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Stories for September 18, 2013

Nearly 40 Percent Of Rim Fire Land A Moonscape

Sept. 18
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A fire that raged in forest land in and around Yosemite National Park has left a barren moonscape in the Sierra Nevada mountains that experts say is larger than any burned there in centuries.

Commission To Revamp California State Parks Holds First Hearing

Sept. 18
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A non-profit task force set up to revamp California’s state park system held its first public hearing Wednesday in Sacramento. The Parks Forward Commission was established after recent financial scandals rocked the Parks Department.

Surprising Conclusions In Border Patrol Use-Of-Force Report

Sept. 18
Alisa Barba / Fronteras Desk
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Monday's release of a new report on the U.S. Border Patrol's use-of-force policies left many questions unanswered.

National Guardsman Dies In Afghanistan From Illness

Sept. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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Indiana Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Randall R. Lane, 43, died September 13 in Kabul, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related illness.

Medi-Cal Patients Major Factor In Surge In California Emergency Dept. Visits

Sept. 18
By Kenny Goldberg
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The number of patients visiting California emergency departments has increased. A new report reveals Medi-Cal patients have powered the surge.

Court Upholds Calif.'s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Sept. 18
Associated Press
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A federal appeals court has upheld California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Head Of Catholic Diocese Of San Diego Retires After 24 Years

Sept. 18
City News Service
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The resignation of Bishop Robert Brom after 24 years as head of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego became official Wednesday, and he was succeeded by Bishop Cirilo Flores.

Retired Army Capt. Will Swenson To Receive Medal of Honor (Video)

Sept. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor on October 15 to retired Army Capt. William Swenson. The Army veteran will be the sixth living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Superior Court Judge Appointed by Former Gov. Davis To Retire

Sept. 18
City News Service
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San Diego Superior Court Judge William H. McAdam, who was appointed to the bench by former Gov. Gray Davis in 2003, is retiring at the end of the month, it was announced Wednesday.

Southern California Soldier Dies From Injuries Suffered In Afghanistan

Sept. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Staff Sgt. Robert E. Thomas Jr. of Fontana, California, died September 13 at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas. The 24-year-old Thomas suffered the injuries that ultimately caused his death during a "non-combat related incident" on April 21, 2013, in Maiwand, Afghanistan.

Pitbull On His Latino Side

Sept. 18
NPR
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Cuban-American rapper Pitbull shares some of his favorite songs for Tell Me More's regular 'In Your Ear' segment.

Judge: Boy In Tennessee Can Keep Name 'Messiah'

Sept. 18
NPR
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A judge has ruled that a Tennessee woman can name her 8-month-old son "Messiah" -- a decision that overturns a ruling last month that drew international attention to the boy.

Texas Voter ID Law Challenge

Sept. 18
Alisa Barba / Fronteras Desk
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When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in August that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional, it opened the way for many states which had operated under strict supervision of the Justice Department to revamp and revise their voting laws.

'Whale Spotting' App Seeks To Reduce Ship Strikes

Sept. 18
Associated Press
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Federal officials trying to reduce the number of whales that are struck and killed by ships sailing in and out of San Francisco Bay are testing a new smartphone application that could help locate the creatures more accurately.

Minor Earthquake Rattles San Diego's East County

Sept. 18
City News Service
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A magnitude-3.2 earthquake rattled the far eastern reaches of San Diego County early Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of injury or property damage.

Barrio Logan Gets First Community Plan Update In Decades

Sept. 18
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The San Diego City Council voted 5-4 Tuesday night to approve the first update to the Barrio Logan Community Plan in 35 years.

Shot Delays: Alternative Vaccine Schedules Mean Fewer San Diego Students Are Fully Immunized

Sept. 18
By Claire Trageser
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A trend toward giving children fewer shots at one time means more kindergarteners than ever in San Diego County were not fully immunized when they started school last year.

Officials: Edward Snowden's Leaks Were Masked By Job Duties

Sept. 18
NPR
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More than three months after Edward Snowden revealed details of NSA secret surveillance activities, intelligence officials are still assessing the fallout from the former contractor's disclosures. But they already know how the leaks happened.