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Federal judges cast doubt on challenge to Obama administration’s plan for climate change

Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change. Continue reading ? The post Federal judges cast doubt on challenge to Obama administration’s plan for climate change appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New Kansas law would limit how welfare recipients can spend their benefits

TOPEKA, Kan. -- A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items. Continue reading ? The post New Kansas law would limit how welfare recipients can spend their benefits appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in U.S.

After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon. Continue reading ? The post USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in U.S. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Fields of flowers bloom, brighten the Netherlands

The world’s second largest flower garden, the Keukenhof park in Lisse, the Netherlands, was awash in a palette of colors today as its seven million bulbs covering 79 acres came into bloom. Continue reading ? The post Fields of flowers bloom, brighten the Netherlands appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Rubio raises $1.25 million online during first campaign day

Sen. Marco Rubio raised $1.25 million online during his first full day as a White House candidate. A source close to Rubio's campaign said Wednesday that the amount is the entire sum the Florida Republican had hoped to raise before July 1. Continue reading ? The post Rubio raises $1.25 million online during first campaign day appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Gyrocopter lands on Capitol lawn; pilot arrested

WASHINGTON — Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center. Continue reading ? The post Gyrocopter lands on Capitol lawn; pilot arrested appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Take your tax pain away with some Tax Day deals

Whether you are like the 90 million other taxpayers that filed early or were waiting until the last day (which is today), you should be entitled to get a little something for filing your taxes. Luckily, there are many companies thatShow More Summary

Consumers buying more organic products, new data show

WASHINGTON — Consumer interest in the organic label continues to grow. The organic industry says U.S. sales of its products jumped 11 percent last year alone, to more than $39 billion, despite tight domestic supplies of organic ingredients. Continue reading ? The post Consumers buying more organic products, new data show appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Congress ponders giving president ‘fast track’ authority on trade deals

The Senate is expected soon to start debating whether to grant the president “trade promotion authority” or “fast track”, which would enable the president to put trade agreements before Congress for up-or-down votes, rather than allowing amendments or filibuster opportunities. Show More Summary

Google ‘abusing’ its online dominance, EU says

The European Commission on Wednesday filed an antitrust complaint against Google, saying the prevalent online search engine favors its own products when people comparison shop. Continue reading ? The post Google ‘abusing’ its online dominance, EU says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

5 things to know about Tax Day: For most, it’s not that bad

WASHINGTON — Wednesday is the deadline for filing income tax returns, a day long associated with the dread of rushing to fill out complicated forms and, perhaps, making a payment to Uncle Sam. Continue reading ? The post 5 things to know about Tax Day: For most, it’s not that bad appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Congress OKs bipartisan bill changing doctors’ Medicare fees

Legislation permanently overhauling how Medicare pays physicians won approval Tuesday from an atypically united Congress as lawmakers banded together to erase an irritant that has dogged them for years. Continue reading ? The post Congress OKs bipartisan bill changing doctors’ Medicare fees appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Netflix adds audio descriptions for visually impaired to ‘Daredevil’ and other shows

"Daredevil," Netflix's newest original series that features blind lawyer Matt Murdock take to the streets as the eponymous protagonist, ironically didn't come prepared to aid blind fans in watching the blind hero. Continue reading ? The post Netflix adds audio descriptions for visually impaired to ‘Daredevil’ and other shows appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twitter chat: What does school safety mean to you?

We have asked students, teachers and school administrators to join us as we discuss school safety on Twitter. Continue reading ? The post Twitter chat: What does school safety mean to you? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Artists ask NYPD to return Edward Snowden bust put in park

The mysterious artists who planted a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War monument now want to free their sculpture from police custody and display it again, saying it was intended as a thought-provoking "gift to the city." Continue reading ? The post Artists ask NYPD to return Edward Snowden bust put in park appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Nine Atlanta teachers headed to jail after test cheating scandal

Sentences were handed to the 10 former teachers and administrators convicted of racketeering in the Atlanta public school cheating scandal today. Continue reading ? The post Nine Atlanta teachers headed to jail after test cheating scandal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Congress may target patent trolls who prey on tech industry innovation

Congress is expected to take up legislation this year that would make it tougher for people to claim patent infringement, and put them on the hook for legal costs if they lose. The bill has become a top lobbying priority this year for...Show More Summary

Lincoln’s assassination was planned at this D.C. karaoke spot

It was 150 years ago that John Wilkes Booth shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre. Continue reading ? The post Lincoln’s assassination was planned at this D.C. karaoke spot appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. to tell some suspected terrorists if they are on the no-fly list

Under legal pressure, the Obama administration will begin telling some suspected terrorists if and why they are on a list of tens of thousands of people banned from flying to, from or within the United States. Continue reading ? The post U.S. to tell some suspected terrorists if they are on the no-fly list appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Watch: Commemorating Abraham Lincoln’s final hours with events in D.C. and Springfield

It was less than a week after the end of the Civil War that John Wilkes Booth took the shot that would change America forever. One hundred and fifty years later, America celebrates the life of President Abraham Lincoln. Continue reading ? The post Watch: Commemorating Abraham Lincoln’s final hours with events in D.C. and Springfield appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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