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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

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Activists celebrate World Rhino Day across the globe

Rhinos at Kruger National Park in South Africa. Credit: NewsHour Weekend Conservationists across the globe are marking World Rhino Day on Monday, a day focused on five species of rhino, including black, white and Sumatran rhinos. First...Show More Summary

Army: White House fence jumper is decorated veteran

WASHINGTON — The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday. Authorities have identified the intruder from Friday night’s shocking incident as Omar J. Show More Summary

UN Ambassador: Others countries support fight against Islamic State

WASHINGTON — The United States’ ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants. But Ambassador Samantha Power on Sunday would not name those countries or detail...Show More Summary

Study: Large galaxies swallow up smaller ones to survive

At 2.5 billion light-years away, the galaxy Andromeda, our galaxy’s largest neighbor, is set to collide and absorb The Milky Way in 5 billion years. Credit: GALEX, JPL-Caltech, NASA Large galaxies absorb smaller ones in order to survive...Show More Summary

Thousands of Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey after Islamic State attacks

Dozens of Syrian Kurds walk on Friday near Suruc, a southeastern province in Turkey. Thousands of Syrian Kurds began crossing into Turkey on Friday after Islamic State fighters attacked their villages in northern Syria. Credit: Ilyas...Show More Summary

NATO general: Truce in Ukraine a ‘cease-fire in name only’

VILNIUS, Lithuania — NATO’s top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country’s east is a “cease-fire in name only,” and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons...Show More Summary

‘A desire to be recognized’: Why have Americans joined the Islamic State?

WASHINGTON — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse’s aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York. Except for their embrace of Islam, there’s no common profile for the 100-plus Americans who have traveled...Show More Summary

Fence jumper prompts White House evacuation

Part of the White House has been evacuated after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion. The incident occurred Friday evening shortly after President Barack Obama and his daughters left aboard a helicopter for the presidential retreat in Maryland, Camp David. Show More Summary

Adults with autism locked out of health coverage due to age limits

It’s getting easier for parents of young children with autism to get insurers to cover a pricey treatment called applied behavioral analysis. Once kids turn 21, however, it’s a different ballgame entirely. Many states have mandates that...Show More Summary

What’s your favorite Ken Burns film?

Ken Burns talks with Margaret Warner about his new film series, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” Wednesday on PBS NewsHour, documentary filmmaker and director Ken Burns spoke with Margaret Warner about his latest series on PBS,...Show More Summary

U.S. military rushes to deploy help as Ebola spread accelerates

The U.S. has not yet identified which units will be deployed to Liberia to help battle the Ebola outbreak. Photo by Getty Images WASHINGTON — Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set...Show More Summary

Should our sports heroes also be our role models?

We asked students from around the country: should our sports heroes also be our heroes in real life? Laryssa Wills of Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas, says professional athletes should be held accountable as role models. Show More Summary

Iranian official calls jailed Washington Post journalist ‘good reporter’ but offers no details on detainment

[Watch Video]In a web-only portion of the PBS NewsHour’s interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, he speaks about jailed American-Iranian reporter Jason Rezaian. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said...Show More Summary

Iran’s Zarif on why Tehran won’t team up with U.S. on Islamic State group

Watch an excerpt of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s interview airing in full on Friday. U.S. efforts to garner regional support for fighting Islamic State militants, including an all-out effort this week by Secretary of State John Kerry, has hit a roadblock in Iran. Show More Summary

Iran would accept Obama’s bypass of congressional sanctions lift

Watch an excerpt of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s interview airing in full on Friday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the PBS NewsHour’s chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner on Friday...Show More Summary

Kansas to start mailing ballots without a Democratic Senate candidate listed

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced that election material will be mailed to overseas voters without a Democrat on the ballot, leaving an opening for Independent Greg Orman to have a shot at incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. Illustration by NewsHour TOPEKA, Kan. Show More Summary

France launches first airstrike against Islamic militants

This photo shows the first French air strikes over Iraq on Friday. Photo by France’s Ministry of Defense French attack planes on Friday destroyed fuel depots and ammunitions on an Iraqi military installation run by the Sunni extremist...Show More Summary

Alibaba IPO opens with a roar on the New York Stock Exchange

A screen with Chinese online retail giant Alibaba’s stock price is pictured on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. A buying frenzy sent Alibaba shares sharply higher Friday as the Chinese online giant made its historic Wall Street trading debut. Show More Summary

First weeks of college life can be deadly for some freshmen

Dalton Debrick died of alcohol poisoning before his first day of classes at Texas Tech University. Late last month, police responded to a noise complaint at an off-campus residence near Texas Tech University. Among the party-goers celebrating the start of a new school year was Dalton Debrick, a freshman rushing with the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. Show More Summary

PHOTOS: The morning after in Scotland

The ecstasy: Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results come in at a “Better Together” event in Glasgow. Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images Scottish citizens awoke today — if they ever went to bed...Show More Summary

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