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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.

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Elder Care Homes Rake In Profits As Workers Earn A Pittance

May 21
Jennifer Gollan / Associated Press

She alights from a black Ferrari convertible, her Christian Louboutin stilettos glinting in the sunlight. The lid of her black lacquer grand piano is propped open in the living room of her plush Beverly Hills home.

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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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Mark Arax: Chasing The Water And Dust Behind The California Dream

May 21
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Mark Arax’s new book, "The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California," explores how the quest to find and move water has always been essential to the California Dream.

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

May 21
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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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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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How Prepared Is California For The Booming Senior Population?

May 22
By KPBS Staff

Seniors are the fastest growing population group in California. The state faces numerous challenges in helping seniors deal with issues from financial stress to access to healthcare and housing.

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Is The US Headed For A Second Civil War?

May 20
By Jade Hindmon

Barbara F. Walter, a professor of political scientist at UC San Diego who also blogs about political violence, said the frequency of domestic terrorist attacks are one of a handful of factors researchers consider when looking at indicators of a possible second civil war in the U.S.

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Getting Up Close With A Melting Antarctic Glacier To Study Sea Level Rise

May 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The view is thrilling and other-worldly. But the real-world implications of the research could be devastating for the planet.

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Clock Ticking On Northern White Rhino

May 20
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers are caring for two pregnant southern white rhinos that are a key part in the plan to save the critically endangered northern white rhinos. The extinction clock is ticking because only two northern whites remain alive.

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