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WATCH LIVE: President Obama delivers his final speech from Chicago

Obama's final speech as president, before thousands who will gather at McCormick Place, is his last chance to try to define what his presidency meant for America. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: President Obama delivers his final speech from Chicago appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Hacktivists launch more cyberattacks against local, state governments

Unlike cyber criminals who hack into computer networks to steal data for the cash, most hacktivists aren’t doing it for the dollars. They’re individuals or groups of hackers who band together and see themselves as fighting injustice. Continue reading ? The post Hacktivists launch more cyberattacks against local, state governments appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Jeff Sessions to lay out priorities, defend his civil rights record during confirmation hearing

Democrats are expected to use the two days of hearings to challenge Sessions' commitment to civil rights, a chief priority of the Justice Department during the Obama administration. Continue reading ? The post Jeff Sessions to lay out priorities, defend his civil rights record during confirmation hearing appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Mammograms may do more harm than good for many women with breast cancer, study says

The study raises the uncomfortable possibility that some women who believe their lives were saved by mammograms were actually harmed by cancer screenings that led to surgery, radiation and even chemotherapy that they didn’t need. Continue reading ? The post Mammograms may do more harm than good for many women with breast cancer, study says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

A guide to this week’s confirmation hearings: Jeff Sessions, Rex Tillerson and more

After weeks of filling out his Cabinet, President-elect Donald Trump's nominees must now face confirmation hearings before Senate committees. Continue reading ? The post A guide to this week’s confirmation hearings: Jeff Sessions, Rex Tillerson and more appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Jared Kushner to be named senior White House adviser to Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is expected to be named as a senior White House adviser, an official West Wing role that will raise further questions about conflicts of interest with Trump and his family’s business empire. Continue reading ? The post Jared Kushner to be named senior White House adviser to Donald Trump appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Kerry sorry for past State Department discrimination against gays

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry publicly apologized on Monday for the State Department's institutional discrimination in the past against gay and lesbian diplomats. Continue reading ? The post Kerry sorry for past State Department discrimination against gays appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Health secretary nominee kept federal dollars flowing to campaign donors

Rep. Tom Price, the physician and Georgia Republican tapped for the nation’s leading health care job, has long criticized federal spending as excessive. Yet during his years in Congress, he’s worked hard to keep federal dollars flowing to his most generous campaign donors. Show More Summary

Parents, save up: Cost of raising a child is more than $233K

WASHINGTON — Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account. Continue reading ? The post Parents, save up: Cost of raising a child is more than $233K appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Read actress Meryl Streep’s full Golden Globes speech

While accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes in California Sunday night, actress Meryl Streep praised Hollywood's diversity and criticized President-elect Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter. You can read her full speech here. Continue reading ? The post Read actress Meryl Streep’s full Golden Globes speech appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Former congressman seeks to delay prison term amid appeal

Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, a Philadelphia Democrat, said he expects to win a new trial over errors during his five-defendant trial this year, including the dismissal of a holdout juror. Continue reading ? The post Former congressman seeks to delay prison term amid appeal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

GOP lawmakers vow quick action to enact new health care law

Top Republicans said Sunday they'll move quickly to enact a new health care law, but they won't say what might replace President Barack Obama's version. Continue reading ? The post GOP lawmakers vow quick action to enact new health care law appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

With inauguration looming, Trump continues to control hundreds of companies

Ethics experts have called for the president-elect to sell off his assets and place his investments in a blind trust. Continue reading ? The post With inauguration looming, Trump continues to control hundreds of companies appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

North Korea says it can launch a nuclear missile ‘anytime and anywhere’

U.S. officials said North Korea has advanced its intercontinental ballistic missile capacity but does not have the ability to use nuclear warheads on them. Continue reading ? The post North Korea says it can launch a nuclear missile ‘anytime and anywhere’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Doctors admonish us to leave earwax alone. Why won’t anyone listen?

Few pieces of medical advice have been so consistent for so long, and so ignored, as the admonition not to use foreign objects to remove earwax. Continue reading ? The post Doctors admonish us to leave earwax alone. Why won’t anyone listen? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Graham urges Trump to ‘push back’ on Russian interference

Trump has consistently refused to blame Russia in the hacks that American intelligence agencies say were directed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading ? The post Graham urges Trump to ‘push back’ on Russian interference appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump son-in-law moves to distance self from business ties

Jared Kushner, President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law and one of his closest advisers, is taking steps to distance himself from his sprawling New York real estate business. Continue reading ? The post Trump son-in-law moves to distance self from business ties appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump defends Russia outreach amid U.S. intel criticism

U.S. intelligence officials on Friday briefed Trump on their conclusions that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 election in order to help him win. Continue reading ? The post Trump defends Russia outreach amid U.S. intel criticism appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Building simple fences around vacant lots could help reduce crime

Many cities are finding that something as simple as installing a split rail fence around a cleared and mowed vacant lot not only fights urban blight, it can help fight crime. Continue reading ? The post Building simple fences around vacant lots could help reduce crime appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump’s pick for intelligence chief spent years lobbying

Former Sen. Dan Coats, in line to be national intelligence director, has swung back and forth between government service and lobbying. Continue reading ? The post Trump’s pick for intelligence chief spent years lobbying appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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