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Military sexual assault survey criticized for being too graphic

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U.S. servicemen and women must complete a biennial sexual assault survey. This year, the survey is too graphic for some respondents. (Photo by Mark Wilson) WASHINGTON (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen...Show More Summary

Cheating suspicions keep Chinese, South Korean students waiting for SAT scores

Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images SAT scores for college hopefuls that took the exam in October are out. That is, unless the test taker is a resident of China or South Korea. Concerns over cheating have the College Board and the Educational...Show More Summary

Poll: As midterms near, economy, health care lead voters’ primary concerns

Voting booths in a polling place. Photo by Hill Street Studios/Getty Images DENVER — As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. Show More Summary

Medicare paid for drugs after patients had died, report finds

Photo by Flickr user Images_of_money. WASHINGTON — Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare’s prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem was traced back to a head-scratching bureaucratic...Show More Summary

Soldiers and civilians face different Ebola protocols

A Maine State Police officer walks in front of the home where Kaci Hickox is staying with her boyfriend Theodore Michael Wilbur on Oct. 30, 2014 in Fort Kent, Maine. After returning from Sierra Leone where she worked with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients, nurse Hickox publicly challenged a quarantine order by the state of Maine. Show More Summary

Vatican sheds new light on Sistine Chapel’s masterpieces

Journalists stare at the Sistine Chapel with its new lighting during a press visit at the Vatican Thursday. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/MUSEI VATICANI/AFP The Sistine Chapel just got a makeover. Vatican officials unveiled new state-of-the-art...Show More Summary

For toddlers, it’s the quality of the screen time that matters, study reveals

A new study gives parents a guide on how to let their children interact with screens like TVs and tablets. One of the keys: when kids are using devices, parents should be active participants. Photo by Flickr user Austin Marshall Parents,...Show More Summary

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies at 87

Poet Galway Kinnell speaks during Poets House’s 17th Annual Poetry Walk Across The Brooklyn Bridge on June 11, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. Kinnell died Tuesday at age 87. Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images American poet Galway Kinnell,...Show More Summary

How to help Ebola relief efforts

Boys carry food cans during a food distribution by the World Food Program in Dolo Town, Liberia, east of the capital Monrovia, on Sept. 2. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images This year’s Ebola outbreak is the worst of its kind,...Show More Summary

Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

Thomas Menino, seen on the day after election to his 5th term as mayor of Boston in 2009, died Thursday at the age of 71. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images BOSTON — Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal...Show More Summary

For-profit colleges face ‘gainful employment’ rule

The Education Department will announce a “gainful employment” rule, targeting for-profit schools that produce grads who can’t find jobs to pay off loans. Photo by Joshua Lott/Bloomberg WASHINGTON — For-profit colleges that don’t produce...Show More Summary

Do quarantines actually work? Experts question effectiveness

Corpsmen in cap and gown are ready to attend patients in an influenza ward at a U.S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, California, 1918. The Spanish flu infected about 28 percent of all Americans and an estimated 675,000 died during the pandemic. Show More Summary

From guns to booze, 11 midterm ballot measures to watch

Senate. Argh. House of Representatives. Ugh. Americans, clearly questioning the value and usefulness of their members of Congress, should take heart in another aspect of the democratic process — the scores of ballot measures that could...Show More Summary

Lost and found? Fragment of Earhart’s missing plane identified

A fragment from Amelia Earhart’s plane may bring researchers one step closer to solving her mysterious disappearance. After 77 years of searching, researchers announced they are one big step closer to knowing where aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and her plane ended up. Show More Summary

More than 2,000 Chinese students caught cheating on national pharmacist test

More than 2,000 Chinese pharmacist candidates were caught cheating during a national licensing exam. Photo by Flickr user Nina J. G China was shaken earlier this month by an elaborate cheating scam, involving high tech methods and more...Show More Summary

California orders 21-day quarantine on travelers from Ebola-afflicted countries

Medical staff wearing protective suits work at the Carlos III hospital in Madrid on October 10, 2014. California is now instating its own 21-day quarantines for travelers arriving from an Ebola-affected West African country who have also had contact with anybody carrying the virus. Show More Summary

Federal Reserve ends six years of quantitative easing

After six years, the Federal Reserve announced the final drawdown of its bonding-buying program known as quantitative easing, or QE, at the end of its two-day policy meeting Wednesday. Since the fall of 2008, the central bank has been...Show More Summary

Zambian Cabinet appoints white interim president

Cabinet ministers in Zambia have appointed Vice President Guy Scott to serve as an interim-president of the African country, making him Africa’s first white head of state since apartheid. The news of his appointment was announced onShow More Summary

Will shame drive Alaska’s voters to the polls?

Letter-shaming is the latest tactic being used to get drive Alaskans to the polls. Photo by Flickr user Lynn D. Rosentrater. Editor’s Note: As a contentious U.S. Senate race plays out in their backyards, Alaska voters are receiving uprecedented national attention this election season. Show More Summary

Join an election live chat and viewing with NewsHour’s politics team

Gwen Ifill reported from Colorado earlier this month. Join our team of politics reporters and producers for a viewing Wednesday of PBS NewsHour’s 2014 election stories. Throughout the 2014 campaign season, PBS NewsHour has been reporting on some of the most exciting races directly from the field. Show More Summary

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