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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

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Walter Isaacson on confronting morality, innovation and privacy in the digital age

[Watch Video] In his new book “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Walter Isaacson outlines the most crucial inventions of the digital age. Judy Woodruff spoke with him recently...Show More Summary

Facebook and Apple will pay for employees to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are now among the first Silicon Valley tech companies to cover the expense of egg freezing procedures for employees, NBC News reported. Both companies already offer benefits for adoption and fertility treatments, but...Show More Summary

UN medical worker dies of Ebola in Germany

A UN medical worker who was infected with Ebola while in Liberia died Monday night in a clinic in Leipzig, Germany. The man, originally from Sudan, was 56 years old and had received intensive treatments and experimental drugs to combat the virus. Show More Summary

DSCC stops running TV ads in Kentucky Senate race

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes campaigns for Senate in Louisville May 19. Grimes set a new state fundraising record of $4 million in the second quarter. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images FLORENCE, Ky. — The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped running TV ads in Kentucky’s U.S. Show More Summary

Still no foie gras for Californians, SCOTUS says

A modern gavage feeding process. Photo by Wkipedia user Jérôme S. In a victory for animal rights activists, the U.S. Supreme court dismissed Tuesday a challenge to the California law that outlaws production and sale of foie gras. Plaintiffs...Show More Summary

How a Reno casino con man duped the CIA and pulled one of the ‘most dangerous hoaxes’ in American history

In the winter of 2003, the CIA received a disturbing bit of information. Al-Qaida, the intelligence said, was planning to strike the U.S. by hijacking a specific list of incoming international flights from France and other nations. The agency shared the information with the White House. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: CDC Ebola briefing at 3 p.m. EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a press conference at 3 p.m. EDT today from Atlanta. Director Dr. Tom Frieden and the Texas Department of State Health Services Director Dr. David Lakey will update the investigation of Ebola in the U.S. Show More Summary

Are New Mexico’s green chiles in peril?

Farmers in New Mexico worry that this year’s crop of green chiles will be affected by poor weather conditions. Photo by Flickr user Farmanac Green chile pepper season is wrapping up, and New Mexico farmers are anxious. Dwindling yields...Show More Summary

Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola receives blood transfusion

Nina Pham, a 26-year-old nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, contracted Ebola while caring for patient Eric Thomas Duncan. Video still by PBS NewsHour Nurse Nina Pham, confirmed Monday as the health worker who tested positive for Ebola after caring for U.S. Show More Summary

AP: About 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas confirmed. Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images BREAKING: Records given to the AP show about 70 hospital...Show More Summary

Watch Tuesday’s Louisiana Senate debate

Watch Louisiana’s debate for U.S. Senate at 8 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. CDT) on Tuesday, Oct. 14, featuring incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D), Bill Cassidy (R), and Robert Maness (R). Live stream courtesy Louisiana Public Broadcasting. RELATED...Show More Summary

Are hospitals and workers prepared to treat Ebola?

If a nurse wearing full protective gear contracted Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, how safe are other hospitals and health workers in the United States? Tonight on the PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff will talk about the risks and precautions hospitals are taking with Dr. Show More Summary

The Vatican signals a more tolerant stance on homosexuality

A new document from a gathering of bishops at the Vatican Monday revealed a possible new direction for the Catholic Church’s approach to homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Photo by Flickr user Tejvan Pettinger The Catholic Church may...Show More Summary

At least 19 ‘Ferguson October’ demonstrators arrested while protests continue

Oct. 13, 2014 in St. Louis, MO — Demonstrators confront police outside the Ferguson police station on October 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to heal since riots erupted following the August 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in suburban Ferguson. Show More Summary

Police arrest one of 20 clowns terrorizing county in California

An arrested teenager in the San Joaquin Valley claims to have copied the Wasco clown — a husband and wife who have taken posted clown photos onto Instagram as part of a year-long art project. Photo by Instagram user “Wasco Clown.” If...Show More Summary

GOP spends $6M more on North Carolina Senate race

RALEIGH, N.C. — The group dedicated to winning a Republican U.S. Senate majority in November says it’s more than doubling its investment supporting North Carolina GOP nominee Thom Tillis’ campaign to unseat Democrat Kay Hagan. In what’s...Show More Summary

Seattle replaces Columbus Day with ‘Indigenous People’s Day’

Seattle has declared Columbus Day “Indigenous People’s Day.” Photo by Flickr user nicholasbross Just a week after Seattle’s City council unanimously approved replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day — a holiday that will honor...Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Arkansas Senate debate

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What’s at stake for Obama during the midterm elections?

For President Barack Obama, the stark reality of the looming midterm elections is that the best outcome for his party gets him nothing but two more years of the status quo. Two more years of a divided Congress. Two more years battling a Republican-led House that sees little overlap with the president’s priorities. Show More Summary

Typhoon Vongfong batters Japan in strongest storm of year for country

High waves triggered by typhoon Vongfong hits a pier at Haruno Fish Port on October 12, 2014 in Kochi, Japan. The typhoon struck Okinawa on Sunday, followed by the islands of Kyushu and Shikoku Monday. Photo by The Asahi Shimbun viaShow More Summary

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