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First-ever Ebola vaccine shows ‘promise’ — now what?

A vaccine against the Ebola virus – the first of its kind in the disease’s 40-year recorded history – shows promise in trials in Guinea, according to a report released Friday in the medical journal Lancet. Continue reading ? The post First-ever Ebola vaccine shows ‘promise’ — now what? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Watch: 1000 musicians in Italy request a visit from Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl accepts

One thousand singers, drummers and guitarists in Cesena, Italy, gathered in a field to play the Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly,” in a large-scale musical request for the band to come play for them. Continue reading ? The post Watch: 1000 musicians in Italy request a visit from Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl accepts appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates

Some federal and state prisoners could begin receiving student aid to take college courses — while still behind bars — as early as the 2016-2017 school year. Continue reading ? The post Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. condemns terrorist attack that killed Palestinian toddler

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is condemning an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler, branding it a "vicious terrorist" act that must be punished. Continue reading ? The post U.S. condemns terrorist attack that killed Palestinian toddler appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

China and U.S.: What might have been 70 years after V-J Day

As the 70th anniversary of V-J Day approaches, the United States and Asia are facing another reminder that history may not repeat itself but often it seems to come around full circle. Seventy years after the end of World War II in Asia, once again the top ranks of the U.S. Show More Summary

FBI rescued 600 kids from sexual abuse last year, calls level of trafficking ‘epidemic’

Each year, tens of thousands of American children are sexually exploited. Every night, the FBI believes hundreds are sold into sex. Continue reading ? The post FBI rescued 600 kids from sexual abuse last year, calls level of trafficking ‘epidemic’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Federal judge rejects legal challenge from Guantanamo detainee

A federal judge has rejected a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay detainee. Continue reading ? The post Federal judge rejects legal challenge from Guantanamo detainee appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Congress extends highway and transit funding for three months

Congress has passed a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds. Continue reading ? The post Congress extends highway and transit funding for three months appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Defense secretary wants security policy review after Chattanooga attacks

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is directing the military branches to review security policies — including adding armed personnel — in the wake of the July 16 attacks at a Chattanooga Navy-Marine reserve center that killed four Marines and a sailor. Show More Summary

Why the anti-HIV pill is a hard sell to the Latino community

In California, New York, Texas and elsewhere, health workers are trying to get more high-risk Latino men to use the drug, Truvada. The medication, which is used for “Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis” or PrEP, was approved by the FDA in 2012 for HIV prevention and has been shown to be more than 90 percent effective when used correctly. Show More Summary

Artist Ai Weiwei denied six-month U.K. visa

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been denied a 6-month visa to the U.K., who made disputed claims that he lied on his application. Continue reading ? The post Artist Ai Weiwei denied six-month U.K. visa appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senate on track to approve 3-month extension to highway bill

WASHINGTON — Facing a Friday deadline, the Senate is on track to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care, leaving a raft of unresolved issues for a jam-packed congressional agenda in the fall. Continue reading ? The post Senate on track to approve 3-month extension to highway bill appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Clinton to call for lifting embargo with Cuba

Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign says she will call for lifting the embargo with Cuba in a Florida address on Friday. Continue reading ? The post Clinton to call for lifting embargo with Cuba appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. official: Washed up plane debris appears to match Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

According to the Associated Press, a U.S. official says debris found earlier today matches that of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing last March. Continue reading ? The post U.S. official: Washed up plane debris appears to match Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

50,000-flower display marks 125th anniversary of van Gogh’s death

On the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's death, institutions across the world are celebrating the Dutch artist's legacy. Continue reading ? The post 50,000-flower display marks 125th anniversary of van Gogh’s death appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Photos: Thousands turn out for 90th annual Chincoteague pony swim

Tens of thousands of spectators gathered today to watch an annual pony swim, now in its 90th year, from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island on Virginia's eastern shore. Continue reading ? The post Photos: Thousands turn out for 90th annual Chincoteague pony swim appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

World’s first transgender modeling agency to open this summer

A Thailand-based firm, Apple Model Management, will open the world’s first modeling agency for transgender models this summer in Los Angeles. Continue reading ? The post World’s first transgender modeling agency to open this summer appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Cincinnati officer who fatally shot motorist charged with murder

A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during has been indicted on murder charges. Continue reading ? The post Cincinnati officer who fatally shot motorist charged with murder appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Woman dies in New York holding cell, AG investigates

A 44-year-old black mother of eight died in her holding cell in Mount Vernon, New York, on Monday after being held for three days. Continue reading ? The post Woman dies in New York holding cell, AG investigates appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Who is Mullah Omar and is he dead?

Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who has been in hiding since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, is reportedly dead. Is it for real this time? Continue reading ? The post Who is Mullah Omar and is he dead? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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