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Stolen Picasso painting recovered by New Jersey officials

Authorities alleged the person who sent the package falsely completed the customs declaration, labeling the item a holiday "art craft" worth 30 euros and including a cheeky message: "Joyeux Noel" (Merry Christmas). Continue reading ? The post Stolen Picasso painting recovered by New Jersey officials appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Sen. Rand Paul takes first in CPAC presidential straw poll

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll. Pollsters announced Saturday afternoon that Paul won 26 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving Paul his third consecutive win in as many years. Show More Summary

Dems call GOP homeland security strategy political blunder

Democrats lacked the votes Friday to force Republicans to fund the department for a year with no strings. Still, even some Republicans say party leaders are on a perilous path with a very public ideological struggle only highlighting the GOP's inability to pass contested legislation and possibly worsening its weak relationship with Hispanic voters. Show More Summary

Census shows China’s wild giant panda population growing

A recent survey in China showed that the number of wild pandas in the country has been steadily increasing over the last decade, authorities said during a press conference on Saturday. Continue reading ? The post Census shows China’s wild giant panda population growing appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Uber under fire over data breach for up to 50,000 drivers

Uber disclosed Friday that a data breach may have affected up to 50,000 of its drivers across several states. Continue reading ? The post Uber under fire over data breach for up to 50,000 drivers appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Diplomats report progress in US-Cuba relations

The United States and Cuba claimed progress Friday toward ending a half-century diplomatic freeze, suggesting they could clear some of the biggest obstacles to their new relationship within weeks. Continue reading ? The post Diplomats report progress in US-Cuba relations appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Schock repays government 40k for ‘Downton Abbey’ office decor

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising star in the Republican Party, has been under scrutiny for using taxpayer money to pay for the redecorating, as well as using his official and campaign funds for flights on donor-owned planes and concert tickets. Continue reading ? The post Schock repays government 40k for ‘Downton Abbey’ office decor appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Consumers frustrated by government error on health care tax forms

The government sent nearly one million consumers erroneous information on forms that they need to complete their 2014 tax returns. Now they're getting robocalls and emails advising them to delay filing until the mistakes get fixed. Continue reading ? The post Consumers frustrated by government error on health care tax forms appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. Continue reading ? The post Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

US leaders condemn killing of Russian opposition figure

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday condemned the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Continue reading ? The post US leaders condemn killing of Russian opposition figure appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House

WASHINGTON — The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down. Continue reading ? The post Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Bush: Borders less secure if Congress cuts off DHS dollars

OXON HILL, Md. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was skeptical of some conservatives' efforts to block funding for the Department of Homeland Security unless President Barack Obama's immigration actions are derailed. Continue reading ? The post Bush: Borders less secure if Congress cuts off DHS dollars appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Santorum wants to send 10,000 U.S. troops to fight Islamic State

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is considering another presidential run, called for putting 10,000 U.S. troops on the ground to fight the growth of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. Continue reading ? The post Santorum wants to send 10,000 U.S. troops to fight Islamic State appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Facebook Chat: Why read aloud?

What are the benefits of reading aloud? What is the impact on children’s educational outcomes beyond literacy? Join us for a Facebook chat on World Read Aloud Day, Wednesday, March 4. Continue reading ? The post Facebook Chat: Why read aloud? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

White House introduces bill to protect consumer data privacy

Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House has drafted legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information. Continue reading ? The post White House introduces bill to protect consumer data privacy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Leonard Nimoy, best remembered as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

For decades on both the "Star Trek" television series and movie franchise, Nimoy played the character of Mr. Spock, a Vulcan, or half-alien who operated under a rigid adherence to logic that guided the crew of Starship Enterprise through the galaxy. Show More Summary

Teachers unintentionally turn girls away from math and science, study finds

However unintended these biases may be, they help to shape women's career paths for years to come, said Edith Sand, an economist at the Bank of Israel and economics professor at Tel Aviv University. Continue reading ? The post Teachers unintentionally turn girls away from math and science, study finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

5 things to know about the Supreme Court case challenging Obamacare

What's at stake as the Affordable Care Act heads to the Supreme Court? Continue reading ? The post 5 things to know about the Supreme Court case challenging Obamacare appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Watch Mister Rogers’ heart-warming message to his grownup fans

Fred Rogers recorded a message for those who grew up watching "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" a few months before he died. Continue reading ? The post Watch Mister Rogers’ heart-warming message to his grownup fans appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

8 people dead in rural Missouri shooting spree

Seven people were shot dead in rural Missouri before the alleged gunman turned his weapon on himself in a parked car early Friday, media reports said. Continue reading ? The post 8 people dead in rural Missouri shooting spree appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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