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Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:33

The move, announced by a government official in a tweet on Wednesday, raised fears of rogue states using virtual currencies to evade sanctions.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel speaks during a news conference at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:11

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel says he is "devastated" by video footage of his armed deputy standing outside the school doing "nothing" during the shootings of students and faculty members.

The Rev. Billy Graham's casket will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol rotunda for two days. Mourners are invited to pay their final respects before a private funeral.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:06

It is a rare distinction bestowed on only a handful of civilians. For two days Americans will be welcome to pay their respects to the beloved Evangelical pastor. He will be buried in North Carolina.

Jennifer Hanner, a first-year teacher from Harts, W.Va., holds a sign Thursday at the Capitol in Charleston. Teachers statewide went on strike Thursday over pay and benefits.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:58

Teachers formed picket lines and descended on the state Capitol to demand higher salaries and better insurance. The state has some of the lowest teacher pay in the country.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:45

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.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:45

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

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:45

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.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:45

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted on felony charges of invasion of privacy and taken into custody Thursday. This apparently stems from allegations made last month that during an extramarital affair, Greitens took a photo of the woman and threatened to publish it if she exposed the affair.

People wave U.S. flags during a 2017 naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:18

The new director of Citizenship and Immigration Services says changing the federal agency's mission statement reminds staff that they work for the American people.

A global map showing where all fishing vessels were active during 2016. Dark circles show the vessels avoiding exclusive economic zones around islands, where they aren't allowed.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:57

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.

Students chant outside the Florida House of Representatives chamber in Tallahassee Wednesday. Lawmakers passed a bill that same day that would require public schools to display the motto "In God We Trust."
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:48

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."

An outside legal review found a "perception of a culture at NPR that favors men," in a way that it said many employees believe "can foster harassment and bullying."
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:40

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.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:27

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.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:27

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.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:27

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.

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