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Roundtable: Navy SEAL War Crimes Trial Delayed

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The trial has been delayed for the Navy SEAL accused of committing war crimes while on deployment. Seniors are finding it harder to live in the Golden State. California moves one step closer to restricting short-term rentals in San Diego.

Aired: May 24, 2019 | Transcript

Navy SEAL war crimes trial

The trial has been delayed for a Navy SEAL accused of killing an injured terrorist in Iraq in 2017. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher was charged with stabbing a teenage ISIS fighter to death. That's after he was brought to Gallagher for medical treatment. Gallagher has pleaded not guilty and was scheduled to stand trial at Naval Base San Diego on May 28. However, that date has been pushed due to email snooping accusations made by the defense team. According to U.S. officials, President Trump is attempting to pardon the SEAL.

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Graying California

Seniors are the fastest growing population in California, expecting to double over the next 25 years. A whole range of experiences awaits them, from positive lifestyle changes to stresses in personal finance and access to healthcare and affordable housing. As part of our California Dream project, KPBS reporter Amita Sharma discusses the issues with a panel of experts.

Short-term rentals

A victory for those who oppose short-term rentals in San Diego's beach communities. A state bill, which would place a time limit on residential listings, cleared the Assembly. If the proposed legislation becomes law, “vacation rental platforms” would not be allowed to list a short-term rental for more than 30 days a year unless the permanent resident is present.

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