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Section 230: A Key Legal Shield For Facebook, Google Is About To Change

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 05:11

The 1996 law is praised by the tech industry as the core pillar of Internet freedom. But its path also runs through some of the darkest corners of the Web, such as online sex trafficking of children.

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From 'Unabomber' To 'Mad Bomber,' A Look At Past Serial Bombers

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 05:00

After a string of explosions have shaken Austin, Texas, investigators are hunting for a suspected "serial bomber." Here's a look back at other cases of multiple bombings in the U.S.

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Clash Over Abortion Stalls Health Bill, Again

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 05:00

As Congress considers a bipartisan bill to keep premium prices down on the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces, a long-standing fight over abortion reappears.

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Authorities In Austin Say Latest Package Bombs Sent By Same Person

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 01:13

One package bomb found on Tuesday at a FedEx facility near San Antonio injured an employee when it went off. A second suspicious package at another facility in Austin was "secured" officials say.

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Lawsuits Force Alleged Trump Affairs, Sexual Misconduct Claims Back Into Public Eye

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:42

A former Playboy model is suing a company she says is trying to keep her silent about her alleged relationship with the president, while a judge rules a defamation suit against him can move forward.

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1 Man Injured As Authorities In Austin Respond To Another Reported Explosion

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:22

Authorities in Austin, Texas, responded to another explosion Tuesday night. They said a man in his 30s was seriously injured. It's unclear if this is related to a series of other deadly blasts.

Woman Who Took In Nikolas Cruz Before Parkland Shooting Feared His Interest In Guns

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:03

Rocxanne Deschamps, a woman who had opened her home to the alleged high school shooter, told reporters she tried in vain to prevent him from getting firearms. She had been a friend of his mother.

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Minneapolis Officer Faces Murder, Manslaughter Charges In Shooting Of Unarmed Woman

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 19:36

A Minnesota prosecutor says a Minneapolis police officer 'abused his authority to use deadly force' when he killed an Australian woman who was approaching his squad car to report a possible crime.

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What Did Cambridge Analytica Do During The 2016 Election?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 19:22

The company says it was essential to President Trump's victory but both Trump and other former clients are downplaying the role of its trademark psychological profiling.

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Talking About Periods in Public

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 19:19

Five people tackle the taboo of periods, simply by talking about them out in the open.

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Bodies of 39 Kidnapped Indian Workers Found In Mass Grave In Iraq

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 17:43

DNA analysis of remains prove that the men who were abducted in 2014 were killed. Government officials say the victims, found in a village outside of Mosul, were murdered by ISIS.

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Classroom Skeleton: Whose Bones Are These?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:58

Remember that skeleton hanging in the front of your classroom? In some schools, those were actual human remains. We used science to figure out the story behind one of them.

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Democrats Grill DeVos On Guns, Schools And Money

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:51

The Education Secretary was on Capitol Hill to talk about the administration's proposed education budget. She got an earful from Democrats.

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What Questions Do You Have About Facebook And Your Personal Data?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:27

Facebook is under intense pressure after it admitted that analytics firm Cambridge Analytica got access to millions of users' personal data. NPR wants to know how users are feeling.

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Austin Community Enacting New Security Measures After Series Of Bombings

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:21

As authorities in Texas investigate the explosion of what is believed to be a fifth bomb, people in Austin are worried. Schools, businesses and residents are putting new security measures in place.

President Trump Adds New Lawyer To His Legal Team

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:21

President Trump has added a new lawyer to his legal team — one who's been vocal about attacking the Justice Department. He's not the only member of that legal team to do so.

Justices Skeptical About California Law Being Challenged By Anti-Abortion Clinics

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:21

Supreme Court justices on both sides of the ideological spectrum expressed skepticism about California's "truth-in-advertising" law requiring anti-abortion clinics to more fully disclose what they are.

Can Facebook Move Past Latest Breach Of User Data?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:21

Facebook is under siege from politicians, investors and users for allowing the private information of some 50 million users to become fodder for a data-mining company working for the Trump campaign. The attacks are harsh, but Facebook has moved past earlier controversies without harming its popularity or market value.

Trump Paid Royal Visit From Saudi Crown Prince

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:21

President Trump greeted the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and praised arms deals between the two countries and the prince's growing power.

Gunman Dead After 2 Students Injured In Maryland High School Shooting

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:21

Police say a student with a hand gun shot two classmates Tuesday morning at a Maryland high school. Officers say the shooter was fatally injured in a shootout with a school resource officer.