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Watch live: Wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The event will be followed by an observance program hosted by the Department of Defense at at Arlington's Memorial Amphitheater. Show More Summary

Watch one of the U.S. military’s most sacred rituals, The Changing of the Guard

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was constructed in 1921, after Congress approved the burial of an unidentified U.S. soldier from World War I, with other Unknowns interred since. The Tomb has been guarded year-round continuously since 1937, when the first 24-hour guards were posted. Show More Summary

‘A Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash and wife killed in taxi crash

John Forbes Nash Jr., the Nobel laureate and Princeton mathematician, whose life story was the inspiration for the book and movie "A Beautiful Mind," was killed in an car accident along with his wife in New Jersey Saturday morning, New Jersey state police said. Show More Summary

Gloria Steinem, peace activists cross Demilitarized Zone separating Koreas

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem along with a group of 30 women peace activists crossed the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea on Sunday, in what organizers called a “symbolic act of peace” meant to encourage dialogue and reunification between the two countries. Show More Summary

Navy veteran skydives with soldiers in support of the military’s burn victims

Ryan "Birdman" Parrott, a 32-year-old Navy veteran, has skydived with soldiers from every U.S. war since World War II to raise awareness for his foundation Sons of the Flag, which benefits the military's burn victims. On Monday, he'll be leading the Memorial Day parade in Dearborn, Michigan. Show More Summary

U.S. officials concerned about Iraq’s ‘will to fight’ after Ramadi

The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of the U.S. Show More Summary

Perry takes hands-on approach in Iowa for 2016 presidential campaign

Rick Perry is working his way through small-town Iowa one handshake, bear hug and backslap at a time. The early, hands-on approach from the 2016 presidential prospect contrasts with his failed bid four years ago, when he entered the race relatively late and stumbled in the debates. Show More Summary

Rough weather hampers cleanup of California oil spill

Rough waters and high winds were complicating efforts to clean up a recent oil spill off the coast of California, state officials said Saturday. Continue reading ? The post Rough weather hampers cleanup of California oil spill appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ireland says ‘yes’ to legalizing gay marriage in historic referendum

Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage by popular vote on Saturday in a landmark victory for the gay-rights movement. Continue reading ? The post Ireland says ‘yes’ to legalizing gay marriage in historic referendum appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Democrats’ next health care issue to tackle? ‘Underinsurance’

A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. It's not the uninsured, but rather the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for people already covered. Show More Summary

Cleveland officer found not guilty in shooting deaths of unarmed suspects

Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter on Saturday in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed man and woman. Continue reading ? The post Cleveland officer found not guilty in shooting deaths of unarmed suspects appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server. Show More Summary

Bush, Christie rise in defense of Patriot Act

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Chris Christie heartily endorsed the Patriot Act on Friday and mocked those who deride the intelligence overhaul passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as an encroachment on civil liberties. “There … Continue reading ? The post Bush, Christie rise in defense of Patriot Act appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What’s making this galaxy shine with the light of 300 trillion suns?

In a galaxy far, far away -- specifically 12.5 billion years from Earth -- shines the light of over 300 trillion suns. Continue reading ? The post What’s making this galaxy shine with the light of 300 trillion suns? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama signs bill giving Congress a say on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed legislation that gives Congress the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. Continue reading ? The post Obama signs bill giving Congress a say on Iran nuclear deal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified. Continue reading ? The post Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Michigan driver’s license policy violates transgender rights, ACLU says

As it stands, people who want to change their gender on a Michigan license must show proof of a change on their birth certificate. But a birth certificate is only amended if the person undergoes a gender reassignment surgery. Continue reading ? The post Michigan driver’s license policy violates transgender rights, ACLU says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Progress but still no deal in latest round of U.S.-Cuba talks

The fourth round of negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba ended today still with no agreement on what it will take to reopen embassies in their respective countries. The talks were conducted in a "respectful and professional climate,"...Show More Summary

LGBT youth home welcomes population accustomed to insecurity

It’s hard to say how many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth are homeless in the U.S. A townhouse in Washington, D.C., decorated with rainbow pinwheels and inspirational messages, is one place where the teens can go to stay off the streets. Continue reading ? The post LGBT youth home welcomes population accustomed to insecurity appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Study offers glimpse of what America’s aging population might expect in 2050

A new Pew Research Center report compares attitudes about long-term care and aging in the United States, Italy and Germany. Continue reading ? The post Study offers glimpse of what America’s aging population might expect in 2050 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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