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Twitter Chat: Landing the job of your dreams through social media

At 3 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) will join PBS NewsHour for a Twitter chat to talk more about networking and how going public on social media about looking for work can land you on your feet after a job loss. Continue reading ? The post Twitter Chat: Landing the job of your dreams through social media appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How bad translation by court interpreters can turn misunderstanding into injustice

Because many states and localities don’t use tested court interpreters and ignore federal rules for when interpreters are required, many criminal defendants and civil litigants with limited English skills are not equipped to navigate the complex legal system, jeopardizing their constitutional rights. Show More Summary

Progress slow on installing key safety technology on railroads, report says

The Federal Railroad Administration report shows that while some railroads have made substantial progress, others have yet to equip a single locomotive or track segment with the technology, or install a single radio tower. Continue reading ? The post Progress slow on installing key safety technology on railroads, report says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Students who use social media score lower in math, reading and science

Students who use social media daily score lower in math, reading and science. But don't worry gamers, the research shows you score higher. Continue reading ? The post Students who use social media score lower in math, reading and science appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Olympic athletes use them, but do these recovery therapies really work?

The proven benefits of athletic therapies like cupping, a traditional eastern medicine technique made famous by Michael Phelps and others at the Rio Games, are often unclear. Continue reading ? The post Olympic athletes use them, but do these recovery therapies really work? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

More than 80,000 people evacuated from California wildfire

More than 80,000 people have been evacuated from their homes as a wildfire continues to blaze in Southern California. Continue reading ? The post More than 80,000 people evacuated from California wildfire appeared first on PBS NewsH...

Olympic highlights from Day 11: Competing runners help each other after fall

Two runners in the women’s 5,000-meter race helped each other finish Tuesday after one stumbled, knocking down the other. Continue reading ? The post Olympic highlights from Day 11: Competing runners help each other after fall appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

White House announces $17 million to curb opioid use

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has announced that it will spend $17 million to help law enforcement agencies deal with the increase in heroin and opioid abuse. Continue reading ? The post White House announces $17 million to curb opioid use appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Russia-Iran cooperation in Syria sends message to U.S.

WASHINGTON — Russia's use of an Iranian air base to bomb targets in Syria sends a message to Washington as it weighs a military partnership with Moscow: Join us or we'll look to your enemies. Continue reading ? The post Russia-Iran cooperation in Syria sends message to U.S. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How do the presidential candidates’ tax proposals compare?

WASHINGTON — In this unconventional campaign season, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have produced two conventional tax plans that mostly track their parties' long-standing views. Continue reading ? The post How do the presidential candidates’ tax proposals compare? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Republican Donald Trump shaking up campaign

TETERBORO, N.J. — Republican Donald Trump announced a shakeup of his campaign leadership Wednesday, the latest sign of tumult in his bid for the White House as his poll numbers slip and only 82 days remain before the election. Continue reading ? The post Republican Donald Trump shaking up campaign appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

John McLaughlin, pioneer of raucous political punditry on TV, dies at 89

McLaughlin was a conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that featured hollering-heads discussions of Washington politics. Continue reading ? The post John McLaughlin, pioneer of raucous political punditry on TV, dies at 89 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Smashing past global temperature highs, July was the hottest month on record

2016 is also quickly outpacing last year as the hottest year ever. Continue reading ? The post Smashing past global temperature highs, July was the hottest month on record appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Education Department to offer aid for professional training partnerships

The U.S. Department of Education is providing $17 million in grants and loans to assist low-income students in enrolling in eight “nontraditional” training programs, part of the Obama administration’s efforts to make college more accessible and affordable. Show More Summary

Hundreds of ISIS vehicles were allowed to leave Syrian city

A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting IS says the decision was made by Syrian rebel commanders who let the convoy leave the city because there were civilians in all of the cars. Continue reading ? The post Hundreds of ISIS vehicles were allowed to leave Syrian city appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What Republicans are hoping to find in FBI notes from Clinton interview

House Republicans claim the FBI notes, which are typically kept confidential after an investigation is closed, may show Clinton provided inconsistent answers to questions about her handling of emails containing classified information during testimony last year before the House Benghazi panel. Show More Summary

As summer draws to a close, 6 things to know about going back to school

The lazy days of summer are ending for millions of children. How much will parents spend on school supplies? How do American students stack up globally? Here are some facts and figures as the new year begins. Continue reading ? The post As summer draws to a close, 6 things to know about going back to school appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

15 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo, leaving 61

The Pentagon announced Monday the transfer of 15 inmates out of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- its largest transfer yet from the controversial detention facility. Continue reading ? The post 15 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo, leaving 61 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Aetna to pull out of most Obamacare health plans

Health insurance provider Aetna has decided to stop participating in the Obamacare health exchange program in 11 of 15 states next year, citing financial concerns. Continue reading ? The post Aetna to pull out of most Obamacare health plans appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Olympic highlights from Day 10: Photo finish at the track

The women’s 400 meter race at the Rio Olympics on Monday took an unusual turn when the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller dove over the finish line to ensure the gold. Continue reading ? The post Olympic highlights from Day 10: Photo finish at the track appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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