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QUIZ: What do inspection reports reveal about America’s nursing homes?

A new database from the investigative non-profit news organization, ProPublica, tracks the quality of nursing homes nationwide based on government inspection reports. Take our quiz that draws on the database's findings and see if you can guess where America's nursing homes provide the best care and where others need to improve. Show More Summary

Everything we know about Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.

In his first trip to the United States in September, Pope Francis will make stops in Washington, D.C., and New York before celebrating the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. And yes, he will be riding the "popemobile". Continue reading ? The post Everything we know about Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Border Patrol should add 350 internal investigators, report says

Customs and Border Protection should more than double its ranks of internal affairs investigators, an advisory panel has recommended in a report sent to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Continue reading ? The post Border Patrol should add 350 internal investigators, report says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

NASA’s mission to vacuum on the asteroid Bennu

In honor of National Asteroid Day, we are taking a look at NASA's mission to vacuum on the asteroid Bennu. Continue reading ? The post NASA’s mission to vacuum on the asteroid Bennu appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

State Department will release 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails tonight

The State Department announced that it would release emails belonging to Hillary Clinton, starting at 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post State Department will release 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails tonight appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Misty Copeland makes history as American Ballet Theatre’s first black principal ballerina

Misty Copeland, who has been outspoken about race in the world of dance, has become the first black principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre, a first in the top ballet company’s 75-year history. The company’s artistic director...Show More Summary

7 things to know about tonight’s leap second

Like Taco Tuesdays? Well, thanks to a leap second, this one just got a little longer. Continue reading ? The post 7 things to know about tonight’s leap second appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

CIA’s failure to hire and promote diverse agents erodes spy agency’s mission, study finds

The CIA is failing to hire and promote sufficient numbers of minorities despite years of vowing to do so, Director John Brennan said Tuesday, as he announced a new effort to tackle the problem of a largely white workforce whose lack of diversity is undercutting the spy agency's intelligence mission. Show More Summary

Obama proposal would make 5 million more eligible for overtime

Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve. Continue reading ? The post Obama proposal would make 5 million more eligible for overtime appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

BBC responds to privacy law by publishing list of stories removed from Google search

Just over a year ago, the EU ruled that people had the “right to be forgotten,” meaning that EU citizens could request Google delete search results concerning them. From the start, the ruling was controversial. Now, the BBC has found...Show More Summary

Ultrasound sensors dig deeper into your fingerprints and fat

Ultrasound sensor can fortify fingerprint scanners and how we measure our waistlines, according to scientists at the University of California. Continue reading ? The post Ultrasound sensors dig deeper into your fingerprints and fat appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

NBC fires Donald Trump over ‘derogatory statements’ about immigrants

NBCUniversal announced Thursday that the network was cutting ties with Donald Trump over the Republican presidential candidate’s recent statements about Mexican immigrants. Continue reading ? The post NBC fires Donald Trump over ‘derogatory statements’ about immigrants appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama, Rousseff aim to show they’ve moved past spy scandal

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff will aim to show they have smoothed over tensions sparked by a spying scandal, as they open two days of talks at the White House Monday. Continue reading ? The post Obama, Rousseff aim to show they’ve moved past spy scandal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court rules against EPA power plant mercury limits

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has ruled against federal regulators' attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court rules against EPA power plant mercury limits appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New rules could make it easier for Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition

The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. Continue reading ? The post New rules could make it easier for Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Justices uphold Arizona’s system for redistricting

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission and rejected a constitutional challenge from Republican lawmakers. Continue reading ? The post Justices uphold Arizona’s system for redistricting appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Explosion at Taiwan water park injures nearly 500

Special effects color powder at a water park near Taipei, Taiwan, suddenly ignited into a fireball and blasted into a crowd on Saturday. Continue reading ? The post Explosion at Taiwan water park injures nearly 500 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Black churches in the South reportedly targeted by arsonists

Six predominantly black churches in various cities in the South caught fire this week, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Three of the fires have been confirmed as cases of arson, two were likely accidental, and authorities are still investigating the cause of another. Show More Summary

GOP 2016 hopefuls sound off against gay marriage ruling

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation Continue reading ? The post GOP 2016 hopefuls sound off against gay marriage ruling appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

SpaceX rocket carrying supplies explodes, classified ‘mishap’ by FAA

The Falcon 9 rocket was on its seventh mission to deliver more than 4,000 pounds of supplies and materials to the crew at the International Space Station, when it experienced a "pressurization event" in the second stage of flight. Continue reading ? The post SpaceX rocket carrying supplies explodes, classified ‘mishap’ by FAA appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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