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Heather Burns at Martin Elementary School in South San Francisco, where she now teaches third grade. Burns was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and had to pay for her own substitute while on sick leave. Stephanie Lister/KQED hide caption

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California Teachers Pay For Their Own Substitutes During Extended Sick Leave

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In this Oct. 31 photo, a man has his face painted to represent efforts to defeat facial recognition. It was during a protest at Amazon headquarters over the company's facial recognition system. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Researchers also found that congestion on the roads in San Francisco also was exacerbated because of where the ride-hailing cars were and at what time of day. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A mother and her three daughters at the border crossing dividing Juárez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, on April 9. The family traveled from Guatemala to reach the U.S. David Peinado/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Spokesman Calls Plan To Send Immigrants To 'Sanctuary Cities' An 'Olive Branch'

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Soda bottles displayed in a San Francisco market.A federal appeals court blocked a city law requiring advertisement warnings on the potential health impacts of sugary drinks. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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When a former patient died from a lethal combination of methadone and Benadryl, Dr. Ako Jacintho got a letter from the state medical board. Whitney Hayward/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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California Doctors Alarmed As State Links Their Opioid Prescriptions to Deaths

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Harvey Milk, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, was the first openly gay elected official in California. Nov. 27, 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone. AP hide caption

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40 Years After The Assassination Of Harvey Milk, LGBTQ Candidates Find Success

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At a recent meeting of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, angry taxi drivers who want the city to buy back their medallions, surrounded Kate Toran, who heads the city's taxi program. Sam Harnett/KQED hide caption

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Cities Made Millions Selling Taxi Medallions, Now Drivers Are Paying the Price

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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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