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Shared scooters and bicycles are spreading to several major U.S. cities while policymakers are scrambling to find ways to ensure that riders are safe. David Paul Morris/Getty Images hide caption

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As E-Scooters Roll Into American Cities, So Do Safety Concerns

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The Column of Strength monument to "comfort women" was unveiled last year. This week, the mayor of Osaka, Japan, said he was withdrawing his city from a six-decade "sister city" relationship with San Francisco over objections to the statue. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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One month after it opened, the Salesforce Transit Center complex has shut down in downtown San Francisco, as engineers examine a crack in a steel beam. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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An empty pedestal remains where a statue known as Early Days, which depicted a Native American at the feet of a Catholic missionary and Spanish cowboy, used to stand on Fulton Street in San Francisco. The statue was removed early Friday morning. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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People walk into the cafeteria at Facebook's main campus in Menlo Park, Calif., May 15, 2012. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Some Facebook Employees, Free Food Is Coming To An End

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Growing up, Liam Foley (left) was in charge of dishes and never cooked. He was still able to help chop the onions, though, at a burrito-making project for the poor in San Francisco. Alan Greenblatt/NPR hide caption

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Nicotine, heavy metals and tiny particles that can harm the lungs have been found in e-cigarette aerosol, according to the surgeon general. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A man rides a LimeBike in Washington, DC. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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#ScootersBehavingBadly: U.S. Cities Race To Keep Up With Small Vehicle Shares

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Chef Heidi Rae Weinstein holds a Reuben sandwich, complete with Swiss cheese — definitely a kosher no-no — at Trefa Banquet 2.0, an event held in San Francisco to commemorate a scandalous meal held in 1883 by newly ordained rabbis of the Jewish reform movement. The event has practically become myth. Lydia Daniller hide caption

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Despite the disbanding of communes and the persistence of capitalism, culinary contributions from hippies have not only endured, but helped set the framework for the way we eat today. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Inside the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in its earliest days. The clinic opened on June 7, 1967, and treated 250 patients that day. It's motto, then and now: "Health care is a right, not a privilege." Courtesy of Gene Anthony/David Smith Archives hide caption

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A 1960s 'Hippie Clinic' In San Francisco Inspired A Medical Philosophy

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The portable toilets in San Francisco's Pit Stop fleet are all staffed by paid attendants during their hours of operation and cleaned frequently. Most of them, however, don't look like the city's famous "Painted Lady" Victorian houses. Courtesy San Francisco Public Works hide caption

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