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A short history of AI schooling humans at their own games

Through chess, Jeopardy, poker and checkers, Deep Blue, Watson, Libratus and Chinook changed the way humans think about artificial intelligence. Continue reading ? The post A short history of AI schooling humans at their own games appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Official: Flynn not ‘certain’ on sanctions talk with Russia

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's national security adviser addressed U.S. sanctions against Russia in his conversations with the country's ambassador while President Barack Obama was still in office, a new report said, contradicting previous claims that the issue was not discussed. Show More Summary

UN: Yemen fighting displaced tens of thousands more people

SANAA, Yemen — The United Nations refugee agency said Friday that tens of thousands of people have been displaced amid the latest escalation of fighting along Yemen's western coastline. Continue reading ? The post UN: Yemen fighting displaced tens of thousands more people appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

5 quick ways HHS Secretary Tom Price could change health policy

He can interpret laws in different ways than his predecessors and rewrite regulations and guidance, which is how many important policies are carried out. Continue reading ? The post 5 quick ways HHS Secretary Tom Price could change health policy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH LIVE: Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to speak at the White House

Trump and Abe are expected to speak at 1 p.m., part of Abe's official visit to the White House. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to speak at the White House appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

A divided Senate confirms Trump’s health secretary

WASHINGTON — Republicans won Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump’s choice for health secretary early Friday in the testy chamber’s fourth consecutive brawl over Cabinet picks. Senators approved Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to head...Show More Summary

Here’s what the Mexico border wall looks like now

President Donald Trump wants to build up the border between Mexico and the U.S. Here's what that 1,900-mile stretch looks like now. Continue reading ? The post Here’s what the Mexico border wall looks like now appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Continue reading ? The post U.S. appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The unseen workers who guided the Senate through marathon nominee sessions

The Senate held back-to-back overnight sessions this week, forcing U.S. Capitol Building workers to put in long shifts during debates over Cabinet nominees. Continue reading ? The post The unseen workers who guided the Senate through marathon nominee sessions appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How the House science committee may try to weaken the EPA

House Committee on Science, Space and Technology will likely push reforms that many fear will meddle with the scientific process. Continue reading ? The post How the House science committee may try to weaken the EPA appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How Swedish statistician Hans Rosling changed the way we look at health

Rosling, a Swedish statistician, doctor and viral mathematics entertainer whose TED Talks made complicated statistics more accessible, died this week at 68. Continue reading ? The post How Swedish statistician Hans Rosling changed the way we look at health appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH: Senate votes to confirm Jeff Sessions as attorney general

Wednesday's confirmation vote comes amid rising tension between Republicans controlling the chamber over what they call delaying tactics by minority Democratic members. Continue reading ? The post WATCH: Senate votes to confirm Jeff Sessions as attorney general appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Tribe files legal challenge as construction of Dakota Access pipeline continues

Construction resumed on the Dakota Access pipeline project this week. Energy Transfer Partners says the pipeline could be operational as early as June. Continue reading ? The post Tribe files legal challenge as construction of Dakota Access pipeline continues appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New federal rules require home health agencies to do far more for patients

The new rules are set to go into effect in July, but they may be delayed as President Donald Trump’s administration reviews regulations that have been drafted or finalized but not yet implemented. Continue reading ? The post New federal rules require home health agencies to do far more for patients appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Pill bugs emerged from the sea to conquer the Earth

Pill bugs are more closely related to shrimp and lobsters than crickets or butterflies -- plus other little known facts about roly polies. Continue reading ? The post Pill bugs emerged from the sea to conquer the Earth appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Why same-sex marriage may soon become a reality in Taiwan

An amendment to include same-sex marriage in Taiwan’s civil code has passed a parliamentary committee, clearing the way for same-sex marriage to become a reality in 2017. Although an attempt to pass the bill fell flat in 2013, Taiwan’s political climate has since changed. Show More Summary

Republican state lawmakers push for restrictions on voting

Lawmakers in at least 20 mostly Republican-led states are pushing to make it harder to register or to vote. Continue reading ? The post Republican state lawmakers push for restrictions on voting appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Gorsuch disheartened by Trump attacks on judges

Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has told a Democratic senator that he found the president's attacks on the judiciary "disheartening" and "demoralizing." Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut disclosed the comments from Judge Neil Gorsuch after meeting with the nominee Wednesday. Show More Summary

San Francisco becomes first city to offer free community college tuition to all residents

The new program comes as several other jurisdictions, including the states of New York and Rhode Island, are considering free tuition programs. Continue reading ? The post San Francisco becomes first city to offer free community college tuition to all residents appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Groups sue to block Trump’s order on government regulations

Organizations opposing President Donald Trump's executive order to curb government regulations filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block it. Continue reading ? The post Groups sue to block Trump’s order on government regulations appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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