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Here’s how you can see and delete your entire Google search history

Google now allows you to download an archived list of everything you have ever searched for. Continue reading ? The post Here’s how you can see and delete your entire Google search history appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

House GOP rebels blame party leaders as contributions falter

Tea party Rep. Thomas Massie and some other conservatives say the reason their business contributions have fallen is simple: GOP leaders are retaliating for their defiance. Continue reading ? The post House GOP rebels blame party leaders as contributions falter appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Accidental hostage killing puts new spotlight on reliance on drones

The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism - and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families. Show More Summary

More than 1,400 dead after 7.8 earthquake devastates Nepal

More than 1,400 people have been reported dead after a powerful earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday. Continue reading ? The post More than 1,400 dead after 7.8 earthquake devastates Nepal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New species of Costa Rican glass frog bears resemblance to Kermit

A new glass frog species that bears an uncanny resemblance to Kermit the Frog was discovered by scientists in Costa Rica, the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center announced earlier this week. Continue reading ? The post New species of Costa Rican glass frog bears resemblance to Kermit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud shot dead in Karachi

Sabeen Mahmud was a human rights activist owner of a coffee shop and performance space in Karachi, Pakistan, designed to bring people together. On Friday, Mahmud, 40, was fatally gunned down as she left T2F (The Second Floor) following an event in a shooting that also left her mother critically injured. Show More Summary

Two nuclear launch officers face charges for illegal drug use

The Air Force is charging two nuclear missile launch officers with illegal drug use. Continue reading ? The post Two nuclear launch officers face charges for illegal drug use appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Carnegie Mellon wagers that an AI can take on the world’s top poker players

How much would you be willing to bet that a computer program could go toe-to-toe with professional poker players? Carnegie Mellon University researchers have taken that wager. Computer science professor Tuomas Sandholm, alongside researchers...Show More Summary

Researchers cut down procrastination by making it less fun

The key to making online students focus on their course work may be making procrastination as unenjoyable as possible, according to a study out of Cornell University. It’s a familiar problem to anyone with a deadline and a computer: the … Continue reading ? The post Researchers cut down procrastination by making it less fun appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Eric Holder bids farewell to DOJ after 6-year tenure

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder was bidding farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years as the nation’s top law enforcement official. Holder was addressing employees at an afternoon ceremony one day after his chosen successor, Loretta … Continue reading ? The post Eric Holder bids farewell to DOJ after 6-year tenure appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Shinzo Abe: Will he or won’t he apologize during Washington visit?

Throughout this coming week, a Japanese visitor named Shinzo Abe will be touring the United States with stops in Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as meetings in Washington with President Barack Obama and a speech to Congress. Continue reading ? The post Shinzo Abe: Will he or won’t he apologize during Washington visit? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Who were the four people killed in the CIA’s drone strikes in Pakistan?

WASHINGTON — A look at the lives of four men — two Western hostages and two American terror suspects — who were killed by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. Continue reading ? The post Who were the four people killed in the CIA’s drone strikes in Pakistan? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Two Listeria recalls raise questions about ice cream manufacturing

Blue Bell Creameries of Texas and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio — extremely popular brands in their home states — took all their products off shelves this week. Blue Bell ice cream is linked to 10 illnesses in four states, including three deaths. Show More Summary

Not long ago, Rubio questioned his readiness for presidency

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Marco Rubio lacks the experience to be president and Jeb Bush is a brilliant man ready for the job. So said Marco Rubio. Continue reading ? The post Not long ago, Rubio questioned his readiness for presidency appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Lynch to bring prosecutor’s perspective to Justice Department

WASHINGTON — As attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, preventing cyberattacks and dealing with police and race — issues strikingly similar to what she's dealt with as top federal prosecutor for much of New York City and its eastern suburbs. Show More Summary

Jeni’s ice cream recalls all products for possible listeria contamination

A second ice cream company has shut down production this week after health officials found listeria in a sample of its frozen treats. Continue reading ? The post Jeni’s ice cream recalls all products for possible listeria contamination appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

House committee investigating Benghazi calls Hillary Clinton to testify about emails

The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, has called former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to testify next month, setting up a high-profile showdown over Clinton's use of a private email account and server while she was secretary of state. Show More Summary

Congress questions Capitol security after gyrocopter incident

Members of Congress want security officials to explain how they determined that a small gyrocopter piloted by a Florida postal carrier didn't pose a threat to the nation's capital when it flew through miles of the nation's most restricted airspace. Continue reading ? The post Congress questions Capitol security after gyrocopter incident appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

‘If there are no words for who you are, then you feel invisible’

Before there was a "T" for transgender in LGBT, Alex Myers had to fight for visibility. At a time when the gay rights abbreviation has expanded to recognize identities beyond lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, Myers said his community, historically, didn't exist. Show More Summary

Loretta Lynch is confirmed as next U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation’s attorney general, ending months of delay. The vote was 56-43 in the Senate Thursday. Lynch will replace Eric Holder and become the first black woman in the nation’s … Continue reading ? The post Loretta Lynch is confirmed as next U.S. attorney general appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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