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Stories for October 19, 2013

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Shedding Stereotypes, More Librarians Show Us Their Tats

Oct. 19, 2013
Mark Memmott, Meredith Rizzo

There seems to be something about tattoos that appeals to quite a few librarians.

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Mirarmar Air Station Firefighters Train Against Jet Fuel Flames

Oct. 19, 2013
By Tarryn Mento

Routine firefighting training on the ground at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar sent smoke in the air that was visible from nearby neighborhoods.

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For Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, A Mixed Midterm Report Card

Oct. 19, 2013
NPR Staff / NPR

A little more than two years ago, Chicago's then-mayor-elect, Rahm Emanuel, expressed his gratitude to supporters on election night.

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Ex-San Diego Mayor Filner Booked, Released From Jail

Oct. 19, 2013
By Tarryn Mento

Former Mayor Bob Filner was booked in and released from jail Saturday morning. He pleaded guilty Oct. 15 to one felony count of false imprisonment and two counts of misdemeanor battery.

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Pitching Like It's 1860, Teams Play Ball With Vintage Flare

Oct. 19, 2013
Edgar B. Herwick III / NPR

The Red Sox square off against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park on Saturday in Game Six of the American League Championship Series. Forty miles north, another league is putting the finishing touches on its season.

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See Smoke In The Air Over MCAS Miramar? Don't Worry — It's Just Training

Oct. 19, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth

That dark smoke you see rising in the San Diego sky may look scary, but it's actually MCAS Miramar's Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting crew taking part in a routine training exercise.

Napolitano Vows To Keep UC Tuition Affordable

Oct. 19, 2013
Associated Press

New University of California President Janet Napolitano says she will work to keep tuition costs from rising beyond the reach of families.

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San Francisco BART Strike Prompts State Legislation

Oct. 19, 2013
Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio / Associated Press

The BART strike in the San Francisco Bay Area is prompting calls for state legislation banning such strikes in California in the future.

Calif. Finds More Instances Of Offshore Fracking

Oct. 19, 2013
Associated Press

The oil production technique known as fracking has been occurring on offshore platforms and man-made islands off some of Southern California's most populous coastal communities.

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Shedding Sterotypes, More Librarians Show Us Their Tats

Oct. 19, 2013
Mark Memmott, Meredith Rizzo

There seems to be something about tattoos that appeals to quite a few librarians.

After Escape, Fla. Killers Signed In With Authorities

Oct. 19, 2013
Mark Memmott / NPR

A story that already sounded like something out of the movies has gotten even harder to believe: