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New Maps Reveal Global Fishing's 'Vast Scope Of Exploitation Of The Ocean'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:57:52 -0500

Researchers have used radio transmissions to track the movement of fishing vessels and create stunning maps of fishing activity. The maps show that fishing covers most of the globe's oceans.

NPR Board Faces Tough Questions Over Sexual Harassment Handling

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:40:00 -0500

NPR's senior management and board members faced skepticism as they sought to rebuild trust with the network's workforce. Some comments appear to have stoked fresh anger from staffers.

Florida Lawmakers Advance Bill Requiring Schools To Display 'In God We Trust'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:23:00 -0500

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Kimberly Daniels, said while "gun issues" need to be addressed "the real thing that needs to be addressed are issues of the heart."

Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia On How Trump's Policies Compare To Obama's

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul about President Trump's stance on Russia and how that compares with policies throughout the Obama administration.

Why West Virginia Teachers Are Demanding Higher Pay and Improved Benefits

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

Schools closed across West Virginia Thursday as teachers there walked out to demand higher pay and improved benefits.

Sen. Marco Rubio Backs Down On Some Gun Ownership Restrictions At CNN Town Hall

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has long been a gun rights supporter. But in a televised town hall with victims of the Parkland, Fla. shooting, he backed down on some restrictions on gun ownership.

U.S. Women's Hockey Team Takes Home Olympic Gold In Win Over Canada

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

The United States women's hockey team is an Olympic gold medal winner once again. The U.S. beat four-time defending gold medalist Canada in a thrilling game that went into overtime and then a shootout.

Disney's Promised Bonus To Its Workers Comes With A Catch

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

Not long after the big tax cut bill passed, Disney joined other corporations in promising bonuses for its workers. In Disney's case, the bonus was set at $1,000, but for 36,000 unionized workers at Disney, it turns out there's a catch. They must agree to the wage offer on the table in contract negotiations before they can receive their bonuses.

How School Shootings Have Changed The Teaching Profession

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

Education schools are now training teachers how to deal with an active shooter. One expert says it hasn't deterred teachers from applying, but it has changed the profession, for better or worse.

Advocate Weighs In On How Gun Control Debate Is Being Received By Gun Rights Community

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Paul Glasco, founder of the organization Legally Armed America, about how the renewed debate over gun control is being received in the gun rights community.

Take A Peek Inside The Market For Stolen Usernames And Passwords

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:00 -0500

Our usernames and passwords, to all kinds of websites, are for sale on the dark web. Some, like bank account passwords, are obviously valuable. But hackers can extract money from this information in all kinds of creative ways.

U.N. Security Council Still Debating Resolution Calling For A Truce In Syria

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:00 -0500

The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres says that 400,000 Syrians are living in hell on earth in a suburb of Damascus. But what will the U.N. Security Council do about it?

Parent Of Child Killed In Sandy Hook Shooting Aims To Help Parents In Parkland, Fla.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Nicole Hockley, who lost her son Dylan during the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, about offering support to parents who lost a child in last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla. She went to Florida to help parents there, and went with them to the White House to meet with President Trump.

How 1 Texas Sheriff Is Partnering With ICE On The Issue Of Undocumented Immigrants

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:00 -0500

A sheriff on the coastal bend of Texas is a gung-ho partner of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback calls his county non-sanctuary. He contacts ICE whenever he has an undocumented immigrant in custody, and thinks every jail administrator in the country should.

How San Francisco's Sheriff Is Helping Undocumented Immigrants Find Lawyers

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:00 -0500

San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy is required by state law to tell undocumented immigrants arrested by her deputies when Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for them. Her office also helps the immigrants find lawyers.