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NPR Identifies 4th Attacker In Civil Rights-Era Cold Case

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 04:00, modified at 15:33

A fourth man was involved in the 1965 attack on civil rights worker and minister James Reeb, but that man was never identified or charged in Reeb's murder, an NPR investigation revealed.

U.S. Schools Underreport How Often Students Are Restrained Or Secluded, Watchdog Says

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 15:07, modified at 22:54

Districts are supposed to tell the government how often students are held or detained. But a new report says those numbers are so inaccurate, there's no way of knowing the prevalence of these methods.

Kushner Meets With Bipartisan Architects Of Dreamer Legislation

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 22:30, modified at 22:33

Jared Kushner met privately with Sens. Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin, the two architects of plans to provide citizenship for those brought to the country illegally as children.

Florida Wants To Import Medicine From Canada. But How Would That Work?

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 19:44, modified at 22:00

A new law would let the state make bulk purchases of prescription drugs from Canada. But it still faces hurdles that could keep it from becoming reality.

Boaty McBoatface, Internet-Adored Sub, Makes Deep-Sea Discovery On Climate Change

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 19:49, modified at 21:04

Since the delightful snafu that led to the research vessel's goofy moniker, the autonomous submarine has been off gathering deep-sea data on the effects of Antarctic winds.

Facebook Announces Plans To Launch Cryptocurrency Called Libra

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 13:36, modified at 13:49

Facebook says that by next year people on apps like Whatsapp and Messenger will be able to basically text payments. This news comes as regulators are asking if the tech giant is already too powerful.

Trump Threatens To Deport 'Millions,' As He Kicks Off Campaign For Reelection

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 13:35, modified at 17:36

The administration is seeking to ramp up deportation, focusing on those who have skipped court hearings.

'Wake-Up Call' About A Broken System: New Study Shows Failings Of Probation, Parole

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 12:30, modified at 22:00

The nationwide analysis has concluded that probation and parole violations amount to nearly half of admissions to state prisons. The majority of those violations were minor infractions.

Shanahan Drops Out Of Running For Defense Secretary

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 17:25, modified at 22:08

The acting defense secretary "has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process," according to a tweet by President Trump.

Whale Watchers Accused Of Loving Endangered Orcas To Death

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 08:58, modified at 15:33

The question of whether boat-based watching tours are really harmless has become more urgent in Washington state, where Southern Resident killer whales have been declining since the 1990s.

U.S. Resident Imprisoned In Iran On Spying Charges Returns To America

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 10:44, modified at 21:51

Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen, was recently released from Iran's notorious Evin Prison, where he served nearly four years.

Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency, Sets Launch For 2020

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 16:12, modified at 17:34

Libra will be controlled by a nonprofit group in which Facebook will share responsibilities with companies ranging from Mastercard and PayPal to Uber and eBay.

Pentagon Sending 1,000 More U.S. Troops To Middle East

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 04:54, modified at 15:05

The announcement comes after Iran said it would surpass limits on its uranium stockpiles as set by a landmark international agreement. The Pentagon insisted it is not seeking a war with Iran.

Texas Is Latest State To Attack Surprise Medical Bills

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 09:01, modified at 20:24

A new Texas law says hospitals and insurers will have to work it out when they can't agree on a price — instead of sending huge unexpected bills to patients.

Google Will Devote $1 Billion To Try To Tame Housing Costs In SF Bay Area

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 16:39, modified at 19:06

Over the next 10 years, Google hopes to help bring 20,000 new homes to the local market. Part of the plan calls for rezoning company-owned land so that it can be used for residential housing.

'Fleishman Is In Trouble' Flips Expectations Upside Down

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 11:00, modified at 19:06

Taffy Brodesser-Akner's debut novel seems like a Portnoy-esque tale of a lovable lout, but halfway through, the story shakes itself up and reorients itself in a completely different direction.

Trump Set To Officially Launch Reelection Bid, But Hasn't He Been Running All Along?

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 09:00, modified at 17:44

President Trump filed official paperwork to run for a second term on Inauguration Day. Since then, he's held dozens of rallies, but his campaign says Tuesday's event in Florida will be "historic."

Going 'Zero Carbon' Is All The Rage. But Will It Slow Climate Change?

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 09:00, modified at 22:00

Cities, states, businesses and electric utilities are setting ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But it's not clear exactly how they'll do that or whether it will actually work.

Apple's Scary Buying Power And The Woman Who Named It

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 10:30, modified at 12:33

Celebrating the legacy of Joan Robinson, the British economic theorist who named a powerful — and increasingly worried about — force in the economy.

Michel Platini, Europe's Former Soccer Boss, Arrested As Part Of Qatar Inquiry

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 12:01, modified at 23:05

Just four years ago, Platini was the powerful head of Europe's football association and was seen as the heir apparent to Sepp Blatter.

Miami Officer Acquitted Of Attempted Manslaughter In Shooting Of Caregiver

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 10:35, modified at 15:07

Jonathan Aledda testified that he did not intend to shoot Charles Kinsey, a caregiver for an autistic man who the officer says he mistakenly thought was armed.

4 Wounded In Shooting At Toronto Raptors Victory Celebration

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 06:11, modified at 15:38

The shots set off a panicked stampede at a gathering to honor the NBA champs. None of the injuries was life threatening, and police quickly apprehended three suspects.