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Twitter chat: Why does so much of the food we produce get wasted?

Each year, roughly 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is never eaten. This waste takes a huge toll on the environment: not only does a huge amount of our water, energy and land go into growing food, but much of theShow More Summary

With policy shift, hostage family hopes to be last ‘that fails to receive’ government support

President Barack Obama announced a retooled hostage policy aimed at correcting the sense many families have that the government has let them down, he said Wednesday. One hostage family responds. Continue reading ? The post With policy shift, hostage family hopes to be last ‘that fails to receive’ government support appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

LIVE BLOG: Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to speak at sentencing

A lawyer for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says he will speak at his sentencing hearing today. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. EDT today. We will follow along on Twitter with reporters who are in the courtroom, and post their tweets below. Show More Summary

Officials blame each other over recent hack into U.S. government personnel records

Finger-pointing burst into the open on Capitol Hill Wednesday over blame for hacking into the U.S. government's personnel records, which the chairman of a House oversight committee said might affect as many as 32 million current and former employees and others. Show More Summary

Alabama removes Confederate flag from memorial at statehouse

Alabama removed the Confederate battle flag from a Confederate memorial on the statehouse grounds Wednesday. Continue reading ? The post Alabama removes Confederate flag from memorial at statehouse appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

‘Human wall barrier’ planned against Westboro Baptist Church at Charleston funerals

The Westboro Baptist Church is claiming to picket the funerals of the victims killed in last week’s shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston. Continue reading ? The post ‘Human wall barrier’ planned against Westboro Baptist Church at Charleston funerals appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Hacker used federal contractor’s credentials, government director says

The head of the government department that suffered two massive cyberattacks says a hacker gained access to the agency's records with a credential used by a federal contractor. Continue reading ? The post Hacker used federal contractor’s credentials, government director says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

More states, DC receive waivers on No Child Left Behind standards

The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia more flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. Continue reading ? The post More states, DC receive waivers on No Child Left Behind standards appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Creator of plastic pink flamingo dies one day before Pink Flamingo Day

Donald Featherstone, the creator of the plastic pink flamingo, died Monday at age 79 after a battle with Lewy body dementia. Continue reading ? The post Creator of plastic pink flamingo dies one day before Pink Flamingo Day appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Retailers stop selling Confederate battle flag, while Amazon sales spike

Major retailers Wal-Mart and Sears announced that they will no longer sell Confederate battle flag merchandise in their stores, but a spike in online sales on Amazon suggests that some people are turning elsewhere to buy the controversial emblem. Continue reading ? The post Retailers stop selling Confederate battle flag, while Amazon sales spike appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Photos: Pakistanis seek ways to beat the deadly heat

Scorching heat and power grid failures in Pakistan’s southern region have caused the deaths of more than 600 people, officials say. Continue reading ? The post Photos: Pakistanis seek ways to beat the deadly heat appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

White House to release hostage policy review Wednesday

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday will release its months-long review of U.S. policy for dealing with the families of American hostages. Continue reading ? The post White House to release hostage policy review Wednesday appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trade bill clears Senate hurdle, at brink of final passage

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's trade agenda has survived a crucial Senate vote and seems well-positioned to become law. Continue reading ? The post Trade bill clears Senate hurdle, at brink of final passage appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Rosetta spacecraft expected to ride comet into the sunset

The European Space Agency might land the Rosetta spacecraft on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Continue reading ? The post Rosetta spacecraft expected to ride comet into the sunset appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Should the Confederate flag fly in the Citadel’s chapel? Same law keeping it at S.C. statehouse says yes

In South Carolina, a state law governs the Confederate flag on the State House grounds -- a flag that has become the source of increasing criticism after the murders last week of nine people in a historic black church, apparently by a man obsessed with symbols of the Old South. Show More Summary

This mushroom might alter gut bacteria for the better, study finds

Ingredients in Reishi mushrooms can alter gut bacteria in the stomach, according to researchers, reversing the symptoms of obesity in mice, including weight gain and insulin resistance. Continue reading ? The post This mushroom might alter gut bacteria for the better, study finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

House panel on Benghazi attack releases more Clinton emails

WASHINGTON -- The day after the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, a longtime confidant wrote then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that a Libyan security official thought the attack was inspired by a video...Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: S.C. governor holds news conference on flag furor

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is planning to hold a press conference at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, as activists urged officials there to stop flying the Confederate flag on State House grounds. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: S.C. governor holds news conference on flag furor appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

High court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a 66-year-old program that lets the government take raisins away from farmers to help reduce supply and boost market prices is unconstitutional. Continue reading ? The post High court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

High court voids routine police check of hotel registries

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has struck down a Los Angeles ordinance that allowed police to inspect hotel guest records on demand. Continue reading ? The post High court voids routine police check of hotel registries appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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