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Obama to push for expanding retirement plans

President Barack Obama will pitch some new proposals to expand access to retirement savings accounts and revisit some old ones when issuing his budget next month. Continue reading ? The post Obama to push for expanding retirement plans appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Texas grand jury indicts undercover Planned Parenthood video activists

Following a two-month investigation into allegations that targeted Planned Parenthood, a Harris County grand jury cleared the organization of any wrongdoing and instead indicted two undercover filmmakers who had hoped to expose the organization of wrongdoing. Show More Summary

Who’s Obama for? Clinton has reason to smile

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hasn’t endorsed a Democratic successor, but he’s now revealed some personal pros and cons in the fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Clinton has reason to smile. Continue reading ? The post Who’s Obama for? Clinton has reason to smile appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Minorities make up 14 percent of state lawmakers in 2015, survey finds

WASHINGTON — Only 14 percent of state legislators are minorities, according to a report released on Monday. Continue reading ? The post Minorities make up 14 percent of state lawmakers in 2015, survey finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

With new Olympic guidelines, trans athletes can compete without surgery

Transgender athletes can now compete at the Olympics with other athletes of their gender, according to a new set of guidelines adopted Monday. Continue reading ? The post With new Olympic guidelines, trans athletes can compete without surgery appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Stars line up to support Clinton, but it’s not swaying young voters

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Hillary Clinton has a lot of celebrity pals on her side, like actress Lena Dunham and singers Katy Perry or Demi Lovato, the latter of whom belted out hits at a campaign concert at the University of Iowa. Continue reading ? The post Stars line up to support Clinton, but it’s not swaying young voters appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Some cost-conscious employers exclude outpatient surgeries in health plans

Libbi Stovall couldn’t believe it last month when she looked at the fine print in her company’s 2016 health plan. The insurance paid for inpatient hospital care, office visits and diagnostic imaging. But it provided no coverage for outpatient...Show More Summary

Supreme Court rejects appeal to outlaw death penalty

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is rejecting a Pennsylvania inmate's appeal to consider banning the death penalty across the United States. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court rejects appeal to outlaw death penalty appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teenagers

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that people serving life terms for murders they committed as teenagers must have a chance to seek their freedom, a decision that could affect more than 1,000 inmates. Continue reading ? The post Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teenagers appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New mutant monkeys model the inheritance of autism

These genetically modified monkeys exhibit some of the social deficits and anxiety behaviors observed in human autism and may help uncover new therapies. Continue reading ? The post New mutant monkeys model the inheritance of autism appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Fact-checking GOP candidate statements on Obama’s military spending

Trashing Obama and arguing that he has failed to spend enough on defense has become a staple for Republican presidential hopefuls. What's lost in the din: Money spent on weapons modernization is on par with the George W. Bush administration. Continue reading ? The post Fact-checking GOP candidate statements on Obama’s military spending appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Kerry urging China to take firmer stand against North Korea’s nuclear program

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Asia, where he is pushing for a resolution to simmering maritime disputes and to refocus China's attention on North Korea's nuclear program. Continue reading ? The post Kerry urging China to take firmer stand against North Korea’s nuclear program appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Prosecutors claim cover up as 8 face trial for damaging King Tut mask

Eight people are being charged with gross negligence for allegedly damaging the famed King Tutankhamen mask at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Continue reading ? The post Prosecutors claim cover up as 8 face trial for damaging King Tut mask appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Weeks before Iowa caucuses, Trump goes to church

On the second-to-last Sunday before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump settled into a fifth row pew for a lesson in humility. Continue reading ? The post Weeks before Iowa caucuses, Trump goes to church appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Billionaires bolster Cruz bid for 2016

Four of America's wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz's now-surging Republican presidential campaign. Continue reading ? The post Billionaires bolster Cruz bid for 2016 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Digging out: East coasters start to recover from record-setting storm

Residents along the east coast began recovery efforts Sunday as a record-setting winter storm moved to out sea. Snow accumulations topped three feet in some areas, while the death toll attributable to the storm rose to 19. Continue reading ? The post Digging out: East coasters start to recover from record-setting storm appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Will Trump succeed with voters the way he has in the polls?

Trump has done and said so many things that would have ended the campaign of just about anyone else. Even he's amazed at his apparent inability to commit a political error. Continue reading ? The post Will Trump succeed with voters the way he has in the polls? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Teenage suspect in custody after Canada’s worst shooting in years

At least four people died and two people were injured Friday during Canada's worst school shooting in more than a decade. Continue reading ? The post Teenage suspect in custody after Canada’s worst shooting in years appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump: I could shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his supporters are so loyal they would stick with him even if he stood in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shot somebody. Continue reading ? The post Trump: I could shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Massive snowstorm pummels east coast, leaving at least 11 dead

A deadly winter storm struck the east coast on Friday and Saturday. At least 10 people died in from weather conditions, with as many as 85 million people in 15 states located storm's path. Blizzard warning remained in effect for 33 million people. Continue reading ? The post Massive snowstorm pummels east coast, leaving at least 11 dead appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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