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The Internet is just "the internet" now

22 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal

Not that The New York Times gets to decide everything, but the paper announced this morning that the word "internet" will no longer be capitalized.

The Associated Press made the same decision a month or so ago, so the Times is really just following on this one.

Honestly, the AP is too — I've been pronouncing "internet" with a lower-case "I" for years.

The head of the beleaguered Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday the long passenger lines at screening checkpoints at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport this month should have been avoided. He also said it was a "failure" on the part of the agency to get some things done.

Texas, joined by a number of other states, has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration in response to its directive that public schools allow students to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity.

The plaintiffs include Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah, Georgia, the governor of Maine and the Arizona Department of Education.

It's been one of those rumors, that some Silicon Valley third party was powering Hulk Hogan's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media and its owner, Nick Denton, over a publication in 2012 of a sex tape.

Secretary of State John Kerry has negotiated himself into the odd position of explaining to Western banks how they can do business in Iran.

As he tries to keep the Iran nuclear agreement on track in the final year of the Obama administration, Kerry has become personally involved in trying to help Iran get economic benefits out of the deal. That's no easy task and one that critics say is letting Iran off the hook.

How refugees are resettled in the U.S.

May 25, 2016
Tracey Samuelson

The U.S. has resettled nearly 40,000 refugees since the beginning of October. Only about 2,500 of those have come from Syria. Even so, the State Department says the U.S. is on track to accept the 10,000 Syrian refugees President Obama pledged to take this year.

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