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Kentucky Democrat Wins Special Election To Reclaim Seat After Lawmaker's Suicide

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:58:00 -0500

Linda Belcher reclaimed the seat she lost to Dan Johnson in 2016 amid a wave of pro-Trump voter sentiment in Kentucky. Johnson killed himself in December amid allegations of sexual assault.

Chinese Food Deliverer Illegally Enters Lincoln Tunnel

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:22:00 -0500

New Yorker Bruce Lee was delivering orders when he said his Waze navigation aid misguided him. He biked into the Lincoln Tunnel but was arrested because bikes are banned from the tunnel.

'Today In 1968' Replays A Historic Year — On Twitter

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:22 -0500

1968 was a pivotal year in civil rights history. In our new project, we'll be tweeting news, articles and moments from that year as if it were all happening today.

Florida School Shooting Survivors To March On State Capitol For Tougher Gun Laws

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:33:00 -0500

About 100 students and more than a dozen adult chaperones have arrived in the state capital, Tallahassee, ahead of a planned march to demand legislative action to prevent future school shootings.

School Safety: Striking A Balance Between Secure But Not A Fortress

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

School shootings have become the new norm. As a result, schools have been upgrading security. Education officials, however are recognizing that no place can be 100 percent safe.

2 Sisters In Los Angeles Are DREAMers But Only 1 Is Covered By DACA

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

DREAMers Miriam Gonzalez Avila and Abigail Gonzalez are paying attention to the immigration debate. One is covered under DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, but the other isn't.

50 Years Ago, How A Small Alabama Town Pioneered The First 911 Call

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

In January 1968, the FCC and AT&T announced a plan for an emergency telephone number. But the Alabama Telephone Company decided to get out ahead of the feds and set up its own system.

After Florida Shooting, There's A Renewed Push To Change Gun Laws

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

President Trump said he's signed a memo directing the Justice Department to develop regulations to ban bump stocks, as Florida students press state legislators on passing new gun control measures.

Kentucky Bourbon, Wisconsin Cheese Could Be Targets In Trade War

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 -0500

The European Union is considering ways to fight back if the Trump administration adopts tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum.

Army Awards Medal For Heroism To 3 JROTC Cadets Killed In Florida Shooting

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:32:00 -0500

Freshman cadets Peter Wang, Martin Duque and Alaina Petty were given the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps' highest medal for heroism. Wang, 15, was also posthumously admitted to West Point.

U.S. Men's Hockey Team Is Bounced From Olympic Tournament After Losing Shootout

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:01:00 -0500

American Jim Slater scored an equalizing shorthanded goal 30 minutes into the match. That helped bring on overtime — and a fateful penalty shootout.

Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal In Downhill At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:36:00 -0500

In the downhill at what's believed to be her final Olympics, Lindsey Vonn hit speeds of nearly 70 mph as she scorched down the mountain. "I gave it all today, skied a great race," she said.

Search For Buried Treasure Linked To Illinois Man's Death At Yellowstone

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:26:00 -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.

Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:51:00 -0500

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

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.