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Male spider genitals have some nerve

A new study shows that male spider genitals have nerve cells and might feel. Continue reading ? The post Male spider genitals have some nerve appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Charleston activists to visit Congress to push for gun control legislation

A relative of one victim of the mass church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, and other activists from the city are coming to the Capitol on Wednesday to try doing what others have failed to achieve before: Pressure lawmakers to approve gun control legislation. Show More Summary

Under health law, women save hundreds each year on birth control, study finds

Women are saving a lot of money as a result of a health law requirement that insurance cover most forms of prescription contraceptives with no additional out-of-pocket costs, according to a study released Tuesday. But the amount of those savings and the speed with which those savings occurred surprised researchers. Show More Summary

What are Quaaludes, and how do they work?

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 civil lawsuit that he got Quaaludes to have sex with at least one woman, the Associated Press reported Monday. But what are Quaaludes and are they still available today? Continue reading ? The post What are Quaaludes, and how do they work? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Dylann Roof, suspect in Charleston shooting, formally indicted on murder charges

Prosecutors formally indicted Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old man accused of killing nine worshippers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on several counts of murder and attempted murder on Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post Dylann Roof, suspect in Charleston shooting, formally indicted on murder charges appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue

VIENNA — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place. Show More Summary

WHO’s 21-step program to better tackle Ebola-level health crises

A panel of health experts recommended a top-to-bottom restructuring of the World Health Organization on Tuesday in light of its failure to quickly respond to the Ebola crisis. Continue reading ? The post WHO’s 21-step program to better tackle Ebola-level health crises appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Mission to Pluto hits a speed bump, but resumes its stride

Two days after briefly losing communication with the New Horizons spacecraft as it sped toward the dwarf planet Pluto, the probe’s operators say they understand the root cause of what happened and have taken steps to resume full operations. Continue reading ? The post Mission to Pluto hits a speed bump, but resumes its stride appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Bill Cosby got drugs to give to women for sex, AP reports

The Associated Press obtained documents revealing that in 2005, Bill Cosby testified to acquring Quaaludes -- a central nervous system depressant -- with the intention of providing them to women he wanted to have sex with. According to the AP, he admitted to giving the sedative to at least one woman. Show More Summary

U.S. Women’s soccer team gets $2 million for World Cup win; German men got $35 million in 2014

In a record-shattering World Cup final, the U.S. Women’s soccer team beat Japan 5-2. For their win, the U.S. team will earn $2 million. By comparison, Germany received $35 million in 2014 after winning the Men’s World Cup Final in Brazil. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Obama heads to Pentagon for meetings on Islamic State, delivers statement

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is making a rare visit to the Pentagon to get an update from military leaders on the campaign against the Islamic State. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Obama heads to Pentagon for meetings on Islamic State, delivers statement appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

At least 7 states limit patient costs for high-priced drugs

As more expensive specialty drugs come on the market to treat some of the most serious chronic diseases, more states are stepping in to cushion the financial pain for patients who need medicine that can cost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Continue reading ? The post At least 7 states limit patient costs for high-priced drugs appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Congress heads back to work with looming funding deadline

Members of Congress return Tuesday from July Fourth fireworks and parades facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. Continue reading ? The post Congress heads back to work with looming funding deadline appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

‘I salute Donald Trump’ on immigration, Cruz says

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz voiced support Sunday for embattled fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Continue reading ? The post ‘I salute Donald Trump’ on immigration, Cruz says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Crowds gather to catch glimpse of newly christened Princess Charlotte

The British royal family celebrated the christening of Prince William and Kate Middleton's 9-week-old daughter Charlotte on Sunday. Continue reading ? The post Crowds gather to catch glimpse of newly christened Princess Charlotte appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign reports $14 million in fundraising

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has raised more than $14 million since the Texas senator launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination just over three months ago, his campaign said Sunday. Continue reading ? The post Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign reports $14 million in fundraising appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Legislative battles loom as Congress gets back to work

After July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress return to work Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and a pending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall Continue reading ? The post Legislative battles loom as Congress gets back to work appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama set to commute dozens of nonviolent drug sentences, aides say

Aides say President Barack Obama is set to commute the sentences of dozens of nonviolent federal drug offenders in the coming weeks Continue reading ? The post Obama set to commute dozens of nonviolent drug sentences, aides say appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Clinton campaign hits the books to craft policy proposals

By last fall, the number of experts Hillary Clinton had interviewed hit two hundred and her team stopped keeping track. Continue reading ? The post Clinton campaign hits the books to craft policy proposals appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

San Antonio Missions among new UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Five new sites around the world, including the San Antonio Missions in Texas, were awarded UNESCO World Heritage status on Sunday, officials of the United Nation’s cultural and educational body announced during their annual meeting. Continue reading ? The post San Antonio Missions among new UNESCO World Heritage Sites appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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