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KPBS Roundtable

Mark Sauer hosts KPBS Roundtable, a lively discussion of the week's top stories. Local journalists join Sauer to provide insight into how these stories affect residents of the San Diego region.

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African Migrants Protest Treatment By Mexican Authorities In Tijuana

Migrants from Cameroon have been waiting in Tijuana for more than two months to cross into the U.S. to seek asylum. Most are members of the English-speaking minority, which has faced intense persecution since 2016.

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Gallagher Trial Concludes

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher is a free man after being acquitted of murder. SeaWorld is bouncing back, but PETA remains a strong opponent. USC admits blame for poaching a UC San Diego's research program.

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Turmoil At The Border

A national outcry over conditions at an immigration detention center for children, San Diego mayoral candidates spar over plans for more housing, and election reforms are leading to more diversity in some local governments.

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Mayor Faulconer’s White House Meeting

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer meets with President Donald Trump at the White House, the origins of migrant caravans in Honduras, and the first week of testimony in the murder trial for a San Diego based Navy SEAL.

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Plea Change In Hunter Corruption Case

The wife of Congressman Duncan Hunter pleads guilty in the couple’s corruption case, the military grants media access to its border mission in Texas, and San Diego State University plans to reform its scholarship system after millions of dollars were unawarded.

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President Trump’s Tariff Threat

President Donald Trump is threatening to impose a 5% tariff on Mexican goods as a way to force the country to take more action to slow migration to the U.S. Monthly increases could bring the tariffs as high as 25%. Both countries are trying to negotiate a solution. Pushback to the idea includes some Republicans in Congress who say the tariffs will damage the economy.

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Prosecuting Hate Crimes

Reports of hate crimes in San Diego are on the rise and a data analysis by The San Diego Union-Tribune shows they’re difficult to prosecute. The data from the San Diego District Attorney’s offices shows the number of hate crime prosecutions in 2019 is on track to exceed last year’s total. One of those cases is the shooting attack at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on April 27.

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Navy SEAL War Crimes Trial Delayed

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.

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San Diego Revives Vehicle Habitation Ban

San Diego City Council approves a limited ban on people living in their vehicles, homeless deaths increase by more than 50% in San Diego, and asylum seekers, who are forced to "remain in Mexico," struggle to make it to their court hearings in the United States.

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San Diego's Methamphetamine Problem

Methamphetamine addiction remains a chronic problem in San Diego. What's contributing to it.