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Social networks let users share without being impeded. But Nextdoor, a platform for neighborhoods, is moving to block posts for the first time when they appear to be racial profiling.
Aug. 23, 2016
The Belgian-American musician, also known for his guitar playing and whistling, performed with the stars of postwar jazz and was widely heard on film scores and commercial jingles. He was 94.
Aug. 22, 2016
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says felons have paid their debt to society and deserve enfranchisement. Republicans say he is trying to increase Democratic voter rolls for November.
Aug. 22, 2016
The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to laws protecting senior teachers. Opponents argued that tenure harms poor and minority students, saddling them with incompetent teachers.
Aug. 22, 2016
So far, health officials know of 37 confirmed cases of people who contracted Zika from mosquitoes in Miami. But computer models suggest the underlying outbreak in Miami is bigger — and spreading.
Aug. 22, 2016
More than a dozen people have died and tens of thousands of homes have been damaged by floodwaters. Local authorities and residents wonder if something more could have been done to lessen the toll.
Aug. 22, 2016
The new app enlists public's assistance in identifying bank robbers with wanted posters at your finger tips.
Aug. 22, 2016
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi deliberately damaged buildings and ancient manuscripts in Timbuktu in 2012. It is believed to be the first time an act of cultural destruction has been treated as a war crime.
Aug. 22, 2016
Mosquito repellent, long-sleeved shirts and pants are part of the plan, as well emails, texts and education about standing water. But controlling the spread of the virus is a major challenge.
Aug. 22, 2016
The nuanced vibe of a city can't be captured by an aerial "spider camera" that crawls far above everyone's heads.
Aug. 22, 2016
The South was once a hub for sugar plantations. Now, small rum-makers are turning away from molasses, culling fresh sugar cane itself to create smooth liquors with grassy, woody or floral flavors.
Aug. 22, 2016
The former president, who was unseated in 2012, is pushing hard-line policies on immigration and security.
Aug. 22, 2016
Can a single photo make a difference? For one NPR audience member — who admits she knew little of the Syrian war before last week — the answer is yes.
Aug. 22, 2016
During his campaign, Rodrigo Duterte threatened drug dealers with death. Now the Senate is investigating a wave of killings by police and vigilantes during Duterte's first seven weeks in office.
Aug. 22, 2016
After her first Olympics gold medal in 2012, endorsements didn't follow. This time around, Shields isn't worried. "Everybody wants a tough, strong woman in their life!" she says.
Aug. 22, 2016
Pyongyang responded to the start of the 12-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills by threatening to turn the South into a "heap of ashes through a Korean-style pre-emptive nuclear strike."
Aug. 22, 2016
Saying it can't condone Ryan Lochte's behavior in Rio, swimwear company Speedo says it's donating part of Lochte's fee — $50,000 – to Save the Children, earmarked for children in Brazil.
Aug. 22, 2016
The Obama administration advised school districts that trans students should be given access to bathrooms based on gender identity. A judge in Texas says the guidance can't be enforced for now.
Aug. 22, 2016
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least 54 people, but Turkish officials say the device used suggests the Islamic State. The bomber was reportedly between 12 and 14.
Aug. 22, 2016
The GOP nominee's considering walking back a key campaign promise central to his support — whether 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally would be deported under a President Trump.
Aug. 22, 2016

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