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McDonald's Facing New Charges Of Sexual Harassment

May 21
Richard Gonzales / NPR

The incidents are alleged to have occurred at corporate and franchise stores in 20 cities. The company promises more training for employees and managers on its anti-harassment policy.

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DA Calls For De-Escalation Training For Police Who Encounter Mentally Ill

May 21
By Matt Hoffman

A study by the San Diego County District Attorney found that over the past 25 years 80% of officer-involved shootings included people who had drug or mental health issues.

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Sally Ride Science Inspires Students, Educates Parents

May 21
By Ebone Monet

A Parent's Guide to Success is a one day course that's designed for parents of students who are enrolled in the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy and affiliated programs.

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Escondido Seeks Public Input On New Denser Housing Downtown

May 21
By Alison St John

The city of Escondido is taking public comment on plans to knock down the old Palomar Hospital building and build more than 500 new homes in its place.

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Poway Synagogue Shooting Suspect Indicted On 113 Federal Charges

May 21
By City News Service

The indictment added four counts of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, which were not included in the original federal complaint filed earlier this month.

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U.S. Postal Service Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks

May 21
Vanessa Romo / NPR

The two-week pilot program will put five autonomous semi-trucks on the road, making the journey between Phoenix and Dallas.

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Business Accelerator Will Support Southeast San Diego

May 21
By Melaina Spitzer

The CONNECT ALL Business Accelerator held it’s official Grand Opening Monday at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in Southeast San Diego. The accelerator aims to create more business opportunities in San Diego’s underserved communities.

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Board Of Supervisors OK Program To Hire More People With Intellectual Disabilities

May 21
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a program that will allow the county government to hire more people with intellectual disabilities.

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County Grand Jury Recommends Increased Safety Training For School Shootings

May 21
By City News Service

The San Diego County grand jury recommended Tuesday that the region's school districts increase funding for training and resources to prepare for and prevent school shootings.

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San Diego Museum Of Man 'Decolonizing' Collection Of Human Remains

May 21
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The museum now has to have permission from family members or the cultural community of the dead person to put remains on display.

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California's Aging Population Is Growing, Quickly. Are We Ready?

May 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

By the year 2030, California's senior population is expected to grow from 6 to 9 million residents. That will have a significant impact on everything from health care to transportation and housing. Join KPBS Midday Edition this Wednesday at noon for a live broadcast and panel discussion with local experts on navigating the golden years in California.

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How Pardoning Servicemen Accused Of War Crimes May Impact The US Military

May 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

President Trump is reportedly preparing to pardon servicemen accused of war crimes, including Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who is set to stand trial in San Diego next week.

New York Assembly Passes Bill Closing 'Double Jeopardy' Loophole As Rebuke To Trump

May 21
Bobby Allyn / NPR

Top Democrats in the state are framing the change as a way to stand up to President Trump and allow for state prosecutions of those he pardons for federal crimes.

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With Workers Hard To Find, Immigration Crackdown Leaves Iowa Town In A Bind

May 21
Jim Zarroli / NPR

Business leaders worry that tough laws against undocumented workers will discourage legal immigrants from coming to the state to work. Iowa's low jobless rate has left businesses struggling to hire.

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Belgian Monastery Will Brew Beer Again, After A 220-Year Pause

May 21
Bill Chappell / NPR

The last time Belgium's Grimbergen Abbey brewed its own beer, the United States was only about 20 years old.

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Congress Joins Debate Over Sending TSA Employees To Border

May 21
By Associated Press

Lawmakers clashed Tuesday over the Trump administration's move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border, and one airport official warned it could lead to long checkpoint lines this summer.

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Across The Country, Protesters Rally To Stop States' Abortion Bans

May 21
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

Protesters rallied outside statehouses and the Supreme Court, where some of the laws may eventually be considered. Hundreds of events were part of a national day of action called #StopTheBans.

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This Beauty Queen Uses Her Platform To Ease Mental Health Stigma In Asian American Community

May 21
Sonia Paul/KQED

Sophia Ng started competing in pageants to raise awareness around mental health, especially among the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Now that she is a pageant titleholder, she often goes to community events that offer her a platform to spread her message.

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Medical Investigation: How Did 494 Children In One Pakistani City Get HIV?

May 21
Benazir Samad / NPR

In late April, a tragedy began to unfold in Larkana. First one, then 15, now hundreds of youngsters have been found to be HIV positive. Who is responsible?

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