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Triage And Treatment: Untold Health Stories From Baltimore's Unrest

May 4
Leana Wen / NPR
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Shuttered pharmacies and concerns about public safety in Baltimore contributed to health problems ranging from unfilled prescriptions to people delaying care for asthma and diabetes.

May The Fourth Be With You: 'Star Wars' Fans Celebrate A Faraway Galaxy

May 4
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Yoda, Chewbacca and a phalanx of stormtroopers are all over the Internet Monday, as fans celebrate Star Wars Day — drawn from a pun on May 4. We've collected some of our favorite postings.

'Charlie Hebdo' Staffer Pushes Back Against Writers' Opposition To Award

May 4
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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"If you're standing for the freedom of expression, you can't be at one moment for this freedom of expression, and, two or three minutes later, against that," film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret says.

Former San Diego Foster Child Becomes Advocate For Change

May 4
Midday Edition
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As May marks National Foster Care Awareness month, former foster youth and author of memoir "Foster Girl" examines reforms in California's foster care system.

Israel Braces For More Protests By Minority Ethiopian Community

May 4
Jackie Northam / NPR
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Police and protesters clashed Sunday during rallies to protest police treatment of Ethiopian-Israelis. Security forces have been deployed in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to try to prevent further violence.

Jewish American Heritage Month Local Hero Virginia Gordon is a Lifelong Activist

Jewish American Heritage Month 2015 Honoree

May 4
By Monica Medina
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Throughout her life, Virginia Gordon’s passion for activism has been front and center. She remembers how her grandmother Sadye was deeply involved in Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and served as an organizer for Youth Aliya, an organization that was founded during World War II to bring Jewish children out of Germany and relocate them to England and Palestine.

Police: Suspects In Muhammad Cartoon Contest Attack Came Out Shooting

May 4
Eyder Peralta / NPR

The men, police said, fired assault rifles as soon as they came out of their vehicle. One police officer fired back and killed both suspects. Police say they have not ruled out terrorism.

Concussions Are Most Likely During Practice In High School And College

May 4
Nancy Shute / NPR
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Frequent football practices might account for the higher concussion risk in older players, a study says. But it should be easier to avoid concussions during practice compared to game day.

5 Things To Know About The Organizers Of Muhammad Cartoon Contest

May 4
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The American Freedom Defense Initiative is considered a hate group by some, but the group says its Muhammad-drawing contest in Garland, Texas, was an event celebrating free speech.

New British Princess Is Given A Name

May 4
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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Born over the weekend, the baby girl weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and is fourth in line for the British throne.

McDonald's CEO Promises 'Modern, Progressive Burger Company'

May 4
Bill Chappell / NPR
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"The reality is, our recent performance has been poor," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a video released Monday.

Rants And Raves: May the Fourth Be With You

May 4
By Beth Accomando
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Although the original "Star Wars" movie opened on May 25, 1977, the designated day of celebration for the films has become May 4 (over some fan objections) so there can have punny fun with May the Fourth be with you. I went to "Star Wars Celebration VII" last month to gauge fan excitement in the wake of a new movie.

Rain, Isolated Thunderstorms Expected In Most Of San Diego County

May 4
By City News Service
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Isolated showers and thunderstorms were forecast for the coastal areas, the valleys and the mountains.

Shortage Of Rental Housing Hampers North County Homeless Initiative

May 4
Promise Yee
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After the first 100 days, a North County initiative to end veteran and chronic homelessness reports on its progress.

California Drought Killed 12 Million Forest Trees Since Last Year

May 4
By Susan Murphy
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In San Diego County, 82,528 trees, mostly Jeffrey pines across Mt. Laguna, have succumbed to a lack of rainfall, with many more struggling to survive.

More Families Hope Man On Life Support For 15 Years Is Their Lost Loved One

May 4
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource
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Sixty-Six Garage, the random name he was given when he arrived at the UCSD Trauma Center in San Diego in 1999, is a John Doe who has been kept alive with machines since the vehicle he was traveling in crashed near the U.S.-Mexico border.

San Diego City Council To Begin Budget Hearings This Week

May 4
By Tarryn Mento, City News Service
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The City Council on Monday will begin five days of public hearings to scrutinize Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

UCSD Study Finds Low Exposure To Sunlight Increases Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer

May 4
By Kenny Goldberg
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Researchers examined data from 107 countries and found the highest pancreatic cancer rates in countries with the least amount of sunlight.

In Mid-City, An Alternative To The Water Police

May 4
By Megan Burks
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A group of mid-city residents has found a new strategy for coping with drought. They've formed a support group of sorts for neighbors interested in conservation.

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces She's Running For President

May 4
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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Fiorina joins a crowded field of Republicans already seeking the nomination. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announced his campaign on Sunday.