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Tribe will have to wait on Dakota Access Pipeline fate

At least 300 people opposed to a controversial oil pipeline under construction in North Dakota waited anxiously outside a D.C. federal courthouse this afternoon for a decision on whether or not the project can to continue. And now they’ll have to wait just a little longer. Show More Summary

Many of this year’s high school grads may not be college-ready, test scores suggest

The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year's high school graduates aren't ready for college-level course work. Continue reading ? The post Many of this year’s high school grads may not be college-ready, test scores suggest appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

As Trump attemps minority outreach, many blacks remain unconvinced

Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities. Continue reading ? The post As Trump attemps minority outreach, many blacks remain unconvinced appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

This Earth-like planet orbits the Sun’s nearest neighbor every 11 days

Astronomers find an exoplanet that could be habitable—and it’s as close to us as it could possibly be. Continue reading ? The post This Earth-like planet orbits the Sun’s nearest neighbor every 11 days appeared first on PBS NewsHour...

Park Service celebrates 100 years, seeks minorities’ support

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else. Continue reading ? The post Park Service celebrates 100 years, seeks minorities’ support appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

2 days after cash delivery, U.S. paid $1.3 billion to Iran

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Wednesday it paid $1.3 billion in interest to Iran in January to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale, two days after allowing $400 million in cash to fly to Tehran. Continue reading ? The post 2 days after cash delivery, U.S. paid $1.3 billion to Iran appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Comparing Trump’s evolving immigration plan to Clinton, Obama

If this week's string of vague and contradictory statements by Donald Trump and his team is revealing anything, it's that his immigration policy is still evolving. Continue reading ? The post Comparing Trump’s evolving immigration plan to Clinton, Obama appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Meet the Dolphin species that was hidden in Smithsonian’s fossil room

A new species of dolphin has spent the last 65 years hiding at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Continue reading ? The post Meet the Dolphin species that was hidden in Smithsonian’s fossil room appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Photos: Rescuers free survivors after earthquake in Italy

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday, destroying parts of popular vacation spots in the mountainous zone. Continue reading ? The post Photos: Rescuers free survivors after earthquake in Italy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Where do the presidential candidates stand on Supreme Court nominees?

An Associated Press series is examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people. This one focuses on filling the vacancy in the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading ? The post Where do the presidential candidates stand on Supreme Court nominees? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Turkey to repeat Gulen extradition demand during Biden’s visit

ISTANBUL — Turkey's president said Wednesday he planned to demand the extradition of the cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed coup during his meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Continue reading ? The post Turkey to repeat Gulen extradition demand during Biden’s visit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Court weighs whether Kansas voters must prove their citizenship

Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal judge in May that temporarily blocked the state from disenfranchising people who registered at motor vehicle offices but didn't provide documents such as birth certificates or naturalization papers. Continue reading ? The post Court weighs whether Kansas voters must prove their citizenship appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Biden tries to reassure Baltic nations that the U.S. has their backs

Vice President Joe Biden told reporters that the U.S. remains committed to NATO's Article 5, the key principle of collective defense of all alliance members. He dismissed comments from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that, were he to win November's election, he might withdraw U.S. Show More Summary

Tax revenue shortfall to blame for rising deficit this year, report finds

A new government report released Tuesday blames lower-than-expected tax revenues for a spike in this year's budget deficit to $590 billion. That's an increase of about one-third over last year's tally. Continue reading ? The post Tax revenue shortfall to blame for rising deficit this year, report finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Florida reports non-travel Zika case near Tampa

This is the first incidence of locally transmitted Zika virua reported outside of Miami-Dade County. Continue reading ? The post Florida reports non-travel Zika case near Tampa appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

This device turns neon plasma into natural patterns

Nature features breathtaking patterns. Now, physicists based in China have found a way to recreate these natural motifs in 3-D -- using just a little electricity. Continue reading ? The post This device turns neon plasma into natural patterns appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Donald Trump’s fundraising lags behind Romney’s, documents show

Donald Trump portrays himself as an indispensable cash resource for fellow Republicans. So far, they're not seeing much of a benefit. Continue reading ? The post Donald Trump’s fundraising lags behind Romney’s, documents show appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Today’s immigration debate rooted in ‘Reagan amnesty,’ experts say

Whatever specific policies are being fought over now, immigration experts say the problem took root at least 30 years ago, when President Ronald Reagan signed a 1986 immigration law that has become known as the "Reagan Amnesty" and allowed roughly 3 million people in the country illegally to gain legal status. Show More Summary

Bill Clinton to reduce foundation role if Hillary Clinton wins election

In a statement released yesterday, Bill Clinton said he would reduce his role at the foundation -- which has been heavily criticized in recent weeks by Donald Trump -- if Hillary Clinton beats Trump in the fall. Continue reading ? The post Bill Clinton to reduce foundation role if Hillary Clinton wins election appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What parents and the public need to know about sepsis

Sepsis kills more than 250,000 people every year. People at highest risk are those with weakened immune systems, the very young and elderly, patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer or kidney disease and those with illnesses such as pneumonia or who use catheters that can cause infections. Show More Summary

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