Councilman Mark Kersey explains how the city will determine what gets fixed when and where the money will come from.

Shakespeare Meets Buckley In 'The Last Goodbye'

Oct. 17
Midday Edition
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A new adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, now playing at the Old Globe, is likely to appeal to a new generation. The production of "The Last Goodbye" is set to the music of rock icon Jeff Buckley.

Study: Good Night's Sleep Cleans Out Gunk In Brain

Oct. 17
Associated Press

Here's a reason to get some shuteye: A new study suggests our brains go on a cleaning spree during sleep, flushing out gunk that builds up while we're awake.

California Home Prices Cool In September

Oct. 17
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A research firm says California housing prices cooled last month as inventories grew and investor interest waned.

Wife Of Soldier Who Gave 'Salute Seen Around The World' Speaks Out (Video)

Oct. 17
By Beth Ford Roth
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The pregnant wife of Army Ranger Cpl. Josh Hargis, who gave his commander the "salute seen around the world" from his hospital bed, is speaking out about the unbelievable response the photo of the salute is generating. Hargis survived a suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed San Diego native 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, and three other soldiers on October 6.

A Look Back At The Shutdown, In Photos

Oct. 17
Abigail Oldham / NPR
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The budget fight that led to a partial federal government shutdown finally came to an end late Wednesday.

A Photographer Turns Her Lens On Men Who Cat-Call

Oct. 17
Kat Chow / NPR
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Social media was abuzz this week with photographer Hannah Price's portraits of men who cat-called her on the street. We first saw the story on The Morning News, where Price was briefly interviewed. We wanted to indulge our curiosity about Price and her work, so we decided to give her a call.

10 Takeaways From The Fiscal Fight

Oct. 17
Frank James / NPR
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With the double crises of a partial government shutdown and a potential debt default resolved, it's a good time to consider some of the lessons we learned from the dysfunction and drama of recent weeks.

Economists: Shutdown Will Shave Half-Percent From Quarterly GDP

Oct. 17
Scott Neuman / NPR

The government shutdown has taken a toll on the nation's economy and despite a deal that sidesteps a debt default and restarts the government (at least for a few months), growth forecasts for the last quarter of the year are being scaled back.

Californians Take Part In Earthquake Drill As Researchers Warn Of Large-Scale Temblors

Oct. 17
Midday Edition
By Susan Murphy
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At 10:17 this morning, 9.5 million people across California are expected to drop cover and hold. It’s part of California’s annual earthquake drill: The Great California Shakeout.

California Teens Consuming More Sugary Drinks

Oct. 17
By Kenny Goldberg

The largest source of added sugar in teens' diets is sugary drinks, and California teens are drinking more of them.

San Diego Office Says 'No Boys Allowed' — Sort Of

Oct. 17
By Claire Trageser
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Hera Hub is one of the few women-only shared office spaces in the country. It operates under the idea that women work better when surrounded and supported by other women.

Thursday Morning Political Mix

Oct. 17
Liz Halloran / NPR

The newspapers hit the front porch this morning with a familiar thud. (Yes, some of us still like the feel of paper in the morning.)

Calif. Air Museum Gets Retired Air Force One Jet

Oct. 17
Associated Press
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A Northern California air museum has added a high-profile plane to its collection: Air Force One.

House Stenographer Snaps, Seizes Microphone In Bizarre Rant

Oct. 17
Scott Neuman / NPR

The person whose job it is to painstakingly transcribe every word spoken on the floor of the House, apparently could take it no longer.

Federal Workers Head Back To Work As Government Reopens

Oct. 17
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Hundreds of thousands federal workers on furlough for two weeks are going back to work after Congress approved a late-night deal Wednesday to fund the government and stave off default.

Kerry Hopes Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Shipped Out Of The Region

Oct. 17
Dana Farrington / NPR
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Syria's chemical weapons could be consolidated and moved out of the country, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested in an interview with NPR.

Court Considers Calif. School's May 5 US Flag Ban

Oct. 17
Associated Press

Racial tensions and gang problems were plaguing a Northern California high school when three students arrived for classes in 2010 wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

If A Tech Company Had Built The Federal Health Care Website

Oct. 17
Steve Henn / NPR

HealthCare.gov was meant to create a simple, easy way for millions of Americans to shop for subsidized health care.

The Roots Of Franchising Took Hold In A Hair Salon Chain

Oct. 17
Uri Berliner / NPR
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We have been reporting for several weeks now on small businesses in America. Today, we explore a business system where entrepreneurs and corporations come together: franchising. Franchising is a bit like marriage. It takes a good long-term relationship to succeed.