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In response to shootings, Florida school employees are packing heat

In response to shootings, Florida school employees are packing heat

This March, Florida state legislators passed a law that allows local sheriff’s departments to train school faculty to carry concealed weapons on campus, a measure President Donald Trump has repeatedly supported. The arrangement is formally known as the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which was named in honor of the football coach who died while protecting students against an active shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Schools in Florida are spending thousands on active shooter insurance

Schools in Florida are spending thousands on active shooter insurance

High profile school shootings in recent years have offered enterprising insurance companies with a business opportunity - and burdened districts budgets with thousands of dollars in new expenses.

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Help release records related to police domestic violence

Help release records related to police domestic violence

Forty percent of police families deal with domestic violence compared to 25 percent of the general population, and getting out hands on the records that detail these abuses is proving to be expensive. Here’s how you can help.

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CIA archives document Agency’s decades of ASCII woes

CIA archives document Agency’s decades of ASCII woes

In the ‘60s, the US federal government saw a need for a unified standard for digitally encoding information. Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 executive order on computer standards directed federal agencies to convert all of their databases to the new character encoding standard: the American Standard Code for Information Interchange, or ASCII. While now a universal standard, records from the Central Intelligence Agency archives document decades of reluctance and frustration from the technicians actually responsible for making the change happen.

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Public records show surprising difficulties and high costs behind rainbow crosswalks

Public records show surprising difficulties and high costs behind rainbow crosswalks

Pride month means rainbows have covered the country and social media, but it also means cities around America spent thousands of dollars painting rainbow crosswalks, often sidestepping federal highway administration guidelines.

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