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Germany welcomes release of writer sought by Turkey

Germany's foreign minister welcomed the release Sunday of Dogan Akhanli, a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant. Continue reading ? The post Germany welcomes release of writer sought by Turkey appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

McCaskill reaching out to rural Missouri ahead of election

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is spending the August recess trekking through Republican strongholds in rural Missouri as she gears up for what's expected to be a fierce battle for a third term. Continue reading ? The post McCaskill reaching out to rural Missouri ahead of election appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Opioid crisis strains foster care system; programs aim to keep kids with mom

One Kentucky program is eyed by other jurisdictions as a way to get addicted parents into recovery and help them care for their children at home. Continue reading ? The post Opioid crisis strains foster care system; programs aim to keep kids with mom appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Mattis tight-lipped on new Afghanistan war strategy

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied with how the administration formulated its new Afghanistan war strategy. But he refused to talk about the new policy until it was disclosed by President Donald Trump. Continue reading ? The post Mattis tight-lipped on new Afghanistan war strategy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. Continue reading ? The post Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

California lawmakers to tackle housing crisis, immigration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state’s housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S. Show More Summary

After Charlottesville, students worry about safety on campus

As classes begin at colleges and universities across the country, some parents are questioning if their children will be safe on campus. Continue reading ? The post After Charlottesville, students worry about safety on campus appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

International search underway for driver in Barcelona attack

Spanish authorities have expanded their search across international borders in the hunt for a terrorist suspect believed to be the driver in a deadly strike that killed 13 people and injured 120. Continue reading ? The post International search underway for driver in Barcelona attack appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Thousands counter-protest ‘free speech’ rally in Boston

Thousands of counter-protesters overpowered a scheduled "free speech" rally by far-right groups in Boston on Saturday. Continue reading ? The post Thousands counter-protest ‘free speech’ rally in Boston appeared first on PBS NewsHou...

Duke University takes down Robert E. Lee statue after defacement

The removal of the statue took place early Saturday morning, after the university discovered that the statue had been vandalized Wednesday night. Continue reading ? The post Duke University takes down Robert E. Lee statue after defacement appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

An eclipse made this atheist photographer find God

Self-described 'shadow lovers' -- like photographer Mark Bender -- chase eclipses all over the globe, in part because they say the awe-inspiring experience is spiritual. Continue reading ? The post An eclipse made this atheist photographer find God appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. says Iraqi forces ready for next battle against Islamic State extremists

Senior U.S. military leaders said Friday that Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists. Continue reading ? The post U.S. says Iraqi forces ready for next battle against Islamic State extremists appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump to skip Kennedy Center arts awards

Past presidents and first ladies have hosted a reception for honorees at the White House before the Kennedy Center gala and sat with them at the televised event. Continue reading ? The post Trump to skip Kennedy Center arts awards appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

These tech companies are purging white supremacist groups from their platforms

After the violent protests in Charlottesville, tech companies are rethinking their roles in providing online services for hateful groups. Continue reading ? The post These tech companies are purging white supremacist groups from their platforms appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Bannon returns to Breitbart News

The conservative news site says Bannon is back as its executive chairman, and says he led an editorial meeting Friday evening. Continue reading ? The post Bannon returns to Breitbart News appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH: How have past presidents addressed race?

President Donald Trump's handling of hate and bigotry have prompted comparisons to how other U.S. presidents have addressed race during their time in office. Continue reading ? The post WATCH: How have past presidents addressed race? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Uganda now houses more than 1 million South Sudanese refugees

More than 1 million south Sudanese refugees reside in Uganda, the United Nations said Thursday, as a result of an ongoing civil war. Continue reading ? The post Uganda now houses more than 1 million South Sudanese refugees appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

A summer camp where transgender children can feel safe

After her daughter was bullied, one mom decided to start a camp dedicated to welcoming gender nonconforming kids. Continue reading ? The post A summer camp where transgender children can feel safe appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

2024 Olympics could include competitive video gaming

Could eSports be the answer for an Olympic-sized ratings problem? Continue reading ? The post 2024 Olympics could include competitive video gaming appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Steve Bannon to leave White House

In a statement, the White House said "White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best." Continue reading ? The post Steve Bannon to leave White House appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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