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Senate easily advances $1.1 billion in Zika funding

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama's request but offering significantly more money to fight Zika than would House GOP conservatives. Show More Summary

GMO foods pose greater risk to agriculture than human health, experts say

Following a review of almost 900 studies, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reported today that genetically modified organisms — GMOs — pose no more of a health risk than traditionally bred crops. However,...Show More Summary

GOP reinstates usage of ‘illegal alien’ in Library of Congress’ records

WASHINGTON — Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally. Continue reading ? The post GOP reinstates usage of ‘illegal alien’ in Library of Congress’ records appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Segregation of black, Hispanic students on the rise, report finds

WASHINGTON — Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. Continue reading ? The post Segregation of black, Hispanic students on the rise, report finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

HIV rates soar among men who have sex with men in Southern states, D.C.

Rates of HIV infection among men who have sex with men are highest in six Southern states and the District of Columbia, according to a new analysis, conducted by researchers at Emory University. Continue reading ? The post HIV rates soar among men who have sex with men in Southern states, D.C. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senate approves Sept. 11 legislation despite Saudi threats

WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed legislation that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. Continue reading ? The post Senate approves Sept. 11 legislation despite Saudi threats appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

WASHINGTON — Buckling under conservative pressure, the Republican-led House Rules Committee pulled a legislative sleight of hand and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required women between the ages of 18 and 25 to sign up for a military draft. Show More Summary

U.S. eases Myanmar sanctions after civilian government takes power

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday eased its targeted sanctions on Myanmar after its peaceful transition to a democratically elected government. Continue reading ? The post U.S. eases Myanmar sanctions after civilian government takes power appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Is America finally ready for smart guns?

Jonathan Mossberg has already made a smart gun — a shotgun that can only be discharged by someone wearing a ring that communicates with a chip inside the weapon, unlocking it. Continue reading ? The post Is America finally ready for smart guns? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

First giraffe genome reveals the oddity behind an African icon

The giraffe is an oddball, both outside and in. By sequencing the giraffe’s genome for the first time, researchers have learned that the animal’s extraordinary external features are matched by wild genetic traits buried inside its cells. Continue reading ? The post First giraffe genome reveals the oddity behind an African icon appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

World and regional powers set immediate, modest Syria goals

VIENNA — World and regional powers agreed Tuesday to try and turn Syria's shaky pause in fighting into a comprehensive cease-fire as a step toward ending the five-year war that left hundreds of thousands dead and fueled the rise of Islamic extremists. Continue reading ? The post World and regional powers set immediate, modest Syria goals appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court, down by one, finds it can be hard to decide

WASHINGTON --?? The eight Supreme Court justices say they'll take care of business until a new ninth justice joins them. Their actions say otherwise. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court, down by one, finds it can be hard to decide appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Report: Black America doing much better than 40 years ago

WASHINGTON — African-Americans are doing about the same as they have in previous years as the nation rises out of the Great Recession, and much better than they did when its first "State of Black America" report came out 40 years ago, the National Urban League said Tuesday. Show More Summary

Senate obligated to vote on Supreme Court nominee, Obama says

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday he believes the Senate has a constitutional obligation to vote on a president's nomination to the Supreme Court, staking out a position at odds with Republicans and some legal scholars. Continue reading ? The post Senate obligated to vote on Supreme Court nominee, Obama says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

A teacher mispronouncing a student’s name can have a lasting impact

A name is more than just a name. It's one of the first things children recognize, one of the first words they learn to say, it's how the world identifies them. For some students. Continue reading ? The post A teacher mispronouncing a student’s name can have a lasting impact appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

‘Hamilton’ creator says ‘immigrants get the job done’ in UPenn graduation speech

Lin-Manuel Miranda says even as politics traffics in "anti-immigrant rhetoric," there is a musical "reminding us that a broke orphan immigrant from the West Indies built our financial system." Continue reading ? The post ‘Hamilton’ creator says ‘immigrants get the job done’ in UPenn graduation speech appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

These 44 colleges will accept Pell grants from high schoolers who want college credit

WASHINGTON — Thousands of low-income students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to take college courses while still in high school, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin this summer. Continue reading ? The post These 44 colleges will accept Pell grants from high schoolers who want college credit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

3 months later, Congress ready to act on Obama’s call to battle Zika

WASHINGTON — Congress is ready to act on President Barack Obama’s long-stalled request for emergency funds to combat the Zika virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects and other major health problems. Continue reading ? The post 3 months later, Congress ready to act on Obama’s call to battle Zika appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump to Megyn Kelly: People who are bullied ‘gotta get over it’

WASHINGTON — Months after he savaged her on Twitter and elsewhere, Donald Trump tells Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly that people who are bullied "gotta get over it" and fight back. Continue reading ? The post Trump to Megyn Kelly: People who are bullied ‘gotta get over it’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Fix for VA health snarls veterans and doctors in new bureaucracy

Veterans are still waiting to see a doctor even after Congress and the Veterans Affairs Department came up with a fix. Continue reading ? The post Fix for VA health snarls veterans and doctors in new bureaucracy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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