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White House Briefly Put On Lockdown After Driver Hits Security Barrier

The Secret Service said the vehicle did not breach the barricade and the female driver was quickly apprehended.

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Gothamist Properties Will Be Revived Under New Ownership: Public Media

WNYC will buy Gothamist, KPCC will acquire LAist, and WAMU is taking over DCist. The move is funded by two anonymous donors "who are deeply committed to supporting local journalism initiatives."

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Gadget Lab Podcast: A Deep Dive on Apple's HomePod

Wired Top Stories - 2 hours 8 min ago
We discuss the good and bad points about the HomePod, and tell you whether it's worth your Satoshis.
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Seychelles Finds A Novel Way To Swap Its Debt For Marine Protections

The Indian Ocean nation has brokered a novel deal that is intended to protect nearly one third of its marine area and is thought to be the first of its kind.

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FDA Finds Hazards Lurking In Parsley, Cilantro, Guacamole

The Food and Drug Administration has started testing randomly selected fresh herbs and prepared guacamole. So far, the agency has found dangerous bacteria in 3-6 percent of the samples it tested.

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How 1 Tweet From Kylie Jenner Caused Snap, Inc. To Lose $1 Billion

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Will Oremus, a senior technology writer at Slate about how a recent tweet by Kylie Jenner caused Snap, Inc. — the parent company for Snapchat — to lose more than $1 billion.

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Teachers Across The Country Are Thinking About Active Shooter Situations

President Trump tweeted this week that teachers should be armed, in response to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. Since then teachers and other school administrators are looking at what they would do in a shooting situation.

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Trump Warns About Complacency In 2018 Midterms At CPAC

President Trump received an enthusiastic greeting from thousands of conservative activists at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., on Friday. He boasted of his first year accomplishments, but also had a warning about this year's midterm elections, saying complacency could short-circuit his agenda.

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U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Omit 'Nation Of Immigrants' From Mission Statement

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Susan Martin, professor emeritus at Georgetown University, about United States Citizenship and Immigration Services omitting the promise of America as "a nation of immigrants" from its mission statement. Martin, like former President John F. Kennedy, wrote a book called A Nation of Immigrants.

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Trump Administration Is Trying To Make It Harder For North Korea To Evade Sanctions

The Trump administration is trying to make it harder for North Korea to evade sanctions. It is putting the world on notice to look out for "deceptive shipping practices."

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'Black Panther' Fans Are Screaming 'Wakanda Forever' In Wauconda, Ill.

The city of Wauconda, Ill., — a suburb of Chicago — has been gaining fans after the Marvel's blockbuster Black Panther premiered last week. The movie is set in a fictional African country called Wakanda.

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Why Major Companies Are Severing Ties With The NRA After Parkland Shooting

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bloomberg reporter Polly Mosendz about why major companies are severing ties with the Nation Rifle Association in the wake of protests over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.

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President Trump Is Pushing Several Ideas To Prevent School Shootings

President Trump held a joint press conference with the prime minister of Australia as Trump pushes several ideas to prevent school shootings amid controversies from the Russia investigation and other surrounding security clearances among his staff.

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France's Louvre Museum Opens Rooms With Paintings Stolen By Nazis In WWII

The Louvre museum just opened two rooms entirely dedicated to paintings stolen by Nazis during World War II. The museum says its a symbol of its continuing commitment to finding the real owners of looted art. But critics say France's greatest museum has done too little too late.

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Experts Say There's Little Connection Between Mental Health And Mass Shootings

President Trump has raised mental health as a key factor in mass shootings, including a call Thursday to create more mental hospitals. But experts say there's little connection between a person's mental illness and the likelihood of a mass shooting.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Unveils Policy Changes After Parkland Shooting

Following a deadly school shooting in south Florida, Republican Gov. Rick Scott unveiled policy changes with the aim of making schools more secure and keeping guns away from those suffering from mental illness.

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What Parents Can Learn From The Larry Nassar And USA Gymnastics Case

What the parents of Larry Nassar's victims want other parents to understand is the question "how could I have let this happen?" Many of their daughters were abused by the Olympic gymnastics doctor while they themselves were sitting there in the room. While they struggle with blaming themselves, they also want other parents to learn about how predators can gain your trust.

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A Look At The Fallout From Last Week's Deadly School Shooting In South Florida

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly is joined by David Brooks of The New York Times, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution to discuss the continuing debate on guns following last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., as well as the annual conservative conference happening this week, CPAC.

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From 'Bonk' To 'Bombs' And 'Fly Swat': A Guide To Olympic Slang

Olympic sports have their own vernacular — terms that make no sense to outsiders. Much of it has to do with when things go wrong. And some of it has to do with Seinfeld.

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Beware This Incredibly Silly—But Still Effective—Tax Scam

Wired Top Stories - 3 hours 37 min ago
There are lots of tax scams out there, but this is the only one that pays you first.
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