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Donald Trump, 'Wrestling A Pig,' And The GOP's Struggle To Reform

July 6
Mara Liasson / NPR

The last thing the GOP wants is to be seen as an anti-immigrant, anti-gay and anti-science. The party has vowed to reform since President Obama's re-election, but change is proving hard.

Comic-Con Kicks Off Amid News It's Staying In San Diego Until 2018

July 6
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh
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Comic-Con is the largest pop culture convention in North America, and until at least 2018 it will remain in San Diego. Spokesman David Glanzer talks about the new contract and what's new at the convention.

500,000 People Flock To San Diego-Area Beaches During Fourth Of July

July 6
By City News Service
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Due to overcast skies, the number of beachgoers was about half what had been expected over the Independence Day weekend.

Report Sheds Light On Anti-Muslim Bias Incidents In California

July 6
Midday Edition
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Reports of discrimination against Muslims in California nearly doubled between 2013 and 2014, according to the latest report published by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

After Measles Outbreaks, Parents Shift Their Thinking On Vaccines

July 6
Nancy Shute / NPR
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One third of parents say they think vaccines have more benefit than they did a year ago, according to a poll conducted in May.

Transgender Veteran Fights For Equality In U.S. Military

July 6
Midday Edition
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Retired Army Col. Sheri Swokowski wants to change a military ban that stops openly transgender individuals from serving in the armed forces.

A Hacker Is Hacked: Controversial Italian Cyber Espionage Company Is Targeted

July 6
Eyder Peralta / NPR

Hacking Team's spyware has been detected in many countries with repressive regimes. The company has never revealed its client list, but a hack has made thousands of documents public.

UC San Diego Sues USC, Alzheimer's Researcher

July 6
By City News Service
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UC San Diego has sued USC and a nationally recognized Alzheimer's disease researcher, alleging they illegally conspired to take federal funding, data and employees from a UC San Diego study center on the illness.

2,140 Pounds Of Trash Picked Up At San Diego County Beaches

July 6
By City News Service
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The trash was picked up as part of a post-Fourth of July cleanup to keep litter out of the ocean. Surfrider Foundation and I Love a Clean San Diego organized the cleanup.

Children Learn About Ladybugs At San Elijo Lagoon

July 6
Promise Yee
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Families who visited the San Elijo Lagoon on Sunday learned a lot about ladybugs during a program that was part of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy's first Sunday family education series.

Tony Award-Winning Director Back At The Old Globe With 'Kiss Me, Kate'

July 6
By Angela Carone
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After winning last year’s Tony Award for best director of a musical, Darko Tresnjak is back in San Diego with “Kiss Me, Kate."

Latest On Greek Crisis: Finance Minister Resigns, As EU Leaders Meet

July 6
Eyder Peralta / NPR

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said his resignation could help the prime minister negotiate a better deal with the EU. However, he said, he will wear the "loathing" of Greek creditors "with pride."

After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

July 6
Neda Ulaby / NPR

Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.

Scanty Comic-Con Costumes No Excuse For Sexual Harassment

July 5
By Claire Trageser
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An advocacy group is targeting this week's annual Comic-Con convention in San Diego for failing to do enough to prevent sexual harassment. GeeksForCONsent has collected 3,000 signatures asking Comic-Con to beef up its anti-harassment policy and enforcement.

Small Plane Crashes On Carlsbad Beach; Boy Injured

July 4
By City News Service, Associated Press
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The 12-year-old boy was hospitalized with injuries he suffered when a single-engine plane crashed on Carlsbad State Beach about 3 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

Lawrence Herkimer, The Father Of Modern Cheerleading, Dies At 89

July 4
Scott Neuman / NPR

He invented the pompom and the iconic "Herkie jump" that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day. And, his National Cheerleading Association trains 150,000 cheerleaders a year.

Tijuana Consumers Start Paying Tax On Ready-Made Food

July 3
By Jean Guerrero
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Tijuana residents say they're upset about a new sales tax on ready-made food like hotdogs and pizza at convenience stores.

North County Theater Takes On Assisted Suicide, Medical Marijuana

July 3
By Angela Carone
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Topics facing the baby boomer generation are finding their way to the stage. The small but mighty Intrepid Theatre Company is taking on some big issues.

California Budget Could Save Tijuana River Valley

July 3
By Erik Anderson
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Environmentalists hope the newly signed California budget helps them get trash out of the Tijuana River Valley.

San Diego Lawmaker Pushes For Cheerleader Protections

July 3
Evening Edition
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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, said high school cheerleaders are athletes performing without health and safety standards.