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China Ministry posted bootleg ‘Liar’s Poker’

SHANGHAI — A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated Press has found. Show More Summary

U.S. probe into airline collusion needs more than circumstantial evidence

WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Continue reading ? The post U.S. probe into airline collusion needs more than circumstantial evidence appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Former Sen. Jim Webb announces his presidential run

WASHINGTON -- A look at former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who announced Thursday he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination. Continue reading ? The post Former Sen. Jim Webb announces his presidential run appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The great guacamole debate: to pea or not to pea?

Who knew people cared so much about what goes into their guacamole, to the point that the suggestion of adding an ingredient for “green” purposes would create such rancor? Continue reading ? The post The great guacamole debate: to pea or not to pea? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

BP to pay $18.7 billion to 5 states for Gulf of Mexico oil spill

BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with the federal government and five states, effectively ending litigation stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and subsequent oil spill. Continue reading ? The post BP to pay $18.7 billion to 5 states for Gulf of Mexico oil spill appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Kerry consults U.S. partners before further talks with Iran

VIENNA — High-level negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered their sixth day Thursday after diplomats blew through a June 30 deadline and extended an interim accord by a week. Continue reading ? The post Kerry consults U.S. partners before further talks with Iran appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

D.C. Navy Yard on lockdown; employees ‘shelter in place’

Police have ordered workers at the Navy Yard in southeastern Washington, D.C., to "shelter in place" as they investigate an unspecified incident Thursday morning. Continue reading ? The post D.C. Navy Yard on lockdown; employees ‘shelter in place’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Thousands on Twitter ask #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches

Over the weekend, the hasthag #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches popped up on Twitter following a string of church fires throughout the South. Since its inception, it’s been used more than 170,000 times. Continue reading ? The post Thousands on Twitter ask #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ted Cruz reminds everyone why we have professional voice actors

Ted Cruz stopped by the Buzzfeed offices to prove his was the biggest fan of “The Simpsons” by working his way through many personalities made famous by the animated comedy. Continue reading ? The post Ted Cruz reminds everyone why we have professional voice actors appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Latest black church fire in South Carolina not a result of arson, authorities say

A federal law enforcement authority said Wednesday that a fire that destroyed a black church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, was not arson. Continue reading ? The post Latest black church fire in South Carolina not a result of arson, authorities say appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What motivates public opinion? The answers aren’t always clear

There aren’t always clear-cut reasons for why scientists and the general public don’t always see eye-to-eye on things like climate change or the safety of childhood vaccines and genetically modified foods, new research suggests. A report...Show More Summary

Obama aims to change conversation around the health care law

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is aiming to use the momentum from a recent Supreme Court victory for his health care law to change the conversation from talk about undoing his signature domestic achievement to talk about how to improve it. Continue reading ? The post Obama aims to change conversation around the health care law appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Why the government let many trade schools become diploma mills

WASHINGTON — How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predatory as the Education Department and many lawmakers suggest,...Show More Summary

Here’s how much money Jeb Bush made in the last 30 years

Jeb Bush's income from 1981 to 2013 in one chart. Continue reading ? The post Here’s how much money Jeb Bush made in the last 30 years appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Labor Secretary Perez: government unions have the right to require members to pay their ‘fair share’

Weighing in on the Supreme Court's decision to hear a dispute over union fees in the public sector, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez told the NewsHour's Judy Woodruff that states have appropriately said that you can require people to pay...Show More Summary

QUIZ: What do inspection reports reveal about America’s nursing homes?

A new database from the investigative non-profit news organization, ProPublica, tracks the quality of nursing homes nationwide based on government inspection reports. Take our quiz that draws on the database's findings and see if you can guess where America's nursing homes provide the best care and where others need to improve. Show More Summary

Everything we know about Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.

In his first trip to the United States in September, Pope Francis will make stops in Washington, D.C., and New York before celebrating the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. And yes, he will be riding the "popemobile". Continue reading ? The post Everything we know about Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Border Patrol should add 350 internal investigators, report says

Customs and Border Protection should more than double its ranks of internal affairs investigators, an advisory panel has recommended in a report sent to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Continue reading ? The post Border Patrol should add 350 internal investigators, report says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

NASA’s mission to vacuum on the asteroid Bennu

In honor of National Asteroid Day, we are taking a look at NASA's mission to vacuum on the asteroid Bennu. Continue reading ? The post NASA’s mission to vacuum on the asteroid Bennu appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

State Department will release 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails tonight

The State Department announced that it would release emails belonging to Hillary Clinton, starting at 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post State Department will release 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails tonight appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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