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Red flags. Warnings. Cries for help. How a system built to stop the Parkland school shooter repeatedly broke down

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office received a call in November with an ominous warning: Nikolas Cruz, a troubled 19-year-old, was collecting guns and knives and “could be a school shooter in the making.”<p>It was one of at least four times local or federal authorities were contacted about such a …

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Nikki Haley Confronts the U.N.'s 'Jackals'

The U.S. ambassador, like the president, knows that the organization is irrelevant without its richest member.<p>When U.N. member states vote Thursday on a resolution condemning America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Ambassador Nikki Haley will be watching. As she tweeted Tuesday, …

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

<i>This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.</i>The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long …

Curmudgeonly Cons of Vintage Motorcycles

Fond as I am of vintage bikes, I rarely view the past through rose-colored goggles. Those old “sickles” may have been fun to ride, but they certainly …

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Yamaha XSR900: Review

At some point, the Universal Japanese Motorcycles (UJM) of the ‘70s made way to faster, more specialized street bikes and the “universal” aspect …

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The House GOP is pushing a bill that would let employers demand workers' genetic test results

Giving employers such power is now prohibited by legislation including the 2008 genetic privacy and nondiscrimination law known as GINA. The new bill gets around that landmark law by stating explicitly that GINA and other protections do not apply when genetic tests are part of a 'workplace …

AT&T Is Making Millions Selling Your Phone Records to Police

The company charged more than a million dollars in some cases for access to a database of phone records stretching back to 2008.<p>Typically, for law enforcement agencies to obtain your phone records, they would need to first obtain a warrant from a judge. Warrants can be difficult to obtain and must …

Oakland Raiders Translate Offseason Hype into Impressive Preseason Opener

The Oakland Raiders came into their first preseason game riding a lot of hype from the offseason, and that new attitude manifested on the field Friday night.<p>After two plays, the St. Louis Rams received the ball. You can imagine the collective eye rolls from spectators and NFL analysts. Same old …

Samsung's more daring phone designs: a visual history

With Samsung poised to reveal its latest take(s) on the smartphone in a matter of hours, we thought it was as good a time as any to take a look back. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are rumored to be on tap for tomorrow's festivities, two devices that would continue the company's affinity for …

$75K Reward for Names of Camera Drone Users Who Interfered at Wildfires

Camera drones piloted by unidentified individuals have been interfering with multiple firefighting operations led by firefighters in Southern …

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Wells Fargo says federal law bars L.A. from suing over customer abuses

Federal law precludes the city of Los Angeles from suing Wells Fargo & Co. on behalf of Californians stuck with unwanted accounts and bogus fees, the San Francisco bank argued in its effort to toss the consumer protection lawsuit the city brought against it.<p>Laws dating back to the National Bank …

‘81 Yamaha XV1000 - Plan B Motorcycles

<i>Written by Martin Hodgson.</i><p>I’ve been on a journey with this bike, not one that allowed me to twist the throttle and tip it into a bend, but a journey …

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