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What Research Says About The Consequences Of PC Culture

Jan. 30
Gene Demby / NPR
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Jonathan Chait's essay on a pervasive dangerous online culture of political correctness nearly broke the Internet. So does the science back him up?

Roundtable: Dangerous Dentists; Laura's Law; Seizing Drug Assets

Jan. 30
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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It takes over three years to stop a dentist who harms patients in California. The County Board of Supervisors finally moves to implement Laura's Law, mandating treatment for the dangerous mentally ill. Law enforcement can seize your car, cash, and weapons without charging you with a crime.

Kerry Fined $50 For Not Shoveling Sidewalk Outside Boston Home

Jan. 30
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The secretary of state was in Saudi Arabia when the massive snowstorm struck the Northeast this week. His spokesman said he would pay the fine.

Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care

Jan. 30
Richard Harris / NPR
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Doctors and scientists could could learn a lot more about diseases if the were able to to tap into a wide spectrum of information about people who get sick and those who stay healthy.

Light Rain Heading To San Diego

Jan. 30
City News Service
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A slow-moving low pressure system will bring intermittent showers to San Diego County today through Saturday, meteorologists said.

Jeremy The Koala, Rescued From Australian Brushfire, Goes Home

Jan. 30
Scott Neuman / NPR

The animal had suffered burns to his paws in the blaze that swept through the Adelaide area earlier this month. After a full recovery, he has been released back into the wild.

Bomb Attack On Shiite Mosque In Pakistan Leaves At Least 49 Dead

Jan. 30
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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Jundullah, a Sunni militant group with links to the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack on the mosque in Shikarpur, Sindh province.

Experiments With Coordinating Medical Care Deliver Mixed Results

Jan. 30
Jay Hancock / NPR

The medical home is intended to make health care better and safer by having primary care providers manage a patient's care. So far it's not clear if they can also save money.

Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

Jan. 30
Miriam E. Tucker / NPR
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It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.

Mitt Romney Says He Won't Run For President In 2016

Jan. 30
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.

Balloonists Crossing Pacific Set Distance Record

Jan. 30
Scott Neuman / NPR
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American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, flying east over the Pacific Ocean, surpassed the previous record of just over 5,200 miles set in 1981 for gas-filled balloons.

Jailed Saudi Blogger Granted Another Reprieve From Flogging, Reason Unclear

Jan. 30
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

Raif Badawi is being punished for insulting Islam. He was flogged Jan. 9, part of a sentence of 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks, along with a decade in prison. Two previous rounds were also canceled.

After Testing Positive For EPO, Running Star Rita Jeptoo Banned For 2 Years

Jan. 30
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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Jeptoo, the three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, tested positive for EPO, a performance-enhancing drug. Last year, she was well on her way to winning the World Marathon Majors championship.

NASSCO Set To Christen Third Sea-Basing Ship

Jan. 30
City News Service
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The mobile landing platform USNS Lewis B. Puller is scheduled to be christened in a ceremony scheduled for Feb. 7, General Dynamics NASSCO announced Thursday.

China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting 'Western Values'

Jan. 30
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Education Minister Yuan Guiren says the country's institutions of higher learning should stop using textbooks that criticize China's leaders and political system.

Veterans Resource Center Opens At San Diego Central Library

Jan. 30
City News Service
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The California Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday opened a resource center at the San Diego Central Library.

Drought Expands In California, Nevada With Dry January

Jan. 30
Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio
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The dry January has expanded the severity of drought in California and Nevada.

Less Is More With 'Two Days, One Night'

Jan. 30
By Beth Accomando
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Sometimes a foreign film’s wider distribution hinges on whether or not it garners any Academy Awards nominations. "Two Days, One Night" (opening Jan. 30 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theatres) just secured a best actress nomination and is now finally opening in San Diego. It was worth the wait.

Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

Jan. 30
Doreen McCallister / NPR
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Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.