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Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorist acts

Twitter says it's now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity. Continue reading ? The post Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorist acts appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

No stage of pregnancy safe for unprotected sex with Zika-exposed male, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) release new guidelines on what pregnant women should do to protect themselves for sexually transmitted Zika virus. Continue reading ? The post No stage of pregnancy safe for unprotected sex with Zika-exposed male, CDC says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH LIVE: Obama to address latest jobs report

President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a statement on the economy following Friday's jobs report. PBS NewsHour will live stream the remarks at 12:30 p.m. ET. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Obama to address latest jobs report appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Fact-checking the 5th Democratic debate

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. Bernie Sanders once again mischaracterized the share of the wealth taken by the very richest Americans. Continue reading ? The post Fact-checking the 5th Democratic debate appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Partisan fights over Supreme Court nominations hurt the court’s image, Chief Justice Roberts says

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts says he is concerned that partisan political battles over Supreme Court nominations have led to a widespread misunderstanding about the role of the court. Continue reading ? The post Partisan fights over Supreme Court nominations hurt the court’s image, Chief Justice Roberts says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Police officials push back against use-of-force proposals

WASHINGTON — A dispute is erupting among police organizations over new proposals that would govern when officers should use force during violent arrests, amid national outrage over questionable shootings. Continue reading ? The post Police officials push back against use-of-force proposals appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

4 takeaways from the 5th Democratic presidential debate

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled again and again during their first one-on-one debate of the 2016 race. Continue reading ? The post 4 takeaways from the 5th Democratic presidential debate appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

World news quiz: Groundhog Day and Groundhog Day

The U.S. breathed a sigh of relief when Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow, predicting an early spring. Do other countries have such a furry forecaster? Take our 5-minute quiz to get this answer and more. Continue reading ? The post World news quiz: Groundhog Day and Groundhog Day appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

DeRay McKesson announces candidacy for Baltimore mayor

Filing deadline surprise: @deray files to run for mayor of Baltimore pic.twitter.com/J1ABRGjSau — Luke Broadwater (@lukebroadwater) February 4, 2016 Deray McKesson, a highly-visible and well-known Black Lives Matter activist, announced...Show More Summary

5 early Super Bowl ads, starring athletes, Amy Schumer and hot dogs

Every year, we eagerly anticipate the commercials in the Super Bowl, almost as much as the snacks. Continue reading ? The post 5 early Super Bowl ads, starring athletes, Amy Schumer and hot dogs appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

At height of tourism season, Zika virus puts Caribbean economies at risk

The Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world. Comprised of more than 700 islands spanning 30 territories, the West Indies sees more than 25 million visitors annually and the U.S. is its No. 1 source. About 15 million … Continue reading ? The post At height of tourism season, Zika virus puts Caribbean economies at risk appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

12.7 million signed up for Obama health care law, beating expectations

WASHINGTON -- Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration. Continue reading ? The post 12.7 million signed up for Obama health care law, beating expectations appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Colombian president sets eyes on post-conflict future

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met with President Barack Obama on Thursday to seek support for a historic peace agreement with leftist guerrillas, which would bring an end to his country’s 50-year civil war, and for help combatting the Zika virus. Continue reading ? The post Colombian president sets eyes on post-conflict future appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ammon Bundy, other militants indicted on conspiracy

The indictment charging Ammon Bundy and 15 other militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was released Thursday morning. Continue reading ? The post Ammon Bundy, other militants indicted on conspiracy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Viewer’s Guide: Clinton, Sanders look to break out at debate

WASHINGTON — The final face-to-face meeting between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders before the nation's first presidential primary is all about finding a breakout moment. Continue reading ? The post Viewer’s Guide: Clinton, Sanders look to break out at debate appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

2016 voters will be most diverse ever

Voters in this year’s presidential election will be some of the most diverse ever, according to the Pew Research Center. By Election Day, nearly one-in-three eligible voters will be Hispanic, black, Asian or any other racial and ethnic minority. Continue reading ? The post 2016 voters will be most diverse ever appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Report: It’s ethical to test embryos from DNA of 3 people

WASHINGTON -- It's ethical to test a provocative new fertility technique that would prevent mothers from passing on rare but devastating diseases by creating embryos from the DNA of three people -- dad, mom and an egg donor -- advisers to the government said Wednesday. Show More Summary

Pleading for tolerance, Obama pays 1st visit to a U.S. mosque

CATONSVILLE, Md. -- President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a "hugely distorted impression" of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosque and pushed back against those who demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few extremists. Show More Summary

Haitians take to the street to protest country’s election process

Haiti’s current president is supposed to leave office on Sunday, but there is no one to take his place. Continue reading ? The post Haitians take to the street to protest country’s election process appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ryan calls for unity, less anger from fractious GOP

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to unify and stop fighting angrily among themselves as he tried steering his fractious party into an election year devoid of the heated showdowns between conservatives and pragmatists that transformed parts of 2015 into a GOP nightmare. Show More Summary

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