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Democrats Debate: What Is A Progressive And Who Wants To Be One?

Feb. 5
Ron Elving / NPR
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The term has also been used to cover certain ideas, attitudes, movements and schools of thought. It has been affixed to leading American politicians, in both major parties, including Teddy Roosevelt.

Meeting Between Pope And Russian Orthodox Patriarch Will Be 'First In History'

Feb. 5
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The Vatican and the Moscow Patriarchate say it's the first meeting between leaders of the two churches, which split in the 11th century.

Water Main Break Closes Westbound Balboa Avenue In Clairemont

Feb. 5
By City News Service

Traffic was diverted onto Morena Boulevard and drivers could access the freeway via Clairemont Drive.

Last Clash Before N.H. Puts Clinton, Sanders In A Field Of Friendly Fire

Feb. 5
Ron Elving / NPR
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Hillary Clinton denounced what she called "an artful smear." She challenged Bernie Sanders to identify a vote she had cast or changed to pay off a donor. "Enough is enough," she said.

U.S. Added 151,000 Jobs In January, Unemployment Dropped To 4.9 Percent

Feb. 5
Camila Domonoske / NPR
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Job growth last month missed economists' expectations of 190,000 new jobs — and came in far lower than December's job numbers, which were revised downward to 262,000.

'Hail, Caesar!' Delivers Screwball Comedy And More

Feb. 5
By Beth Accomando
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A Coen Brothers film is always something to look forward to and "Hail, Caesar!" (opening this weekend in select theaters) is no exception.

Santa Ana Winds, Warm Weather Expected In San Diego County

Feb. 5
By City News Service
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A National Weather Service wind advisory for the valleys and mountains is set to remain in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.

Julian Assange Is Being Arbitrarily Held And Should Be Freed, U.N. Group Says

Feb. 5
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The British government disputes the ruling and said it changes nothing — adding that the WikiLeaks founder will be arrested if he leaves the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

La Jolla Playhouse's 'Guards At The Taj' Is One Bloody Funny Comedy

Feb. 5
By Angela Carone
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Despite all the blood, "Guards at the Taj" is a comedy. The show runs through Feb. 28 at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Sanchez Makes 'Pants On Fire' Claim About California Gun Database

Feb. 5
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio
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Critics have repeatedly attacked California Attorney General Kamala Harris for what they say is her slow progress investigating gun owners legally prohibited from having them.

Battle Over Carlsbad Project Could Influence Future Developments

Feb. 5
By Alison St John
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Carlsbad’s Measure A is not just a battle over whether to build a shopping and entertainment center on a coastal lagoon. It could also set a precedent for developers looking to save time and money on big projects in San Diego County.

Podcast Episode 59: The Self-Aware Zombie

Feb. 5
By Beth Accomando
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With "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" reanimating on screens this weekend, the time seems ripe to speak with Doctor of the Dead Arnold T. Blumberg about a recent strain of the undead — the self-aware zombie.

Digging Deep To Build The Tallest Hotel In Iran

Feb. 5
Steve Inskeep / NPR
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Ebrahim Pourfaraj started digging a giant hole in Tehran well before sanctions were lifted. He's betting Iran's economy will open up, attracting investors and visitors who've long been locked out.

For Pro Athletes, Knowing When It's Time To Call It Quits

Feb. 5
Tom Goldman / NPR
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Earlier in the season, many suggested Payton Manning was through and should retire. He has since rebounded and will lead his Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's NFL Super Bowl.

The 5th Democratic Debate In 100 Words (And A Video)

Feb. 4
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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It was the first mano-a-mano encounter of the campaign, which means there was enough room for semantic arguments and serious debate.

7 Key Moments From Clinton And Sanders' 'Progressive' Debate

Feb. 4
Susan Davis / NPR
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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off Thursday in New Hampshire and spent much of the time arguing over what it means to be a "progressive." It was their first one-on-one debate.

Women Blast CDC's Advice To Use Birth Control If Drinking Alcohol

Feb. 4
Allison Aubrey / NPR
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is getting flamed for saying that sexually active women should be on birth control if they drink alcohol, or stop drinking before getting pregnant.

Martin Shkreli Takes The Fifth, But Can't Resist Firing Back

Feb. 4
Jim Zarroli / NPR
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The former pharmaceutical executive appeared before a House committee hearing on drug prices, and for once tried to stay silent.

Florida Governor Ramps Up Mosquito Fight To Stay Ahead Of Zika

Feb. 4
Greg Allen / NPR
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It's only a matter of time, Gov. Rick Scott figures, before the Zika virus shows up in Florida mosquitoes. He's called for increased spraying and other moves to keep Zika and other diseases in check.