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Hidden in each school in this county is a gun in a safe. Experts find the idea 'flawed.'

Jay Schools is one of the first Indiana districts to try to find a middle ground in the often polarized and politicized debate about arming teachers.        

USA Today /
The kidnapper calling from his daughter's iPhone demanded money or she would die. It was all a scam.

His iPhone showed a call from his daughter, but the voice screamed demands for cash and threatened violence. The FBI calls it "virtual kidnapping."        

NY Times /
I Am an Immigrant. Someday You Might Be One, Too.

Increasingly, people are being forced to flee their homes not just by war and poverty, but also by climate change. It’s time we rethink our ...

USA Today /
Thousands flee Midwest flooding triggered by 'bomb cyclone' – and more rain is coming

A series of heavy rainfalls combined with the spring snowmelt pushed some Midwest rivers to record levels Sunday and forced ...

CBS /
One teenager's tragic hidden secret

High school junior Alexandra Valoras, a straight-A student, class officer and robotics whiz, nonetheless felt she wasn't ever good enough; hiding her ...

Washinton Post /
Filipino teachers had to leave Baltimore amid new U.S. immigration policies. Now, most are back.

In a district beset by high teacher turnover, some of the Filipino educators had worked in Baltimore for more than a decade.

CBS /
Inside the Facebook VR lab building 3D video chat

Facebook says it is developing the next step in the future of communication with a new virtual reality platform that creates life-like replicas of real people. But it involves the mass collection of data and Facebook still faces criticism for scandals surrounding how it handles the personal information of its more than 1.5 billion daily users. ...

CBS /
Facebook is creating 3D video chat

Facebook says it is developing the next step in the future of communication with a new virtual reality platform that creates life-like replicas of real people. But it involves the mass collection of data and Facebook still faces criticism for scandals surrounding how it handles the personal information of its more than 1.5 billion daily users. ...

CBC /
England to fund free sanitary products for girls in secondary school and college

England will fund free sanitary products for school and college students after teachers ...

VoA /
Tech To Soon Offer Way for People to Interact Across Generations

Google, Amazon and Apple have capitalized on technology that makes virtual personal assistants possible.  Now a new application allows the user to ...

Engadget /
'The Atomic Tree' explores the bonsai that survived a nuclear blast

Filmmakers don't accidentally make a movie for virtual reality headsets. Creating VR media is a multi-step process involving specialized cameras and equipment, not to mention an entirely new approach to storytelling. Creators tell a ...

CBS /
Calif. teacher sues state's top teachers union over forced dues

Bethany Mendez, an educator in the Fremont Unified School District, says she wasn't told of her right to forgo having annual union dues deducted from her pay

VoA /
Alexa, Are You Male or Female? 'Sexist' Virtual Assistants Go Gender-Neutral

Barking orders at a digital device that responds in a woman's voice can reinforce sexist stereotypes, according to academics and creatives who launched the first gender-neutral artificial intelligence voice Monday. Responding to such concerns, a Denmark-based team has created a voice nicknamed Q that was presented at the South by Southwest ...

Washinton Post /
UN: Teacher salaries paid to keep Yemeni children in school

The United Nations children’s agency says it has started paying over 136,000 teachers and school-based staff in Yemen who haven’t received their salaries in over two years

VoA /
AP Explains: What Facebook's 'Privacy Vision' Really Means

Mark Zuckerberg's abrupt Wednesday declaration of a new ``privacy vision" for social networking was for many people a sort of Rorschach ...

CBC /
B.C. hospitals using virtual reality to help kids cope with painful procedures

Virtual reality goggles are being deployed to every department at BC Children's Hospital to help ...

CBS /
North Carolina bill would arm teachers, give them police powers

A new proposal to arm teachers in North Carolina is facing opposition from educators. Supporters said it's a way to get more police officers inside schools. Michael Hyland of CBS affiliate WNCN-TV reports from Raleigh, North Carolina.

USA Today /
Princess Sheikha Latifa tried to flee Dubai. She left a video to prove it

Sheikha Latifa, a princess in Dubai's royal family, undertook a daring escape from her father's oppressive rule.        

NBC /
Despite social media, Generation Z, Millennials report feeling lonely

Nearly half of Millennials and Gen Zers say they often feel isolated even when surrounded by friends — both real and virtual.

CBS /
Armed teachers would get pay raise under new proposal

North Carolina bill would give teachers raise if they get same training as police officers, carry guns

CBC /
'If we stop, the world stops': Feminists take to the streets for International Women's Day protests

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: ...

CBC /
Feminists take to the streets for International Women's Day protests

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: ...

Washinton Post /
Why Florida is struggling to fill more than 2,000 teaching positions

It's being called a "silent strike" as teachers are just walking away.

Engadget /
Valve laid off 13 employees working on virtual reality

Valve has laid off 13 employees, including people working on virtual reality, according to UploadVR. The company has confirmed the layoffs after the publication discovered that it removed a number of employee names from its website. While letting ove...

VoA /
Facebook's Vision of Future? Looks Like Chinese App WeChat

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking the social media company in a new direction by focusing on messaging. Chinese tech giant Tencent got there years ago with its app WeChat. Zuckerberg outlined his vision to give people ways to communicate privately, by stitching together Facebook's various services so users can contact each other across all ...

VoA /
R. Kelly Says ex-Wife Destroyed His Name, Others Stole Money

Embattled R&B star R. Kelly angrily blamed his ex-wife for “destroying” his name and claimed other people stole from his bank accounts during new portions of an interview that aired Thursday, a day after he was sent to jail for not paying child ...

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