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Young Women And Men Seek More Equal Roles At Work And Home

Jan. 23
Maanvi Singh / NPR
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Young couples would prefer to share responsibilities equally at work and at home, a study finds. But they realize that workplace policies and child care can make that a tough go in real life.

Argentine President Now Says Prosecutor's Death 'Not A Suicide'

Jan. 23
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Alberto Nisman, who accused the Argentinian leader of covering up Iran's role in a 1994 terrorist attack, was found shot dead in his apartment on Sunday.

San Diego Robbery Spree Ends After Chase

Jan. 23
By City News Service
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Four people suspected of robbing several pedestrians at gunpoint around San Diego Friday were arrested following a chase that ended in a crash in the Midway District.

San Diego Opera's 'La Bohème' Serves Up A Tasty Take On Puccini's Opera

Jan. 23
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Food is being served at San Diego Opera’s latest production of "La Bohème" (opening Saturday at the Civic Theatre). But this food is being served on stage.

Dear World: Bill and Melinda Gates Have "Big Bets" For 2030

Jan. 23
Linda Poon / NPR
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Their annual letter to the public has been published. They're betting that in 15 years, polio will be eradicated, Africa will feed itself and 2 billion people will use their phones as mobile banks.

Strong, Gusty Winds And High Surf, Strong Rip Currents Through Weekend

Jan. 23
By City News Service
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Forecasters said that as the surf and rip currents were building near the beaches, strong gusty winds would be developing in the mountains and valleys.

TSA Agents Discovered 2,212 Firearms At Airport Checkpoints In 2014

Jan. 23
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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Grenades and blades were also found. In most cases, people forgot they had them. Our favorite discovery: a knife in an enchilada. The TSA said "the passenger's intent was delicious, not malicious."

Senate Says Climate Change Real, But Not Really Our Fault

Jan. 23
Ron Elving / NPR
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The brand new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker was the only senator to vote against calling climate change "real and not a hoax."

Yemeni Rebels Call For Mass Rallies After President Steps Down

Jan. 23
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The Houthis, who control the capital, Sanaa, are apparently hoping to exploit a power vacuum left by the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government.

Volunteers, Community Leaders Count San Diego's Homeless

Jan. 23
By Claire Trageser
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Results of the "WeAllCount" tabulation of the region's homeless population figure into how much federal grant money is received by governments and social organizations to help get people off the streets and into housing.

San Diego Companies Partner On Prenatal Testing

Jan. 23
By David Wagner
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Through a new partnership, the San Diego company behind a leading prenatal test for Down syndrome hopes to offer expectant mothers more information about their pregnancies.

Thai Lawmakers Vote To Impeach Ousted Premier

Jan. 23
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was removed from office in a military coup in May, has been accused of criminal negligence related to a failed program to prop up the price of rice.

Fate Of Japanese Hostages Unclear After Islamic State's Deadline Lapses

Jan. 23
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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A video purportedly by the militants says "the countdown has begun." Japan says it's still trying to secure Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto's release. The Islamists want $200 million for their release.

Saudi King Abdullah Leaves Behind A Complex Legacy

Jan. 23
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The king's death was announced early Friday. He is being remembered as a man who laid the foundation for reform, but also as someone who promised much but accomplished little.

A Blind Woman Gains New Freedom, Click By Click By Click

Jan. 23
Lulu Miller / NPR
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Blind since birth, Julee-anne Bell wasn't comfortable heading out on her own. And when she learned an echolocation technique that gave her more independence, she discovered that it came with costs.

Therapy Dogs Would Help Veterans With PTSD Under New Bill

Jan. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder could help train therapy dogs for other veterans under a pilot program being considered by Congress.

To Keep Planes From Disappearing, NTSB Urges Constant Tracking

Jan. 22
David Schaper / NPR
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The agency wants every-minute updates on the locations of planes that fly over water, as well as longer-lasting batteries for black-box beacons, following the disappearance of a Malaysian jet.

Former WWE Fighters Suing Over Alleged Brain Damage

Jan. 22
Jasmine Garsd / NPR
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The wrestlers say World Wrestling Entertainment downplayed dangers in the ring.

Ancient Egyptian Relic Broken, Repaired With Glue

Jan. 22
Sam Sanders / NPR
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Anonymous officials say the beard of the golden mask of King Tutankamun broke off during a cleaning last year, and was glued back on in a hurry.

Goosebumps And Gas: New Data From Rosetta Probe Describes Comet

Jan. 22
Bill Chappell / NPR
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We're learning more about the comet that a European Space Agency paired up with its Rosetta probe last fall. For one thing, it has "goosebumps" on steep cliff faces. It's also highly porous.