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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

Blog Post Archive

McCain hopes to define legacy with national security post

After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the 78-year-old former Navy pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war has rebounded as the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. The post gives the Arizona Republican a significant...Show More Summary

Clinton’s allies guide her toward moderate economic approach

Inside the Democratic Party, economic policy is often seen as a contest between President Barack Obama's track record and the anti-Wall Street approach advocated by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. As Hillary Rodham Clinton heads for an expected 2016 run for president, her allies are pointing her toward something in-between. Show More Summary

FAA no longer letting agents skip checkpoints after inspector arrested

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration suspended a program on Saturday that allows its safety inspectors to skip security checkpoints while on the job, following the arrest of an FAA agent earlier in the week who was caught allegedly...Show More Summary

Shots fired outside Biden’s Delaware home

The U.S. Secret Service said Sunday that multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night. Continue reading ? The post Shots fired outside Biden’s Delaware home appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Protests against Charlie Hebdo turn violent in Niger and Pakistan

At least five people were killed in Niger during protests against the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo on Saturday, authorities said, raising the two-day death toll in the violent demonstrations in the country's capital to ten. Continue reading ? The post Protests against Charlie Hebdo turn violent in Niger and Pakistan appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

In Mexico, new suspect detained in disappearance of 43 students

A new suspect was arrested in connection with the September 2014 disappearance and alleged killing of 43 college students in Mexico, officials announced on Friday. Continue reading ? The post In Mexico, new suspect detained in disappearance of 43 students appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Study: Polar bears seek new habitats further north

Polar bears are gradually moving north in search of longer lasting sea ice, according to findings published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. Continue reading ? The post Study: Polar bears seek new habitats further north appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

For first time, Obama to deliver State of the Union address to Republican-led Congress

For the first time in his presidency, Barack Obama will stand before a Republican-led Congress to deliver his State of the Union address and try to convince lawmakers newly empowered to block his agenda that they should instead join with him on education, cyberprotection and national security proposals. Show More Summary

Miami sniper training halted after target practice mugshots found

Police in North Miami have suspended a sniper training program after it was revealed that trainees used old mugshots of black suspects during target practice. Continue reading ? The post Miami sniper training halted after target practice mugshots found appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Do students take too many tests? Congress to weigh question

On Wednesday, the Senate's education committee is set to take up the issue of whether federally mandated annual testing should remain a requirement under the No Child Left Behind law. Continue reading ? The post Do students take too many tests? Congress to weigh question appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

News organizations form coalition to test drones

Ten news organizations, including The New York Times and the Associated Press, formed a coalition with Virginia Tech to test unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, for news gathering, the media companies said in a joint statement Thursday. Continue reading ? The post News organizations form coalition to test drones appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

SpaceX releases video of rocket’s spectacular crash landing

On Monday, we told you about SpaceX’s failed attempted to recover and reuse Falcon 9, the 14-story rocket that launches supply capsules into space. This was the rocket that helped deliver the company’s fifth resupply mission to the International Space Station. Show More Summary

International Criminal Court will examine possible war crimes in Palestine

The preliminary inspection, which could take months or years, will determine if there is enough evidence to warrant a full investigation. Continue reading ? The post International Criminal Court will examine possible war crimes in Palestine appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Holder restricts federal government’s role in seizing assets

Federal agencies can no longer take possession of assets seized by local law enforcement, unless the property includes firearms or and other materials that concern public safety. Continue reading ? The post Holder restricts federal government’s role in seizing assets appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Homeland Security to address weaknesses in visa waiver program

Can terrorists take advantage of the visa waiver program and enter the U.S. through "friendly" countries? Continue reading ? The post Homeland Security to address weaknesses in visa waiver program appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New report shows majority of U.S. students are low-income

The report measured poverty among students by the number of those that qualified for free and reduced lunch. Continue reading ? The post New report shows majority of U.S. students are low-income appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Missing Mars probe Beagle 2 found after 11 years

Missing since 2003, British scientists said Friday new high-resolution images revealed that their Mars probe, Beagle 2, had landed safely on the surface of the Red Planet, but failed to fully deploy. Continue reading ? The post Missing Mars probe Beagle 2 found after 11 years appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Despite Polar Vortex, 2014 is Warmest Year on Record

The Earth was 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. Continue reading ? The post Despite Polar Vortex, 2014 is Warmest Year on Record appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

NCAA proposes Penn State deal to restore wins for Joe Paterno

The deal would restore 112 victories to Penn State's football record and make former coach Joe Paterno the winningest coach in the college sport's history. Continue reading ? The post NCAA proposes Penn State deal to restore wins for Joe Paterno appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Grateful Dead doin’ that rag one final time

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, the four original members announced they will be playin’ in the band together for a final performance at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Continue reading ? The post Grateful Dead doin’ that rag one final time appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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