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Documentary series probes gang violence in Guatemala and Honduras

PBS NewsHour Weekend recently traveled to El Salvador to report on gang violence that has forced many Salvadorans to seek a new life in the United States. But that violence isn’t confined within El Salvador’s borders. Residents fromShow More Summary

Americans Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller released from North Korea

WASHINGTON — The two remaining Americans who had been held in North Korea have been released and are on their way home, U.S. officials said Saturday. A spokesman for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Clapper was accompanying...Show More Summary

Veterans Affairs taking ‘aggressive’ disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says his agency is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees as the VA. The agency is struggling to correct systemic problems that led to long wait times...Show More Summary

Scientists create immortal human cells to understand how cancer works

Immortality isn’t something to be desired when it comes to your body’s cells. Those that continue to divide without ever dying can lead to the development of the most malignant kinds of tumors. Until now, the science behind cell immortality has been relatively unknown, despite its significance to cancer. Show More Summary

This inventor’s next big idea? Goggles that would check vital signs

[Watch Video]Inventor John Steinbaugh answers the question: If you could invent something new, what would it be? This week the PBS NewsHour is launching a new series of reports on inventions and innovations called “Breakthroughs.” Over...Show More Summary

Google launches service to store and share human DNA in the cloud

A Google platform will allow hospitals and universities to upload human genomes to the cloud. Image by Wikimedia user Webridge It turns out that a human genome — the complete set of genetic material encoded as DNA sequences — is 100Show More Summary

Obamacare helps reduce dangerous premature births in 27 states

Photo by Getty Images The percentage of babies born prematurely fell to 11.4 percent in 2013, its lowest level in 17 years, according to an annual March of Dimes report released this week. While many factors contributed to the decline,...Show More Summary

Israel set to demolish homes of suspected terrorists in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington March 4. Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has authorized the demolition...Show More Summary

Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops in Iraq to fight Islamic State

Caption:President Barack Obama addresses military personnel at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The president was briefed by commanders at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) regarding the terrorist threat posed by ISIS. Show More Summary

Judge confirms Detroit’s plan to exit largest municipal bankruptcy

Detroit filed its bankruptcy exit plan in federal court Friday. Detroit can bid bankruptcy goodbye within weeks. U.S. judge Steven Rhodes confirmed a plan Friday that will cut over $7 billion in unsecured liabilities and pump $1.4 billion into the Motor City for basic rehabilitation over the next decade. Show More Summary

Supreme Court to hear challenge to health care subsidies

Certified nurse practitioner Myra Tilson conducts a check-up on a patient at a Community Clinic Inc. health center in Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, the same day health insurance exchanges opened their doors across the nation. Show More Summary

Republican Ed Gillespie concedes Virginia Senate race

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Republican Ed Gillespie has conceded the Virginia Senate race to the Democratic incumbent, Mark Warner. Gillespie says he won’t seek a recount in the tight race even though state law entitles him to one. The latest...Show More Summary

GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie to discuss tight Va. race

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie is expected to speak on Tuesday’s race that has incumbent Mark Warner narrowly claiming victory. Photo by Travis Daub McLEAN, Va. — Republican Ed Gillespie is facing a choice whether to concede...Show More Summary

12 steps to safely bury Ebola victims

Image courtesy of the World Health Organization One of the devastating aspects of the Ebola virus is the hands-off, highly sanitized burial of those who have died from the disease to ward off its spread. After months of dispatching burial...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Prosecutor Loretta Lynch emerges as potential AG nominee

Loretta Lynch is a federal prosecutor for Eastern New York. Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images WASHINGTON — U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as the leading choice to be the next attorney general, but President Barack Obama does...Show More Summary

FBI director says agent impersonated AP reporter

Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey said an agent impersonated an AP reporter in 2007 to help catch a 15-year-old suspect accused of making bomb threats at a high school. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images SEATTLE...Show More Summary

Obama writes Iran’s supreme leader about militants

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gives a speech at a meeting in Tehran on July 8. Photo by – Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images WASHINGTON — In a rare outreach to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President...Show More Summary

Little green army men, Rubik’s Cube and bubbles join the National Hall of Fame

Photo by Flickr user JWPhotowerks The little green army men finally marched into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday after being halted at the gate as finalists two other years. The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame announced the 2014 inductees today: bubbles, little green army men and the Rubik’s Cube. Show More Summary

Los Angeles art museum celebrates historic donation

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced its largest-ever single donation Thursday. Photo by Flickr user Bright Vibes The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced its largest-ever single donation: 47 pieces of art valued at $500 million. Show More Summary

For-profit colleges aim to fight regulation with new lawsuit

Photo by Flickr user the justified sinner WASHINGTON — The for-profit college sector filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks to halt new regulations of its industry. The lawsuit is in response to a rule the Obama administration announced last week that requires career training programs to show their graduates make enough money to pay back their loans. Show More Summary

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