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Free mental health clinics open to veterans tired of long wait times

Over the past three years, the sprawling VA system has come under fire from Congress and the media because veterans were waiting too long to see a doctor. Now, a new chain of free mental health clinics for vets has opened in five cities across the United States to fill the gap. Show More Summary

House Republicans plan to overhaul nation’s food stamps program

The GOP majority on the House Agriculture Committee released a two-year review of the program on Wednesday that stops short of making specific policy recommendations, but hints at areas where Republicans could focus: strengthening work...Show More Summary

U.S., western nations demand immediate cease-fire in Aleppo

In a joint statement, the leaders of Britain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada and the U.S. demanded that Syria's government address the humanitarian crisis by allowing United Nations aid in to eastern Aleppo. They said the U.N. should investigate reports of war crimes committed in Syria. Show More Summary

Death toll likely to rise after 6.5-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Officials said they will likely find more bodies in Aceh province following the early Wednesday quake, the Associated Press reported. Continue reading ? The post Death toll likely to rise after 6.5-magnitude quake hits Indonesia appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Donald Trump is Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

The president-elect's selection was announced Wednesday morning on NBC's "Today" show. Continue reading ? The post Donald Trump is Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Biden says no plans for 2020 presidential bid but ‘never say never’

The comments came a day after Biden said, with a slight smile to a reporter, "I'm going to run in 2020." Continue reading ? The post Biden says no plans for 2020 presidential bid but ‘never say never’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump’s transition team claims he sold all his stocks but provides no proof

President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the transactions and would not explain the apparent sell-off. Show More Summary

If Republicans repeal Obamacare but stall to replace it, this study predicts millions would be uninsured

The plan is for Congress to first use a special budget-related procedure to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, next year. The effective date of that repeal would be delayed by months or years to give lawmakers time to write replacement legislation. Show More Summary

Here’s what’s happening with recount efforts in four states

Here's what's happening in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Nevada, where a partial recount of the race was requested. Continue reading ? The post Here’s what’s happening with recount efforts in four states appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Big antlers shouldn’t exist. This math model explains why they do

Mathematicians tackle a question that once stumped Charles Darwin: Why do animals have antlers, manes and other ornaments? Continue reading ? The post Big antlers shouldn’t exist. This math model explains why they do appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel advocates for banning face veils

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a nationwide ban on full-face veils Tuesday, hardening her stance on immigration issues as she faces a wave of criticism for her pro-refugee policies. Continue reading ? The post German Chancellor Angela Merkel advocates for banning face veils appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump son-in-law’s family donated to Israeli settler groups

JERUSALEM — President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law co-directs a family foundation that has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Jewish settlement organizations in the West Bank, according to tax records. Continue reading ? The post Trump son-in-law’s family donated to Israeli settler groups appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are tacking on money for security around Trump Tower in New York and funds for health care for retired coal miners to a stopgap spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown at week's end. Continue reading ? The post Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trending story that Clinton won just 57 counties is untrue

NEW YORK — A trending story that claims Hillary Clinton won a total of 57 counties in the presidential election is untrue. Continue reading ? The post Trending story that Clinton won just 57 counties is untrue appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How much time do parents spend on their screens?

If you want to scold your teen or tween for their screen time on smartphones, tablets and computers, think twice: You may be setting their example. Continue reading ? The post How much time do parents spend on their screens? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone. Continue reading ? The post High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Who wins and loses with the 21st Century Cures Act?

More than 1,300 lobbyists roamed the halls of Congress on the 21st Century Cures Act, and disclosure reports show most of them were working for pharmaceutical companies. Continue reading ? The post Who wins and loses with the 21st Century Cures Act? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs ‘out of control’

NEW YORK — Six weeks from taking office, Donald Trump says he wants the government to cut some costs by canceling its order for a new Air Force One, the plane that carries presidents around the globe. Continue reading ? The post Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs ‘out of control’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Pence says Flynn Jr. has no role in transition

WASHINGTON — Vice President-elect Mike Pence said the conspiracy-minded son of a key adviser to Donald Trump has no role in the president-elect's transition. Pence told MSNBC Tuesday that the son of retired Gen. Mike Flynn "has no involvement in the transition whatsoever." Continue reading ? The post Pence says Flynn Jr. has no role in transition appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump heads back out on road for ‘thank you’ tour

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump is taking his show back on the road. Continue reading ? The post Trump heads back out on road for ‘thank you’ tour appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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