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House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets

July 28
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.

Teacher Tenure Challenge Spreads From California To New York

July 28
Beth Fertig / NPR

A New York state lawsuit follows the Vergara ruling in California, challenging state teacher tenure policies. Who's next?

Taliban In Pakistan Derails World Polio Eradication

July 28
Jason Beaubien / NPR
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The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.

Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

July 28
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision could have an impact on similar bans throughout the Southeast.

Medicare Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

July 28
Julie Rovner / NPR

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.

San Diego County Gonorrhea Cases Up 10% In 2013

July 28
By Kenny Goldberg, City News Service

Preventing sexually-transmitted diseases is part of the county's "Live Well San Diego" initiative, which aims to improve the health and well-being of local residents.

New San Diego Architecture Up For Orchids And Onions Nominations

July 28
Midday Edition
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What makes a building great or what makes it a dud? You get to decide during nominations for the Orchids & Onions.

Developing San Diego's Zero Waste Plan

July 28
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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California cities have to recycle 75 percent of their waste by 2020. San Diego has set an ambitious goal of zero waste by 2040. A series of meetings are underway to jump start the efforts, we'll tell you about the program and how to get involved.

FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine Against Southwest Airlines

July 28
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

A contractor for the airline failed to perform repairs properly and Southwest put some jets back into service despite their not being in compliance with federal regulations, the agency alleges.

Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies

July 28
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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Adler joined NPR in 1979 and covered everything from the emergence of the AIDS epidemic to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She was 68.

Fast-Food Scandal Revives China's Food Safety Anxieties

July 28
Anthony Kuhn / NPR

An American-owned company that supplies meat to fast food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed that some of the products were mishandled and expired.

It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas

July 28
Marilyn Geewax / NPR

Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy.

To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades

July 28
Geoff Brumfiel / NPR
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A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.

School Salaries Published Online, Except San Diego Unified's

July 28
By Matthew Bowler
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Have you ever wondered how much your child's teacher earns? How about the school custodian or principal? Now you can find out; except for San Diego Unified.

E-Cigarette Regulations Approved By San Diego City Council

July 28
By City News Service
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The San Diego City Council unanimously approved regulations regarding vapor inhalers, also known as electronic cigarettes, on Monday.

With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter

July 28
Rob Stein / NPR
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The string of genes that make a man a man used to be much bigger, and some geneticists say it may be wasting away. Back off, others say. Y has been stable — and crucial — for millennia.

Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

July 28
Robert Krulwich / NPR
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Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "Bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.

Court Orders Russia To Pay Former Yukos Shareholders $50B

July 28
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

The Permanent Court of Arbitration called Russia's seizure of the oil company "devious and calculated." The ruling, one of the largest such awards, adds to tensions between Moscow and the West.

UCSD Student Housing Fire Causes $525K In Damage

July 28
By City News Service

Crews had the fire knocked down in about 20 minutes and its cause was under investigation, a fire spokesman said.

Del Mar Makes Changes To Turf Track After Horse Deaths

July 28
By Deb Welsh and Associated Press
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Eight horses at the Del Mar Race Track have died in two weeks of racing. Four of the horses were running on the track's turf course when they were injured and eventually euthanized.