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Obama celebrates Black History Month ahead of Selma visit

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls "the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life." Obama was joined by his wife Michelle as they hosted a White House reception Thursday for Black History Month. Continue reading ? The post Obama celebrates Black History Month ahead of Selma visit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Investigation finds federal employee rearranged flights for air marshal trysts

What began as an internal investigation of harassment by a Federal Air Marshal program specialist has turned into a larger investigation of rearranged flights for favors or “sexual trysts,” possibly leaving high-risk flights withoutShow More Summary

5 things you should know about ‘net neutrality’

Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry. Show More Summary

House GOP weighs short-term funding bill to prevent DHS shutdown

Sounding a likely retreat, House Republicans weighed short-term funding Thursday to prevent a partial shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security while temporarily leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal. Continue reading ? The post House GOP weighs short-term funding bill to prevent DHS shutdown appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Top dog: Labrador retriever remains America’s favorite breed

You have spoken, people of America: For an astounding 24th consecutive year, the most popular breed of dog in the United States is the Labrador retriever, according to rankings released by the American Kennel Club today. Nipping at the...Show More Summary

Susan Rice and Samantha Power to attend AIPAC conference

WASHINGTON — In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America's leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama's national security adviser and U.N. Show More Summary

Taxes aren’t so bad … without them we might not have pubs

Since their invention, people have found ways around paying those pesky taxes, including destroying their own homes. Continue reading ? The post Taxes aren’t so bad … without them we might not have pubs appeared first on PBS NewsHou...

South Korea strikes down ban on adultery

South Korea’s Constitutional Court struck down a 1953 law on Thursday that made adultery illegal and punishable by up to two years in jail, on the grounds that the more-than-60-year-old law was unconstitutional. Continue reading ? The post South Korea strikes down ban on adultery appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

AG nominee Loretta Lynch passes Senate Judiciary committee

Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation's next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Continue reading ? The post AG nominee Loretta Lynch passes Senate Judiciary committee appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

FCC to vote on move toward tougher rules for Internet providers

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission. Continue reading ? The post FCC to vote on move toward tougher rules for Internet providers appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ice caves open to the public on Lake Superior

Grab your ice cleats and snow poles this weekend for a 1.1 mile trek over icy Lake Superior to witness the stunning naturally formed ice caves at Apostle Island National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Park rangers determined today the lake ice en route to the caves is thick and sturdy enough to handle visitors starting Saturday. Show More Summary

U.S.-Israel tensions continue to rise ahead of Netanyahu speech

WASHINGTON — Trading barbs, the U.S. and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat Wednesday over Benjamin Netanyahu's GOP-engineered congressional speech next week, with the Israeli prime minister accusing world powers of rolling over to allow Tehran to develop nuclear weapons. Show More Summary

TJ Maxx parent company will raise workers’ pay to $10 an hour in 2016

The parent company that owns retailers T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods announced on Wednesday a plan to raise their workers' wages to $9 an hour in June, with an eventual rise to $10 an hour by 2016. The move makes TJX Cos. the latest...Show More Summary

White House may veto GOP efforts to overhaul ‘No Child Left Behind’

WASHINGTON — The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort “a significant step backwards.” The veto threat came as lawmakers were set to debate the … Continue reading ? The post White House may veto GOP efforts to overhaul ‘No Child Left Behind’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Congress offers bipartisan support to fund Homeland Security

Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. Continue reading ? The post Congress offers bipartisan support to fund Homeland Security appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Artificial intelligence program teaches itself to play Atari games — and it can beat your high score

A new artificial intelligence program from Google DeepMind has taught itself how to play classic Atari 2600 games. And it can probably beat your high score. Continue reading ? The post Artificial intelligence program teaches itself to play Atari games — and it can beat your high score appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twitter chat: Tech support for caregivers and older adults

Whether it is a website, gadget or the latest iPhone app, technology is available to simplify almost every part of daily life. What recent innovations help caregivers and older adults? Continue reading ? The post Twitter chat: Tech support for caregivers and older adults appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Talking heads skew ‘net neutrality’ debate

WASHINGTON — Is President Barack Obama taking over the Internet? Not by a long stretch, but that’s not stopping political banter in the “net neutrality” debate. Continue reading ? The post Talking heads skew ‘net neutrality’ debate appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is considering the employment discrimination claim of a Muslim woman who was turned down for a job by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after she showed up at her job interview wearing a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code. Show More Summary

Obama selects first U.S. ambassador to Somalia since 1991

President Obama has nominated Katherine Dhanani, a long-time diplomat with a specialty in African affairs, to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia since 1991. Continue reading ? The post Obama selects first U.S. ambassador to Somalia since 1991 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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