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GOP lawmaker says Clinton wiped email server ‘clean’

Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday. Continue reading ? The post GOP lawmaker says Clinton wiped email server ‘clean’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twitter chat: Why is it so difficult to talk about end of life wishes?

As medical advances have lengthened our life spans and can improve quality of life as we get older, many people remain reluctant to have end of life conversations with their physicians and loved ones. Continue reading ? The post Twitter chat: Why is it so difficult to talk about end of life wishes? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

US rescues Saudi pilots from waters near Yemen

A Defense Department official says U.S. forces rescued two Saudi airmen after they ejected from an F-15 fighter jet over waters south of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading airstrikes against Iran-allied Houthi rebels. Continue reading ? The post US rescues Saudi pilots from waters near Yemen appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Unicef warns of a looming humanitarian crisis in Yemen

As Saudi airstrikes against Houthi rebels enter their second day, Unicef has cautioned that a humanitarian crisis in Yemen could become reality within a year. Continue reading ? The post Unicef warns of a looming humanitarian crisis in Yemen appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Show More Summary

Join PBS NewsHour to discuss “The Emperor of All Maladies” with Ken Burns

Join PBS NewsHour for an exclusive Twitter chat with Ken Burns to discuss the making of the series, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." Continue reading ? The post Join PBS NewsHour to discuss “The Emperor of All Maladies” with Ken Burns appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Nobel-winning poet Tomas Transtromer dies at 83

Nobel Literature Prize winning Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer died Thursday after a short illness, according to Swedish publisher Bonniers. Continue reading ? The post Nobel-winning poet Tomas Transtromer dies at 83 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. Continue reading ? The post White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Little vetting of pilots for mental health, U.S. experts say

WASHINGTON — Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, pilots and safety experts say. Continue reading ? The post Little vetting of pilots for mental health, U.S. experts say appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Astronaut Scott Kelly to return to space for one year

On Friday, 51-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly, who has flown three previous space missions, will return to the International Space Station, where he will remain for a year. A whole year. Continue reading ? The post Astronaut Scott Kelly to return to space for one year appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

12 injured after building collapses in New York City’s East Village

An explosion at a residential building in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood caused the building to collapse and started a fire a neighboring building Thursday afternoon. Continue reading ? The post 12 injured after building collapses in New York City’s East Village appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Late UNC coach Dean Smith left $200 each to former players for ‘dinner’

It turns out that Dean Smith, the late, legendary head coach for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team, had one last play drawn out for his former players. Continue reading ? The post Late UNC coach Dean Smith left $200 each to former players for ‘dinner’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

China races to save the Yangtze finless porpoise

Determined to save the last mammals in the Yangtze River from extinction, China plans to relocate eight critically endangered finless porpoise’s to a new home far away from humans. Continue reading ? The post China races to save the Yangtze finless porpoise appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Taco Bell portrays McDonald’s as communist society in new ad campaign

A new advertising campaign from Taco Bell reimagines McDonald’s empire as a dystopian society. Continue reading ? The post Taco Bell portrays McDonald’s as communist society in new ad campaign appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

King Richard III of England re-interred 530 years after death

It’s been more than 500 years since he died, but England’s notorious King Richard III now appears to have a final resting place. Continue reading ? The post King Richard III of England re-interred 530 years after death appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Al Jazeera demands release of two journalists ‘without conditions’ before Nigerian election

Al Jazeera is calling for the immediate release of their two Nigerian journalists who were detained early Tuesday while on special assignment to cover Nigeria's upcoming presidential election. Continue reading ? The post Al Jazeera demands release of two journalists ‘without conditions’ before Nigerian election appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Florida has 6 of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas

The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities. Continue reading ? The post Florida has 6 of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Is bureaucratic red tape hindering how special ops can do its job?

An Associated Press investigation reveals that government bureaucrats have blocked several requests by Army special operations troops for software they say they need. Continue reading ? The post Is bureaucratic red tape hindering how special ops can do its job? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Germanwings co-pilot intentionally crashed plane, investigator says

The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that smashed into the French Alps Tuesday deliberately crashed the plane, a French prosecutor said in a press conference Thursday. Continue reading ? The post Germanwings co-pilot intentionally crashed plane, investigator says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Bowe Bergdahl: My life in captivity at the hands of the Taliban

On June 30, 2009, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban. The NewsHour has obtained a document in which for the first time since his release, he describes the excruciating circumstances of his five years in captivity. Show More Summary

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