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As U.K. Voters Head To Polls, All Eyes Are On London's Mayoral Race

May 5
Dana Farrington / NPR

About a dozen candidates are vying to replace Conservative Mayor Boris Johnson. If the race goes as many pollsters expect, the city could have its first Muslim mayor.

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U.S. Army Captain Is Suing Obama Over Legality Of The War Against ISIS

May 5
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, says he is concerned that an "illegal" war "forces him to violate his oath to 'preserve, protect and defend' the Constitution."

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A Long, Complicated Battle Over 9,000-Year-Old Bones Is Finally Over

May 5
Tasneem Raja / NPR

The 1996 discovery of Kennewick Man, one of the oldest North American human skeletons ever found, erupted in an unprecedented fight between scientists and Native American beliefs.

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U.S. To Ship Peanuts To Feed Haitian Kids; Aid Groups Say 'This Is Wrong'

May 5
Clare Leschin-Hoar / NPR

On paper, the USDA's plan to send surplus peanuts to feed 140,000 malnourished Haitian schoolchildren sounds heroic. But aid groups say it could devastate Haiti's peanut farmers.

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North County Student Arrested After Making Crude Bomb

May 5
By City News Service

A San Pasqual Academy student was arrested Thursday after he allegedly created a crude chemical bomb that caused a non-injury blast at the North County campus.

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How The Absence Of Cruz And Kasich Could Affect Other California Races

May 5
By Midday Edition

California voters will not decide the Republican presidential primary, now that Ted Cruz and John Kasich have conceded to Donald Trump.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

May 5
By Midday Edition

Modern choral music, sounds from space - are you ready for an unconventional weekend?

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Colorado Springs Will Stop Jailing People Too Poor To Pay Court Fines

May 5
Joseph Shapiro / NPR

The Colorado city and the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado have announced a settlement that will end the practice. The city will even give payouts to people who were wrongly sent to jail.

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California Raises Age Of Tobacco Purchase To 21 And Tightens Vaping Rules

May 5
By Evening Edition

A package of tobacco bills signed into state law this week aims to cut the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes by adolescents and young adults, proponents say. Military personnel can still buy at age 18.

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FDA Acts To Regulate E-Cigarettes And Cigars For The First Time

May 5
Alison Kodjak / NPR

The Food and Drug Administration has issued sweeping new rules that tighten its control over e-cigarettes, banning their sale to minors. The agency is also expanding its regulation of tobacco.

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Why Afghanistan Is Once Again On The Brink

May 5
Philip Reeves / NPR

With a shaky government at the helm, Afghanistan confronts a tanking economy, a widening war with the Taliban, rampant corruption and the departure of thousands seeking a better life abroad.

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First-Known Hijacker Gives Personal Account Of His ‘Freedom Flight’

May 5
By Midday Edition

The book "Freedom Flight: A True Account of the Cold War's Greatest Escape" describes how San Diego author Frank Iszak escaped from the Iron Curtain with his wife and five co-conspirators by completing the first documented commercial airplane hijacking in 1956.

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Four Men Compete To Represent Chula Vista's District 4

May 5
By Midday Edition

In the city's first-ever district elections, four men are campaigning for the chance to represent District 4, or Southwest Chula Vista.

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Turkey's Prime Minister To Step Down As President Erdogan Pushes For More Power

May 5
Peter Kenyon / NPR

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was seen by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as lukewarm toward his effort to transform the largely ceremonial office of president into Turkey's chief executive.

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Police Looking For Man Who Attacked Mesa College Student

May 5
By City News Service

The man grabbed a young woman, bit her on the neck and attempted to pull off her pants at San Diego Mesa College Tuesday afternoon.

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Alberta Wildfire Evacuees Ordered To Move Again; Blaze Destroys 1,600 Buildings

May 5
Bill Chappell / NPR

Many residents who were evacuated from Fort McMurray on Tuesday were ordered to move once again last night.

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'Civil War' Gets Right What 'Batman V Superman' Got Wrong

May 5
By Beth Accomando

First it was “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” now it’s Avengers fighting Avengers as Marvel serves up “Captain America: Civil War” (opening May 6 throughout San Diego). But what DC got wrong Marvel gets right.

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Just How Ugly Will The General Election Be? Here's A Preview

May 5
Jessica Taylor / NPR

Hillary Clinton premiered an unsurprising line of attack against Donald Trump — digging up some choice words from his now-vanquished Republican rivals.

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Wildfire Drill To Be Held At Camp Pendleton

May 5
By City News Service

Military and civilian firefighters, sheriff's deputies and helicopter crews will practice responding to wildfires Thursday at Camp Pendleton.

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Rain Expected In San Diego County

May 5
By City News Service

The chance of showers will gradually increase Thursday afternoon and evening and "become likely" Thursday night through Friday.