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Stanton College Preparatory School administrators apologized this week after students protested fliers they saw as demeaning women. Students raised awareness of the fliers online using the Twitter hashtag, #SCPGoodGirl.


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President Trump tweets a lot.

With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context.

Here, we attempt to do just that for key tweets beginning on Jan. 20, when he officially took office.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

 

Kevin Munger is a JSO officer. He’s been on the force for 13 years, and a highlight of his year is working the Jacksonville Fair.

“I’ll grab a sticker out of my pocket, and walk up to one and say, ‘Here, bud,’ or ‘Here, sweetheart, I’ve got a sticker for you,’” Munger said.

 


Controversial art and tweets, JTA and a fire that destroyed a historic building are all in the headlines today.

Twitter

Angie asks, “Can you explain Twitter for me? I understand that you can only ‘tweet’ short messages, but I don't know what the point of it is or if its worth signing up for an account.”

Here at NPR, we're always game for a good public radio spoof. And yesterday, the terrifyingly funny folks from Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! (@waitwait) started their own public radio, shall we say, spook.

It all started with this tweet (which was clearly dying for a response):

David writes, "The other day I received a direct message on Twitter from a colleague of mine that said, 'Is this what you were talking about?' and a link to a web page. Like a dummy, I clicked the link. It took me to some random web page that didn't have anything to do with me. I messaged him back, and he had no idea what I was talking about. Then, I started getting messages from other friends on Twitter asking what I was talking about. Somebody hacked our Twitter accounts! What can we do to fix it?"

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars won their final pre-season game against the Atlanta Falcons 20-16 last night, but fans were celebrating before the team ever took the field.

The NFL agreed to change the team’s official abbreviation from JAC to JAX, the result of a day long Twitter campaign by fans using the hashtag #JAXnotJAC.

The first tweet using the hashtag appeared at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday: