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Illegal pot plantations a hazard to California salmon

Coho salmon are being threatened by illegal water theft by marijuana gardeners. Image by Flickr user Don…The UpNorth Memories Guy… Harrison Illegal Marijuana gardeners in northern California and southern Oregon are endangering fish populations...Show More Summary

Armed man allowed to ride in an elevator with Obama

Secret Service agents unknowingly let a man with a gun ride in an elevator with President Barack Obama. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images On a day when the Secret Service is being scrutinized for allowing a man with a knife to...Show More Summary

CDC confirms first case of Ebola in United States

The CDC will be holding a press conference at 5:30 p.m. EDT The Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first diagnosed case of the Ebola virus in the United States Tuesday, the Associated Press is reporting. On Monday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas reported it had admitted a patient exhibiting possible Ebola symptoms for monitoring. Show More Summary

Growing wealth gap may threaten education’s role in social mobility

The idea that a college degree is a ticket to a middle-class lifestyle or that a good education can break generations-long cycles of poverty in a family is a lynchpin in stories of achieving the American Dream. But data show education...Show More Summary

Report: White House intruder tackled by off-duty agent

The Washington Post reports that the man who jumped the fence and ran through the White House on Sept. 19 was tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. The agent had been on security detail for President Barack Obama’s daughters and...Show More Summary

FCC ends NFL’s blackout rules

The Federal Communications Commission announced today it was ending protection of the NFL’s blackout policy, which prohibits local broadcast stations from televising a game if a team does not sell a certain percentage of tickets at least 72 hours prior to kickoff. In a Sept. Show More Summary

World’s wildlife population shrinking at alarming rate, report says

Species, like the red-eyed tree frog of Central America, could be threatened by shrinking habitat. Photo copyright Philippe Kok The world population of vertebrate species has been cut in half over the past 40 years, according to a report...Show More Summary

Obama, Modi to set new U.S.-India agenda

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters after paying his respects at a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Indian embassy in Washington Tuesday. Modi met Monday with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other key U.S. Show More Summary

Watch live: Secret Service hearing at 10 a.m. EDT

PBS NewsHour will live stream today’s House hearing on the Secret Service’s handling of a White House intruder. The hearing begins at begins 10 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON — Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the...Show More Summary

VA settles complaints of three Phoenix whistleblowers

The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has settled complaints filed by three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital. The employees were among the first toShow More Summary

Judge recommends terminating six Rikers Island officers for beating inmate

A judge has called for the termination of six correction officers who beat an inmate. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images. Weeks after a U.S. government report further revealed the rampant brutality against male teenage inmates...Show More Summary

White House intruder made it farther inside than previously revealed

The intruder who hopped the White House fence and made it into the front door of the executive mansion made it further than was previously known. Omar Gonzalez, the man that jumped the White House fence and made it into the front door...Show More Summary

Researchers reveal dolphins’ real animal ‘magnetism’

Photo by Flickr user Ste Elmore Turns out dolphins have a certain magnetic quality, not just figuratively but literally. A new study published in the journal Naturwissenschaften — The Science of Nature, reveals that the aquatic mammals...Show More Summary

Demonstrators coordinate using social media as Hong Kong protests swell

A protester instructs people to move to Chater Road in Hong Kong’s central district on Sept. 29. Protesters are unhappy with the Chinese government’s plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong’s 2017 elections. Photo by Anthony Kwan/GettyShow More Summary

Justice Department wants Guantanamo hearing on force feeding closed

An American flag flies over the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Photo by Larisa Epatko WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing on the government’s treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner,Show More Summary

Pot entrepreneurs pour money into politics to support cannabis-friendly candidates

Recreational marijuana for sale in a Colorado cannibs shop. Photo by PBS NewsHour DENVER — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some ofShow More Summary

FAA to review security protocols after Chicago air traffic control fire

Hundreds of flights were cancelled over the weekend as aftershocks from Thursday’s air traffic control fire rippled across the country. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says...Show More Summary

Five things Republicans hope to do if they win control of the Senate this fall

Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Five things Republicans hope to do if they win control of the Senate this fall: 1. Try to pass measures backed by some congressional Democrats but opposed by President Barack Obama. This could include approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline and removing a tax on medical devices. Show More Summary

Hush falls on Atlanta Symphony Hall as musicians remain locked out

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians have been locked out of the Woodruff Arts Center since Sept. 7, following a breakdown in contract negotiations between management and musicians’ unions. Credit: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra The Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has canceled its concerts until Nov. Show More Summary

NYC protest shows solidarity with Hong Kong pro-democracy movement

Dajun Zeng, originally of Wuhan, China, spoke during the Chinatown protest on Sunday afternoon. Credit: Carey Reed/NewsHour Weekend More than 50 people gathered in the Chinatown section of Manhattan on Sunday in solidarity with the pro-democracy...Show More Summary

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