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  • After Parkland shooting, Kentucky and other states weigh adding guns to schools

    After Parkland shooting, Kentucky and other states weigh adding guns to schoolsThe urgent drumbeat has swelled since Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida became the latest school to be invaded by a shooter armed with an AR-15: We have to do something. Everyone from the students themselves to their parents, the Broward County sheriff, state lawmakers, and the president agree on the need for more measures to ensure confidence that children can make it home safely from class. The students, their parents, and gun-control advocates want a ban on assault-style weapons.




  • When Olympism runs in the family

    When Olympism runs in the familyWhen defending Olympic champion David Wise captured another gold in the skiing halfpipe Thursday, his dad was there to see it. Tom Wise, a former college ski racer, had been very motivated to help his son succeed on snow. The motive was right, but his approach was sometimes a little too intense, said the younger Wise before the Olympics.




  • As 'Black Panther' hits screens in Africa, 'the hero is all of us'

    As 'Black Panther' hits screens in Africa, 'the hero is all of us'On a recent afternoon in a Johannesburg movie theater, the audience laughed appreciatively. Recommended: Think you know Africa? In the “Black Panther” universe, after all, Wakanda is secretly the world’s most advanced civilization, a gilded city-state that looks like Star Wars met Singapore in the center of Timbuktu.




  • With elections imminent, Italy pulls out the stops to fight fake news

    With elections imminent, Italy pulls out the stops to fight fake newsWith parliamentary elections looming on March 4, they’ve been fighting fake news for the past three weeks of the electoral campaign. Each morning, they decide which fake story they’ll spend the day debunking, choosing from a pool of fake news, misleading titles, and articles that mix real and false elements. “In these first days of the program, when we’re still trying to show people what we do and that they can trust us, we’re focusing on the more blatantly false stories,” says Mr. Zagni, the chief editor of the team of independent fact checkers hired by Facebook Italy ahead of the election.




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