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Winter's Final Punch? Forecasters Say Maybe

March 5
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Up to 10 inches of snowfall is possible in some areas of the mid-Atlantic. A slippery "wintry mix" caused the closing of federal government offices.

Committee To Take Up Issue Of Salaries For San Diego's Elected Officials

March 5
By City News Service
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Last month, the San Diego County grand jury said base compensation of the mayor has been frozen at $100,464 since 2003, and the pay of council members has been $75,386 since that time.

Singapore Court Sentences 2 Germans To Caning And Jail Over Graffiti

March 5
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The pair were tracked down and arrested in Malaysia last November. For spray-painting graffiti on a commuter train car, they are sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes from a cane.

Residents Take A Swing At Rezoning The Escondido Country Club

March 5
By Alison St John
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The fate of the former Escondido Country Club remains undecided, but residents will tell the city what they would like to see happen to the now-brown golf course at a public workshop Thursday.

A Closer Look At San Diego's Ambitious Climate Plan

March 5
By Claire Trageser
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San Diego's Climate Action Plan has several ambitious goals, including changing the way people get around and where their energy comes from. A new nonprofit group is working to make sure the plan stays ambitious.

North Korea: Attack On U.S. Ambassador Is 'Deserved Punishment'

March 5
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Pyongyang said it welcomed the attack on Mark Lippert, who was assaulted in Seoul by a knife-wielding political activist who said he opposed joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises.

In Israel, A Vote To Choose A Leader And An Identity

March 5
Emily Harris / NPR
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Israel is a small country with an extremely diverse population. NPR's Emily Harris spoke to five very different Israelis about their hopes for the election and the kind of country they want to see.

Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public

March 5
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The State Department says it will review thousands of messages for possible release. Clinton announced her intentions Wednesday, after a House panel issued a subpoena for some of the emails.

The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited

March 5
Candice Norwood / NPR
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In the centennial year of Booker T. Washington's death, for our 50 Great Teachers project NPR Ed decided to look back at his leadership.

Federal Regulators Link Workers' Comp Failures To Income Inequality

March 5
Howard Berkes / NPR

Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job.

In Berlin, Grassroots Efforts Work To Integrate Inner-City Schools

March 5
Esme Nicholson / NPR
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In parts of the city, racial segregation in schools is often a reality. But small parent-led initiatives — one immigrant-led, one native-led — have been working to change perceptions and enrollment.

Jaw Fossil In Ethiopia Likely Oldest Ever Found In Human Line

March 5
Christopher Joyce / NPR
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The 2.8 million-year-old bone may mark the first human branch in the primate family tree. It wasn't just a bigger brain that marked the shift, scientists say. It was also big changes in the mouth.

Boris Nemtsov: 'He Directed His Words Against Putin Himself'

March 5
NPR Staff / NPR
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Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats, who followed Boris Nemtsov's career for 27 years, says he was one of the few Russian political figures willing to directly criticize President Vladimir Putin.

Toronto Infertility Clinic Offers Controversial Treatment

March 5
Rob Stein / NPR
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The technique claims to "recharge the batteries" in a woman's eggs using mitochondria from other cells extracted from her ovaries. The clinic's first births are due soon, though other doctors worry.

House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

March 4
David Schaper / NPR
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The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

San Diego State Showcases Student-Run Companies

March 4
By Dwane Brown
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San Diego State University students and alumni gathered Tuesday to showcase the university's entrepreneurial spirit.

Justices Roberts And Kennedy The Key Votes In Health Law Case

March 4
Nina Totenberg / NPR
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No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?

6 San Diego County School Districts Report Precarious Financial Conditions

March 4
By City News Service
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The six San Diego County school districts in financial trouble are San Ysidro Elementary, Borrego Springs, Coronado, Ramona City, San Diego and Warner.

For Many French Muslims, A Life Of Integration, Not Separation

March 4
Eleanor Beardsley / NPR
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Despite a minority suspected of holding extremist views, the vast majority of French Muslims say they feel fully integrated into society. France has the largest number of Muslims in Western Europe.

Reported Sex Assault Leaves San Diego City College On High Alert

March 4
By City News Service
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Authorities advised San Diego City College students Wednesday to be extra careful about their personal security following a sex assault at the downtown campus.