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Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. Continue reading ? The post Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

US leaders condemn killing of Russian opposition figure

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday condemned the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Continue reading ? The post US leaders condemn killing of Russian opposition figure appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House

WASHINGTON — The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down. Continue reading ? The post Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Bush: Borders less secure if Congress cuts off DHS dollars

OXON HILL, Md. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was skeptical of some conservatives' efforts to block funding for the Department of Homeland Security unless President Barack Obama's immigration actions are derailed. Continue reading ? The post Bush: Borders less secure if Congress cuts off DHS dollars appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Santorum wants to send 10,000 U.S. troops to fight Islamic State

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is considering another presidential run, called for putting 10,000 U.S. troops on the ground to fight the growth of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. Continue reading ? The post Santorum wants to send 10,000 U.S. troops to fight Islamic State appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Facebook Chat: Why read aloud?

What are the benefits of reading aloud? What is the impact on children’s educational outcomes beyond literacy? Join us for a Facebook chat on World Read Aloud Day, Wednesday, March 4. Continue reading ? The post Facebook Chat: Why read aloud? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

White House introduces bill to protect consumer data privacy

Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House has drafted legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information. Continue reading ? The post White House introduces bill to protect consumer data privacy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Leonard Nimoy, best remembered as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

For decades on both the "Star Trek" television series and movie franchise, Nimoy played the character of Mr. Spock, a Vulcan, or half-alien who operated under a rigid adherence to logic that guided the crew of Starship Enterprise through the galaxy. Show More Summary

Teachers unintentionally turn girls away from math and science, study finds

However unintended these biases may be, they help to shape women's career paths for years to come, said Edith Sand, an economist at the Bank of Israel and economics professor at Tel Aviv University. Continue reading ? The post Teachers unintentionally turn girls away from math and science, study finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

5 things to know about the Supreme Court case challenging Obamacare

What's at stake as the Affordable Care Act heads to the Supreme Court? Continue reading ? The post 5 things to know about the Supreme Court case challenging Obamacare appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Watch Mister Rogers’ heart-warming message to his grownup fans

Fred Rogers recorded a message for those who grew up watching "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" a few months before he died. Continue reading ? The post Watch Mister Rogers’ heart-warming message to his grownup fans appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

8 people dead in rural Missouri shooting spree

Seven people were shot dead in rural Missouri before the alleged gunman turned his weapon on himself in a parked car early Friday, media reports said. Continue reading ? The post 8 people dead in rural Missouri shooting spree appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Fiery train wrecks put pressure on safety standards for oil transport

The most serious oil train accident killed 47 people and destroyed the town center of Lac Megantic in Quebec, Canada, just across the border from Maine, in 2013. Continue reading ? The post Fiery train wrecks put pressure on safety standards for oil transport appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama celebrates Black History Month ahead of Selma visit

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls "the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life." Obama was joined by his wife Michelle as they hosted a White House reception Thursday for Black History Month. Continue reading ? The post Obama celebrates Black History Month ahead of Selma visit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Investigation finds federal employee rearranged flights for air marshal trysts

What began as an internal investigation of harassment by a Federal Air Marshal program specialist has turned into a larger investigation of rearranged flights for favors or “sexual trysts,” possibly leaving high-risk flights withoutShow More Summary

5 things you should know about ‘net neutrality’

Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry. Show More Summary

House GOP weighs short-term funding bill to prevent DHS shutdown

Sounding a likely retreat, House Republicans weighed short-term funding Thursday to prevent a partial shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security while temporarily leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal. Continue reading ? The post House GOP weighs short-term funding bill to prevent DHS shutdown appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Top dog: Labrador retriever remains America’s favorite breed

You have spoken, people of America: For an astounding 24th consecutive year, the most popular breed of dog in the United States is the Labrador retriever, according to rankings released by the American Kennel Club today. Nipping at the...Show More Summary

Susan Rice and Samantha Power to attend AIPAC conference

WASHINGTON — In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America's leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama's national security adviser and U.N. Show More Summary

Taxes aren’t so bad … without them we might not have pubs

Since their invention, people have found ways around paying those pesky taxes, including destroying their own homes. Continue reading ? The post Taxes aren’t so bad … without them we might not have pubs appeared first on PBS NewsHou...

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