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Nancy Pelosi re-elected as House Democrat minority leader

Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as minority leader for another two years in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term asShow More Summary

Chicago’s new archbishop sets a humble tone

Pope Francis surprised many observers of the Roman Catholic Church when he installed Blase Cupich, a humble bishop from Spokane, Wash., to be the next archbishop of Chicago. Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images The Archdiocese of Chicago is transferring powers today to Blase Cupich, a humble bishop from Spokane, Washington. Show More Summary

Twitter chat: Are children’s rights better protected today than they were 25 years ago?

In this file photo, children as young as 12 mine for gold in the Philippines. Globally, 168 million children are still engaged in some form of child labor. Photo by Larry C. Price/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Show More Summary

NewsHour Extra’s #MyZeitgeist contest opens for entries

Graphic by Ashley vonClausburg. NewsHour Extra, the NewsHour’s educational resource site, is challenging students with its annual #MyZeitgeist contest to create digital projects about the most important news events of 2014. InspiredShow More Summary

As GOP looks for deciding vote on Keystone, Sen. Angus King says not from him

Bill S. 2280 would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. Sen. Mary Landrieu and other supporters of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline are still one vote shy of the 60 needed as time runs short before tomorrow’s vote. Photo by Andrew...Show More Summary

U.S. official names Americans killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

An Ultra-orthodox Jewish man prays at the scene of an attack, by two Palestinians, on Israeli worshippers at a synagogue in the ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem Tuesday. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Iages LONDON — The U.S. Show More Summary

UN report: More young people alive today than ever before

About nine out of 10 of global youth live in less developed nations, according to a new report released from the United Nations Population Fund Monday. Graphic by United Nations Population Fund A United Nations report says that moreShow More Summary

McCain: Medic’s bravery should end debate on women’s combat capability

[Watch Video]Sen. John McCain tells co-anchor Gwen Ifill how a female military medic epitomized the most courageous service in this online exclusive. “Thirteen Soldiers,” a new book by Sen. John McCain and his longtime collaborator Mark...Show More Summary

Here’s why it’s harder than you realize to go ‘off the grid’

[Watch Video] Brian Krebs has uncovered many of the major data breaches that have made headlines recently, including the one on Target last year that compromised tens of millions of credit cards. He is a former Washington Post reporter who now runs the site Krebs on Security. Show More Summary

Meet Sam and Mattie, two inspired zombie teen movie makers

Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt are making a teen zombie movie and raising funds for the project on Kickstarter. They tell the NewsHour’s Mike Melia that after they become famous they won’t forget the people that matter. Watch our full...Show More Summary

Boehner doesn’t rule out another government shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, left open the possibility Thursday that House Republicans might risk a lapse in government funding next month — otherwise known as a shutdown — in order to stop President Barack Obama from using his...Show More Summary

Listen to the ‘song’ of a speeding comet

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Former CEO indicted for 2010 mine explosion

A section on the Upper Big Branch Mine on April 6, 2010 in Montcoal, West Virginia. Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was indicted Wednesday for safety violations leading up to the April 5 explosion in the mine that killed 29 workers. Show More Summary

U.S. aids countries in legal fight against extremists

WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers are coordinating with foreign governments in North Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East to deal with the problems posed by foreign fighters flowing to the conflict in Syria, Attorney General...Show More Summary

TIME includes ‘feminist’ in poll of words to ban

TIME left readers puzzled, and many outraged, yesterday with the inclusion of the word “feminist” in a poll titled “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” TIME included “feminist” in a poll asking “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” “Feminist”...Show More Summary

Sen. Mitch McConnell officially elected as majority leader

Mitch McConnell (R-KY) waves to supporters with his wife, former United States Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, at his midterm election night rally in Louisville, Kentucky, November 4, 2014. Photo by John Sommers II/Reuters WASHINGTON — Sen. Show More Summary

Throwback Thursday: NewsHour’s visits to Sesame Street

“Sesame Street” celebrated its 45th birthday Monday. Since its launch in 1969, the long-running children’s television show has aired more than 4,000 episodes, allowing millions of children to “travel” to the famous street to learn with...Show More Summary

Hachette and Amazon end publishing dispute

Amazon and Hachette Book Group ended months of publishing dispute by agreeing on a multi-year deal on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Hachette Book Group and Amazon today announced their multi-year agreement to solidify the terms for printShow More Summary

Obama may push executive action to cover 5 million undocumented immigrants

Immigration reform groups march outside the White House calling on President Obama for immigration reform and to stop deportations on July 16. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call After promising to take broad actions on immigration by the...Show More Summary

College prices continue to inch higher

College textbooks for sale in a school bookstore. Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College BoardShow More Summary

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