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Stories for September 2, 2013

Union Supporters Mark Third Annual Labor Day Rally In Escondido

Sept. 2
By Kenny Goldberg
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For the third year in a row, a coalition of union supporters and Democratic groups celebrated Labor Day with a rally in Escondido.

Syria's Bashar Assad: Show Me The Evidence

Sept. 2
NPR

A defiant Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that the international community has not produced evidence to substantiate claims that his regime used chemical weapons in a deadly attack last month.

Navy Corpsman Grabs Spotlight At US Open On Labor Day (Video)

Sept. 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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Labor Day is usually a bonanza for tennis fans, with the U.S. Open showcasing the sport's greatest players in a full day of action. Unfortunately this year, Mother Nature hasn't been playing along, and most of the games have been rain delayed. But such hurdles are water off a duck's back for Navy Corpsman Angelo Anderson, one of the tournament's ballpersons, and the survivor of once-incapacitating injuries suffered in Afghanistan.

Working Hard To Keep Cool During Heat Wave

Sept. 2
By Angela Carone
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We’ve been experiencing a heat wave in San Diego, which means air-conditioner repairman Mike Eckhart has been busy. A portrait of one laborer who works hard to keep everyone cool when it’s hot.

Militants Attack U.S. Base In Afghanistan, 3 Insurgents Killed

Sept. 2
Rahmat Guhl and Rahim Faiez - The Associated Press
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Militants attacked a U.S. base in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday, setting off bombs, torching vehicles and shutting down a key road used by NATO supply trucks, officials said. At least three people - apparently all attacking insurgents - were killed.

Interim Mayor Gloria To Announce Tuesday Whether He'll Run For Mayor

Sept. 2
By Claire Trageser
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Interim Mayor Todd Gloria said he will make an announcement Tuesday about whether he will run for a more permanent seat in the mayor's office.

New Social Network For Law Enforcement To Launch

Sept. 2
Associated Press

The final stages are nearly completed for the launch of a law enforcement social media network designed exclusively for the men and women in blue.

Midday Movies: 'Short Term 12'

Sept. 2
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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On this month’s edition of the Midday Movies, KPBS arts and culture reporter Beth Accomando looks to an indie hit with San Diego ties — "Short Term 12" (opening in San Diego on September 13).

Tracking Ovarian Cancer Through Blood Cells

Sept. 2
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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With no reliable screening tests and few symptoms, ovarian cancer is among the hardest forms of cancer to diagnose. Research underway in San Diego analyzes blood from women with ovarian cancer to track tumor cells and better understand the spread of cancer.

Tour Bus Crash Injures 10

Sept. 2
City News Service

A crash involving a tour bus on its way to a casino sent 10 people to the hospital, including the driver, this morning in the Pala-Temecula area, according to the California Highway patrol and media reports.

San Diegans To Join National Call For Maternal Care Improvements

Sept. 2
City News Service
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The group organizing the national rally points to statistics that show the U.S. has highest cost of maternal care but ranks 45th for maternal death rates.

Powell-Like River Trip Makes For Good Reality TV

Sept. 2
By Laurel Morales
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A reality TV crew recreates the first recorded expedition down the Colorado River's white rapids through the Grand Canyon.

Second Opinion: How Do College Students Fit Into The Obamacare Exchanges?

Sept. 2
By Megan Burks
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Between sending transcripts and buying dorm furnishings, a University City mom tries to understand her college student's insurance options.

Unpacking Big Visions For High School In New Downtown Library

Sept. 2
By Kyla Calvert
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Staff at e3 Civic High School, the charter school housed on the sixth and seventh floors of the new downtown library, were scrambling to get ready after moving in less than a week before the start of classes.