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Comic-Con Trash Seven Times More Than Normal

July 27
By City News Service

The Downtown San Diego Partnership reported Wednesday that workers on the organization's Clean & Safe team emptied around 6,720 bags of trash from Wednesday to Sunday — seven times more than a normal five-day period.

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San Diego Selects Buyer For Historic Truax House

July 27
By Andrew Bowen

City staffers have selected a local developer as their preferred buyer for the Truax House, which served as the city's first AIDS hospice. The developer has pledged to restore the decaying property.

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After Coup Attempt, Turkish Government Cracks Down On Press

July 27
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

The Turkish government has shut down dozens of media outlets, including at least 45 newspapers and 16 television stations, and issued arrest warrants for dozens of journalists.

Many Well-Known Hospitals Fail To Score High In Medicare Rankings

July 27
Jordan Rau / NPR

Hospitals have been fighting to block the rankings, but Medicare released them Wednesday. Of the 102 hospitals that got a 5-star rating, few are among those generally praised for great care.

Trump's Call On Russia Interpreted As Invitation To Foreign Meddling

July 27
Mary Louise Kelly / NPR

Donald Trump on Wednesday called for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email and recover messages from her tenure as secretary of state.

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Heat Wave Prompts Call To Conserve Energy

July 27
By Brooke Ruth

Californians are being asked to conserve power Wednesday between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. due to high temperatures.

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Witnesses: U.N. Peacekeepers Did Nothing As South Sudanese Soldiers Raped Women

July 27
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Dozens of women and girls have reportedly been raped by South Sudanese soldiers near a U.N. compound in the capital. A U.N. spokesperson said they are taking the allegations "very seriously."

'Nose-y' Bacteria Could Yield A New Way To Fight Infection

July 27
Carolyn Beans / NPR

The search for lifesaving antibiotics is on. Scientists have turned up one promising candidate in an unlikely place — the human nose.

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Failed Assassins: Would-be Presidential Shooters In History

July 27
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

John Hinckley is being released from prison 35 years after he attempted to kill Ronald Reagan. He is one of several who aimed at a president and missed.

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Kaine En Español: Pandering Or A Symbol Of Understanding For Latinos?

July 27
Eyder Peralta / NPR

"Speaking Spanish doesn't mean that he understands the issues," one DNC attendee said. Others Latinos say his language ability reveals a deeper ability to understand issues important to them.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

July 27
Riley Beggin / NPR

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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How Local Police Took Over Immigration Enforcement

July 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A new book details how immigration enforcement became a patchwork of police, sheriff and federal efforts, and how that's changing with renewed calls for border security.

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Trial Of Mexican Businessman Accused Of Illegal Political Donations Begins Wednesday

July 27
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

José Susumo Azano Matsura is accused of illegally donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to support San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in 2012.

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San Diego Investors Hope To Jump Start Pot Businesses

July 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Canopy San Diego, the first marijuana accelerator in Southern California, plans to give a group of 10 new companies some seed money, office space and mentorship for 16 weeks.

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Trump Calls On Russia To Hack Into Clinton's Emails

July 27
Sarah McCammon / NPR

A presidential candidate urging such a foreign breach is an unprecedented move. Clinton's campaign said it was a call for "espionage against his political opponent."

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Tortoise Wins Again: Slow And Steady Pace Outruns L.A. Fire

July 27
Bill Chappell / NPR

An animal control agency got a call from the sheriff's department about "a tortoise that was running down the street, and away from the fire zone."

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WATCH: Marilyn Mosby: 'The System Is In Need Of Reform'

July 27
Camila Domonoske / NPR

The Baltimore state's attorney has dropped all remaining charges related to the death of Freddie Gray, but she says she stands by the legitimacy of the criminal charges.

How Jupiter's Red Spot Makes Things High Above It Hot, Hot, Hot

July 27
Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR

Think summer's hot on Earth? Space physicists tracking weather on Jupiter say the roar of the raging storm we call the Great Red Spot heats the outer atmosphere above it by more than 1,000 degrees F.

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6-Year-Old Boy's Wish To Be A 'Garbage Man' Granted

July 27
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

Ethan Dean spent a day riding in a garbage truck and wearing a hard-hat at an event in Sacramento, Calif., organized by the Make-a-Wish Foundation and local groups. Ethan has cystic fibrosis.

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Americans Are Shrinking, While Chinese And Koreans Sprout Up

July 27
Michaeleen Doucleff / NPR

A massive study looks at how heights around the world have changed over the past century.

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