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'There Were Failures': Parkland Victim Families File 22 Lawsuits Alleging Negligence

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| The families allege the Broward County school board, sheriff's office and others failed to prevent the 2018 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.

Military Stores Asked To Stop Showing 'Divisive' News On Their TVs


The Army and Air Force Exchange Service initially recommended that facilities feature sports programming. An updated memo tells facilities to make adjustments based on "the news of the day."

New Zealand Passes Law Banning Most Semi-Automatic Weapons


Lawmakers across party lines voted overwhelmingly to ban the weapons after a massacre in Christchurch killed 50 worshipers. Owners have until the end of September to hand the weapons over to police.

Airbnb Reverses Plan To Remove Israeli Settlement Listings


On Tuesday, the company said it will allow listings in the occupied West Bank, and will donate all the money it makes from those properties to non-profit humanitarian aid organizations.

GitHub Has Become A Haven For China's Censored Internet Users


Without access to Facebook or Twitter, Chinese tech workers have gathered on GitHub, the world's largest open-source programming platform, to complain about 12-hour days and demand better conditions.

Contract Cheating: Colleges Crack Down On Ghostwritten Essays


What was once limited to small-scale side hustles has mushroomed into so-called essay mills on the Internet, becoming a global industry.

Trump Administration Mulls Tougher Immigration Policies Amid DHS Shake-Up


The Trump administration wants to toughen border enforcement and deter asylum-seekers. New figures show that more than 100,000 migrants were apprehended at the U.S. Southern border in March.

Reporter's Notebook: Rwandan's Trial Triggers Memories Of Genocide


NPR's Jackie Northam describes what it was like recently sitting across a courtroom from a man accused of atrocities in Rwanda, 25 years after she covered the genocide.

Defining What's Excessive In Police Property Seizures Remains Tricky


The Supreme Court ruled that seizing a $42,000 Land Rover was an "excessive fine" in a recent landmark decision on civil asset forfeiture. Future rulings will have to further define that term.