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Following Election, NRA Goes on 'Offense'; Here's What It Could Aim To Do

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 6:44pm

The National Rifle Association's to-do list for Congress and the new president includes easier access to silencers and the right to carry concealed firearms in all states with one permit.

'My Year Of Guards And Guns': Megyn Kelly On Standing Up To Trump And Ailes

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 6:41pm

In her book Settle For More, the Fox anchor shares scary and empowering moments covering the 2016 campaign. But Kelly says she doesn't regret not going up against Roger Ailes earlier.

Shaping Trumponomics: These Names Are Being Floated For Cabinet Posts

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 5:32pm

President-elect Trump must quickly fill government departments with leaders who can help give shape to his economic vision. His transition team is considering candidates.

Trump's Name Will Be Removed From Apartment Buildings After Residents Demand It

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 5:07pm

About 600 people signed an online petition saying the values Trump expressed during the campaign don't represent them.

Tinder Now Lets Users Identify As Genders Other Than Male Or Female

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 3:54pm

The dating app will now allow users to type in the gender that they identify with. The company said the change is meant to make the app more inclusive to transgender or gender non-conforming people.

Ex-Breitbart Executive Brings Alt-Right Ties To The White House

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 2:52pm

Critics from the left and the right have charged that Donald Trump has invited a modern face of racism into the White House by naming Breitbart chief Steve Bannon to be his chief strategist.

Biomedical Researchers Ponder Future After Trump Election

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 2:22pm

The federal government spends more than $30 billion a year to fund the National Institutes of Health. How will a new administration affect academic research? What about pharmaceutical research?

Twitter Adds New Ways To Mute And Report Abusive Posts

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:26pm

Twitter has long faced criticism for its inability to curb harassment and threatening posts. It's now giving users new ways to flag abuse or avoid seeing offensive posts.

Trump's Election Overshadows Energy Pipeline Protests Around The U.S.

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:02am

Pipelines are center stage in a fight over the nation's energy future, concerns about climate change, and private property rights. And Donald Trump's election means the battles are likely to continue.

Facebook, Google Take Steps To Confront Fake News

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Facebook is under fire for fake news — articles that are not true, but go viral anyway — on its website. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says fake news isn't a problem, but Facebook is taking steps to block it.

Army Corps Of Engineers Wants Further Study Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Native Americans and supporters fighting the pipeline got a reprieve on Monday when the Army Corps of Engineers delayed a key decision on whether to let construction go ahead.

Facebook Takes Steps To Block Fake News

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Facebook is under fire for fake news — articles that are not true, but go viral anyway on the app. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says fake news is not a problem, but the company is taking steps to block it.

SEC Chair White Says She Will Step Down At The End of Obama's Term

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 9:20pm

A political moderate, White oversaw the implementation of the landmark Dodd-Frank law, but was also criticized for not being aggressive enough against Wall Street.

Pump Up The Sound, Regulators Tell Makers Of Electric And Hybrid Cars

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 8:28pm

The U.S. government has finalized rules requiring so-called "quiet cars" to make alert beeps when traveling at low speeds. Officials hope pedestrians will be safer if they can hear vehicles coming.

Army Wants Further Study Of Dakota Access Pipeline Route

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 5:55pm

The Army Corps of Engineers reviewed the pipeline route after members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe protested its construction. Going forward, the Army invited input from the tribe.

Critics See Legal, Political Risks If Trump Keeps Ties To His Businesses

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:24pm

Donald Trump has said he will turn management of his business interests over to family members. An adviser says the president-elect should consider removing himself completely from running his firms.

Tech Leaders Vow To Resist Trump, But They Also Hope To Find Common Ground

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 2:51pm

With issues ranging from privacy to trade, many leaders find themselves at odds with the president-elect's campaign stances. But CEOs say they'll look for ways to work with his administration.

Gwen Ifill, Host Of 'Washington Week' And 'PBS Newshour,' Dies

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 1:08pm

Ifill was a veteran Washington journalist who covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008.

New Wave Of Chinese Restaurants Challenges 'Cheap' Stereotype

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:48pm

Chinese food has long been seen as cheap takeout. Now a new generation of deep-pocketed immigrant restaurateurs aims to offer an updated spin on the Chinese restaurant, with prices to match the decor.

Internet Freedom Wanes As Governments Target Messaging, Social Apps

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:55am

Apps like WhatsApp and Telegram are the latest to face crackdowns, a new report says. Two-thirds of Internet users live in countries that censor criticism of the government, military or rulers.

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