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Kerry: ‘Substantial progress’ in Iran nuclear talks but gaps remain

The United States and Iran reported significant progress Saturday toward a nuclear agreement, with the Iranian president declaring a deal within reach. America's top diplomat was more reserved, leaving open whether world powers and Tehran would meet a March 31 deadline. Show More Summary

Abortion dispute delays bill to help victims of sex trafficking

The Senate's 100 members don't agree on much. They agreed they wanted legislation to help the victims of sex trafficking. Then the bill got caught up in the emotional and uncompromising politics of abortion. Continue reading ? The post Abortion dispute delays bill to help victims of sex trafficking appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Community in uproar after Lima mayor orders destruction of public murals

On orders from Lima's mayor, and much to the dismay of the city's artistic community, municipal workers began covering up murals in the historic downtown district of Peru's capital last week. Continue reading ? The post Community in uproar after Lima mayor orders destruction of public murals appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Celebrating Young Genius

Why should we wait to recognize genius until later in life? Carlos Watson, CEO of website OZY, joins Gwen Ifill to share details on the new OZY Genius Awards. The award grants 10 college students summer stipends to help them shake up the world. Continue reading ? The post Celebrating Young Genius appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Newly-discovered bipedal crocodile ancestor terrorized pre-dinosaur world

Before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the region we now know as North Carolina was ruled by a fearsome, bipedal, 9-foot-long crocodile ancestor known as Carnufex carolinensis, or the "Carolina Butcher." Continue reading ? The post Newly-discovered bipedal crocodile ancestor terrorized pre-dinosaur world appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Solar eclipse fans share stunning views on social media

Curious stargazers in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa watched as the moon crept into position today, creating a rare total solar eclipse. Although, the Islands of Faroe and Svalbard were the only places to view the eclipse’s totality, a … Continue reading ? The post Solar eclipse fans share stunning views on social media appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms director to resign after two years in post

WASHINGTON — The first Senate-confirmed director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is leaving the post after less than two years, the agency announced Friday. B. Todd Jones’ resignation is effective March 31. Show More Summary

House committee asks Hillary Clinton to turn over email servers for independent review

The chairman of a House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi on Friday formally requested that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn over her email server for an independent review. Continue reading ? The post House committee asks Hillary Clinton to turn over email servers for independent review appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. tightens rules for disclosing chemicals used in fracking

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Continue reading ? The post U.S. tightens rules for disclosing chemicals used in fracking appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

DOJ opens investigation into Rep. Aaron Schock’s finances

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is investigating the congressional expenses and business dealings of Rep. Aaron Schock, and FBI agents have begun issuing subpoenas to potential witnesses, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday. Continue reading ? The post DOJ opens investigation into Rep. Aaron Schock’s finances appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Federal authorities investigate death of black man hanging in a tree in Mississippi

A black man was found hanging in a tree in Mississippi, and now federal and state investigators are trying to determine if his death was a suicide or homicide. Continue reading ? The post Federal authorities investigate death of black man hanging in a tree in Mississippi appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Timelapse Video: Aurora australis brightens New Zealand sky

Stargazers this week were treated to a dazzling light show. Bright shades of green, yellow and red pulsated across the sky from Australia to Europe to parts of the United States as far south as Tennessee. Continue reading ? The post Timelapse Video: Aurora australis brightens New Zealand sky appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

PBS’ Student Reporting Labs video honored at White House film fest

President Barack Obama is showcasing the work of students from around the country who produced short films about service and giving back for a White House contest. The budding filmmakers include Austin, Texas, students who organized a wheelchair challenge that raised more than $80,000 to install automatic push button doors in their school. Show More Summary

Even scarier than California’s shrinking reservoirs is its shrinking groundwater supply

California's water shortage could potentially affect the entire nation. Continue reading ? The post Even scarier than California’s shrinking reservoirs is its shrinking groundwater supply appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Secret Service chief forcefully denies reports of crash

The new director of the Secret Service went on the offensive Thursday on Capitol Hill, disputing characterizations in news reports that two senior agents crashed a government vehicle into a security barrier at the White House after a...Show More Summary

How to watch Friday’s solar eclipse

On Friday the moon will slide between the earth and the sun creating a total solar eclipse that only part of the world can see. How else can you watch this rare event? Try online. Continue reading ? The post How to watch Friday’s solar eclipse appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Many unaware of Supreme Court challenge to Obama’s health care law

WASHINGTON — With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case. But when the potential fallout is explained,...Show More Summary

Draft nuclear deal limits Iran’s uranium centrifuges to 6,000

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A draft nuclear accord now being negotiated between the United States and Iran would force Iran to cut hardware it could use to make an atomic bomb by about 40 percent for at least a decade, while offering the...Show More Summary

Obama orders 40 percent cut in government’s greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will order the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change. Continue reading ? The post Obama orders 40 percent cut in government’s greenhouse gases appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama picks Kentucky to take home NCAA trophy

The University of Kentucky Wildcats are odds-on favorites to win this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship — and President Barack Obama approves that message. Continue reading ? The post Obama picks Kentucky to take home NCAA trophy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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