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Weeks In Fear: A Timeline Of The Austin Bombings

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:13:54 -0400

March has been a frightful month for Austin residents. The police department has responded to more than 1,000 calls about suspicious packages since March 12.

Texas Investigators Trying To Determine Motive Of Austin Bomber

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:12:00 -0400

Investigators are still trying to determine why a man in Austin, Texas built and detonated a series of deadly bombs over the past month. Authorities have continued trying to find the bomber's motives.

Zuckerberg's Former Mentor Weighs In On Cambridge Analytica Statement

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:40:00 -0400

After days of silence over the Cambridge Analytica breach, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a statement. Zuckerberg's former mentor Roger McNamee shares his reaction with NPR's Ailsa Chang.

Whiting Awards Announce 10 Winners, Aiming To Honor Future Bookshelf Staples

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:30:43 -0400

Since it began in 1985, the annual prize has recognized emerging writers. And while you may not know the winners announced Wednesday, their futures are bright — if previous winners are any indication.

Is Hiding Income and Destroying Records Obstruction? Maybe Not

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:03:00 -0400

Justices issued a potentially far-reaching decision Wednesday making it harder for the federal government to prosecute obstruction of IRS enforcement of the tax code.

Research Misconduct Allegations Shadow New CDC Director

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:32:52 -0400

Critics say the Trump administration failed to properly vet Dr. Robert Redfield. Sen. Patty Murray says a past research controversy suggests a "pattern of ethically and morally questionable behavior."

Israel Acknowledges Having Bombed A Suspected Syrian Nuclear Reactor In 2007

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:50:51 -0400

The revelation confirms long-held suspicions that the raid destroyed what Israel believed to be a nuclear reactor. Israeli officials made clear they intend this announcement to send a message to Iran.

NPR Survey: Still On Facebook, But Worried

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:38:49 -0400

NPR asked Americans what steps they take to protect their Facebook data. Most say they still use the site, but they're concerned about who can see their information — and how it can be used.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Responds To Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:55:00 -0400

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has broken his silence addressing the controversy over how a voter targeting firm harvested the personal data of some 50 million users. He acknowledged the company made mistakes.

Tax Change Delivers A Blow To Professional Sports

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:53:00 -0400

The change of a single word in the 2017 tax overhaul means professional sports franchises could take a big tax hit each time they trade a player.

More Details Emerge About Austin Bomber

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:43:22 -0400

Details are beginning to emerge about the Austin bombing suspect. Reporter Courtney Collins from member station KERA speaks with Jeremiah Jensen, one of Mark Anthony Conditt's hometown friends.

Zuckerberg Breaks Silence, Promises To Protect Facebook Community

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:34:00 -0400

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted his first response to the controversy surrounding allegations that Cambridge Analytica exploited users' data without their knowledge.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal Weighs In On How Congress Could Regulate Facebook

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:30:20 -0400

Congressional staffers are slated to meet with Facebook officials this week. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and a member of the Commerce and Judiciary committees, about what action Congress could take to regulate how Facebook uses user data.

Federal Judge Expected To Rule In Kansas Voter Registration Lawsuit This Fall

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:30:00 -0400

The trial has ended in the lawsuit alleging Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's requirements for registering to vote in his state are unreasonable, as has a hearing to determine if Kobach was in contempt of court. A federal judge will rule on the suit this fall.

U.S. Security Officials Uncertain Of How To Address Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:30:00 -0400

The U.S. is warning against Russian cyber attacks targeting the energy grid and infrastructure as President Trump congratulates Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection. Many wonder what the Trump administration is doing to keep Americans safe from these potential attacks.