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Trump: ‘I would like to have the election tomorrow’

Republican front-runner Donald Trump rallied thousands of supporters in south Alabama by telling them: "I would like to have the election tomorrow. I don't want to wait." Continue reading ? The post Trump: ‘I would like to have the election tomorrow’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

EPA knew of blowout risk ahead of Colorado mine accident

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency managers were aware of the potential for a catastrophic "blowout" at an inactive Colorado mine that could release large volumes of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals, according to documents released by the agency. Continue reading ? The post EPA knew of blowout risk ahead of Colorado mine accident appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New Army chief weighing decision on women in combat

The Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, is taking a calculated approach to arguably the most consequential decision of his early tenure - whether to recommend that any all-male combat roles remain closed to women. Continue reading ? The post New Army chief weighing decision on women in combat appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

American service members thwart attack on high-speed rail in France

Two American servicemen were among the passengers who overpowered an armed attacker on a Thalys high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, averting what officials said was an attempted terrorist attack. Continue reading ? The post American service members thwart attack on high-speed rail in France appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Seven killed after military jet crashes during UK airshow

Seven people were killed and more than a dozen were injured after a military jet crashed during an air show on Saturday in West Sussex, United Kingdom. Continue reading ? The post Seven killed after military jet crashes during UK airshow appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Presidential contenders struggle to adapt to an unusual race

Nearly six months out from the first votes of a presidential campaign, candidates should be fleshing out who they are and what they stand for. Instead, some of the best-known 2016 candidates are toting heavy baggage that's proving to be a big distraction from the conversations they'd rather be having with the American people. Show More Summary

Dow drops more than 500 points, rocks Wall Street

It was a wild day on Wall Street today, as global stock prices plunged. In America, the close marked the end of the worst week in the market in four years. Continue reading ? The post Dow drops more than 500 points, rocks Wall Street appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Here’s an unexpected result of the Middle East conflict

Satellite measurements suggest that economic and civil unrest cut air pollution in the Middle East. Continue reading ? The post Here’s an unexpected result of the Middle East conflict appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Attorney: Hunger-striking detainee at Guantanamo ‘shockingly thin and frail’

The lawyer representing Tariq Ba Odah, a detainee at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who began a hunger strike in 2007, said Friday that his client had lost more than half of his body weight and appears "shockinglyShow More Summary

U.S. restarts military exercise with South Korea, after pause

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Friday that America's annual military exercise with South Korea has resumed after being stopped as a result of escalating tensions and threats of war from Pyongyang. Continue reading ? The post U.S. restarts military exercise with South Korea, after pause appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH LIVE: Army Ranger graduation ceremony

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Capping their history-making week, the first female soldiers to complete the Army's rigorous Ranger School are graduating Friday, putting a spotlight on the debate over opening all combat roles to women. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Army Ranger graduation ceremony appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Many rural hospitals remain at risk nationwide

There are approximately 2,300 rural hospitals in the U.S., most of them concentrated in the Midwest and the South. For a variety of reasons, many of them are struggling to survive. Continue reading ? The post Many rural hospitals remain at risk nationwide appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

July 2015 was Earth’s hottest month on record

This past July will go down as Earth’s hottest month in recorded history since 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. Continue reading ? The post July 2015 was Earth’s hottest month on record appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Jimmy Carter will begin treatment for melanoma spots on his brain

Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that he will undergo immediate radiation treatment for four small melanoma spots on his brain. Continue reading ? The post Jimmy Carter will begin treatment for melanoma spots on his brain appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Most Americans want government to curb prescription costs, poll finds

WASHINGTON — Regardless of political affiliation, Americans strongly support government action to control prescription drug costs, according to a poll released Thursday. Continue reading ? The post Most Americans want government to curb prescription costs, poll finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twitter Chat: Merit versus need-based scholarships

In America, many scholarships are given out based on merit, handed out to students who have good grades and high test scores. While this plan is meant to attract the best and the brightest, it can also mean that money goes to students whose families can already afford college, bypassing those who can’t. Show More Summary

Photos: Ships, boats and yachts ‘Sail In’ to Amsterdam

Every five years, as many as 600 ships navigate around the canal for a five-day festival in order to showcase and celebrate Netherland's history of seafaring and ports. The event, called SAIL Amsterdam, started in 1975 and boasts ofShow More Summary

Second person contracts plague after visiting Yosemite National Park

According to health department officials in California, a second visitor to Yosemite National Park has been diagnosed with what is believed to be the human plague. Continue reading ? The post Second person contracts plague after visiting Yosemite National Park appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

In Ebola-ravaged village, nurse sees power of the human spirit

When Doctors Without Borders called nurse Kim Federici to join their forces fighting Ebola in spring 2014, she answered without reservation. Continue reading ? The post In Ebola-ravaged village, nurse sees power of the human spirit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Islamic State group beheads prominent archaeologist in Syria

Islamic State militants reportedly beheaded a prominent archaeologist in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, and put his body on display. Continue reading ? The post Islamic State group beheads prominent archaeologist in Syria appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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