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Obama returns to Kenya, reunites with father’s family

Fulfilling the hopes of millions of Kenyans, Barack Obama returned to his father's homeland Friday for the first time as U.S. president, a long sought visit by a country that considers him a local son. Continue reading ? The post Obama returns to Kenya, reunites with father’s family appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Proposed label would tell you how much added sugar to eat

Wondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out. Continue reading ? The post Proposed label would tell you how much added sugar to eat appeared first on PBS NewsH...

U.S. investigates 5 airlines for price-gouging after Amtrak crash

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service. Show More Summary

Gunman kills 2, before taking his own life, in Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater

The shooter who opened fire Thursday night in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, killing two people, before turning the gun on himself, was a 59-year-old drifter from Alabama, authorities said Friday. Continue reading ? The post Gunman kills 2, before taking his own life, in Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling

Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday. Continue reading ? The post House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Turkey allows U.S. to use key base to launch airstrikes against Islamic State

Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. military use a key air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, senior Obama administration officials said Thursday, giving a boost to the U.S.-led coalition amid a surge of violence in Turkey blamed on IS-linked militants. Show More Summary

Transgender people still denied health services despite Affordable Care Act

Transgender people are still fighting for access to crucial health services despite the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that insurance companies not deny coverage based on gender or health history. Continue reading ? The post Transgender people still denied health services despite Affordable Care Act appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

NASA’s Kepler telescope finds the closest copy of Earth

NASA Kepler's mission finds the closest mimic of Earth to date. Continue reading ? The post NASA’s Kepler telescope finds the closest copy of Earth appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

House debates bill to crack down on ‘sanctuary cities’

WASHINGTON — House Republicans pushed toward a vote Thursday on legislation cracking down on so-called "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. Angry Democrats accused Republicans of aligning themselves with Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant views, and the White House threatened a veto. Show More Summary

Need to destroy your phone? Lindsey Graham has some ideas

Set it on fire. Put it in a blender. Toast it with some Bagel Bites. These are just some of the ways Graham destroys a phone in a video by the conservative news website IJReview, created after presidential hopeful Donald Trump gave out Graham’s phone number at a kickoff event for his campaign in South Carolina on Tuesday. Show More Summary

HHS pushes states to negotiate lower Obamacare rates

Some analysts who have looked at health insurers’ proposed premiums for next year predict major increases for policies sold on state and federal health exchanges. Others say it’s too soon to tell. One thing is clear: There’s a battle brewing behind the scenes to keep plans affordable for consumers. Show More Summary

Poor oversight at IRS increases risk of unfairly auditing political groups, watchdog group says

WASHINGTON — Lax oversight at the IRS increases the risk that political and religious groups could be unfairly targeted for audits, government investigators say in a report that raises concerns about an IRS division that has been under scrutiny for singling out conservative organizations. Show More Summary

John Kerry to defend Iran nuclear deal in Senate hearing

WASHINGTON — A trio of Obama administration officials will stand stalwart behind the Iranian nuclear deal despite deep concern on Capitol Hill that Iran will try to evade nuclear inspectors and use billions from sanctions relief to further destabilize the Middle East. Show More Summary

From the Hindenberg to Marilyn Monroe, 10 moments from the new archival footage released to YouTube

The Associated Press and British Movietone are uploading more than 550,000 clips to YouTube that feature news events dating back to 1895, becoming the largest collection of archival news content on the video sharing website. Continue...Show More Summary

Accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof will face federal hate crime charges

The man accused of slaying of nine black church members in Charleston last month was indicted Wednesday on 33 federal counts, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion, which could include the death penalty. Show More Summary

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei gets his passport back

The Chinese government returned artist and activist Ai Weiwei's passport Wednesday after holding it since 2011. Continue reading ? The post Chinese artist Ai Weiwei gets his passport back appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Validity of dashcam video of Sandra Bland’s arrest called into question

The validity of a 52-minute dashcam video that captured Sandra Bland’s arrest is being called into question. Continue reading ? The post Validity of dashcam video of Sandra Bland’s arrest called into question appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Washington Post seeks help from UN in freeing reporter

The Washington Post has filed an urgent petition with the United Nations in the hopes that the institution will pressure Iran to release journalist Jason Rezaian, the newspaper's top editor and lawyers told U.S. reporters on Wednesday. Continue reading ? The post Washington Post seeks help from UN in freeing reporter appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Watch Obama’s farewell appearance on Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’

NEW YORK -- Barack Obama shifted from baseball to football to analogize the limitations of meeting his goals as president during an appearance on "The Daily Show" Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post Watch Obama’s farewell appearance on Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

E.L. Doctorow, acclaimed author of historical fiction, dies at 84

E.L. Doctorow, an author beloved for his works of historical fiction including "Ragtime," "World's Fair," "Billy Bathgate" and "The March," died Tuesday of complications from lung cancer. Continue reading ? The post E.L. Doctorow, acclaimed author of historical fiction, dies at 84 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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