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LGBT advocates say FDA gay blood donor policy revision is long overdue, but ‘not enough’

Photo by Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it would replace its lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men that has been in effect since 1983 with a one-year deferral policy. Gay andShow More Summary

Biden to attend funeral for slain New York police officer

Women place flowers at a memorial to the two New York Police Department officers that were shot and killed nearby December 21, 2014 in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images HONOLULU — Vice...Show More Summary

Rep. Michael Grimm pleads guilty to federal tax evasion

New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) on his way for a vote at the Capitol January 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm admitted Tuesday to federal tax...Show More Summary

Supreme Court adds same-sex marriage cases to agenda

The Supreme Court decided on Tuesday to add same-sex marriage cases to the agenda this term. Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Gay marriage cases are on the Supreme Court’s agenda with enough time for the issue to be argued and decided by late June. The justices could decide as early as Jan. Show More Summary

Which politician do you want to meet under the mistletoe?

PBS NewsHour’s “Politics on the Rocks” team is Meredith Garretson on the mic and Matt Ehrichs behind the camera. Matt also edited the video. It’s holiday season in D.C. And you can’t swing a dead appropriations bill in this town without hitting an amateur pundit with an open bar tab and an opinion. Show More Summary

Torture can affect the brain, leaving long-term psychological scars

The head of the Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan acknowledged that some agency interrogators used “abhorrent” unauthorized techniques in questioning terrorism suspects after the 9/11 attacks. He said there was no way to determine whether the methods used produced useful intelligence, but he strongly denied the CIA misled the public. Show More Summary

iPhone cases featuring stolen, grisly war photos appear for sale on Amazon

Phone cases featuring stolen images for sale on Amazon. A vivid image of a lifeless boy being carried away from a bomb blast taken during this year’s Gaza-Israel conflict has somehow made its way to an iPhone case for sale on Amazon. The...Show More Summary

Obama applauds Sony’s decision to release ‘The Interview’

Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to screen “The Interview” in a limited number of theaters beginning Christmas Day. Photo by Getty Images. HONOLULU — President Barack Obama is applauding Sony Pictures Entertainment’s decision to screen...Show More Summary

So far, 1.9 million new customers sign up under federal health care marketplaces

WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell says health care sign-ups are off to an encouraging start, but a lot of work is still needed to make the second open enrollment season for the federal insurance market a success. Burwell says 1.9 million new customers have picked a plan through the federal market as of Dec. Show More Summary

Nicaragua begins construction on new 173-mile transoceanic canal

The Chinese firm HKND has a contract to build the 173-mile long Nicaraguan Canal, which will connect Caribbean and the Pacific, and operate it for 50 years. Nicaragua Canal Project Overview image from HKND Work begins today on the $50...Show More Summary

The tale of a Marine and his war dog torn apart by death

[Watch Video]Margaret Warner talks with Rebecca Frankel, author of the new book “War Dogs,” about the powerful bond between servicemen and their combat dogs. Video shot by Morgan Till, edited by Ariel Min. The crucial link for an effective war-dog-and-handler team in battle zones is the psychological bond between the two. Show More Summary

FDA targeting sellers of pure caffeine powder

The Food and Drug Administration warns consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine. Photo by FDA WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal...Show More Summary

Fast-food slows learning, study shows

A study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics shows that frequent consumption of fast-food may slow children’s academic growth. Photo by Flickr user reynermedia Frequent fast-food consumption may slow children’s academic growth,...Show More Summary

Rolling Stone announces independent review of discredited UVA rape article

Rolling Stone Editor and Publisher Jan Wenner says the magazine will enlist the help of Columbia University’s journalism school to conduct an independent investigation into the publishing of the alleged University of Virginia gang rape story by Sabrina Rubin Erdely. Show More Summary

More Americans optimistic about finding a job, most since Great Recession

According to a recent poll, 36 percent of Americans feel good about being able to find a quality job. It’s the highest rate since before December 2008. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. According to a new Gallup poll released today, 36 percent of Americans think that now is a good time to find a quality job. Show More Summary

Poll: even non-religious Americans give gifts over the holidays

Turns out most people get Santa-like this time of year. According to a new poll, religious and non-religious Americans alike say they partake in gift-giving over the holidays. Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Christmastime...Show More Summary

In landmark ruling, orangutan granted legal ‘person’ status in Argentina

Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan, is pictured at Buenos Aires’ zoo, on Monday. Sandra got cleared to leave the Buenos Aires zoo she has called home for 20 years, after a court ruled she was entitled to more desirable living conditions. Show More Summary

Sheriff Joe Arpaio seeks to stop Obama’s immigration order in court

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is launching a case to argue that the U.S. immigration system is not broken, and that the President’s executive order was unnecessary. Photo by Darryl Webb/Reuters. WASHINGTON — A gadfly attorney and...Show More Summary

Gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley appeared to want revenge for recent police killings

The man who shot and killed two New York Police Department officers in Brooklyn Saturday expressed anger against the government for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown on social media and had previously attempted suicide, officials...Show More Summary

New York City mourns NYPD officers slain in Brooklyn ambush

Women place flowers at a memorial to the two New York Police Department officers that were shot and killed nearby December 21, 2014 in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Flags flew atShow More Summary

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