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Senate leaders announced a deal on legislation to overhaul how Congress investigates allegations of sexual harassment. The measure makes lawmakers personally liable for settling claims and streamlines the process for filing complaints. Top Republican and Democratic leaders hailed the deal and promised quick action.
May. 23, 2018
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has removed its president over past advice he gave women regarding sexual abuse. He advised women to pray for their abuses and not report them to authorities.
May. 23, 2018
The latest mass school shooting in Texas rekindles a debate over gun storage laws, after it was revealed the alleged shooter used his father's guns. The National Rifle Association also favors tightening how owners handle guns, but actual laws and regulations are a mixed bag.
May. 23, 2018
In the wake of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has convened a series of roundtable discussions about how to prevent and respond to school shootings. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Allen Banks, the police chief in Round Rock, Texas, about the discussion he participated in.
May. 23, 2018
Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown says he plans to sue after being hit with a stun gun by Milwaukee police, who confronted him over a possible parking violation.
May. 23, 2018
Emory Rounds III, if confirmed by the Senate, will take charge of the Office of Government Ethics, a once obscure agency that advises federal workers on how to comply with ethics laws.
May. 23, 2018
Gavin Grimm was a high school student in Virginia when his local school board denied him access to the boys' bathroom. His case has stretched for years; now a federal judge has decided in his favor.
May. 23, 2018
A math teacher ousted one of Kentucky's top Republicans in a primary race. Forty-one current and former teachers were on the ballot and this is just one state where educators are running for office.
May. 23, 2018
Several groups that promote natural family planning and abstinence education say newly proposed guidelines could open the door for them to receive federal family planning funds for the first time.
May. 23, 2018
During his tenure, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper presided over a tumultuous time for the intelligence community. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Clapper about his new book, Facts and Fears, and what he sees as the future of the intelligence community.
May. 23, 2018
The NFL announced Wednesday it will require players who are on the field to "stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem." This comes after months of debate that initially started as protests against police brutality.
May. 23, 2018
A federal court in Virginia ruled in favor of Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen who's been fighting for the right to use the school bathroom that aligns with his gender identity.
May. 23, 2018
North Korea plans to close its Punggye-ri nuclear test site Wednesday. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Adam Mount of the Federation of American Scientists about the significance of the test site, what its closure signals and what he'll be watching for moving forward.
May. 23, 2018
Congressional investigators say hundreds of millions of dollars of fentanyl is coming into the U.S. by mail. But why is it so hard to stop?
May. 23, 2018
Some of the nation's top Olympic officials face tough questioning in Congress Wednesday. The sexual abuse of young athletes and their coaches is leading to some changes.
May. 23, 2018

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