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Obama Releases Frozen Military Aid To Egypt

March 31
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

Delivery of the F-16s, Harpoon missiles and M1A1 Abrams tank kits was suspended in 2013 after a military-backed coup. The White House cited national security as the reason for its decision today.

What The 2016 Hopefuls Are Saying About Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

March 31
Amita Kelly / NPR
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"This is simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs," said Jeb Bush. Hillary Clinton tweeted: "Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today."

Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart's Replacement, Goes From Hero To Villain In 24 Hours

March 31
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Soon after it was announced that Noah will host The Daily Show, it emerged that some of his tweets mocked women and Jews — tweets that critics have called sexist and anti-Semitic.

Hackers Teach Computers To Tell Healthy And Sick Brain Cells Apart

March 31
Jon Hamilton / NPR
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Scientists are still better than computers at assessing a neuron's health by looking at its shape. But an effort that includes an international series of hackathons could help speed the process.

The Resurrection Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Revived

March 31
Jill Neimark / NPR
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British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.

Survival Rate Increases Among Cancer Patients

March 31
Midday Edition
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New cancer treatments bring hope, but does that mean a cure or a lifetime of cancer-fighting drugs and careful monitoring?

Nigerian President Said To Concede Election To Opposition Candidate

March 31
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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A sitting president has never lost a presidential bid in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. Partial results showed Goodluck Jonathan trailing Muhammadu Buhari by close to 3 million votes.

San Diego Cabbies Brace For An Open Taxi Market

March 31
By Megan Burks
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The city says Wednesday's change will create opportunity in the taxi industry. But taxicab owners predict financial ruin.

The Rolling Stones Coming To San Diego In May

March 31
By City News Service
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The May 24 performance at Petco Park is the only West Coast stop of the "Zip Code" tour. It will be the Stones' first appearance in San Diego in nearly a decade.

Staff At Britain's Windsor Castle May Strike Over Low Wages

March 31
Jackie Northam / NPR
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It's the first time Queen Elizabeth is facing a possible strike by employees of the royal family. At issue is whether employees should be expected to do extra work for no additional pay.

Man Killed By Deputy Was San Diego County Worker

March 31
By City News Service, Associated Press
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Sheriff's officials said that Gary Kendrick, who worked as an environmental health specialist, was shot after pointing a gun at deputies outside his condominium in Encinitas.

If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys

March 31
David LaGesse / NPR
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In Africa, where there aren't always roads from point A to point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.

Major Power Outage Darkens Dozens Of Cities In Turkey

March 31
Jackie Northam / NPR
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The outage halted public transportation and shuttered business across much of Turkey. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the country's blackout, the biggest in 15 years.

Meet The Bacteria That Make A Stink In Your Pits

March 31
Poncie Rutsch / NPR
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Scientists say they've IDed the bacteria that emits that rank smell after a hard workout. Future deodorants might target that bad actor rather than blocking sweat glands or nuking all bacteria.

From A 'Dragon Tattoo' To The 'Spider's Web': Stieg Larsson's Hero Returns

March 31
Colin Dwyer / NPR
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The late Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of novels is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider's Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.

Late Chinchilla Rancher's PETA Suit Dismissed In Vista

March 31
By Associated Press
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A Vista judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by an elderly chinchilla rancher against the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gases By A Quarter Of 2005 Levels

March 31
Bill Chappell / NPR

The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. Part of a plan for a new international treaty, it would give the U.S. 10 years to reach its goal.

The Fear Of Black Men In America: Join Our Twitter Chat #FearAndRace

March 31
NPR
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This week, NPR's Michel Martin has been leading challenging conversations about the fear of black men. Now we want to hear from you.

Climbing Temperatures End Southern California Ski Season

March 31
By Associated Press
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Climbing temperatures and a lack of snow have ended the ski season at the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit resorts.

Wind Advisory Issued For San Diego County's Deserts

March 31
By City News Service
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Meteorologists said the strongest winds would blow around desert mountain slopes.