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San Diego Police Chief To Present Progress On Federal Audit Recommendations

July 27
By Megan Burks
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The department has increased accountability and cultural sensitivity training for officers, but holes remain in its early warning system for problem officers.

Baja California Sees Rise In Tourism

July 27
By Jean Guerrero
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Tourism officials said the region is on track for a record year, if current trends continue.

Boy Scouts Of America End Blanket Ban On Gay Leaders

July 27
Sam Sanders / NPR

The Boy Scouts National Executive Board approved a resolution that would allow "openly gay adult leaders and employees." But local units will still be able to bar gay leaders.

California Health Insurance Exchange Keeps Rate Hikes Low — Again

July 27
Lisa Aliferis / NPR
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Monthly premiums for health insurance plans in the Covered California marketplace will increase by an average of 4 percent for 2016. The price for some plans will drop.

San Diego Officials, NFL Executives To Talk Stadium

July 27
By City News Service
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City and county of San Diego officials are scheduled to meet Tuesday with National Football League executives about a proposed stadium in Mission Valley.

Robert Mosher, San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge Architect, Dead At 94

July 27
By Angela Carone
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The architect whose designs drove the iconic bridge and many other buildings in San Diego and La Jolla has died.

Tax Breaks Possible For San Diego County Homes Damaged By Rain

July 27
By City News Service
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Land owners whose property was damaged by heavy rain earlier this month can receive a property tax reassessment to reflect the new condition.

San Diego Judge Tosses Lawsuit Seeking Fatal Drugs For Terminally Ill

July 27
By Associated Press
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A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of three terminally ill Californians seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication.

University Avenue Improvements To Move Forward

July 27
By City News Service
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The City Council removed a roadblock from a project meant to improve University Avenue in North Park by unanimously rejecting an appeal of an environmental impact report.

With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

July 27
Liz Jones / NPR
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In-house chaplains have helped detainees cope with daily frustration, even reducing violence in detention centers. But meeting the spiritual needs of people from all over the world is a challenge.

The 'Shock of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

July 27
Martin Kaste / NPR
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About 1,000 people die in American jails every year and about a third of those are suicides. Jails often house people who've never been in legal trouble before, and it can have a traumatic effect.

The Trouble With Parking At Balboa Park

July 27
By Tom Fudge
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Access to San Diego’s crown jewel is a challenge for visitors and the park organizations that don’t want to turn them away.

Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

July 27
Jessica Taylor / NPR
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It's unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. One group is urging the vice president to run and holding out hope he hears the call.

For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

July 27
Jim Zarroli / NPR
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Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize and become more competitive.

Fleeing To Haiti, They Put Their Faith In 'God And Government'

July 27
Peter Granitz / NPR

Thousands of residents of the Dominican Republic — many of Haitian descent — have been stripped of citizenship. Facing deportation, they've moved into camps. Now they're living in limbo.

Boston's 2024 Olympic Bid Is Over

July 27
Sam Sanders / NPR
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The U.S. Olympic Committee had backed Boston over bids from San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. But the mayor now says Bostonians were "rightly hesitant" to commit to the potential cost.

Cheap Eats: A Cookbook For Eating Well On A Food Stamp Budget

July 27
Molly Roberts / NPR
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A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.

UCSD, La Jolla Immunology Institute Announce Deal

July 27
By City News Service

UC San Diego Health formed a multi-year partnership with the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, in hopes of boosting basic research of diseases of the immune system and bringing clinical treatments and therapies to market faster.

Malaysia, Cuba Taken Off U.S. Human Trafficking Blacklist

July 27
Jackie Northam / NPR

Many human rights advocates and U.S. lawmakers say the upgrade has more to do with politics than with the facts on the ground in those countries.

Major League Soccer Gambles On Star Power Of Aging Foreign Players

July 27
Laura Wagner / NPR
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Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo is one of a number of older European stars to sign with an MLS team. While their presence may boost the league, it's led to criticism of MLS as a "retirement home."

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