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Could heads or tails be your best March Madness bracket gamble?

Dr. Dae Hee Kwak, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology, decided to try flipping a coin in 2011 to see if chance could outperform the experts on picks for the men's NCAA Basketball Tournament. Continue reading ? The post Could heads or tails be your best March Madness bracket gamble? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Study finds growing use of antibiotics in livestock across globe

In 2010, farmers across the globe used more than 63, 000 tons of antibiotics annually, the study estimated. Continue reading ? The post Study finds growing use of antibiotics in livestock across globe appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

CIA director: Iranian general ‘complicating’ US efforts in Iraq

The leader of Iran's elite Quds Force is contributing to instability in Iraq and complicating the U.S. mission against terrorism with his command of some of the Iraqi forces battling Islamic State militants, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency said. Show More Summary

U.S. exit from Afghanistan depends on ability of Afghan forces

The pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan will headline Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Washington, yet America's exit from the war remains tightly hinged to the abilities of the Afghan forces that face a tough fight against insurgents this spring. Show More Summary

ISIS publishes online hit list of US service members

An online group that calls itself the Islamic State's "Hacking Division" has published profiles of 100 U.S. service members, including their names, photos and purported home addresses, encouraging its "brothers residing in America" to kill those named on the list. Continue reading ? The post ISIS publishes online hit list of US service members appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

‘Wild West’ tax prep industry draws scrutiny of regulators

Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees. Show More Summary

Estimated 16 million gained insurance since health law took effect

The polemic around "Obamacare" hasn't cooled much in five years, and the permanence of the president's achievement remains in question as the nation awaits the outcome of a Supreme Court case that could jeopardize insurance for nearly 8 million people. Show More Summary

Ban on Confederate flag license plates reaches Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will decide whether Texas can refuse to issue a license plate featuring the battle flag without violating the free-speech rights of Texans who want one. Continue reading ? The post Ban on Confederate flag license plates reaches Supreme Court appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

US withdraws remaining personnel from Yemen

The U.S. has removed its remaining personnel from Yemen as Shiite rebels controlling the Arab nation's capital call for others to join its battle against government forces. Continue reading ? The post US withdraws remaining personnel from Yemen appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Is the ‘Twizzler Challenge’ for autism the web’s new viral fundraiser?

Those who partake in the challenge or donate benefit New York Collaborates for Autism, which funds and creates schools, programs and services for people with autism nationwide. Continue reading ? The post Is the ‘Twizzler Challenge’ for autism the web’s new viral fundraiser? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to announce presidential bid Monday

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will announce Monday his plans to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican formally to enter the 2016 presidential contest. Continue reading ? The post Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to announce presidential bid Monday appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama says he takes Netanyahu ‘at his word’ on Palestinian state

President Barack Obama says he takes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "at his word" for saying there would never be an independent Palestinian state as long as he's in office. Continue reading ? The post Obama says he takes Netanyahu ‘at his word’ on Palestinian state appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

After 28 days without a case, new Ebola patient confirmed in Liberia

Following weeks of rising optimism during which no one in Liberia was diagnosed with Ebola, health officials in the West African country announced Friday that a new patient had tested positive for the deadly virus. Continue reading ? The post After 28 days without a case, new Ebola patient confirmed in Liberia appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Former Maryland governor hopes to be Clinton alternative in 2016

The former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley spent this past weekend campaigning in Iowa, where certain Democrats have a strong desire for an alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will enter the race for the party's 2016 presidential nomination as a dominate front-runner. Show More Summary

8 things you didn’t know about Assyrian Christians

Fighting to protect Alqosh in northern Iraq is an Assyrian Christian militia known as Dyvekh Nawsha. But who are the Assyrian Christians? Here are eight things you should know about this ethnic minority group, whose members are spread across the world. Continue reading ? The post 8 things you didn’t know about Assyrian Christians appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Judge: U.S. must release photos of detainee abuse in Iraq, Afghanistan

A federal judge ruled on Friday that the government must release photographs that depict abuse of detainees by American military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading ? The post Judge: U.S. must release photos of detainee abuse in Iraq, Afghanistan appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Kerry: ‘Substantial progress’ in Iran nuclear talks but gaps remain

The United States and Iran reported significant progress Saturday toward a nuclear agreement, with the Iranian president declaring a deal within reach. America's top diplomat was more reserved, leaving open whether world powers and Tehran would meet a March 31 deadline. Show More Summary

Abortion dispute delays bill to help victims of sex trafficking

The Senate's 100 members don't agree on much. They agreed they wanted legislation to help the victims of sex trafficking. Then the bill got caught up in the emotional and uncompromising politics of abortion. Continue reading ? The post Abortion dispute delays bill to help victims of sex trafficking appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Community in uproar after Lima mayor orders destruction of public murals

On orders from Lima's mayor, and much to the dismay of the city's artistic community, municipal workers began covering up murals in the historic downtown district of Peru's capital last week. Continue reading ? The post Community in uproar after Lima mayor orders destruction of public murals appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Celebrating Young Genius

Why should we wait to recognize genius until later in life? Carlos Watson, CEO of website OZY, joins Gwen Ifill to share details on the new OZY Genius Awards. The award grants 10 college students summer stipends to help them shake up the world. Continue reading ? The post Celebrating Young Genius appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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