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EPA says new rule will protect drinking water for 37 states

The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. Continue reading ? The post EPA says new rule will protect drinking water for 37 states appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court can keep protestors off its plaza, appeals court rules

The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court can keep protestors off its plaza, appeals court rules appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Nations hope to reel in Arctic overfishing

On Monday, the United States hosts the leaders of 20 nations at a conference on critical issues facing the Arctic. One topic at the conference in Anchorage, Alaska, is the potential for overfishing in the central Arctic Ocean. Continue reading ? The post Nations hope to reel in Arctic overfishing appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. Continue reading ? The post Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Greece swears in its first female prime minister

Greece saw its first female prime minister, Vassiliki Thanou, sworn in on Friday as the new head of the financially troubled nation’s caretaker government. Continue reading ? The post Greece swears in its first female prime minister appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Most teenagers will not regret sharing this article, study says

If you are between 13 and 18 years old and you’ve shared an article on social media today, you probably don’t regret it, according to a recent study. Continue reading ? The post Most teenagers will not regret sharing this article, study says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft. Continue reading ? The post Pentagon funding new high-tech venture appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Federal election regulators find Republican National Committee outraises Democratic competitors

The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Continue reading ? The post Federal election regulators find Republican National Committee outraises Democratic competitors appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Surgeons’ late-night work doesn’t cause patients harm, study says

Patients receiving common operations in the daytime fared no worse in the short-term if their attending physician worked a hospital graveyard shift the night before than patients whose doctor did not, according to a new study examining the effects of sleep deprivation on surgeons. Show More Summary

‘Mic drop’ and ‘awesomesauce’: Oxford Dictionaries adds 1,000 new slang terms

Oxford Dictionaries added 1,000 new words to its informal language collection on Thursday, including slang expressions “mic drop,” “cakeage” and “cat café.” Continue reading ? The post ‘Mic drop’ and ‘awesomesauce’: Oxford Dictionaries adds 1,000 new slang terms appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama says New Orleans is ‘moving forward’ after hurricane

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says New Orleans is "moving forward" a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt it a devastating blow, and has become an example of what can happen when people rally around each other to build a better future out of the despair of tragedy. Show More Summary

Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dead at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a noted civil rights activist who helped lead the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Alabama, has died at the age of 104. Continue reading ? The post Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dead at 104 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Walmart to stop selling assault rifles

Walmart will stop selling assault rifles within the next few weeks. The store claims that falling consumer demand -- not politics -- prompted the decision. Continue reading ? The post Walmart to stop selling assault rifles appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How a 22-year-old is sparking deadly riots in India

Riots broke out in Gujarat in West India Tuesday and today after 22-year-old Hardik Patel -- the man responsible for a protest movement -- was detained by police. Continue reading ? The post How a 22-year-old is sparking deadly riots in India appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Smaller of two panda cubs at National Zoo has died

Mei Xiang had refused to allow zoo keepers to swap out the cubs since Monday afternoon. Continue reading ? The post Smaller of two panda cubs at National Zoo has died appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

AP: State Department officials routinely sent secrets over email

The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email is consistent with a State Department culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the past two administrations, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Show More Summary

Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence

The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday. Continue reading ? The post Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Judge sentences James Holmes to life in prison

A judge formally sentenced James Holmes, who shot and killed 12 people and wounded 70 others at a movie theater in Aurora, C.O. in 2012, to life in prison with no parole on Wednesday. Continue reading ? The post Judge sentences James Holmes to life in prison appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

With historic visit, Obama to seek common cause with pope

Obama has made no secret of his affection for the outspoken pope, calling him a "transformative leader" whose influence has transcended the Roman Catholic community. Continue reading ? The post With historic visit, Obama to seek common cause with pope appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WDBJ reporter, cameraman killed by gunman during live news report; suspect shoots himself

CBS News is reporting that a gunman killed two members of one of its affiliate news crews when he opened fire on them during a live broadcast. Continue reading ? The post WDBJ reporter, cameraman killed by gunman during live news report; suspect shoots himself appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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