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U.S. sends mixed message to backsliding Myanmar

U.S. President Barack Obama and Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, R, speak during a press conference at her residence in Yangon on November 14, 2014. Obama began talks with Suu Kyi, in a show of support for the opposition leader as the nation turns towards elections next year with uncertainty over the direction of reforms. Show More Summary

Senate to take up $1.1 trillion bill to keep government running

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives leave the Capitol after a vote on the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill on Thursday. The Senate will now take up the $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running through September 2015. Show More Summary

House narrowly passes spending bill after chaos on Capitol Hill

The House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill late Thursday, with just hours to go before the shutdown deadline. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images A massive spending bill to fund the federal government narrowly...Show More Summary

Sea of clouds cover the Grand Canyon in rare weather event

A sea of thick cloud covers the Grand Canyon. Image from the National Park Service. Imagine showing up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the Grand Canyon in Arizona only to find the deep ravine completely covered by clouds. If you went today, that’s what you saw — a rare total cloud inversion just below the rim. Show More Summary

Capitol staffers raise their hands to join protest over police killings

Black congressional staffers hold their hands up during a walkout Thursday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The staffers staged a walkout to protest the recent Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty...Show More Summary

During a historic drought, storm batters California

After years of drought, North California is the in the crosshairs of a strong storm that has produced floodwaters and power outages. Photo by Mathesont/Flickr Creative Commons Northern California is bracing a massive storm which is pounding...Show More Summary

Government may subsidize white potatoes for low-income women, children nutrition program

White potatoes may be included as part of the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program, also known as WIC, if the Congressional spending bill is passed as written. This would be the first time that the white potato has been part of the WIC program. Show More Summary

12 Days of NewsHour: A voicemail greeting from Gwen and Judy

Welcome to Day 4 of our 12 days of NewsHour. To thank our audience for supporting PBS NewsHour all year long, We’ll be releasing a new gift each day until Dec. 19. Today’s gift comes to you from PBS NewsHour co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. Show More Summary

Rebuking the left, White House endorses Republican funding bill

The Obama Administration supports a Republican-backed spending bill, despite Democrat protests. Despite objections on everything from weakening Wall Street regulations to loosening campaign-finance laws, the White House is pushing for...Show More Summary

Justice Department: Majority of campus sexual assault goes unreported to police

A newly released Justice Department report says about 20 percent of all instances of sexual assault on college campuses is reported to police. Many victims do not think that what happened them is important enough to file a report, the Justice Department said. Show More Summary

Police dismantle Hong Kong protest camps

Police officers dismantle an arrangement of umbrellas outside Hong Kong’s government complex on Dec. 11. Photo by Brent Lewin/Getty Images Hundreds of police in Hong Kong methodically dismantled pro-democracy protest camps in the financial...Show More Summary

CIA director takes questions on Senate interrogations report

CIA Director John Brennan plans to address the Senate report CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation tactics, and take questions about it, at 1:30 p.m. briefing Thursday. You can watch in the above livestream. The post CIA director takes questions on Senate interrogations report appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twitter chat: Are U.S. overtime standards fair?

In a recent “Making Sen$e” column, billionaire Nick Hanauer explained why he believes unfair standards for overtime pay are hurting the middle class. In 1975, more than 65 percent of salaried American workers were paid time-and-a-half for every hour they worked over 40 hours a week. Show More Summary

Multiemployer pensions could face cuts

Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Retirees covered by financially troubled multiemployer pensions could soon see their benefits cut under a congressional spending deal to keep the government running. Architects...Show More Summary

Nearly 100 more school shootings since Sandy Hook, report says

A map of school shootings from Dec. 2012 to Dec. 2014, courtesy of Everytown for Gun Safety. Schools in the United States have seen almost one school shooting a week since Dec. 15, 2012, when Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary...Show More Summary

12 Days of NewsHour: Judy’s favorite recipe

The holidays are a busy time of year. But don’t be the one who brings store-bought baked goods to your holiday party. (I’m looking at you, guy who brought “assorted chips and popcorn” to our office potluck. You know who you are. … Just kidding, Mike, we love you!) Don’t worry, NewsHour’s got you covered. Show More Summary

CIA tries to discredit Senate’s investigation

WASHINGTON — Top spies past and present campaigned Wednesday to discredit the Senate’s investigation into the CIA’s harrowing torture practices after 9/11, battling to define the historical record and deter potential legal action around...Show More Summary

Lawmakers wary of genetically modified foods

Denver resident Ben Hamilton sat on a citizen panel tasked with writing a report on proposition 105, which would require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. Photo courtesy of Luke Runyon, KUNC and Harvest...Show More Summary

Other countries are surpassing the US in commercial drone flights

University of Missouri students guide a quad-copter drone off the ground at Columbia’s Hinkson Field. Journalists, businesses and many entrepreneurs are eagerly awaiting FAA rules for the commercial use of drones. Photo by David Eulitt/Kansas...Show More Summary

Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi honor ‘forgotten children’

[Watch Video]Watch an excerpt of Malala Yousafzai’s acceptance speech. Malala Yousafzai said she was “very proud” to represent her country Pakistan in winning the Nobel Peace Prize. “Along with that, I’m pretty certain that I’m alsoShow More Summary

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