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Commission warns China will continue to strain relations with U.S.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a press conference in Beijing, China, after the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders conference, on Nov. 12. Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Tensions between the U.S. Show More Summary

Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, reflects on legacy, life after basketball

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins announced his retirement from the NBA today. He was the first openly gay active player in the U.S.’s four major sports leagues. Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/NY Daily News via Getty Images After a 13-year career in the NBA, Jason Collins, the first openly gay professional basketball player, is retiring. Show More Summary

Texting may be ruining your back

A new study says tilting your neck while texting may be harming your back. Photo by Flickr user Garry Knight Do you tilt your head down while texting on your cellphone? Chances are you may be damaging your back in the process, according...Show More Summary

NBC cancels Bill Cosby project in wake of sexual assault allegations

Bill Cosby, seen here at at an event in 2013 in New York City, has not publicly responded to sexual assault allegations from several women. Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images NBC canceled plans to go forward with a Bill Cosby project...Show More Summary

Obama to announce immigration plan Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such...Show More Summary

Kerry meets with Arab mediator ahead of Iran nuclear deadline

Secretary of State John Kerry met with a top Arab mediator as Monday’s fast-approaching nuclear deadline approaches. Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images LONDON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held an unexpected second meeting...Show More Summary

Low Secret Service morale could have ‘dire consequences,’ says agency director

Being in the spotlight has lowered the morale of Secret Service agents, says the agency director. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The acting director of the Secret Service is warning lawmakers of “potentially dire consequences”...Show More Summary

Republicans promise new GOP majority will push Keystone pipeline bill forward

Though the Keystone pipeline legislation failed by one vote Tuesday, Senate Republicans are promising to push the legislation again once their party take the majority next year. Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

Many frustrated by’s missing green card option

Many immigrants are baffled why there is no clear way to upload a copy of their green card to Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON (AP) — Like other customers, immigrants are relieved that the government’s health insurance website is working fairly well this year. Show More Summary

Keystone pipeline bill fails by one vote in Senate

The Keystone pipeline bill failed by one vote in the Senate on Tuesday night. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Proponents of a measure that would approve the construction of a section of a pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico failed to get enough votes in the U.S. Show More Summary

What if an implantable device could tell you what medicines you need?

[Watch Video] Tonight on the PBS NewsHour, we profiled the Seattle based global health nonprofit PATH for our ongoing series on innovations and inventions called “Breakthroughs.” PATH has been working for more than 30 years to develop...Show More Summary

Hispanics have more positive experience caring for the elderly, poll says

WASHINGTON — Hispanics are more likely to consider caring for an elderly relative or friend to be a positive experience, and less likely to say it creates stress in their families, a new poll found. More than nine in 10 Hispanics over...Show More Summary

New York City to replace phone booths with Wi-Fi kiosks

Pay phone booths in New York City will be getting an update soon. Photo by Flickr user Paul Sableman Beginning next year, New York City residents may no longer have to search for a hotspot. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week plans...Show More Summary

How do you define ‘homeless’ in America?

Two recent reports define homelessness in different terms. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) On Monday, the National Center on Family Homelessness released a report that said one in 30 children, or roughly 2.5 million kids, are homeless in America. Show More Summary

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

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