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Trump Backs Arming Teachers During Emotional White House Listening Session

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:08pm

A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies.

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Parents And Students Express Frustration During School Safety Meeting With Trump

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:44pm

One week after 17 people were shot and killed at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students and parents sat down with President Trump to discuss school safety and gun control.

A New Survey Finds 80 Percent Of Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:43pm

A nationwide survey found that most women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, many since their teenage years. The results illustrate why the #MeToo movement was so successful.

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NPR Board Unanimously Approves Measures in Response to Independent Report

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:01pm

Board approves measures following the independent report about sexual harassment at NPR.

Supreme Court Gets Moving, Issuing As Many Decisions In One Day As It Has In 5 Months

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:10pm

The high court put out rulings on everything from guns and whistleblower protections to plea deals and the damages someone could seek for a terrorist attack.

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From Bellingham to Tallahassee Students 'Walk Out' Demanding Gun Reform

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:05pm

Students grappling with fear and frustration after last week's fatal school shooting staged peaceful protests mourning for victims and urging a ban on assault rifles.

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U.S. Biathlon Team Speaks Out For Gun Control

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:46pm

The sport's athletes must ski across the course, then calm their breathing and use rifles to fire at a target. For biathletes, the fact that their sport involves firearms isn't always comfortable.

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After Long Drought, Has U.S. Olympic Long Track Speedskating Turned A Corner?

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:36pm

On Wednesday, U.S. long track skaters won bronze in the women's team pursuit event — the first Olympic medal since 2010. Here's a look at what it's like for U.S. athletes to compete in this sport.

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Donald Trump Jr. Is Impressed By The 'Smile On A Face' Of India's Poor

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:29pm

He may have thought he was paying the poor a compliment. India's poor, however, do not always have reason to smile.

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KFC Store Closures In The U.K. Prompt Calls To Police With Complaints Of Chicken Shortage

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

KFC had to temporarily shutdown a number of stores in the U.K. due to a chicken supply shortfall. The company switched delivery companies, and the new firm failed to meet the demand.

Tanzania's Biggest City Finds Success With Region's First Bus Rapid Transit System

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

Dar es Salaam is the only East African city with a bus rapid transit system. It is a model for so many African cities that are growing at an intense pace, but don't have the kind of money they need to build more expensive infrastructure.

West Point Posthumously Admits Florida Shooting Victim Who Helped His Classmates Escape

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

Peter Wang died holding open a door to help his classmates escape last week's shooting in Parkland, Fla. It was his dream to go to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Now, the academy's posthumously admitted him.

After Florida Shooting, Trump Meets With Students and Teachers

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

President Trump held a meeting today with students and teachers affected by last week's school shooting in Florida, as well as other prominent massacres.

Why There Will Likely Never Be Another Pastor Like Billy Graham

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

The pastor to presidents — that's how Billy Graham was known. He earned that role because he earned their trust, and there will likely never be another like him.

Kurds Asking For Help From Syrian Forces To Repel Turkish Attacks In Syrian War

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

The Syrian war has taken a new twist as Kurds have asked for help from Syrian forces to repel Turkish attacks. It's an area where the U.S., Iran and Russia are already on the ground backing various sides.

Famous Evangelist, 'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

Billy Graham, the most famous American evangelist of the 20th century, has died. He preached during a time when the U.S. was less polarized politically and culturally, and he was known as "America's Pastor." Largely silenced by illness in his final years, Graham was somewhat eclipsed by his son Franklin, who took his father's ministry in a far more conservative direction.

U.N. Calling For Ceasefire After Hundreds Of Civilians Killed In Damascus Suburb

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

A Syrian government offensive against a rebel-held suburb of Damascus has killed hundreds of civilians. The United Nations and humanitarian groups are urgently calling for a ceasefire to little effect so far.

Students From Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Rallying For Gun Control in Tallahassee

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to Florida's capital to push for gun control legislation. They're holding a rally and meeting with dozens of legislators.

Yale's Whiffenpoofs A Cappella Group Admits First Woman

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sofia Campoamor, the first female member to be selected to for Yale's a cappella group, The Whiffenpoofs, since its founding in 1909.

Sexual Harassment In Nashville Spurs A New Bill To Extend Protections To Artists

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:31pm

HB 1984 would effectively expand the definition of employment in the state — though not the strict federal criteria for proving harassment.

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