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NSA phone data collection program is illegal, says appeals court

The National Security Agency’s program to collect reams of Americans’ phone calls is not authorized by Congress, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Thursday. Continue reading ? The post NSA phone data collection program is illegal, says appeals court appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senate to hold test vote on Iran nuclear bill

WASHINGTON — Legislation giving Congress a chance to review and possibly reject any final nuclear deal with Iran is facing a test vote in the Senate. Continue reading ? The post Senate to hold test vote on Iran nuclear bill appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Johnson & Johnson creates panel to look into experimental drug access

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson said today that it would tap bioethicist Arthur Caplan of the NYU School of Medicine to lead an independent group overseeing requests from dying patients to use experimental medications. Continue reading ? The post Johnson & Johnson creates panel to look into experimental drug access appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Mayweather-Pacquiao fight inspires donations to anti-domestic violence organizations

Floyd Mayweather, the winner of last Saturday’s professional boxing fight against Manny Pacquiao, has been involved in seven domestic abuse cases in the past 12 years. Perhaps due to the publicity around the event, domestic abuse prevention organizations reported an uptick in donations leading up to the fight. Show More Summary

How smugglers move black market ivory on Craigslist

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/How-smugglers-move-black-market-ivory-on-Craigslist.mp3 Experts say the African elephant could be extinct within a decade. Between 2010 and 2012 alone, 100,000 African elephants were poached — killed for their tusks. Show More Summary

Tom Brady ‘generally aware’ of deflated footballs, NFL report finds

An NFL-commissioned report released today on the notorious Deflategate of this year’s AFC Championship says that “it is more probable than not” that Patriots’ personnel did in fact deflate the team’s footballs during the playoff game against the Colts. Show More Summary

Oxford English Dictionary could soon include gender-neutral title ‘Mx’

The Oxford English Dictionary is considering adding “Mx.” to its next edition as a gender-neutral alternative to “Mr.,” “Ms.” and “Mrs.” Continue reading ? The post Oxford English Dictionary could soon include gender-neutral title ‘Mx’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Germanwings co-pilot tested descent settings on previous flight

Cockpit data revealed that the Germanwings co-pilot, who crashed Flight 9525 into the French Alps on March 24, may have rehearsed a controlled descent on a previous flight the same day, French investigators said in an interim report Wednesday. Continue reading ? The post Germanwings co-pilot tested descent settings on previous flight appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Kerry hopes to win pause in Yemen war as he heads to talks

DJIBOUTI — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he prepared for talks in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. Show More Summary

Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92

Former House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92. Continue reading ? The post Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What you need to know about Britain’s election

Every five years, Britons elect members of Parliament. But after this year's vote on Thursday, the results of the new government might not be known for days. Continue reading ? The post What you need to know about Britain’s election appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

5 things to know about Gen. Joseph Dunford

President Barack Obama nominated Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top U.S. military position, replacing Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Continue reading ? The post 5 things to know about Gen. Joseph Dunford appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ellen Albertini Dow, rapping granny from ‘The Wedding Singer,’ dies at 101

Ellen Albertini Dow, the actress who brought The Sugarhill Gang’s "Rapper's Delight" to life in "The Wedding Singer" died Monday at the age of 101. Continue reading ? The post Ellen Albertini Dow, rapping granny from ‘The Wedding Singer,’ dies at 101 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Child’s toy or the voice of nightmares? Listen to the Edison talking doll

One of the earliest known milestones in recorded history was nestled into an 18-inch doll. Inventor Thomas Edison embedded small phonographs inside the metal torsos of thousands of dolls that “talked” or played fragments of nursery rhymes,...Show More Summary

Obama administration offers reward for information on Islamic State leaders

The Obama administration is offering rewards of up to $18 million for information leading to the whereabouts of four top leaders of the Islamic State group. Continue reading ? The post Obama administration offers reward for information on Islamic State leaders appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Coal-reliant states attack Obama administration’s climate change plan

The Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices and even power outages, attorneys general from two energy-producing states said Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post Coal-reliant states attack Obama administration’s climate change plan appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Democratic National Committee sanctions six sites for presidential debates

The Democratic National Committee has sanctioned six presidential primary debates, giving long-shot candidates chances to challenge front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton before television audiences. Continue reading ? The post Democratic National Committee sanctions six sites for presidential debates appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twitter chat: Are you benefiting from modern day slavery?

Twenty-one million people are currently victims of modern day slavery. And most Americans use or consume products produced by slave labor--everything from pet food to sushi to cell phone parts--on a daily basis. Continue reading ? The post Twitter chat: Are you benefiting from modern day slavery? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Nellie Bly honored in Karen O penned-Google doodle

One hundred and fifty-one years after her birth, Google is honoring American reporter Nellie Bly in an original ditty of a doodle penned by singer-songwriter Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Continue reading ? The post Nellie Bly honored in Karen O penned-Google doodle appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Islamic State claims responsibility for ‘Draw Muhammad’ attack in Texas

Islamic State militants claimed responsibility Tuesday for the attack outside a prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest near Dallas. Continue reading ? The post Islamic State claims responsibility for ‘Draw Muhammad’ attack in Texas appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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