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31 more countries ratify Paris climate pact, including Argentina and Brazil

NEW YORK CITY – Thirty-one more countries formally joined the Paris climate agreement on Wednesday, doubling the number of those who had previously ratified the document, and bringing it well past the threshold needed for implementation. Continue reading ? The post 31 more countries ratify Paris climate pact, including Argentina and Brazil appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

UN leaders to put superbugs on world stage

Heads of state will gather this week to address perhaps the biggest health threat the world faces: the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and superbugs. Continue reading ? The post UN leaders to put superbugs on world stage appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama administration unveils new guidelines for school policing

New school policing guidelines are the education and justice department's latest efforts to dial back against zero-tolerance policies, which have disproportionately affected students of color. Continue reading ? The post Obama administration unveils new guidelines for school policing appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

AP fact check: Trump’s bogus birtherism claim about Clinton

There is no evidence that Clinton herself has ever said Obama wasn't born in America. Continue reading ? The post AP fact check: Trump’s bogus birtherism claim about Clinton appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Where do the presidential candidates stand on minimum wage?

WASHINGTON — Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign. Continue reading ? The post Where do the presidential candidates stand on minimum wage? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

NASCAR accused of racial discrimination in $500 million lawsuit

The racing organization quickly responded, calling the lawsuit “meritless” and threatening to file a countersuit for defamation. Continue reading ? The post NASCAR accused of racial discrimination in $500 million lawsuit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

These genes protect resilient water bears from radiation

Researchers in Japan sequence the genome of the world's most extreme tardigrade to unlock the secrets of its survival. Continue reading ? The post These genes protect resilient water bears from radiation appeared first on PBS NewsHo...

Students at Eastern Michigan U. protest ‘KKK’ and other racist graffiti

Staff members at Eastern Michigan University discovered racist graffiti on the side of a dormitory building Tuesday morning, according to a campus newspaper. The graffiti was shortly removed later that morning. Several students, however, thought the university's statement was insufficient. Show More Summary

Where do the presidential candidates stand on education?

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton approach the issue from opposite angles. Continue reading ? The post Where do the presidential candidates stand on education? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

After fierce debate, FDA approves first drug for rare form of muscular dystrophy

The FDA, reacting to lobbying by patients and families, has approved a drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare and lethal disease. Continue reading ? The post After fierce debate, FDA approves first drug for rare form of muscular dystrophy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Elizabeth Warren tells Wells Fargo CEO to resign over fake accounts

Chief Executive John Stumpf said he was "deeply sorry" that the bank failed to meet its responsibility to customers and didn't act sooner to stem "this unacceptable activity." Continue reading ? The post Elizabeth Warren tells Wells Fargo CEO to resign over fake accounts appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Where do the presidential candidates stand on Wall Street regulation?

The 2008 financial crisis touched off the worst recession since the 1930s Great Depression. Reckless trading and aggressive practices on Wall Street in the prior boom years were pinned with much of the blame. Continue reading ? The post Where do the presidential candidates stand on Wall Street regulation? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Monsanto, Bayer officials defend proposed $66 billion merger

"I'm afraid this consolidation wave has become a tsunami," the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said at the start of Tuesday's hearing. Continue reading ? The post Monsanto, Bayer officials defend proposed $66 billion merger appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama administration clears roadblocks to autonomous vehicles in new advisory

One self-driving technology expert said the overall tenor of the White House's new guidance signaled that the federal government truly has embraced autonomous driving. Continue reading ? The post Obama administration clears roadblocks to autonomous vehicles in new advisory appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Donald Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles

Donald Trump Jr. has posted a message on Twitter likening Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles. Continue reading ? The post Donald Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

George H.W. Bush said to be voting for Clinton

A prominent member of the Kennedy family says former Republican President George H.W. Bush told her that he plans to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton for president this fall. Continue reading ? The post George H.W. Bush said to be voting for Clinton appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

51 companies pledge $650 million in refugee support, White House announces

NEW YORK — More than four dozen U.S. businesses have pledged $650 million in support to help some of the world’s refugees, the White House announced Tuesday as President Barack Obama seeks to highlight the refugee plight before world leaders … Continue reading ? The post 51 companies pledge $650 million in refugee support, White House announces appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Where do the presidential candidates stand on infrastructure issues?

The U.S. interstate highway system, celebrating its 60th birthday this year, is showing its age. Politicians generally agree the nation's infrastructure is in need of improvement. Deciding how to pay for it and which projects should take priority is more difficult. Show More Summary

Explosive devices found in NY, NJ made with easy-to-get materials

Three explosives devices found Saturday in New York and New Jersey used the same kind of flip cellphone as a trigger and were made with commonly available materials that can be bought without raising law-enforcement suspicions. Continue reading ? The post Explosive devices found in NY, NJ made with easy-to-get materials appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Tulsa police release graphic footage of fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher

Terence Crutcher, a Tulsa, Oklahoma, man who was fatally shot by a police officer last week, was not armed, nor was a weapon found in his SUV, the city's police chief said Monday. The Justice Department said it has opened a civil rights probe into the shooting. Show More Summary

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