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Head Of D.C.'s Schools Resigns After Personal Scandal And Amid District Tumult

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:52:31 -0500

The D.C. public school chancellor resigned amidst ongoing graduation issues and when pressure boiled over after news that he improperly transferred his child from one highly-desired school to another.

Search for Buried Treasure Linked to Illinois Man's Death At Yellowstone

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:26:19 -0500

Jeff Murphy is the fourth man to die while searching for a treasure chest reportedly buried somewhere in the Rockies by eccentric millionaire Forrest Fenn.

Japanese 'Baby Factory' Man Gains Custody Of 13 Surrogate Children

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:07:00 -0500

The mysterious businessman who said he'd like to have enough kids to vote him into office has been fighting for their return. The case helped put an end to the country's surrogacy industry.

Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:51:29 -0500

The Kentucky legislature is considering arming teachers and administrators in response to a school shooting there Jan. 23.

NPR Posts Independent Findings On Its Handling Of Sexual Harassment Complaints

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:35:00 -0500

The report by an outside law firm identifies internal cultural issues that need improvement.

Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:24:00 -0500

In the early 20th century, botanist David Fairchild traveled the world and brought plants back to the U.S. that we now see as thoroughly American. NPR talks with the author of a book on Fairchild.

After Florida Shooting, Trump Calls For New Regulations On Bump Stocks

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:04:50 -0500

The president is directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose ways to ban devices like the ones used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that accelerate the shooting rate of semi-automatic weapons.

Report Detailing Harassment At NPR Cites 'High Level Of Distrust' Of Management

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:00:00 -0500

An outside legal review of NPR's handling of allegations against former top news executive Michael Oreskes found that questions were raised about his behavior even before he was hired.

Venezuela's Deepening Crisis Triggers Mass Migration Into Colombia

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:57:00 -0500

A downward economic spiral, food shortages and a host of other problems have driven thousands of Venezuelans to flee to nearby countries.

Palestinian Authority President No Longer Wants U.S. To Lead Peace Efforts

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, angry over the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, wants other countries to lead peace efforts now. He is making his case to the U.N. Security Council.

U.S. Officials Say Scheduled Transfer Of Guantanamo Bay Detainee Is Not Happening Yet

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

There are six detainees cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay. One was scheduled to be transferred to Saudi Arabian custody Tuesday, but U.S. officials now say that's not happening. The five others have been awaiting placement in a third country for years, but the State Department office assigned to place them remains vacant.

Russian Bots Are Spreading False Information After The Florida Shooting

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

It's known that Russian groups used Facebook and other social media platforms to spread false information during the 2016 election, but now Russian bots are doing the same after the Florida shooting. So, how are tech giants thinking about tackling these issues and making sure the same thing doesn't happen in this year's midterm election?

Actor Michael Stuhlbarg On His Approach To Playing Real-Life Characters

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

Michael Stuhlbarg is having a breakout year in Hollywood. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to the actor about his year, which includes being in three of this year's Best Picture nominated films.

Fergie Apologizes After Her National Anthem Rendition Goes Wrong

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

The National Anthem is easy to get wrong, and pop star Fergie's rendition before Sunday's NBA All-Star game was all sorts of wrong. The Grammy winner said afterwards she was trying to do something new with her slower, jazzier version.

Trump's Responses To Florida Shooting And WH Scandals Under Scrutiny

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

President Trump responded to the indictment of Russian nationals over interference in the 2016 campaign with tweets blaming President Obama for not stopping the interference and insisting it did not change the outcome of the election. Trump's responses to the shooting in Florida and recent White House scandals are also under scrutiny.