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Stories for October 26, 2013

Thick Fog Rolls In To San Diego

Oct. 26
City News Service

The National Weather Service scheduled a dense fog advisory to take effect at 10 p.m. Saturday and extend through 9 a.m. Sunday.

Lacking Lethal Injection Drugs, States Find Untested Backups

Oct. 26
NPR Staff / NPR
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The U.S. is facing a shortage of a drug widely used for lethal injections. With few options, states are turning to new drugs and compounding pharmacies, rather than overseas companies.

Photographing Puerto Rican New York, With A 'Sympathetic Eye'

Oct. 26
Dana Farrington / NPR
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In the raging 1970s, New York City was dangerous, broke and at times on fire.

World Series Game 3: Lineups Shift For Games In St. Louis

Oct. 26
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The all-tied World Series resumes tonight, with Game 3 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. Ahead of the game Saturday, the main storyline centers on the change of venue to St. Louis, where the Red Sox, and their pitchers, will have to adapt to National League rules.

San Diego Volunteers Clean More Than 500 Pounds Of Trash From Mission Bay

Oct. 26
By Tarryn Mento
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Hoping to make a difference one piece of trash at a time, San Diego volunteers scoured Mission Beach for trash, debris and the always-present cigarette butts.

PR Experts: Obamacare Message (Not Just The Site) Needs Fix

Oct. 26
Liz Halloran / NPR
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There's little doubt that the Obama administration would like a health care website do-over.

Marcia Wallace, Longtime 'Simpsons' Cast Member, Dies At 70

Oct. 26
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The woman behind Edna Krabappel and Carol Kester has died. Actress Marcia Wallace, who is known to generations of TV fans for distinctly different roles on The Bob Newhart Show andThe Simpsons, was 70 years old.

Calif. PAC Refusing To Pay $11 Million Campaign Finance Penalty

Oct. 26
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

The California political action committee that received a mysterious and illegal donation last fall says it has no intention to pay the state an $11 million penalty.

U.S. Spying Update: Europe Fumes And Protesters Rally In D.C.

Oct. 26
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Anger, distrust and possible punishments are the defining themes of Europe's reaction to news that a U.S. spy agency monitored the phone calls of millions of European citizens and some world leaders. The details are the latest to emerge from leaks attributed to former National Security Agency contract worker Edward Snowden.

Problems Persist In CA Prison Mental Health Ward

Oct. 26
PAUL ELIAS / Associated Press

Although California has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to improve psychiatric treatment for convicts, the biggest mental health unit in the state prison system for high security inmates remains in disarray, according to a court-appointed investigator and others familiar with the facility.

'Loyal Soldier' Sebelius Vows To Stay Put, Fix HealthCare.gov

Oct. 26
Brian Naylor / NPR
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This has not been an easy month for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Pondering A Presidential Run, Cruz Dines In Iowa

Oct. 26
Tamara Keith / NPR

Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and Tea-Party darling, was in Iowa Friday headlining a fundraising dinner for the state Republican Party.

How Much Food To Stuff A Bus? San Diego Volunteers Find Out During Annual Drive

Oct. 26
City News Service

Volunteers at 19 locations around the county will try to collect enough non-perishable food for 19,000 holiday meals during today's sixth annual "Stuff the Bus'' food drive.