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Obama calls delay of his attorney general nominee ‘crazy’

President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch. Continue reading ? The post Obama calls delay of his attorney general nominee ‘crazy’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

#IWishMyTeacherKnew offers insight into minds of students

In an effort to learn more about her third grade students, Colorado-based teacher Kyle Schwartz prompted them to tell her: what I wish my teacher knew. Continue reading ? The post #IWishMyTeacherKnew offers insight into minds of students appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ex-U.S. Sen. Griffin, who hastened Nixon resignation, dies

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a staunch Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened Richard Nixon's resignation, has died. He was 91. Continue reading ? The post Ex-U.S. Sen. Griffin, who hastened Nixon resignation, dies appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Proposal on wellness program garners business praise, consumer concerns

Business groups praised a proposed new rule from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission clarifying how employers can construct wellness programs, but consumers advocates said the new policy could harm workers. Continue reading ? The post Proposal on wellness program garners business praise, consumer concerns appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Army shutting down wounded warrior transition care units

WASHINGTON — For the second time in two years, the U.S. Army is shutting down a number of the specialized medical units that were set up at military bases around the country to help care for severely wounded warriors returning from battle. Continue reading ? The post Army shutting down wounded warrior transition care units appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. senator says it’s time to put a woman on the $20 bill

CONCORD, N.H. — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. Continue reading ? The post U.S. senator says it’s time to put a woman on the $20 bill appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Iraq’s ‘king of clubs’ reportedly killed in Tikrit

Deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s right-hand man, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who more recently allied himself with Islamic State militants, was killed by government forces in Tikrit, the city’s provincial governor told the Associated Press on Friday. Continue reading ? The post Iraq’s ‘king of clubs’ reportedly killed in Tikrit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Many Holocaust survivors live in poverty, study finds

As international ceremonies commemorateHolocaust Remembrance Day today, a new report revealed the sobering reality that, with little safety nets available, nearly one-third of an estimated 189,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel are poor. Continue reading ? The post Many Holocaust survivors live in poverty, study finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

G-20 finance officials confronting global weakness, market instability

WASHINGTON — Finance officials from the world's major economies are searching for the right mix of policies to bolster a still-weak global recovery nearly six years after the Great Recession while confronting a range of new threats from a soaring U.S. Show More Summary

Gyrocopter flew ‘under the radar,’ Homeland chief says

WASHINGTON — The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key lawmakers raised alarms about security risks. Show More Summary

Twitter chat: Should the government tell welfare recipients how to spend their money?

A new Kansas law restricts the ways in which recipients of government assistance can spend their benefits. While many states have placed restrictions on how benefit cards can be used, prohibiting purchases such as alcohol, tobacco products...Show More Summary

President Obama may not need Congress to defang sanctions against Iran

Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own. Continue reading ? The post President Obama may not need Congress to defang sanctions against Iran appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker makes strides toward presidential run

Best known nationally for his struggle with unions, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is staking out conservative ground in broader ways as he prepares for a likely run for the Republican presidential nomination. Continue reading ? The post Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker makes strides toward presidential run appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Homeland Security says Capitol Hill gyrocopter ‘flew in under the radar’

The gyrocopter that landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol "apparently literally flew in under the radar," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, as concerned lawmakers questioned how it was allowed to happen and why. Continue reading ? The post Homeland Security says Capitol Hill gyrocopter ‘flew in under the radar’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Federal judges cast doubt on challenge to Obama administration’s plan for climate change

Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change. Continue reading ? The post Federal judges cast doubt on challenge to Obama administration’s plan for climate change appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New Kansas law would limit how welfare recipients can spend their benefits

TOPEKA, Kan. -- A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items. Continue reading ? The post New Kansas law would limit how welfare recipients can spend their benefits appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in U.S.

After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon. Continue reading ? The post USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in U.S. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Fields of flowers bloom, brighten the Netherlands

The world’s second largest flower garden, the Keukenhof park in Lisse, the Netherlands, was awash in a palette of colors today as its seven million bulbs covering 79 acres came into bloom. Continue reading ? The post Fields of flowers bloom, brighten the Netherlands appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Rubio raises $1.25 million online during first campaign day

Sen. Marco Rubio raised $1.25 million online during his first full day as a White House candidate. A source close to Rubio's campaign said Wednesday that the amount is the entire sum the Florida Republican had hoped to raise before July 1. Continue reading ? The post Rubio raises $1.25 million online during first campaign day appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Gyrocopter lands on Capitol lawn; pilot arrested

WASHINGTON — Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center. Continue reading ? The post Gyrocopter lands on Capitol lawn; pilot arrested appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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