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Utah Republicans divided in battle for Chaffetz’s House seat

The winner of Tuesday's primary will be the overwhelming favorite in the November special election in a district where Republican voters outnumber Democrats five-to-one. Continue reading ? The post Utah Republicans divided in battle for Chaffetz’s House seat appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. officials say confrontation with North Korea not imminent

But national security officials also say that the possibility of war with the reclusive Asian nation is greater than it was a decade ago. Continue reading ? The post U.S. officials say confrontation with North Korea not imminent appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Man charged in car attack at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville

James Alex Fields, Jr. is a registered Republican from Ohio and images on Twitter appeared to show him with the far-right Vanguard America group. Continue reading ? The post Man charged in car attack at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How politicians are reacting to Trump’s statement on violence in Charlottesville

Democrats and some Republicans called on him to specifically denounce white supremacy and racially motivated hate by name. Continue reading ? The post How politicians are reacting to Trump’s statement on violence in Charlottesville appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

At least eleven people killed after Kenyan election as opposition alleges fraud

Police have killed at least 11 people in the aftermath of Kenya’s presidential election on Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post At least eleven people killed after Kenyan election as opposition alleges fraud appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Bullying and suicide: What’s the connection?

All 50 states have some kind of anti-bullying law, and schools are increasingly being called upon to implement bullying prevention programs. Continue reading ? The post Bullying and suicide: What’s the connection? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

State of emergency in Charlottesville, Va. as fights erupt at white nationalist rally

Virginia Gov.Terry McAuliffe ordered a state of emergency in Charlottesville Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, alt-right activists, pro-Confederacy groups and police clashed in the streets at a white nationalist rally. Show More Summary

Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion

A bill requiring women to purchase extra insurance to cover abortions except amid medical emergencies already cleared the state House after hours of emotional debate. Continue reading ? The post Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

In the shadow of a nuclear plant, the U.S. government lays out an unusual mission: teach the locals to trust science

Fear haunts a community near a nuclear plant. So the U.S. is sending scientists there — to explain to dubious locals why they should trust in science. Continue reading ? The post In the shadow of a nuclear plant, the U.S. government lays out an unusual mission: teach the locals to trust science appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH: Trump warns of severe consequences if North Korea attacks Guam

He adds, "if anything happens to Guam, there's going to be big, big trouble in North Korea." Continue reading ? The post WATCH: Trump warns of severe consequences if North Korea attacks Guam appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Why school vouchers could be part of tax reform fight

Depending on whom you ask, the programs are either another avenue for school choice drawing on the generosity of taxpayers, or a workaround to existing bans on giving public money to religious organizations — in this case schools — with a set-up that's ripe for abuse. Show More Summary

Trump says he won’t rule out military option in Venezuela

President Donald Trump says he's considering possible military action against Venezuela in response to President Nicolas Maduro's power grab. Continue reading ? The post Trump says he won’t rule out military option in Venezuela appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Three police misconduct cases — all involving body cameras — had new developments this week. Here’s what happened

Three years ago this week, Michael Brown was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. A makeshift memorial of balloons, candles and stuffed animals built by neighbors and activists this week was a reminder of the...Show More Summary

WATCH: North Korea ‘will regret it fast’ if it acts against U.S. allies, Trump says

In remarks to reporters, Trump issued the threat directly at Kim, who is also known for his bellicose rhetoric, and all but drew a red line that would trigger swift U.S. action. Continue reading ? The post WATCH: North Korea ‘will regret it fast’ if it acts against U.S. allies, Trump says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH LIVE: Acosta, DeVos speak after Trump workforce roundtable

=Acosta and DeVos are expected to speak around 4:30 p.m. ET. Watch live in the player above. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Acosta, DeVos speak after Trump workforce roundtable appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump to send team to Middle East to work on Israel-Palestinian peace

In a statement, the White House said Trump believes the return of calm to Jerusalem after a period of unrest over a contested holy site has created an opportunity to restart discussions. Continue reading ? The post Trump to send team to Middle East to work on Israel-Palestinian peace appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How a heroin addict tried to kick her habit in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

When Heather Menzel arrived at the Bakersfield, California, bus station one day in February 2014, she hoped that the worst of her withdrawal was over and that a new life without heroin awaited. Continue reading ? The post How a heroin addict tried to kick her habit in an opioid ‘treatment desert’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

When faced with pollution, these sea snakes shed their stripes

Australian ecologists found turtle-headed sea snakes cope with excessively polluted waters by losing their white stripes. Continue reading ? The post When faced with pollution, these sea snakes shed their stripes appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Russia and Germany weigh in on North Korea war rhetoric

Russia's foreign minister says the risk of a military conflict between the U.S. and North Korea is "very high," while Germany's chancellor says she doesn't see a military solution to the rising tensions. Continue reading ? The post Russia and Germany weigh in on North Korea war rhetoric appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump warns U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ as North Korea readies missiles

BEDMINSTER, New Jersey — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that the U.S. military is "locked and loaded" as he warned North Korea against threatening the U.S., escalating an exchange of threats between the nuclear-armed nations. Continue reading ? The post Trump warns U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ as North Korea readies missiles appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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