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Stories for January 5, 2014

Mayoral Candidates Are Neck And Neck In The Race For Cash

Jan. 5
By Joe Yerardi
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Fundraising did not slow down over the holidays in the San Diego mayoral runoff. The most recent campaign finance reports show the David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer warchests are nearly equal.

Longtime San Diego Padres Announcer Jerry Coleman Dies At Age 89

Jan. 5
Associated Press
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Longtime San Diego Padres baseball announcer Jerry Coleman, who as a player won four World Series rings with the New York Yankees, died Sunday at age 89, Padres officials announced.

Calif. Toxin Law Warns Consumers, But Can Burden Businesses

Jan. 5
NPR Staff / NPR

All over California, signs in restaurants, parking garages and other businesses warn that you could be exposed to chemicals that can cause cancer.

Women Decide Their Place Isn't In The Illegal Gun Trade

Jan. 5
Fred Bever / NPR
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Most firearms in the U.S. start out in a state of perfect legality, sold by a manufacturer to a federally licensed dealer. But somewhere along the way, some of them cross the line and become what are called "crime guns."

LIVE BLOG: San Diego Chargers Beat Cincinnati Bengals In AFC Wild-Card Game

Jan. 5
By KPBS
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After a 27-10 win over Cincinnati, the San Diego Chargers move on to the Denver Broncos next Sunday. Relive the highs and lows of the Bolts-Bengals game with our live blog.

No Relief Forecast After One Of California's Driest Years Ever

Jan. 5
Sam Sanders / NPR
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It's a near-perfect morning on Venice Beach in Southern California, temperatures in the 60s, with a breeze. You can hear the waves of the Pacific crash against the sand. Only a layer of clouds mars the scene.

New York Weighs Easing Limits On Marijuana Use

Jan. 5
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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New York may join a group of states that have loosened restrictions on marijuana: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reportedly considering allowing the use of the drug for medicinal purposes.

'Polar Vortex' Brings Bitter Cold, Heavy Snow To U.S.

Jan. 5
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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When the National Weather Service warns of "life-threatening wind chill" affecting the Northern and Central parts of the country, you'd better pay attention.

How The Media Comes To Consensus

Jan. 5
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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When former South African President Nelson Mandela died last month, he was celebrated around the world, lauded in this country by politicians who range as far apart on the ideological spectrum as President Obama and Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz.

Despite Scandals, Nation's Crime Labs Have Seen Little Change

Jan. 5
Deborah Becker / NPR
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The nation's crime labs are no strangers to scandal. Last year in Massachusetts, bogus testing by former chemist Annie Dookhan called into question tens of thousands of cases and led to the release of more than 300 people from the state's prisons.