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DeSaulnier Wants Criminal Probe of Bay Bridge Construction

The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is already steeped in controversy over cracked welds and cost overruns. Now, State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier says that Caltrans knowingly accepted substandard welding work from a firm in China.

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Many Immigrants Eligible for Deferred Action Struggle to Apply

It's been two years since President Barack Obama approved a temporary reprieve from deportation for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. More than half a million young people have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), 71,000 of them in California. But many more of those eligible have yet to apply.

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Disproportionate Rates of Melanoma Found in Marin County

Disproportionate Rates of Melanoma Found in Marin County

A new study shows Marin County has disproportionately higher numbers of melanoma skin cancer than the rest of the Bay Area. The report from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California noted that melanoma incidence was 60 percent higher in Marin compared to the state as a whole. Experts join us to explain the findings and offer skin safety and screening tips for the summer.

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Unaccompanied Children Crossing the U.S. Border

Last month, President Obama acknowledged that the tens of thousands of unaccompanied, undocumented minors trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border constituted an "urgent humanitarian situation." The minors, who are mainly from Mexico and other Central American countries, pose legal and political challenges to the administration, as public opposition to detention centers to house them grows.

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Letting Go

While driving her daughter back to college, D'Anne McFarlane learns it's time to let her daughter take the wheel of her own life.

A Workaholic's Summer Off

For a workaholic like Paula Reinman, taking the entire summer off is as worthwhile as it is difficult.

Pond Turtles

The desert tortoise is the state reptile, but Michael Ellis looks at California's only indigenous turtle, the western pond turtle.

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