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In Saudi Arabia, women can now cast a vote and run for office

Voting rights for Saudi women took another step forward this week. Female candidates began registering to run in upcoming municipal elections — and for the first time, women will be able to vote for them. Voter registration began in mid-August … Continue reading ? The post In Saudi Arabia, women can now cast a vote and run for office appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

CNN amends debate criteria, Fiorina may get in

CNN on Tuesday amended its criteria for the next Republican presidential debate, giving former technology executive Carly Fiorina a better chance at appearing in the Sept. 16 primetime affair. Continue reading ? The post CNN amends debate criteria, Fiorina may get in appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Scientists find a fat hormone toggles a runner’s high

Researchers at the University of Montreal have charted what happens to the brain to produce a runner’s high. Continue reading ? The post Scientists find a fat hormone toggles a runner’s high appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Bob Casey becomes 32nd senator to back Iran nuke deal

Democrat Bob Casey of Pennsylvania has become the 32nd senator to support the nuclear deal with Iran. Continue reading ? The post Bob Casey becomes 32nd senator to back Iran nuke deal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Consumer panel: Airlines should disclose fees, seat size

Airlines should clearly disclose the cost of change and cancellation fees, as well as the size of the plane's seats, before a passenger buys a ticket, a federal panel said Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post Consumer panel: Airlines should disclose fees, seat size appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Icelanders pledge to open their homes to Syrian refugees

More than 12,000 Icelanders are offering to help Syrian refugees after the government said it would only take in 50. Continue reading ? The post Icelanders pledge to open their homes to Syrian refugees appeared first on PBS NewsHour...

Kentucky clerk defies Supreme Court, denies marriage licenses to same-sex couples

A Kentucky county clerk defied a federal court order when she denied marriage licenses to two same-sex couples Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post Kentucky clerk defies Supreme Court, denies marriage licenses to same-sex couples appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Study: Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer’s

Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer's. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health took a closer look and reported Tuesday that being overweight or obese at age 50 may affect the age, years later, when Alzheimer's strikes. Show More Summary

WATCH: 26 years ago, Oliver Sacks wanted to be remembered like this

Not long after Oliver Sacks wrote the bestseller, “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” and just before his 1973 memoir “Awakenings” made its movie debut starring Robin Williams, “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” interviewed the famed neurologist. Continue reading ? The post WATCH: 26 years ago, Oliver Sacks wanted to be remembered like this appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Blue Bell ice cream hits shelves after four-month hiatus due to outbreak

Blue Bell ice cream returned to stores in Texas and Alabama today, four months after voluntarily pulling all of its products due to a deadly listeria outbreak. Continue reading ? The post Blue Bell ice cream hits shelves after four-month hiatus due to outbreak appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

President to take wilderness trip with Bear Grylls

Survival expert Bear Grylls has bagged his biggest celebrity yet for a walk in the wilderness — President Barack Obama. Continue reading ? The post President to take wilderness trip with Bear Grylls appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case

A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group that challenged a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul. Continue reading ? The post Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

State Department to release 7,000 pages of Clinton’s emails, 150 redacted

The State Department is expected to release roughly 7,000 pages of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails later Monday, including about 150 that have been censored because they contain information that has now been deemed classified. Show More Summary

Looking for a way to store data for millennia? Try DNA.

The breakthrough could lead to the creation of digital archives, storing everything from ancient texts to Wikipedia pages in DNA form that could survive for hundreds of thousands of years without the loss of any data. Continue reading ? The post Looking for a way to store data for millennia? Try DNA. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali, White House says

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he’s changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. He’s giving the mountain its traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to … Continue reading ? The post Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali, White House says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

European leaders call emergency meeting to address migrant crisis

Officials from Germany, Great Britain and France called for a more comprehensive plan on Sunday to process and distribute the hundreds of thousands of migrants who have poured into Europe this year, undertaking journeys that have turned deadly and exposing gaps in countries' refugee infrastructure. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders: U.S. should be prepared to use military force

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said the United States should have the strongest military in the world and should be prepared to act when it or its allies are threatened or in response to genocide, in an interview that aired on Sunday. Continue reading ? The post Bernie Sanders: U.S. should be prepared to use military force appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump’s call for mass deportation reminiscent of Depression-era policy

Around 500,000 to 1 million Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans were pushed out of the country during the 1930s repatriation, as the removal is sometimes called. Continue reading ? The post Trump’s call for mass deportation reminiscent of Depression-era policy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Support for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. Continue reading ? The post Support for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Oliver Sacks, neurologist and acclaimed author, dies at 82

Oliver Sacks, the famed neurologist and author who was called the "poet laureate of medicine" died in his New York City home on Sunday. He was 82. Continue reading ? The post Oliver Sacks, neurologist and acclaimed author, dies at 82 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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