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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

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Avoid peanut allergy? New study says feed them to babies

Parents hoping to prevent a peanut allergy in their children have something new to chew on. Continue reading ? The post Avoid peanut allergy? New study says feed them to babies appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Congress sends Keystone bill to Obama, who plans to veto it

WASHINGTON — Congress is sending President Barack Obama legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday, and a quick veto was expected. Continue reading ? The post Congress sends Keystone bill to Obama, who plans to veto it appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Video: Rescuers free manatees from Florida drain pipe

Nineteen manatees seeking the warm waters of a Florida beach were rescued after they became trapped in a drainage pipe. Continue reading ? The post Video: Rescuers free manatees from Florida drain pipe appeared first on PBS NewsHour...

It’s now legal to take a toke in Alaska

Alaska became the third U.S. state, along with Washington and Colorado, to legalize recreational use of marijuana on Tuesday, but it still is illegal to smoke marijuana in public. Continue reading ? The post It’s now legal to take a toke in Alaska appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has apologized for saying he was in the military special forces while being filmed by a CBS News crew. Continue reading ? The post VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

AP: Lawmaker with lavish decor billed private planes, concerts

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. There also have been other expensive travel and entertainment charges, including for a massage company and music concerts. Show More Summary

How the Michael Bay approach to road signs can reduce auto accidents

How do you make drivers pay more attention to road signs? Simple: increase the action! Continue reading ? The post How the Michael Bay approach to road signs can reduce auto accidents appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Foreign runners banned from North Korea marathon due to Ebola worries

Last year was the first time North Korea allowed foreign runners to participate in the country’s Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon. But this year, due to Ebola concerns, the country has banned outsiders from participating in the race. Continue reading ? The post Foreign runners banned from North Korea marathon due to Ebola worries appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

#AskHerMore asks us to rethink awards show conversation on women

#AskHerMore demands reporters to ask better questions of women. Continue reading ? The post #AskHerMore asks us to rethink awards show conversation on women appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

‘The Imitation Game’ spurs petition to pardon 49,000 prosecuted gay men

“The Imitation Game” has prompted more than just awards and acclaim. In light of the buzz surrounding the movie, a petition to pardon 49,000 men convicted in Britain for being homosexual is picking up momentum. Continue reading ? The post ‘The Imitation Game’ spurs petition to pardon 49,000 prosecuted gay men appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama warns governors that Homeland Security shutdown would hurt states’ economies

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned the nation's governors Monday that a looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would have a direct impact on their states' economies, as well as on security throughout the U.S. Continue reading ? The post Obama warns governors that Homeland Security shutdown would hurt states’ economies appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

11 Wesleyan students hospitalized after using ‘Molly’

Eleven Wesleyan University students were hospitalized this weekend with symptoms consistent with use of the club drug known as Molly. One sophomore is in critical condition. Continue reading ? The post 11 Wesleyan students hospitalized after using ‘Molly’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

White House pushing tougher rules on retirement account brokers

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans' retirement accounts, reigniting a confrontation with the financial services industry over rules affecting trillions of dollars in...Show More Summary

U.S. and Iran closing in on nuclear deal

GENEVA — The United States and Iran are working on a two-phase deal that clamps down on Tehran's nuclear program for at least a decade before providing it leeway over the remainder of the agreement to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make weapons. Continue reading ? The post U.S. and Iran closing in on nuclear deal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Despite war’s end, Gaza is still struggling to rebuild

Though Israel and Hamas agreed to stop their fighting in late August, in Gaza many Palestinians are struggling to rebuild with little signs of hope or progress. PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent Martin Seemungal traveled there to get...Show More Summary

Defense secretary Carter gathers war council on Islamic State group

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep, six days after taking office, to discuss the nitty-gritty of the administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering...Show More Summary

Al-Shabab urges attacks on malls in Western countries

A video purportedly released by the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab late Saturday urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in Western countries, specifically naming the Mall of America in Minnesota. Continue reading ? The post Al-Shabab urges attacks on malls in Western countries appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

US defense secretary calls Afghan army ‘powerful force’

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday called Afghanistan's army "a powerful force in their own right" but declined to say whether he thinks the U.S. can scale back military training and advising this year as planned. Continue reading ? The post US defense secretary calls Afghan army ‘powerful force’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Jazz legend Clark Terry dies at 94

Legendary jazz trumpeter and composer Clark Terry, who played alongside jazz greats such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington over a 70-plus year career, died on Saturday. He was 94. Continue reading ? The post Jazz legend Clark Terry dies at 94 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Clinton family foundation may pose political risk for campaign

Former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has struggled with some recent bad headlines over large donations given to the foundation by foreign governments in the past two years, and the $200 million-plus the organization has raised since 2013, ahead of her anticipated White House campaign. Show More Summary

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