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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

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UN report: More young people alive today than ever before

About nine out of 10 of global youth live in less developed nations, according to a new report released from the United Nations Population Fund Monday. Graphic by United Nations Population Fund A United Nations report says that moreShow More Summary

McCain: Medic’s bravery should end debate on women’s combat capability

[Watch Video]Sen. John McCain tells co-anchor Gwen Ifill how a female military medic epitomized the most courageous service in this online exclusive. “Thirteen Soldiers,” a new book by Sen. John McCain and his longtime collaborator Mark...Show More Summary

Here’s why it’s harder than you realize to go ‘off the grid’

[Watch Video] Brian Krebs has uncovered many of the major data breaches that have made headlines recently, including the one on Target last year that compromised tens of millions of credit cards. He is a former Washington Post reporter who now runs the site Krebs on Security. Show More Summary

Meet Sam and Mattie, two inspired zombie teen movie makers

Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt are making a teen zombie movie and raising funds for the project on Kickstarter. They tell the NewsHour’s Mike Melia that after they become famous they won’t forget the people that matter. Watch our full...Show More Summary

Boehner doesn’t rule out another government shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, left open the possibility Thursday that House Republicans might risk a lapse in government funding next month — otherwise known as a shutdown — in order to stop President Barack Obama from using his...Show More Summary

Listen to the ‘song’ of a speeding comet

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Former CEO indicted for 2010 mine explosion

A section on the Upper Big Branch Mine on April 6, 2010 in Montcoal, West Virginia. Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was indicted Wednesday for safety violations leading up to the April 5 explosion in the mine that killed 29 workers. Show More Summary

U.S. aids countries in legal fight against extremists

WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers are coordinating with foreign governments in North Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East to deal with the problems posed by foreign fighters flowing to the conflict in Syria, Attorney General...Show More Summary

TIME includes ‘feminist’ in poll of words to ban

TIME left readers puzzled, and many outraged, yesterday with the inclusion of the word “feminist” in a poll titled “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” TIME included “feminist” in a poll asking “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” “Feminist”...Show More Summary

Sen. Mitch McConnell officially elected as majority leader

Mitch McConnell (R-KY) waves to supporters with his wife, former United States Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, at his midterm election night rally in Louisville, Kentucky, November 4, 2014. Photo by John Sommers II/Reuters WASHINGTON — Sen. Show More Summary

Throwback Thursday: NewsHour’s visits to Sesame Street

“Sesame Street” celebrated its 45th birthday Monday. Since its launch in 1969, the long-running children’s television show has aired more than 4,000 episodes, allowing millions of children to “travel” to the famous street to learn with...Show More Summary

Hachette and Amazon end publishing dispute

Amazon and Hachette Book Group ended months of publishing dispute by agreeing on a multi-year deal on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Hachette Book Group and Amazon today announced their multi-year agreement to solidify the terms for printShow More Summary

Obama may push executive action to cover 5 million undocumented immigrants

Immigration reform groups march outside the White House calling on President Obama for immigration reform and to stop deportations on July 16. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call After promising to take broad actions on immigration by the...Show More Summary

College prices continue to inch higher

College textbooks for sale in a school bookstore. Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College BoardShow More Summary

Obama returns to Myanmar as country struggles with democratic transition

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Myanmar President U Thein Sein on the second day of the ASEAN summit on November 13, 2014 in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. The capitol of Naypidaw is hosting the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit as world leaders including Obama, Thai Premier Gen. Show More Summary

Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck

The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, CIA, a group of ranchers, farmers and indigenous leaders, set up camp on the National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Photo by Pete Marovich/Bloomberg WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

Clinical trials of possible Ebola vaccine to start in West Africa

A volunteer from the non-governemental organzation gets an injection of an Ebola vaccine called ChAd3 as part of trials on November 4, 2014 at the CHUV hospital in Lausanne. Most of the 120 volunteers will receive the experimental vaccine made...Show More Summary

Supreme Court lifts hold on same-sex marriage in Kansas

WASHINGTON -— The Supreme Court says same-sex marriages can go ahead in Kansas. The court on Wednesday denied the state’s request to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying while Kansas fights the issue in court. A federal district...Show More Summary

Chinese hackers breach U.S. weather system

Chinese hackers breached NOAA systems, from which National Weather Service forecasts receive their data, in September. Image by National Weather Service A recent breach by Chinese hackers gave the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...Show More Summary

Live Chat: Ask Gwen Ifill answers your questions

Do you have questions for Gwen Ifill? Ask her anything during a live chat, hosted by PBS’ Washington Week, at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday. Live Blog Chat with Gwen Ifill of Washington Week and PBS Newshour The post Live Chat: Ask Gwen Ifill answers your questions appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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