Winston Gieseke here, philanthropy and special sections editor for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, and I hope you had a good week. Here are some of the latest headlines from here in the Golden State.

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Bank of America sued over EDD fraud in ‘pretty unique’ case

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Bank of America is being sued in a federal lawsuit for allegedly neglecting to secure thousands of unemployment debit cards, leading to the theft of billions of dollars.

CalMatters reports that the complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, alleges that the bank was negligent and proved “either unwilling or unable to stop criminals” from stealing funds from debit cards, leaving out-of-work Californians who were desperate for the funds unable to access them.

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