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An old-school pharmacy hand-delivers drugs to Congress, a little-known perk for the powerful

Nearly every day for at least two decades pharmaceutical drugs have been brought by the carload to the Capitol — an arrangement so under the radar that even pharmacy lobbyists who regularly pitch Congress on their industry aren’t aware of it. Show More Summary

How to combat racial bias: Start in childhood

Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases. Continue reading ? The post How to combat racial bias: Start in childhood appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

AP report: Family freed returns to Canada, says 1 child killed

The couple was rescued Wednesday, five years after they had been abducted by a Taliban-linked extremist network while in Afghanistan as part of a backpacking trip. Continue reading ? The post AP report: Family freed returns to Canada, says 1 child killed appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Reince Priebus interviewed by Mueller investigative team

Priebus is one of several current and former White House aides expected to be interviewed by Mueller's team in the coming weeks. Continue reading ? The post Reince Priebus interviewed by Mueller investigative team appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

IRS suspends $7.25 million Equifax contract after pressure from Congress

The IRS said it suspended the contract as "a precautionary step" while the agency reviews the company's security systems. Continue reading ? The post IRS suspends $7.25 million Equifax contract after pressure from Congress appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twitter chat: How senior citizens can address student debt

People aged 60 and older are the fastest growing segment of the student debt market. We'll talk about why, and how they can handle student loans. Continue reading ? The post Twitter chat: How senior citizens can address student debt appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

2017 is on track to be a record-setting year for massive natural disasters in the U.S.

So far, 2017 has produced 15 major U.S. natural disasters and shows no sign of slowing down. Here's a look at these disasters by the numbers. Continue reading ? The post 2017 is on track to be a record-setting year for massive natural disasters in the U.S. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH LIVE: Trump to announce decision on Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump will say Friday the Iran nuclear deal is no longer in America's national security interests, but he won't withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord or immediately re-impose sanctions against Tehran. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Trump to announce decision on Iran nuclear deal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH: Trump addresses the Values Voter Summit

President Donald Trump addressed the annual Values Voter Summit today, becoming the first sitting president to speak at the conservative conference. Continue reading ? The post WATCH: Trump addresses the Values Voter Summit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

GOP’s Susan Collins to stay in Senate and ditch governor run

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Friday that she's staying out of the Maine governor's race because she believes she can do more good for the state by staying in Washington. Continue reading ? The post GOP’s Susan Collins to stay in Senate and ditch governor run appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump plans to stop ACA payments to insurers

The White House says in a statement that the Department of Health and Human Services has determined there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers under the Obamacare law. Continue reading ? The post Trump plans to stop ACA payments to insurers appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

LISTEN: What Americans heard in mysterious sonic attacks in Havana

The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana in a series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks. Continue reading ? The post LISTEN: What Americans heard in mysterious sonic attacks in Havana appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Protests banned in Kenya after opposition leader pulls out of presidential election

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga have been holding regular demonstrations in multiple cities to push for election reforms before a re-run of Kenya’s presidential election later this month. Continue reading ? The post Protests banned in Kenya after opposition leader pulls out of presidential election appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

8 million kids could lose health insurance if the CHIP program isn’t renewed. Here’s what that looks like in one state

With the Senate in recess this week and the House of Representatives out the next, time to find a fix for CHIP is running out. Continue reading ? The post 8 million kids could lose health insurance if the CHIP program isn’t renewed. Here’s what that looks like in one state appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH: John Kelly, Trump’s chief of staff, says he won’t quit or be fired ‘unless things change’

Amid a swirl of reports that he's frustrated in the job, the retired Marine Corps general told reporters Thursday at the daily White House briefing, "Unless things change, I'm not quitting, I'm not getting fired and I don't think I'll...Show More Summary

A mother uses a similar tone with babies, no matter the language

Mothers across languages change the timbre of their voice in similar ways when they speak to babies, Princeton University neuroscientists reported today. Continue reading ? The post A mother uses a similar tone with babies, no matter the language appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Top Facebook executive says company will release data on Russia-linked ads, but doesn’t offer more details

Previously, Facebook declined to make the ads public. While Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, now favors the release, she didn't say Thursday when the company would do so. Continue reading ? The post Top Facebook executive says company will release data on Russia-linked ads, but doesn’t offer more details appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S., Israel to exit UN agency over alleged anti-Israel bias

The United States said Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and need for "fundamental reform." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Trump expected to sign executive order to boost lower-premium health plans

The president's move is likely to encounter opposition from medical associations, consumer groups and perhaps even some insurers — the same coalition that so far has blocked congressional Republicans from repealing and replacing Obamacare. Show More Summary

Pentagon has no plans to boost size of nuclear arsenal

In fact, the Pentagon can barely sustain the existing force, which is decades old and is in some respects almost decrepit. Continue reading ? The post Pentagon has no plans to boost size of nuclear arsenal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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