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Animal ‘selfies’ show how protecting wildlife habitats is paying off

Researchers found that of the 244 species photographed, just 22 percent decreased in number – suggesting protected areas can maintain overall biodiversity. Continue reading ? The post Animal ‘selfies’ show how protecting wildlife habitats is paying off appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

At least 35 dead, including 5 children, as migrant boat overturns

At least 35 people, including five children, died on Saturday as they attempted crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey into Greece, adding to already staggering totals of migrants and refugees who drowned or were killed in recent years, many of whom took the voyage using over-packed rafts to escape Syria's civil war. Show More Summary

Financial woes may loom for some GOP candidates

Money may be growing tight for four Republican presidential hopefuls clustered under Donald Trump and Ted Cruz – just when they’re about to need it the most. Continue reading ? The post Financial woes may loom for some GOP candidates appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

More allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeeping soldiers come to light in Central African Republic

New accusations of sexual abuse against European peacekeeping forces have surfaced in the Central African Republic, the United Nations reported Friday. Continue reading ? The post More allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeeping soldiers come to light in Central African Republic appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. to collect equal pay data from all big employers

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expanding a data collection program aimed at ferreting out abuses of equal pay laws. Continue reading ? The post U.S. to collect equal pay data from all big employers appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

As standoff in Oregon continues, FBI releases video of occupier’s death

WARNING: This video is very graphic. It shows the fatal shooting of Oregon occupier LaVoy Finicum. Video by FBI Four people remain inside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns, Oregon, the FBI said during a press conference...Show More Summary

U.S. placement program failed to protect child migrants from trafficking, Senate panel says

WASHINGTON — Migrant children in the government's care fell prey to human trafficking after the Health and Human Services Department failed to protect them, according to a bipartisan congressional investigation released Thursday. Continue reading ? The post U.S. placement program failed to protect child migrants from trafficking, Senate panel says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump says Fox apologized to him in feud

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump says Fox News Channel apologized in their feud leading up to Thursday's presidential debate in Iowa, but he was still a no-show for the last scheduled forum before voters begin to make their voices heard. Continue reading ? The post Trump says Fox apologized to him in feud appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

GOP candidates look to make the most of Trump’s absence

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Donald Trump's Republican rivals mocked the billionaire businessman for skipping Thursday night's debate, then moved quickly to capitalize on a rare opportunity to step out of his shadow. Continue reading ? The post GOP candidates look to make the most of Trump’s absence appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The story of Barbara Morgan, the first teacher in space

Barbara Morgan first trained to go into space in the 1980s as part of the Teachers in Space Project. Continue reading ? The post The story of Barbara Morgan, the first teacher in space appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. official says activity detected at North Korean launch site

A U.S. defense official and new commercial satellite imagery suggest that North Korea is preparing to launch a rocket or missile. Continue reading ? The post U.S. official says activity detected at North Korean launch site appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Brick by brick, Lego diversifies its toys with a minifigure in a wheelchair

Lego unveiled its first-ever minifigure in a wheelchair, which first appeared at international toy fairs this week. Continue reading ? The post Brick by brick, Lego diversifies its toys with a minifigure in a wheelchair appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Last week’s blizzard ranked one of the worst since 1950

Last week's blizzard, which brought the nation's capital to a standstill and claimed at least 27 lives, was one of the worst in the recorded history of the Northeast. Continue reading ? The post Last week’s blizzard ranked one of the worst since 1950 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senate Democrats pitch $400 million fix for lead pipes in Flint

Senate Democrats on Thursday proposed up to $400 million in emergency federal aid to Flint, Michigan, half of what the state's Republican governor says it will cost to replace and fix the city's lead-contaminated pipes. Continue reading ? The post Senate Democrats pitch $400 million fix for lead pipes in Flint appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ancient mammoth bones discovered under Oregon State’s stadium

An expansion project at Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium has uncovered ancient mammoth bones under the football field’s end zone. Continue reading ? The post Ancient mammoth bones discovered under Oregon State’s stadium appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

White House: Obama doesn’t want to serve on Supreme Court

Don't expect Barack Obama to wind up on the Supreme Court -- he doesn't want the job. Continue reading ? The post White House: Obama doesn’t want to serve on Supreme Court appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twice-convicted but unsinkable former mayor of Providence dies

The long-standing former mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr., who was twice convicted of felonies but still had enough support to run again in 2014, died Thursday at age 74. Continue reading ? The post Twice-convicted but unsinkable former mayor of Providence dies appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

President Reagan’s televised speech to a nation after Challenger disaster

Thirty years ago, the nation witnessed one of NASA's most public failures when the space shuttle Challenger broke apart over the Atlantic Ocean 73 seconds into launch. It left President Ronald Reagan with the sizable duty of consoling the nation in the face of so much loss. Show More Summary

Barbie is getting a brand new look, or several of them

After more than a half-century of white skin, bleach-blonde hair, blue eyes and unrealistic body dimensions, Barbie dolls are getting a makeover. Mattel Inc., the company that created Barbie, is re-imagining her with different body types, skin color and hair. Continue reading ? The post Barbie is getting a brand new look, or several of them appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WHO alarmed at spread of Zika virus and risk of deformities in babies

Millions of cases of the Zika virus, with its potential to cause deformities in newborns, might come to the Americas over the next year, World Health Organization officials said Thursday. Continue reading ? The post WHO alarmed at spread of Zika virus and risk of deformities in babies appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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