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U.S. tightens rules for disclosing chemicals used in fracking

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Continue reading ? The post U.S. tightens rules for disclosing chemicals used in fracking appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

DOJ opens investigation into Rep. Aaron Schock’s finances

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is investigating the congressional expenses and business dealings of Rep. Aaron Schock, and FBI agents have begun issuing subpoenas to potential witnesses, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday. Continue reading ? The post DOJ opens investigation into Rep. Aaron Schock’s finances appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Federal authorities investigate death of black man hanging in a tree in Mississippi

A black man was found hanging in a tree in Mississippi, and now federal and state investigators are trying to determine if his death was a suicide or homicide. Continue reading ? The post Federal authorities investigate death of black man hanging in a tree in Mississippi appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Timelapse Video: Aurora australis brightens New Zealand sky

Stargazers this week were treated to a dazzling light show. Bright shades of green, yellow and red pulsated across the sky from Australia to Europe to parts of the United States as far south as Tennessee. Continue reading ? The post Timelapse Video: Aurora australis brightens New Zealand sky appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

PBS’ Student Reporting Labs video honored at White House film fest

President Barack Obama is showcasing the work of students from around the country who produced short films about service and giving back for a White House contest. The budding filmmakers include Austin, Texas, students who organized a wheelchair challenge that raised more than $80,000 to install automatic push button doors in their school. Show More Summary

Even scarier than California’s shrinking reservoirs is its shrinking groundwater supply

California's water shortage could potentially affect the entire nation. Continue reading ? The post Even scarier than California’s shrinking reservoirs is its shrinking groundwater supply appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Secret Service chief forcefully denies reports of crash

The new director of the Secret Service went on the offensive Thursday on Capitol Hill, disputing characterizations in news reports that two senior agents crashed a government vehicle into a security barrier at the White House after a...Show More Summary

How to watch Friday’s solar eclipse

On Friday the moon will slide between the earth and the sun creating a total solar eclipse that only part of the world can see. How else can you watch this rare event? Try online. Continue reading ? The post How to watch Friday’s solar eclipse appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Many unaware of Supreme Court challenge to Obama’s health care law

WASHINGTON — With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case. But when the potential fallout is explained,...Show More Summary

Draft nuclear deal limits Iran’s uranium centrifuges to 6,000

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A draft nuclear accord now being negotiated between the United States and Iran would force Iran to cut hardware it could use to make an atomic bomb by about 40 percent for at least a decade, while offering the...Show More Summary

Obama orders 40 percent cut in government’s greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will order the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change. Continue reading ? The post Obama orders 40 percent cut in government’s greenhouse gases appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama picks Kentucky to take home NCAA trophy

The University of Kentucky Wildcats are odds-on favorites to win this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship — and President Barack Obama approves that message. Continue reading ? The post Obama picks Kentucky to take home NCAA trophy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

LaHood, ex-congressman’s son, to vie for Schock’s seat

The son of former White House cabinet member Ray LaHood emerged as the leading contender Wednesday to replace U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, as two other potential candidates abandoned thoughts of seeking the seat that is coming open after a spending scandal forced the Illinois congressman's abrupt resignation. Show More Summary

Obama administration sets new record for withholding FOIA requests

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press. Continue reading ? The post Obama administration sets new record for withholding FOIA requests appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Man who crashed drone on White House lawn will not be charged

WASHINGTON — An intelligence agency employee whose drone crashed on the White House lawn earlier this year won't face criminal charges. Continue reading ? The post Man who crashed drone on White House lawn will not be charged appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twitter chat: How does ‘true crime’ genre impact criminal investigations?

What are the dangers of series such as “The Jinx” and “Serial” that blur the lines between entertainment and law enforcement? Join a New York Times reporter and NPR TV critic in our next NewsHour chat. Continue reading ? The post Twitter chat: How does ‘true crime’ genre impact criminal investigations? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S., Iran race to fill out contours of a nuclear agreement

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — American and Iranian negotiators raced to fill out a framework for rolling back Iran's nuclear program and punitive U.S. economic sanctions, hoping for enough progress to call in other world powers for the finishing touches on an agreement next week. Show More Summary

Gunmen attack museum in Tunisia, killing 8

Gunmen attacked a museum in the Tunisian capital Tunis on Wednesday, killing seven foreign visitors and one Tunisian and taking 10 hostages. Continue reading ? The post Gunmen attack museum in Tunisia, killing 8 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senate, House GOP differ on savings approach to Medicare

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are putting down a marker with their budget blueprint, one day after the House GOP unveiled a 10-year plan that boosts the military, makes deep cuts in social programs and targets President Barack Obama's laws on health care and financial reforms. Show More Summary

Small town hospitals face increasing pressure

MOUNT VERNON, Texas — Despite residents’ concerns and a continuing need for services, the 25-bed hospital that served this small East Texas town for more than 25 years closed its doors at the end of 2014, joining the ranks of dozensShow More Summary

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