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Republican 2016 hopefuls split on gay marriage

The Supreme Court’s decision affirming the right to gay marriage came on a 5-4 vote. In his majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy writes that “No union is more profound than marriage.” Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Samuel … Continue reading ? The post Republican 2016 hopefuls split on gay marriage appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH LIVE: Obama lauds high court decision on gay marriage

President Barack Obama plans to deliver a statement Friday morning from the White House Rose Garden on the ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Obama lauds high court decision on gay marriage appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Small expectations between two big countries during Brazil’s official trip

As official visits go, it has been an inauspicious scene-setting for next week's trip of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to the United States and a Tuesday meeting with President Barack Obama. Continue reading ? The post Small expectations between two big countries during Brazil’s official trip appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCHING: Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

The right of same-sex couples to marry is the biggest of five cases still to be decided by the Supreme Court. Continue reading ? The post WATCHING: Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Pope Francis addresses marriage, says separation is sometimes ‘morally necessary’

Speaking to the masses in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis articulated a more accepting tone toward marital rifts. Continue reading ? The post Pope Francis addresses marriage, says separation is sometimes ‘morally necessary’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Federal college ratings plan fizzles

The Obama administration is backing off plans to sort the country’s college and universities into categories based on how data like student debt load, graduation rates and graduate earnings, according to Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Continue reading ? The post Federal college ratings plan fizzles appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Veterans Affairs says agency faces $2.5 billion budget shortfall

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care, including new life-saving treatments for Hepatitis C. Continue reading ? The post Veterans Affairs says agency faces $2.5 billion budget shortfall appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH: Funeral of Charleston shooting victim Clementa Pinckney

Live coverage of the funeral for South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney, pastor of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, will start at 11 a.m. EDT on Friaday. President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy. Continue reading ? The post WATCH: Funeral of Charleston shooting victim Clementa Pinckney appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Congress approves President Obama’s international trade deal

The Republican-led Congress completed President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program just weeks after it was stymied. Continue reading ? The post Congress approves President Obama’s international trade deal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Having survived court ruling, what’s next challenge for health insurance markets?

Despite having survived a challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal government’s health insurance markets face weighty struggles as they try to keep prices under control, entice more consumers and encourage quality medical care. Continue reading ? The post Having survived court ruling, what’s next challenge for health insurance markets? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

A mutation may explain why last year’s flu vaccine failed for so many

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania discover a mutation to explain why last year’s flu vaccine failed for so many. Continue reading ? The post A mutation may explain why last year’s flu vaccine failed for so many appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has upheld a key enforcement tool used by the Obama administration and civil rights groups to fight housing bias. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH LIVE: Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Report: Right-wing radicals now a larger threat than Jihadists in U.S.

When most people think of terrorism, they often conjure images of Islamic extremists huddled in far-away caves plotting intricate plots to harm non-believers of their faith. But since Sept. 11, a new face of terrorism has emerged: the right-wing extremist. Show More Summary

Republican-led Congress grants Obama fast track trade authority win

The Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving "fast track" authority to negotiate trade agreements in Asia and elsewhere. Continue reading ? The post Republican-led Congress grants Obama fast track trade authority win appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twitter chat: Why does so much of the food we produce get wasted?

Each year, roughly 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is never eaten. This waste takes a huge toll on the environment: not only does a huge amount of our water, energy and land go into growing food, but much of theShow More Summary

With policy shift, hostage family hopes to be last ‘that fails to receive’ government support

President Barack Obama announced a retooled hostage policy aimed at correcting the sense many families have that the government has let them down, he said Wednesday. One hostage family responds. Continue reading ? The post With policy shift, hostage family hopes to be last ‘that fails to receive’ government support appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

LIVE BLOG: Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to speak at sentencing

A lawyer for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says he will speak at his sentencing hearing today. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. EDT today. We will follow along on Twitter with reporters who are in the courtroom, and post their tweets below. Show More Summary

Officials blame each other over recent hack into U.S. government personnel records

Finger-pointing burst into the open on Capitol Hill Wednesday over blame for hacking into the U.S. government's personnel records, which the chairman of a House oversight committee said might affect as many as 32 million current and former employees and others. Show More Summary

Alabama removes Confederate flag from memorial at statehouse

Alabama removed the Confederate battle flag from a Confederate memorial on the statehouse grounds Wednesday. Continue reading ? The post Alabama removes Confederate flag from memorial at statehouse appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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