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The Perfection Of 'I Origins'

July 30
By Beth Accomando
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Indie film "I Origins" opened on Comic-Con weekend and was overshadowed by the massive pop culture convention, but this is one movie worth checking out.

Brown: California Willing To Shelter More Migrants

July 30
Associated Press
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While California Gov. Jerry Brown's three-day visit to Mexico was primarily aimed at business matters, the governor also took on the immigration issue.

Poll: Americans Cool To Border-Crossing Children

July 30
JENNIFER AGIESTA and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press
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The new poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, while 44 percent believe it has that responsibility.

Report: Increased Meth Use By Minors Booked Into Juvenile Hall

July 30
By City News Service
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One in 10 youths booked into Juvenile Hall tested positive for methamphetamine last year, up from 4 percent in 2012.

Girl Accused Of Arson In Cocos Fire To Undergo Mental Exam

July 30
By City News Service
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A girl accused of igniting the Cocos fire in the San Marcos area will undergo a mental competency evaluation at the request of her attorney before returning to court.

Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter

July 30
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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One U.N. official said this was a "breaking point." The conflict, now going into its 23rd day, shows no sign of abating. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 1,200.

Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

July 30
Claudio Sanchez / NPR

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.

Water Main Break Dumps 10 Million Gallons Of Water, Flooding UCLA

July 30
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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It took officials about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. By then, the UCLA campus was under water, with some staircases looking like waterfalls.

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

July 30
Dan Charles / NPR
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Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore college is the first successful attempt in North America.

As Pharma Jobs Leave N.J., Office Space Ghost Towns Remain

July 30
Dan Tucker / NPR
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In the last 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.

New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Sparks Outrage

July 30
Janet Babin / NPR

A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.

California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

July 30
April Dembosky / NPR
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Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.

Senate Approves $8 Billion Transportation Package

July 29
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

The federal highway trust fund will run short of money starting this week unless Congress acts. But the Senate version differs significantly from what the House passed last week.

The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan

July 29
Jason Beaubien / NPR
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The effort to end polio is taking a toll on Pakistan's already overstretched health system. With more children dying of measles and diarrhea, some question whether the focus on polio is worth it.

Ocean Beach Community Plan Approved; Aims To 'Preserve' Neighborhood Character

July 29
City News Service
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The San Diego City Council today approved a long-awaited update to the Ocean Beach Community Plan, which addresses issues like zoning and neighborhood character for the offbeat beach town.

Governor Brown Signs Law Aimed At Preventing Concussions

July 29
By Dwane Brown
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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a law putting restrictions on football practices at middle and high schools.

Israeli Bombing Ruins Gaza's Only Power Plant

July 29
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

Israel broadened its bombing campaign on Tuesday, bringing the Palestinian death toll above 1,200. Brief hope for a cease-fire was quickly dashed.

Helping Hungry Kids Eat At Home When School Is Out

July 29
By Megan Burks
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Hungry kids aren't showing up to programs that exist to feed them when school — and free lunches — are done for the year. A new bill would give their parents extra food stamps to help them eat at home.

National University's Sanford Education Center Gets $9.22 Million Anonymous Gift

July 29
By KPBS

The Sanford Education Center at National University announced an anonymous $9.22 million gift Tuesday.

McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

July 29
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.