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8 things you didn’t know about Truvada

Truvada can be used for what is called "PrEP," short for "pre-exposure prophylaxis," the controversial practice of using antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection. Continue reading ? The post 8 things you didn’t know about Truvada appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Feds OK Amazon’s delivery drone tests (for real, this time)

Amazon has won the Federal Aviation Administration's approval to test delivery drones in the United States, as long as the drones fly no higher than 400 feet and no faster than 100 miles per hour. Continue reading ? The post Feds OK Amazon’s delivery drone tests (for real, this time) appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Nearly half of Spain’s electricity came from renewables last month

In March, 47 percent of Spain's electricity came from renewable sources. Continue reading ? The post Nearly half of Spain’s electricity came from renewables last month appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What will drive Hillary Clinton’s second bid for president?

The Hillary Clinton campaign is expected to focus on strengthening economic security for the middle class and expanding opportunities for working families. Continue reading ? The post What will drive Hillary Clinton’s second bid for president? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Can Obama sell both Iran and Cuba plans to Congress?

After triumphs abroad, President Barack Obama is finding stern challenges at home to his foreign policy breakthroughs, facing hard sells to skeptics over U.S. shifts, first on Iran and now Cuba. Continue reading ? The post Can Obama sell both Iran and Cuba plans to Congress? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Rubio weighs how to position himself in 2016 Republican race

If Marco Rubio launches his presidential campaign as expected Monday, the first-term Republican senator from Florida may have to answer this simple question. Why now? Continue reading ? The post Rubio weighs how to position himself in 2016 Republican race appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Lockdown lifted at US Capitol after man fatally shoots himself

A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted after about two hours Saturday following a suicide by a man carrying a protest sign. Continue reading ? The post Lockdown lifted at US Capitol after man fatally shoots himself appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran

Racing the calendar, Senate leaders are pushing toward congressional approval of a bipartisan compromise that reshapes how Medicare pays physicians as lawmakers return from a spring break tangled up in domestic and foreign policy disputes. Continue reading ? The post Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

In historic meeting, Obama and Castro vow to turn page on relations

The leaders of the United States and Cuba held their first formal meeting in more than half a century on Saturday, clearing the way for a normalization of relations that had seemed unthinkable to both Cubans and Americans for generations. Continue reading ? The post In historic meeting, Obama and Castro vow to turn page on relations appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

El Salvador set to become deadliest peacetime country in the world

March of this year was the most deadly month on record in El Salvador in more than a decade. Continue reading ? The post El Salvador set to become deadliest peacetime country in the world appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama, Castro vow to pursue new future for US and Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro, in a speech to the Summit of the Americas, ran through an exhaustive history of perceived Cuban grievances against the U.S. dating back more than a century. Continue reading ? The post Obama, Castro vow to pursue new future for US and Cuba appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Tax day poses unique challenges for same-sex married couples

Tax Day is an accounting nightmare for thousands of gay and lesbian couples as they wrestle with the uneven legal status of same-sex marriage in the United States. Continue reading ? The post Tax day poses unique challenges for same-sex married couples appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Quiz: Famous quotes that are always misattributed

In honor of Maya Angelou’s misquoted U.S. postage stamp, can you guess who didn’t say these oft-repeated quotes? Continue reading ? The post Quiz: Famous quotes that are always misattributed appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Memo to DOJ employees: don’t solicit prostitutes

Attorney General Eric Holder has issued a memo to Justice Department employees reminding them that soliciting prostitutes is against agency rules and can lead to suspension or termination. Continue reading ? The post Memo to DOJ employees: don’t solicit prostitutes appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What is listeria and how did it get in my hummus?

WASHINGTON — Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. Continue reading ? The post What is listeria and how did it get in my hummus? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Re-imposing sanctions on Iran not as easy as it might sound

WASHINGTON — Snap back? Not so fast. The biggest enforcement provision in the preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran is turning into one of the mostly hotly contested elements. And the debate barely involves Iran. Continue reading ? The post Re-imposing sanctions on Iran not as easy as it might sound appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

5 high-value Cuban products you’ll want if embargo lifts

Cigar lovers are among those celebrating the United States normalizing ties with Cuba. But Cuba also could supply the U.S. with other products that might be lesser known but represent a much larger dollar value. Continue reading ? The post 5 high-value Cuban products you’ll want if embargo lifts appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Carter chides China over approach to territorial disputes

SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter gently chided China on Friday for its approach to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, suggesting Beijing has been isolated by its strong-arm tactics. Continue reading ? The post Carter chides China over approach to territorial disputes appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama, Castro speak by phone amid bid to restore Cuba ties

PANAMA CITY — The presidents of the United States and Cuba have spoken by phone for only the second time in more than 50 years, setting the stage for a historic encounter between the two leaders at a regional summit starting Friday in Panama. Continue reading ? The post Obama, Castro speak by phone amid bid to restore Cuba ties appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Hillary Clinton to announce presidential campaign on Sunday

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton will launch her long-awaited 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, according to people familiar with her plans. Continue reading ? The post Hillary Clinton to announce presidential campaign on Sunday appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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