With no requirements for background checks on most private transactions, sites selling guns function as unregulated bazaars, where the essential anonymity of the Internet allows unlicensed sellers to advertise and people legally barred from gun ownership to buy.
Source: Washington Post | Florida |
April 17, 2013
The lawsuit — backed by local teachers unions and their parent organization, the National Education Association — marks the first time teachers have brought a legal challenge to new evaluation systems that base compensation and job security on student scores.
Sharp partisan disagreement over the cause of last fall’s meningitis outbreak became apparent as House Republicans accused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of ignoring numerous warning signs about compounding pharmacies.
Source: Bloomberg News | New York City |
April 17, 2013
Anthony Weiner, the former U.S. congressman who resigned in 2011 after engaging in lewd online behavior, is running second among Democratic candidates for mayor of New York even though he hasn’t entered the race, a Marist College poll showed.
Police in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Detroit, San Diego and Las Vegas monitored landmarks, government buildings, transit hubs and sporting events. Meanwhile, New York City deployed its critical response teams, and California activated its statewide threat assessment system.
The Supreme Court declined to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a New York law that strictly limits who can carry a gun in public, leaving states and cities, at least for now, with broad authority to regulate guns outside of homes.
A decade into the school accountability movement, pockets of resistance to standardized testing are sprouting up around the country, with parents and students opting out of the high-stakes tests used to evaluate schools and teachers.