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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

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How will early voting affect the midterm elections?

With more states loosening early voting rules, voters are finding a way to get their vote to the polls early. Map by PBS NewsHour Election Day is still a month away, but more than half the country has already either sent out absentee...Show More Summary

Both Sides Vie For The Youth Vote In Tightly Contested Colorado Senate Race

Colorado University – Boulder students Daniel Almodovar and Stephen Shaw are both undecided voters. They are unhappy with partisan gridlock and blame both political parties and the President. Photo by Bo Birkeland / RMCR Editor’s Note: Much attention has been paid to women voters in the Colorado U.S. Show More Summary

Teachers expect less from black and Hispanic students, study shows

A decades-long study from the Center for American Progress shows teachers thought that African American students were 47 percent, and Hispanic students were 42 percent, less likely to graduate college than white students, the report said. Show More Summary

Watch tonight’s North Carolina Senate debate

Watch the North Carolina debate for U.S. Senate at 7 p.m. EDT tonight, featuring Incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D) and N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis (R). PBS NewsHour will live stream the event in the player above. Courtesy NCAB Education...Show More Summary

How to watch the 2014 midterm debates

PBS NewsHour will live stream the North Carolina Senate debate on Oct. 7, and the Kansas gubernatorial debate on Oct. 21, in the player above. We will also provide links to watch some of the other closely contested races. See the schedule...Show More Summary

Nobel Prize in Physics illuminates accomplishment of blue LED inventors

Isamu Akasaki, professor at Meijo University in Japan The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded Tuesday to the inventors of the blue light-emitting diode, or LED, shining a light on the creation that solved the final puzzle piece to energy-efficient lighting. Hiroshi Amano, professor at Nogoya University in Japan. Show More Summary

Three quarantined in Spain after nurse diagnosed with Ebola; 50 being monitored

A woman and girl wear protective mask before they enter Hospital Fundacion Alcorcon near Madrid where a Spanish nurse tested positive for the Ebola virus. Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images MADRID — Three more people were...Show More Summary

After Supreme Court decision, attitude toward same-sex marriage still polarized

Virginia’s Attorney General said Thursday that he will not defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and will instead side with the plaintiffs. Photo by Flickr user Photo Phiend. Earlier Monday, the Supreme Court chose to not takeShow More Summary

Will ‘security moms’ shift women voters away from Democrats?

Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Scott Brown are in a tight race in New Hampshire, where women voters will likely choose the victor. Photos from NHPR Editor’s note: In many closely-watched U.S. Senate races this fall, women are being courted as a key voting block. Show More Summary

Spanish nurse contracts Ebola, the first case of transmission outside West Africa

Medical officers check passengers arriving in Sierra Leone to screen for possible Ebola infections. Photo by Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images A nurse in Spain has tested positive for Ebola. This is the first known case of someone contracting...Show More Summary

Can U.S.-style youth programs in Central America keep kids from migrating?

A police officer in Santa Ana, El Salvador teaches a group of sixth graders how to use computers as part of the Gang Resistance Education and Training, or GREAT, program. Photo by Jude Joffe-Block CHALCHUAPA, El Salvador — The once-staggering number of Central American child migrants crossing the border has slowed dramatically in recent months. Show More Summary

Sierra Leone faces deadliest day in Ebola outbreak

Sunday marked one of the deadliest days in this year’s Ebola epidemic. In Sierra Leone, the disease claimed 121 lives in 24 hours. The nation’s death toll has now jumped to 678, and 81 additional cases of the hemorrhagic fever were recorded over the weekend. Ashoka Mukpo, an NBC News freelance cameraman, marks the fifth American infected with Ebola. Show More Summary

Alaska’s Begich battles midterm partisan undertow

KODIAK, Alaska — For Democrats to maintain control of the Senate, they have to hope that the Senate race in Alaska is decided by issues that most voters elsewhere have never confronted, like genetically modified salmon or fishing quotas. One...Show More Summary

U.S. teen arrested for trying to join Islamic State

Authorities arrested an Illinois teenager Saturday on charges that the teen aimed to fly to the Middle East to join the Islamic State. Photo by Wikimedia user Piotrus On Saturday, authorities arrested a 19-year-old in Chicago, alleging that the teen was attempting to fly overseas to join the Islamic State group. U.S. Show More Summary

Year two enrollment poses big challenge for health care marketplaces

Leading Insurance Agency in Miami, Fla. offers enrollment services for Affordable Care Act plans. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images LOS ANGELES — As states gear up for round two of Obamacare enrollment next month, they have their sights...Show More Summary

101st Airborne headed to Liberia to fight Ebola, build treatment centers

WASHINGTON — The commander of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, says a handful of his soldiers are already in Liberia, and more head there next week to build treatment centers and begin training medical personnel. He...Show More Summary

Pinpointing brain’s inner GPS leads to Nobel Prize in medicine win

The images of British-American researcher John O’Keefe and Norwegian husband-and-wife team May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser, who won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain’s inner GPS system, are displayed at a press conference of the Nobel Committee on October 6, 2014 at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Show More Summary

Supreme Court turns away appeals seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages

Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on...Show More Summary

U.S. considers extra Ebola screening steps for passengers from infected countries

Medical officers check passengers arriving in Sierra Leone to screen for possible Ebola infections. Photo by Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Ahead of a White House meeting on the Ebola outbreak, federal health officials said Monday the U.S. Show More Summary

Pope Francis to bishops, cardinals: Work with ‘humble creativity’

Pope Francis greets French cardinal Roger Etchegaray on Sunday following a mass at St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Credit: Gabriel Bouys/ AFP/Getty Images Pope Francis on Sunday called for a more humble approach on the Catholic Church’s...Show More Summary

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