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Clinton, Sanders head for all-out blitz in California primary

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders dueled for support ahead of California's presidential primary on Tuesday as the Vermont senator showed few signs of backing off. Continue reading ? The post Clinton, Sanders head for all-out blitz in California primary appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Despite the TSA shake-up, long airport security lines likely to continue

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration has ousted its head of security operations, but long checkpoint lines already pervading the busy summer travel season are likely to continue. Continue reading ? The post Despite the TSA shake-up, long airport security lines likely to continue appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Sanders campaign requests recanvass in Kentucky primary

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign requested a recanvass in Kentucky's presidential primary Tuesday, where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than one-half of 1 percent of the vote. Continue reading ? The post Sanders campaign requests recanvass in Kentucky primary appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Bill Cosby to stand trial for criminal sexual assault

Bill Cosby will stand trial on sexual assault charges after a judge determined Tuesday there is sufficient evidence to bring the comedian and actor to trial. Continue reading ? The post Bill Cosby to stand trial for criminal sexual assault appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Clinton teeters on brink of nomination with superdelegates

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is closing in fast on the Democratic presidential nomination with the help of superdelegates. Continue reading ? The post Clinton teeters on brink of nomination with superdelegates appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Peace Corps launches English-language program in Vietnam

The Peace Corps and the Vietnamese government announced Tuesday that the worldwide volunteer travel program will be established in Vietnam for the first time in history. Continue reading ? The post Peace Corps launches English-language program in Vietnam appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Are solar-powered smartphones on the horizon?

Gadget makers experiment with translucent solar cells that let touch screens draw energy from the sun, paving the way for solar-powered smartphones. Continue reading ? The post Are solar-powered smartphones on the horizon? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Missouri Sen. Blunt calls on Veterans Affairs secretary to resign

WASHINGTON — A Republican senator is calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to resign after McDonald compared long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park. Continue reading ? The post Missouri Sen. Blunt calls on Veterans Affairs secretary to resign appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal

HANOI, Vietnam — President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power. Continue reading ? The post Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Head of TSA security operations removed from position

WASHINGTON — A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced. Continue reading ? The post Head of TSA security operations removed from position appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

VA chief compares wait times for veteran care to Disney park lines

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday that the VA should not use wait times as a measure of success, comparing waits for VA health care to the hours people wait for rides at Disney theme parks. Continue reading ? The post VA chief compares wait times for veteran care to Disney park lines appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

To sway public opinion, China plants 488 million fake social media posts a year

The Chinese government is paying its employees to generate positive comments on blog posts, and those positive comments totaled about 488 million from 2013 to 2014, a new study from Harvard University researchers revealed Friday. Continue reading ? The post To sway public opinion, China plants 488 million fake social media posts a year appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Clinton: Trump could ‘bankrupt America’ like his companies

DETROIT — Hillary Clinton said Monday that Donald Trump's economic policies would lead to lower wages, fewer jobs and more debt. Continue reading ? The post Clinton: Trump could ‘bankrupt America’ like his companies appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Opioid treatment at Rikers Island is a long-standing success, but few jails adopt it

NEW YORK — For Dr. Ross MacDonald, every person who enters New York City’s main jail with an opioid addiction represents an opportunity for treatment, and the possibility of saving a life. As the medical director of the city’s correctional...Show More Summary

Supreme Court unanimously dismisses GOP appeal over Virginia districts

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court has dismissed a Republican appeal over congressional districts in Virginia. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court unanimously dismisses GOP appeal over Virginia districts appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Baltimore officer acquitted of all charges in second Freddie Gray death trial

Baltimore Police officer Edward Nero was acquitted of all charges Monday for his involvement in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died while in custody last year. Continue reading ? The post Baltimore officer acquitted of all charges in second Freddie Gray death trial appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What is mechanical tenderizing, and why is it hazardous to your steak?

A new label on some of the steaks in your grocery store highlights a production process you may have never heard of: mechanical tenderizing. Continue reading ? The post What is mechanical tenderizing, and why is it hazardous to your steak? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Sanders says Puerto Rican rescue plan would make ‘a terrible situation even worse’

LOS ANGELES — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is breaking with the Obama administration and House lawmakers over a plan to restructure Puerto Rico's $70 billion in debt. Continue reading ? The post Sanders says Puerto Rican rescue plan would make ‘a terrible situation even worse’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Coordinated blasts hit Syrian government strongholds

A series of explosions targeting government strongholds in Syria killed at least 78 people on Monday, state media reported. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility. Continue reading ? The post Coordinated blasts hit Syrian government strongholds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama lifts decades-old arms ban in his first visit to Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy. Show More Summary

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