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Federal Agency Drafts New Rules For Transparency In Political Social-Media Ads

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:40:05 -0500

The Federal Election Commission sets disclosure rules for ads that discuss candidates. Many of the ads in question dealt only with issues.



20 Injured As Massive Fire Tears Through Senior Living Center Near Philadelphia

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:16:00 -0500

At least 132 people were evacuated from the facility as the blaze spread quickly to multiple buildings. The fire seems to have started in a unit for residents with memory problems.



Jesse Jackson Says He Has Parkinson's Disease

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:48:00 -0500

Jackson, 76, was diagnosed with the motor system disorder in 2015, according to the facility where he is undergoing treatment. "For me, a Parkinson's diagnosis is not a stop sign," he says.



Young Men, Frequent Drivers Most Likely To Get Distracted While Driving

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:47:00 -0500

Distracted driving is a growing problem, accounting for at least 12 percent of road crashes worldwide. Phones don't help. But personality and gender may play a role, too, researchers say.



Government Outlines When It Will Disclose Or Exploit Software Vulnerabilities

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:04:51 -0500

The Trump administration put out guidelines for how the government will decide what software vulnerabilities it will share with tech companies to fix, and which ones it will keep to itself for spying.



Tesla Unveils Its Electric 'Semi' Truck, And Adds A Roadster

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:06:00 -0500

Elon Musk unveiled the Roadster's return toward the end of an event that was supposed to be all about Tesla's new Semi trucks.



Sam Kass: Can Free Breakfast Improve Learning?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:19:47 -0500

16 million children face hunger in the U.S., which can prevent them from performing well in school. Chef Sam Kass describes a simple solution with a potentially huge impact: free breakfast.



Wendy Troxel: Does High School Start Too Early?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:19:00 -0500

Sleep expert Wendy Troxel says teens are sleep-deprived because of early school start times that cater to adults. She says high schools should start classes at least an hour later.



How Mass Shootings Are Forcing Schools To Re-Evaluate Safety

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:59:02 -0500

Teachers are learning how to protect their students from the possibility of a school shooting. That can include anything from locking doors to tackling the assailant.



Canadians Root For An Underdog Health Policy Idea From The U.S.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:02 -0500

A center created by the Affordable Care Act to foster innovations in health care is at risk in Donald Trump's U.S. But some Canadian health analysts see it as a model for curbing health care's cost.



Protester Takes Police Officer's Suggestion, Runs For Council And Wins

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Last September, Braxton Winston was protesting the death of Keith Lamont Scott on the streets of Charlotte, N.C. He's turned that protest into politics — as one of the city's new council members.



News Brief: Accusations Against Franken, House Tax Overhaul Win

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

A Los Angeles radio host says now-Sen. Al Franken forced himself on her while the two were on a USO tour in 2006. And, the House has passed its massive 1.4 trillion dollar tax overhaul.



Pentagon Says It's Staying In Syria, Even Though ISIS Appears Defeated

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:51:00 -0500

The U.S. is keeping its troops in Syria and continues to press for a political settlement to that country's civil war. It's far from clear whether the U.S. has sufficient leverage to achieve that.



Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Takes Heat From One Of The Family's Own

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:50:00 -0500

It's the Friday before Thanksgiving. That means it's time for NPR's Susan Stamberg's traditional recipe that "sounds terrible but tastes terrific" — though her granddaughter begs to differ.



Senators: Kushner Didn't Disclose Emails On WikiLeaks, 'Russian Overture'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:57:00 -0500

Top lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking President Trump's son-in-law and adviser to turn over communications with WikiLeaks and emails pertaining to a "Russian backdoor overture."