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What are your midterm election questions?

Election day is fast approaching. What burning questions do you need answered before making your way to the voting booth? Not sure what initiatives are on the ballot in your state? Curious how voter ID laws and early voting could impact...Show More Summary

Despite appellate rulings, 3 states refuse to allow gay unions

Demonstrators march in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in celebration after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Photo by Tim Dominick/The State/MCT via Getty Images WASHINGTON — TheShow More Summary

Only one gunman in Ottawa attack, Canadian police confirm

A man adds a rosary to a memorial at the John Weir Foote V.C. Armouries in Hamilton, Ontario, Oct. 22, 2014 after a soldier believed to be from the base was killed in the attack in Ottawa. A gunman whose name was on a terror watch list...Show More Summary

Full interview with Colo. Senate candidate Rep. Cory Gardner

[Watch Video] Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner knows he’s not in his small rural hometown anymore. Striding into a large crowd of cheering supporters in a Denver suburb, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate recently marveled, “I’m from...Show More Summary

Full interview with Colo. Sen. Mark Udall

[Watch Video] Walking with PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill on a hiking trail near his home in the Colorado foothills last weekend, Senator Mark Udall pointed out the beauty of the Rocky Mountain landscape. The Senator, known for his love...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg to give $25M to fight Ebola

True to his social network, Facebook C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg announced on Facebook that the he and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, will give $25 million to help prevent the spread of Ebola. Their donation will go to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation, a private nonprofit that helps fund the CDC’s work. Show More Summary

Twitter chat: When does bullying become a crime?

Over the weekend, seven members of a New Jersey high school football team were charged with sexually assaulting several of their younger teammates after a culture of hazing and locker room bullying spiraled out of control. In recentShow More Summary

New report details Pentagon’s plan for addressing global challenges associated with climate change

While many in the political and scientific arenas continue to debate the impact of climate change, the Pentagon announced Monday they have developed a comprehensive strategy outlining the ways the Department of Defense plans to adapt...Show More Summary

Walter Isaacson on confronting morality, innovation and privacy in the digital age

[Watch Video] In his new book “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Walter Isaacson outlines the most crucial inventions of the digital age. Judy Woodruff spoke with him recently...Show More Summary

Facebook and Apple will pay for employees to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are now among the first Silicon Valley tech companies to cover the expense of egg freezing procedures for employees, NBC News reported. Both companies already offer benefits for adoption and fertility treatments, but...Show More Summary

UN medical worker dies of Ebola in Germany

A UN medical worker who was infected with Ebola while in Liberia died Monday night in a clinic in Leipzig, Germany. The man, originally from Sudan, was 56 years old and had received intensive treatments and experimental drugs to combat the virus. Show More Summary

DSCC stops running TV ads in Kentucky Senate race

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes campaigns for Senate in Louisville May 19. Grimes set a new state fundraising record of $4 million in the second quarter. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images FLORENCE, Ky. — The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped running TV ads in Kentucky’s U.S. Show More Summary

Still no foie gras for Californians, SCOTUS says

A modern gavage feeding process. Photo by Wkipedia user Jérôme S. In a victory for animal rights activists, the U.S. Supreme court dismissed Tuesday a challenge to the California law that outlaws production and sale of foie gras. Plaintiffs...Show More Summary

How a Reno casino con man duped the CIA and pulled one of the ‘most dangerous hoaxes’ in American history

In the winter of 2003, the CIA received a disturbing bit of information. Al-Qaida, the intelligence said, was planning to strike the U.S. by hijacking a specific list of incoming international flights from France and other nations. The agency shared the information with the White House. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: CDC Ebola briefing at 3 p.m. EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a press conference at 3 p.m. EDT today from Atlanta. Director Dr. Tom Frieden and the Texas Department of State Health Services Director Dr. David Lakey will update the investigation of Ebola in the U.S. Show More Summary

Are New Mexico’s green chiles in peril?

Farmers in New Mexico worry that this year’s crop of green chiles will be affected by poor weather conditions. Photo by Flickr user Farmanac Green chile pepper season is wrapping up, and New Mexico farmers are anxious. Dwindling yields...Show More Summary

Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola receives blood transfusion

Nina Pham, a 26-year-old nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, contracted Ebola while caring for patient Eric Thomas Duncan. Video still by PBS NewsHour Nurse Nina Pham, confirmed Monday as the health worker who tested positive for Ebola after caring for U.S. Show More Summary

AP: About 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas confirmed. Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images BREAKING: Records given to the AP show about 70 hospital...Show More Summary

Watch Tuesday’s Louisiana Senate debate

Watch Louisiana’s debate for U.S. Senate at 8 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. CDT) on Tuesday, Oct. 14, featuring incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D), Bill Cassidy (R), and Robert Maness (R). Live stream courtesy Louisiana Public Broadcasting. RELATED...Show More Summary

Are hospitals and workers prepared to treat Ebola?

If a nurse wearing full protective gear contracted Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, how safe are other hospitals and health workers in the United States? Tonight on the PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff will talk about the risks and precautions hospitals are taking with Dr. Show More Summary

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