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Wealthy CEOs complain about feeling 'unsafe' because of homeless people in San Francisco

Wealthy CEOs complain about feeling 'unsafe' because of homeless people in San FranciscoA major healthcare conference in San Francisco this week has sparked a debate about the California city’s homeless crisis as wealthy executives and investors complain of feeling 'unsafe'.The city rakes in $ 51m (£39m) each year from the annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference despite growing concerns about the city’s homeless population among attendees of the healthcare industry’s leading conference, according to Bloomberg News.



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Greta Thunberg: Huge mural of climate activist appears in San Francisco to 'change hearts and minds'

Greta Thunberg: Huge mural of climate activist appears in San Francisco to 'change hearts and minds'A huge mural of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has appeared in central San Francisco.The enormous eight-storey painting will tower over residents and visitors near Union Square in the heart of the city’s downtown.



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Spain will exhume dictator Francisco Franco's remains on Thursday

Spain will exhume dictator Francisco Franco's remains on ThursdaySpain will on Thursday remove the 1.5-tonne slab which has covered the tomb of dictator Francisco Franco for the past 44 years and fly his remains by helicopter away from a state mausoleum, government sources told reporters on Monday. The ruling Socialists have long sought to exhume Franco’s remains and turn the Valley of the Fallen complex near the capital Madrid into a memorial to the 500,000 people who were killed during the 1936-39 civil war he unleashed. A crane will lift the slab and, if the original zinc-lined wood coffin is too degraded, the dictator’s remains will be transferred into a new coffin, the sources said.



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Thousands of tarantulas are emerging from the ground in the San Francisco Bay Area, looking for mates

Thousands of tarantulas are emerging from the ground in the San Francisco Bay Area, looking for matesEach year, tarantulas emerge in the Rockies and California to look for mates. A spate of warm weather in the Bay Area has extended that mating season.



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A 3.5 magnitude earthquake hit south of San Francisco

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake hit south of San FranciscoA 3.5 magnitude earthquake hit west of Colma, which is just south of San Francisco. Colma is known as "The City of the Dead" because of its cemeteries



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San Francisco residents use rocks to block homeless camping

San Francisco residents use rocks to block homeless campingA group of San Francisco neighbors said they had to do something to make their street safe. Fed up with what they see as the city’s failure to combat homelessness and rampant drug use, the neighbors had boulders delivered to their sidewalk to block people from pitching tents on their street. Cities are struggling to address the lack of affordable housing and a growing number of homeless encampments that are popping up on city streets, sometimes in neighborhoods.



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San Francisco tour guide charged with carrying U.S. secrets to China

San Francisco tour guide charged with carrying U.S. secrets to ChinaXuehua Peng, also known as Edward Peng, was arrested on Friday in the San Francisco suburb of Hayward, California, and was denied bail during an initial court appearance by a U.S. magistrate judge that same day, federal prosecutors said at a Monday morning news conference. "The conduct charged in this case alleges a combination of age-old spycraft and modern technology," U.S. Attorney David Anderson said.



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The Latest: San Francisco disputes NRA victory declaration

The Latest: San Francisco disputes NRA victory declarationSan Francisco Mayor London Breed told department heads in a Sept. 23 memo that the resolution does not direct the city to investigate ties between its contractors and the NRA. The NRA seized upon her memo Tuesday as evidence that the mayor is backing down and said the memo was a “clear concession” in response to its lawsuit over the resolution.



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UPDATE 3-San Francisco tour guide charged with carrying U.S. secrets to China

UPDATE 3-San Francisco tour guide charged with carrying U.S. secrets to ChinaA San Francisco tour guide has been charged with being an agent of the Chinese government, accused of picking up U.S. national security secrets from furtive locations and delivering them cloak and dagger style to Beijing, federal prosecutors said on Monday. Xuehua Peng, also known as Edward Peng, was arrested on Friday in the San Francisco suburb of Hayward, California, and was denied bail during an initial court appearance by a U.S. magistrate judge that same day, federal prosecutors said at a Monday morning news conference. “Defendant Xuehua (Edward) Peng is charged with executing dead drops, delivering payments, and personally carrying to Beijing, China, secure digital cards containing classified information related to the national security of the United States,” Anderson said.



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San Francisco residents are putting boulders on the streets to stop homeless people from sleeping there

San Francisco residents are putting boulders on the streets to stop homeless people from sleeping thereAs San Francisco officials clamber to find a solution to the city’s escalating homelessness crisis, locals have taken some extreme measures to block homeless encampments on their streets.



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