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San Diego mayor to get counseling

SAN DIEGO — Declaring he ‘‘must become a better person,’’ Mayor Bob Filner announced Friday he will undergo two weeks of counseling after a series of women came forward and said the former Democratic congressman made unwanted sexual advances that included touching, kissing, and offensive comments.

‘‘Words alone are not enough,’’ Filner said at a nationally televised news conference. “I am responsible for my conduct and I must take responsibility for my conduct so that such conduct does not ever happen again.’’

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