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Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear


Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. says it's evaluating whether to meet a tangle of potentially costly state environmental requirements needed to keep the Diablo Canyon reactors running.

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With rich history and tax breaks, Berlin lures Hollywood filmmakers

A scene from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 takes place in the fictional capital city Panem, which was filmed in Berlin.

Berlin is a favorite among Hollywood's top directors and actors. In the past year, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2,""Homeland"and "Bridge of Spies" were all shot on location in the German capital.

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Police name suspect in Planned Parenthood shooting

Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is accused of attacking a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs and killing three people, including a police officer. Nine others were injured.

The man arrested after a deadly attack and standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday is Robert Lewis Dear, 57, officials confirm.

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SBA chief wants nonbank lenders to lower rates for small firms

As alternative lenders take more of the small business loan market, Maria Contreras-Sweet says she is telling them their rates must be "more rational."

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Many Americans believe they don't need flu vaccine

Oakland Residents Receive Free Flu Shots At Local Church

An NPR poll finds nearly two-thirds of adults got this year's flu vaccine or plan to get it. Many of those who are skipping vaccination cite a lack of need and worries about side effects.

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Nonprofits say cellphones key to helping Syrian refugees

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Smartphones are a lifeline for Syrian refugees and immigrants settling in Southern California. Nonprofits preparing for their arrival are seeking donations.