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Thousands march in New York City to protest police killings

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The Reverend Al Sharpton marches with protesters at a rally against police brutality in memory of Eric Garner Aug. 23 in Staten Island, New York City. Credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images In the borough of Staten Island in New York City...Show More Summary

After Foley murder, will Obama change stance on Syria?

President Obama spoke on the execution of American journalist James Foley at the press filing center at the Edgartown School Wednesday in Martha’s Vineyard. Photo by Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images WASHINGTON — For three years, President Barack Obama has resisted the pull of potential U.S. Show More Summary

As governments invade privacy, tools for encryption grow more popular

In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA collecting massive amounts of user meta-data, many people went in search of safer, more secure ways to use the internet anonymously. Once thought to be something only used byShow More Summary

Help us ‘Rethink College’ in 3 Twitter chats

From freshmen leaving home for the first time to seniors anticipating their next steps after graduation to part-time students and those pursuing degrees online — students around the country are preparing for the fall semester. Many will have more than midterms to worry about as they face rising tuition, student debt and an uncertain job market. Show More Summary

Harry Reid apologizes for telling jokes about Asians at business leaders lunch

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images LAS VEGAS — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week. Reid was addressing the city’s...Show More Summary

How many vacation days has President Obama taken?

President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan ride horses next to each other at their ranch in Santa Barbara, California. Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images President Barack Obama as of Friday has spent all or part of 138 days on vacation, less time away from the White House than his predecessors. Show More Summary

Up to 25,000 Homeland Security staff have personal data stolen

WASHINGTON — A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency’s workers. The official says the estimate of Homeland Security workers affected by the breach at USIS may rise further. Show More Summary

Lawsuits challenge FAA ban on commercial drone flights

University of Missouri students guide a quad-copter drone off the ground at Columbia’s Hinkson Field. Journalists, businesses and many entrepreneurs are eagerly awaiting FAA rules for the commercial use of drones. Photo by David Eulitt/Kansas...Show More Summary

Obama administration announces new birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while...Show More Summary

Syrian civil war death toll exceeds 190,000, U.N. reports

The United Nations human rights office announced Friday that the number of people killed since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011 has more than doubled, with more than 190,000 people reported killed. With less than a week left...Show More Summary

Pentagon cites ‘dangerous’ Chinese jet intercept

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace. The Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, saidShow More Summary

WATCH: Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Watch Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. With a lot of enthusiasm and a little trepidation, Gwen and I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from PBS President Paula Kerger, knowing what a good cause this...Show More Summary

Islamic State militant group used less restrictive social network

Members of the social network Diaspora team. Photo by Henrik Moltke via Flickr creative commons The Islamic State extremist group began using a social networking website with less restrictions on users after other social media sites,...Show More Summary

Hamas gunmen shoot dead 18 accused of collaborating with Israel

File photo of masked members of the Islamist Hamas movement demonstrating against Israel in Gaza City on Oct. 25, 2009. Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images Gunmen wearing masks and Hamas uniforms publicly executed 18 Palestinians suspected...Show More Summary

Ukraine calls Russian aid convoy a ‘direct invasion’

Trucks part of a Russian humanitarian convoy are parked near a checkpoint at the Ukrainian border in the Rostov region on Aug. 20. Photo by Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP/Getty Images Russia went ahead without Ukrainian permission to send dozens of aid trucks into eastern Ukraine on Friday. Show More Summary

Dempsey hits Islamic militant ‘end-of-days’ vision

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (left) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey at a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 21. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — America’s top-ranked...Show More Summary

Watch LIVE: What happens next in Ferguson?

St. Louis local PBS station Nine Network presents an evening of programs focused on what happens next in St. Louis after Ferguson. Watch live here, beginning at 7 p.m CDT. The Nine Network is devoting its entire prime time schedule to events in Ferguson and where we go from here. Tune in starting at 7:00 p.m. Show More Summary

Mo’Ne Davis’ power breaks Little League World Series ratings

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA – AUGUST 20: Mo’ne Davis #3 of Pennsylvania pitches to a Nevada batter during the United States division game at the Little League World Series tournament at Lamade Stadium on August 20, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

U.S. Copyright Office rules monkeys can’t copyright their selfies

Turns out this photo, taken by a monkey, is not protected under a new U.S. copyright law. In its first revision in over two decades, the U.S. Copyright Office has published a new draft update to its existing rules regarding ownership...Show More Summary

What are your questions for ‘Orange is the New Black’ author Piper Kerman?

What questions do you have for Piper Kerman? Photo by Mark Schierbecker, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The lauded dark comedy “Orange is the New Black” already has won three Creative Arts Emmys ahead of Monday’s Emmy Awards ceremony. Friday...Show More Summary

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