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The Russia Investigations: More Pleas, More Charges — Any More Preparation?Rick Gates turns state's evidence, Robert Mueller levels an updated indictment against Paul Manafort and state and federal officials begin to prepare for more election interference in 2018.Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:24 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/02/24/588392556/the-russia-investigations-more-pleas-more-charges-any-more-preparation?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/02/24/588392556/the-russia-investigations-more-pleas-more-charges-any-more-preparation?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/02/23/gettyimages-923469302gates_wide-86b5d1204e6884f2c2d3f1062e44658258e50c79.jpg?s=600' alt='Richard Gates arrives at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse for a hearing on Friday in Washington, D.C.'/><p>Rick Gates turns state's evidence, Robert Mueller levels an updated indictment against Paul Manafort and state and federal officials begin to prepare for more election interference in 2018.</p><p>(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588392556' />Philip Ewing
Billy Graham Walked A Line, And Regretted Crossing Over It, When It Came To PoliticsThe evangelical preacher sought to be seen as above the partisan political fray. But in his actions and associations, Graham often proved how difficult such an attitude can be to achieve or sustain.Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:24 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/02/24/587809173/billy-graham-walked-a-line-and-regretted-crossing-over-it-when-it-came-to-politi?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/02/24/587809173/billy-graham-walked-a-line-and-regretted-crossing-over-it-when-it-came-to-politi?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/02/22/ap_711015023_wide-51ea413bd3b54092f288f39658d6f01702272604.jpg?s=600' alt='The late preacher Billy Graham, left, and President Richard Nixon wave to a crowd of 12,500 in 1971 in Charlotte, N.C., at an event honoring Graham.'/><p>The evangelical preacher sought to be seen as above the partisan political fray. But in his actions and associations, Graham often proved how difficult such an attitude can be to achieve or sustain.</p><p>(Image credit: AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=587809173' />Ron Elving
It's Hard To Imagine How Armed Teachers Might Change SchoolsPresident Trump has suggested 20 percent of teachers should be armed, to protect students. NPR's Scott Simon wonders how that might change the nature of school and how teachers and students relate.Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:39:48 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/02/24/588401874/its-hard-to-imagine-how-armed-teachers-might-change-schools?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/02/24/588401874/its-hard-to-imagine-how-armed-teachers-might-change-schools?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/02/23/gettyimages-923445592_wide-f23297b94bcf037e1414f074d0c3ebc80a5dbd4f.jpg?s=600' alt='President Donald Trump leaves the stage after addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference. He has repeatedly called for arming teachers after the school shooting in Florida.'/><p>President Trump has suggested 20 percent of teachers should be armed, to protect students. NPR's Scott Simon wonders how that might change the nature of school and how teachers and students relate.</p><p>(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588401874' />Scott Simon
Educators Fear And Embrace Calls For Concealed Carry In The ClassroomTeachers are already carrying concealed guns in a handful of states, including Ohio. Some defend it, but many worry calls to arm teachers will put students further in harms way.Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:00:53 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/02/24/588279548/educators-fear-and-embrace-calls-for-concealed-carry-in-the-classroom?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/02/24/588279548/educators-fear-and-embrace-calls-for-concealed-carry-in-the-classroom?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/02/23/ap_17089824624808_wide-794fd7af6b46d4fff410f17a1f0dc9beca34e172.jpg?s=600' alt='A classroom in Circleville, Ohio.'/><p>Teachers are already carrying concealed guns in a handful of states, including Ohio. Some defend it, but many worry calls to arm teachers will put students further in harms way.</p><p>(Image credit: John Minchillo/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588279548' />Annie Wu
U.S. Men's Curling Team Wins Gold, Beating Sweden 10-7 At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics"It's just fantastic," U.S. skipper John Shuster said after winning the gold. The Americans had come back from the verge of elimination to win it all in South Korea.Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:21:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/sections/thetorch/2018/02/24/588477615/u-s-mens-curling-takes-on-sweden-in-the-gold-medal-final?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/thetorch/2018/02/24/588477615/u-s-mens-curling-takes-on-sweden-in-the-gold-medal-final?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/02/24/gettyimages-923627550_wide-cb5265f7ec20155c7ca6ddf91f545390131cb7d9.jpg?s=600' alt='U.S. curling skipper John Shuster led the Americans to a 10-7 victory in their gold medal game against Sweden at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.'/><p>"It's just fantastic," U.S. skipper John Shuster said after winning the gold. The Americans had come back from the verge of elimination to win it all in South Korea.</p><p>(Image credit: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588477615' />Bill Chappell
Trump Administration Restricts H-1B Worker Visas Coveted By High TechIt's another step in fighting potential fraud and abuse in the program that brings 85,000 highly skilled workers into the U.S. every year. More detail is required on why the workers are needed.Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:15:07 -0500https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/23/588469561/trump-administration-restricts-h-1b-worker-visas-coveted-by-high-tech?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/23/588469561/trump-administration-restricts-h-1b-worker-visas-coveted-by-high-tech?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>It's another step in fighting potential fraud and abuse in the program that brings 85,000 highly skilled workers into the U.S. every year. More detail is required on why the workers are needed.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588469561' />Richard Gonzales
Logs Of 911 Calls Reveal The Troubled History Of Florida School ShooterRecords show that Broward County had received multiple calls since 2008 about the volatile behavior of the young man arrested in the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting.Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:29:53 -0500https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/23/588456524/logs-of-911-calls-reveal-the-troubled-history-of-florida-school-shooter?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/23/588456524/logs-of-911-calls-reveal-the-troubled-history-of-florida-school-shooter?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/02/23/ap_18050679027006_wide-09c4c5618b9e65a482d6a5fd1f0a7bfe0987b37b.jpg?s=600' alt='Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.'/><p>Records show that Broward County had received multiple calls since 2008 about the volatile behavior of the young man arrested in the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting.</p><p>(Image credit: Mike Stocker/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588456524' />Richard Gonzales
White House Briefly Put On Lockdown After Driver Hits Security BarrierThe Secret Service said the vehicle did not breach the barricade and the female driver was quickly apprehended.Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:23:05 -0500https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/23/588384613/white-house-briefly-put-on-lockdown-after-driver-hits-security-barrier?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/23/588384613/white-house-briefly-put-on-lockdown-after-driver-hits-security-barrier?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/02/23/ap_18054742956901_wide-7e43921b600bab96ab6849c7318fe42358d7d298.jpg?s=600' alt='A Secret Service officer hurries past reporters after a vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House Friday.'/><p>The Secret Service said the vehicle did not breach the barricade and the female driver was quickly apprehended.</p><p>(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588384613' />Amy Held
Gothamist Properties Will Be Revived Under New Ownership: Public MediaWNYC 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."Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:04:34 -0500https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/23/588388525/gothamist-properties-will-be-revived-under-new-ownership-public-media?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/23/588388525/gothamist-properties-will-be-revived-under-new-ownership-public-media?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/02/23/wnyc-mic_wide-8d7a45937e30034aed706e8a2578814b2d3fe8db.jpg?s=600' alt='Public radio stations WNYC, KPCC and WAMU announced Friday that they will revive the Gothamist local news sites in their cities. The sites had been shuttered by owner Joe Ricketts in November.'/><p>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."</p><p>(Image credit: WNYC)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588388525' />Laurel Wamsley
FDA Finds Hazards Lurking In Parsley, Cilantro, GuacamoleThe Food and Drug Administration has started testing randomly selected fresh herbs and prepared guacamole. So far, the agency has found dangerous bacteria in 3 to 6 percent of the samples it tested.Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:58:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/23/588336210/fda-finds-hazards-lurking-in-parsley-cilantro-guacamole?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/23/588336210/fda-finds-hazards-lurking-in-parsley-cilantro-guacamole?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/02/23/guac-two_wide-dc7e87b8eb79773020f8e641ce1e187b71b9f776.jpg?s=600' alt='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 percent to 6 percent of the samples it tested.'/><p>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 to 6 percent of the samples it tested.</p><p>(Image credit: Joff Lee/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588336210' />Dan Charles
Atlanta Is Experiencing A Film And TV Production BoomMore than 70 film and TV projects were shot in and around Atlanta in 2017. So many, the area has developed a permanent production industry.Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:35:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/02/23/588374743/atlanta-is-experiencing-a-film-and-tv-production-boom?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/02/23/588374743/atlanta-is-experiencing-a-film-and-tv-production-boom?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>More than 70 film and TV projects were shot in and around Atlanta in 2017. So many, the area has developed a permanent production industry.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588374743' />Eric Deggans
How 1 Tweet From Kylie Jenner Caused Snap, Inc. To Lose $1 BillionNPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Will Oremus, a senior technology writer at <em>Slate</em> about how a recent tweet by Kylie Jenner caused Snap, Inc. — the parent company for Snapchat — to lose more than $1 billion.Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:35:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/02/23/588374736/how-1-tweet-from-kylie-jenner-caused-snap-inc-to-lose-1-billion?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/02/23/588374736/how-1-tweet-from-kylie-jenner-caused-snap-inc-to-lose-1-billion?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Will Oremus, a senior technology writer at <em>Slate</em> about how a recent tweet by Kylie Jenner caused Snap, Inc. — the parent company for Snapchat — to lose more than $1 billion.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588374736' />
Teachers Across The Country Are Thinking About Active Shooter SituationsPresident 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.Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:35:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/02/23/588374729/teachers-across-the-country-are-thinking-about-active-shooter-situations?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/02/23/588374729/teachers-across-the-country-are-thinking-about-active-shooter-situations?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>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.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588374729' />
Trump Warns About Complacency In 2018 Midterms At CPACPresident 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.Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:35:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/02/23/588374720/trump-warns-about-complacency-in-2018-midterms-at-cpac?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/02/23/588374720/trump-warns-about-complacency-in-2018-midterms-at-cpac?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>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.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588374720' />Don Gonyea
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Omit 'Nation Of Immigrants' From Mission StatementNPR'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 <em>A Nation of Immigrants.</em>Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:35:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/02/23/588374709/u-s-citizenship-and-immigration-services-omit-nation-of-immigrants-from-mission-?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/02/23/588374709/u-s-citizenship-and-immigration-services-omit-nation-of-immigrants-from-mission-?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>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 <em>A Nation of Immigrants.</em></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=588374709' />