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Donald Trump unveils list of his top picks for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, released Wednesday a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected to the White House. Continue reading ? The post Donald Trump unveils list of his top picks for Supreme Court appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Nigerian soldiers reportedly find first of 219 kidnapped schoolgirls

Nigerian soldiers found one of the missing 219 schools girls late Tuesday after Boko Haram militants kidnapped her and her classmates more than two years ago. Continue reading ? The post Nigerian soldiers reportedly find first of 219 kidnapped schoolgirls appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump’s personal financial records are now public

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has said the 104-page filing shows growing wealth and plenty of cash to finance his campaign. Continue reading ? The post Trump’s personal financial records are now public appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Intel officials says hackers may be spying on presidential candidates

The nation's top intelligence official says the U.S. has seen indications of foreign hackers spying on the presidential candidates. Continue reading ? The post Intel officials says hackers may be spying on presidential candidates appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

High-profile rape cases push states to rethink statutes of limitations

Fueled by sexual abuse allegations against comedian Bill Cosby and the Catholic Church, and other high-profile cases dating back decades, state legislators across the country are considering lengthening or eliminating statutes of limitations on rape. Continue reading ? The post High-profile rape cases push states to rethink statutes of limitations appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New York may drop sales tax on tampons and pads

Five states have eliminated sales taxes on pads and tampons: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland and Minnesota. In New York, a bill awaits the governor’s signature, and other efforts to improve access to sanitary products are underway. Continue reading ? The post New York may drop sales tax on tampons and pads appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama administration extends overtime protections to 4.2 million workers

If you’re a salaried employee who makes under $47,476 a year, you will now be paid time and a half for every hour you work over 40 hours a week. Continue reading ? The post Obama administration extends overtime protections to 4.2 million workers appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Clinton and Sanders head for a photo finish in Kentucky’s contest

Clinton remains on track to clinch the nomination in early June, but is trying to avoid ending the primary season with a string of losses to the Vermont senator. Continue reading ? The post Clinton and Sanders head for a photo finish in Kentucky’s contest appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senate easily advances $1.1 billion in Zika funding

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama's request but offering significantly more money to fight Zika than would House GOP conservatives. Show More Summary

GMO foods pose greater risk to agriculture than human health, experts say

Following a review of almost 900 studies, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reported today that genetically modified organisms — GMOs — pose no more of a health risk than traditionally bred crops. However,...Show More Summary

GOP reinstates usage of ‘illegal alien’ in Library of Congress’ records

WASHINGTON — Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally. Continue reading ? The post GOP reinstates usage of ‘illegal alien’ in Library of Congress’ records appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Segregation of black, Hispanic students on the rise, report finds

WASHINGTON — Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. Continue reading ? The post Segregation of black, Hispanic students on the rise, report finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

HIV rates soar among men who have sex with men in Southern states, D.C.

Rates of HIV infection among men who have sex with men are highest in six Southern states and the District of Columbia, according to a new analysis, conducted by researchers at Emory University. Continue reading ? The post HIV rates soar among men who have sex with men in Southern states, D.C. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senate approves Sept. 11 legislation despite Saudi threats

WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed legislation that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. Continue reading ? The post Senate approves Sept. 11 legislation despite Saudi threats appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

WASHINGTON — Buckling under conservative pressure, the Republican-led House Rules Committee pulled a legislative sleight of hand and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required women between the ages of 18 and 25 to sign up for a military draft. Show More Summary

U.S. eases Myanmar sanctions after civilian government takes power

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday eased its targeted sanctions on Myanmar after its peaceful transition to a democratically elected government. Continue reading ? The post U.S. eases Myanmar sanctions after civilian government takes power appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Is America finally ready for smart guns?

Jonathan Mossberg has already made a smart gun — a shotgun that can only be discharged by someone wearing a ring that communicates with a chip inside the weapon, unlocking it. Continue reading ? The post Is America finally ready for smart guns? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

First giraffe genome reveals the oddity behind an African icon

The giraffe is an oddball, both outside and in. By sequencing the giraffe’s genome for the first time, researchers have learned that the animal’s extraordinary external features are matched by wild genetic traits buried inside its cells. Continue reading ? The post First giraffe genome reveals the oddity behind an African icon appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

World and regional powers set immediate, modest Syria goals

VIENNA — World and regional powers agreed Tuesday to try and turn Syria's shaky pause in fighting into a comprehensive cease-fire as a step toward ending the five-year war that left hundreds of thousands dead and fueled the rise of Islamic extremists. Continue reading ? The post World and regional powers set immediate, modest Syria goals appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court, down by one, finds it can be hard to decide

WASHINGTON --?? The eight Supreme Court justices say they'll take care of business until a new ninth justice joins them. Their actions say otherwise. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court, down by one, finds it can be hard to decide appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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