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Police dismantle Hong Kong protest camps

Police officers dismantle an arrangement of umbrellas outside Hong Kong’s government complex on Dec. 11. Photo by Brent Lewin/Getty Images Hundreds of police in Hong Kong methodically dismantled pro-democracy protest camps in the financial...Show More Summary

CIA director takes questions on Senate interrogations report

CIA Director John Brennan plans to address the Senate report CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation tactics, and take questions about it, at 1:30 p.m. briefing Thursday. You can watch in the above livestream. The post CIA director takes questions on Senate interrogations report appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twitter chat: Are U.S. overtime standards fair?

In a recent “Making Sen$e” column, billionaire Nick Hanauer explained why he believes unfair standards for overtime pay are hurting the middle class. In 1975, more than 65 percent of salaried American workers were paid time-and-a-half for every hour they worked over 40 hours a week. Show More Summary

Multiemployer pensions could face cuts

Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Retirees covered by financially troubled multiemployer pensions could soon see their benefits cut under a congressional spending deal to keep the government running. Architects...Show More Summary

Nearly 100 more school shootings since Sandy Hook, report says

A map of school shootings from Dec. 2012 to Dec. 2014, courtesy of Everytown for Gun Safety. Schools in the United States have seen almost one school shooting a week since Dec. 15, 2012, when Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary...Show More Summary

12 Days of NewsHour: Judy’s favorite recipe

The holidays are a busy time of year. But don’t be the one who brings store-bought baked goods to your holiday party. (I’m looking at you, guy who brought “assorted chips and popcorn” to our office potluck. You know who you are. … Just kidding, Mike, we love you!) Don’t worry, NewsHour’s got you covered. Show More Summary

CIA tries to discredit Senate’s investigation

WASHINGTON — Top spies past and present campaigned Wednesday to discredit the Senate’s investigation into the CIA’s harrowing torture practices after 9/11, battling to define the historical record and deter potential legal action around...Show More Summary

Lawmakers wary of genetically modified foods

Denver resident Ben Hamilton sat on a citizen panel tasked with writing a report on proposition 105, which would require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. Photo courtesy of Luke Runyon, KUNC and Harvest...Show More Summary

Other countries are surpassing the US in commercial drone flights

University of Missouri students guide a quad-copter drone off the ground at Columbia’s Hinkson Field. Journalists, businesses and many entrepreneurs are eagerly awaiting FAA rules for the commercial use of drones. Photo by David Eulitt/Kansas...Show More Summary

Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi honor ‘forgotten children’

[Watch Video]Watch an excerpt of Malala Yousafzai’s acceptance speech. Malala Yousafzai said she was “very proud” to represent her country Pakistan in winning the Nobel Peace Prize. “Along with that, I’m pretty certain that I’m alsoShow More Summary

Nearly 9 in 10 doubt Obama, GOP can break gridlock

WASHINGTON — Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal: There’s almost no chance that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the country’s problems. A...Show More Summary

Ebola fighters are TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’

TIME’s magazine covers for their 2014 Person of the Year depict those who have been fighting Ebola. Doctors in hazmat suits, nurses in scrubs, scientists in lab coats, aid workers in plain clothes — the people responsible for waging war against the Ebola virus come in many different uniforms across the globe. Show More Summary

Psychologist defends harsh CIA interrogations, challenges Senate report’s accuracy

Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images WASHINGTON — One of the two psychologists paid millions for designing the CIA’s post-Sept. 11 program of brutal interrogations defends the treatment of al-Qaida detainees and disputes...Show More Summary

Obama announcing $1 billion investment for early childhood education

U.S. President Barack Obama sits with students during a tour of a Pre-K classroom at Powell Elementary School prior to speaking on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget in Washington, D.C. in March 2014. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

FAA issues commercial drone permits to 4 more companies

Photo by Flickr user Don McCullough WASHINGTON — Under pressure from Congress to speed access to U.S. skies for commercial drones, the government granted four companies permission Wednesday to use drones for aerial surveillance, construction...Show More Summary

Congress eases whole grain standards for school lunches

Students at Doherty Middle School get their healthy lunch at the school cafeteria, on June 18, 2012 in Andover, Massachusetts. Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Congress is taking...Show More Summary

Former CIA head Hayden denies lying to Congress about interrogations

Former CIA head Michael Hayden at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 18, 2006. Photo by Joe Marquette/Bloomberg WASHINGTON — The head of the CIA during President George W. Bush’s second term said...Show More Summary

What’s right vs. what’s legal when it comes to ‘torture’ report

Senator John McCain speaks to reporters about the release of a report on CIA interrogations of high-value terrorists. A U.S. Senate panel released its highly-controversial report into harsh interrogation tactics of Al-Qaeda terror suspects on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill

Lawmakers on Tuesday agreed on a $1.1 trillion spending package to keep most of the federal government open through the end of the fiscal year. Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Time running short, Republicans...Show More Summary

Report: CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques ‘brutal’ and ‘ineffective’

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, pictured here after his capture in Pakistan in 2003, was mentioned several times in the Senate report on the ineffectiveness of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques on detainees. KSM was waterboarded by...Show More Summary

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