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The week started with an unusual celestial event and ended with airstrikes in Syria. In between were speeches from world leaders gathered at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Take our five-minute quiz on these events and more. Continue reading ? The post Quiz: Taliban takeover to lunar eclipse, test your world news know-how appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
At least nine people were shot dead and 20 others wounded when a gunman opened fire during a public speaking class at Umpqua Community College in a rural Oregon town Thursday morning. The shooter, who was identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, died after a shootout with police. Show More Summary
The plane crashed at Jalalabad Airport in eastern Afghanistan at about midnight local time. Continue reading ? The post Military transport plane crashes in Afghanistan killing 12, including 5 service members appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Obama, with some anger in his voice, said the nation has become numb to such shootings and the response has become routine. He called for changes in the nation's gun laws, though it's unclear at this stage whether the changes often proposed...Show More Summary
An active shooter was reportedly on campus at a community college in southwest Oregon Thursday. Continue reading ? The post Emergency officials report shooting on Oregon college campus appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The Obama administration has set a new national ozone standard, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. Continue reading ? The post Obama administration sets new national ozone standard appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
WASHINGTON — Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to trick Hillary Rodham Clinton into infecting her computer systems while she was secretary of state, newly released emails show. It was unclear whether she was fooled into clicking on any attachments to expose her account. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said it would begin talks Thursday with Russian military officials on ways to avoid U.S. and Russian forces firing on each other in Syria as tensions escalate over Russian airstrikes that apparently are serving to strengthen Syrian President Bashar Assad. Show More Summary
Most teens in the U.S. still meet face-to-face the people who they date, but social media and texting are just as important in maintaining those relationships as hanging out in person, a new survey shows. Continue reading ? The post Survey shows few teens meet their dates online appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Afghan government forces have entered the northern city of Kunduz to try to eject Taliban fighters who had taken over the strategic city earlier this week. Continue reading ? The post Afghan forces push into Taliban-held city Kunduz appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin said he ordered airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday to fight Islamic State militants, a move that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he would welcome in Iraq, if needed. Continue reading ? The post Iraqi PM says he supports Russian airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Scores of U.S. Secret Service employees improperly accessed the decade-old, unsuccessful job application of a congressman who was investigating scandals inside the agency, a new government report said Wednesday. Continue reading ? The post Secret Service tried to discredit U.S. lawmaker, investigation reveals appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Tune in Saturday as PBS celebrates individuals and organizations working to help students reach the goal of high school graduation. Continue reading ? The post American Graduate Day 2015 celebrates efforts to build student success appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
When it comes to LGBTQ representation in Hollywood, how can we do better? In our next #NewsHourChats, we’ll ask some of the questions raised by this issue. Continue reading ? The post Twitter Chat: When it comes to LGBTQ representation in Hollywood, how can we do better? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
With so much attention focused on the fight on Capitol Hill, Americans may be missing a crucial point – a number of the changes Republican lawmakers are working hard to pass at the federal level have already been enacted by governors and state legislatures outside of Washington. Show More Summary
The World Health Organization is recommending anyone infected with HIV begin treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis, making an additional nine million people eligible for treatment. Continue reading ? The post WHO says everyone with HIV should be treated appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The Vatican confirmed Wednesday morning that Pope Francis met with Kim Davis -- the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses -- at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C. Continue reading ? The post Vatican confirms meeting between Kim Davis and Pope Francis appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
WASHINGTON — A temporary funding measure that would keep the government open past a midnight deadline easily sailed through the Senate on Wednesday and was expected to make its way shortly through a divided House and on to President Barack Obama. Continue reading ? The post Senate approves temporary spending bill to avoid government shutdown appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
WASHINGTON — A U.S. defense official tells The Associated Press that Russia has launched airstrikes in Syria. Continue reading ? The post Russia launches airstrikes in Syria, U.S. defense official says appeared first on PBS NewsHour...
In nearly every “clean” temporary spending bill, especially in this era of permanently governing with temporary bills, there are at least a few changes attached. Continue reading ? The post 3 things buried in the spending bill appeared first on PBS NewsHour.