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Olympic highlights from Day 7: Katie Ledecky beats 800m record

Katie Ledecky beat the second-place finisher, Jazz Carlin from Great Britain, by 11.38 seconds. Continue reading ? The post Olympic highlights from Day 7: Katie Ledecky beats 800m record appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Famed Syrian rescue worker dies in airstrike

Khaled Omar Harah, one the longest-serving members of a rescue organization in Syria who became famous after video recorded him rescuing a 10-day-old baby, died Thursday in Aleppo. Continue reading ? The post Famed Syrian rescue worker dies in airstrike appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What Trump and Clinton didn’t say in their economic speeches

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spelled out their economic visions in high-profile speeches in Michigan this week. Continue reading ? The post What Trump and Clinton didn’t say in their economic speeches appeared first on PBS NewsH...

U.S.-backed forces liberate key city from ISIS, freeing 2,000 hostages

U.S.-backed rebel forces have captured the city of Manbij from the Islamic State, whose grip on the city lasted two years but faltered after months of fighting. Continue reading ? The post U.S.-backed forces liberate key city from ISIS, freeing 2,000 hostages appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Frustration abundant, GOP could be near breaking point with Trump

Republicans who have devoted their professional lives to electing GOP candidates say they believe the White House already may be lost. Continue reading ? The post Frustration abundant, GOP could be near breaking point with Trump appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Hospitals are throwing out organs and denying transplants to meet federal standards

Hospitals across the United States are throwing away less-than-perfect organs and denying the sickest people lifesaving transplants out of fear that poor surgical outcomes will result in a federal crackdown. Continue reading ? The post Hospitals are throwing out organs and denying transplants to meet federal standards appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Nigeria launches emergency measures after first polio cases in 2 years

Nigerian military helicopters rushed emergency polio vaccines to Nigeria’s northern state of Borno on Friday morning, in response to Africa’s first cases of the polio virus in more than two years. Continue reading ? The post Nigeria launches emergency measures after first polio cases in 2 years appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Meet the oldest known vertebrate in the world

A Greenland shark just took home the gold medal for longest-living vertebrate. This slow-moving native of the Arctic and North Atlantic can live to be 272 years old, according to a new study in Science. Continue reading ? The post Meet the oldest known vertebrate in the world appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. drone strike killed Islamic State leader in Afghanistan

A top Islamic State group leader in Afghanistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike last month, the Pentagon confirmed Friday. Continue reading ? The post U.S. drone strike killed Islamic State leader in Afghanistan appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The candidates and your taxes in one graphic

The contrast between the candidates is clear when it comes to American wallets and taxes. Continue reading ? The post The candidates and your taxes in one graphic appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What causes achievement gaps? More Americans say wealth inequality than racial discrimination

"We were surprised that so many Americans believe race- and ethnicity-based gaps are minimally, or in no way, a result of the nation’s legacy of racial discrimination and injustice,” wrote Daniel Newark, author of new survey findings published in the Educational Researcher. Show More Summary

French mayor of Cannes bans ‘burkini’ swimwear

A beachgoer in Cannes, France, can now be fined and asked to leave the beach if caught wearing a "burkini,” a full-body swimsuit preferred by Muslim women. Continue reading ? The post French mayor of Cannes bans ‘burkini’ swimwear appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Olympic highlights from Day 6: Two Simones lead U.S. to gold

Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual swimming event. And Simon Biles officially claimed her crown as the best gymnast in the world. Continue reading ? The post Olympic highlights from Day 6: Two Simones lead U.S. to gold appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What are PFASs, the toxic chemicals being found in drinking water?

Six million Americans are exposed to hazardous levels of PFAS chemicals due pollution from military and industrial sites, according to a new study from Harvard University. Continue reading ? The post What are PFASs, the toxic chemicals being found in drinking water? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Clinton releases 2015 tax returns, goading Trump

The Clintons' income puts them well within the ranks of the top 0.1 percent of Americans, though they pay a higher tax rate than many of their elite peers. The release is part of an effort to undercut Donald Trump's character by questioning the celebrity businessman's record. Show More Summary

Unexpected cost increase could complicate future Medicaid expansion

In a recent report to Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the cost of expansion was $6,366 per person for 2015, about 49 percent higher than previously estimated. Continue reading ? The post Unexpected cost increase could complicate future Medicaid expansion appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Photos: Perseid meteor shower sparkles across the globe

People trekked to ancient villages and medieval ruins to view and photograph the Perseid meteor shower in the wee hours of Friday. This year's display produced more bright streaks in the nighttime sky than in years past. Continue reading ? The post Photos: Perseid meteor shower sparkles across the globe appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Bombings target tourist destinations in Thailand

A wave of bombings struck some of Thailand’s popular beach and resort towns on Thursday and Friday, killing at least four and wounding dozens, including 11 foreigners, according to the Associated Press. Continue reading ? The post Bombings target tourist destinations in Thailand appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

After repeatedly claiming Obama and Clinton link to ISIS, Trump calls it sarcasm

Trump, in an early-morning post on Twitter, blamed CNN for reporting "so seriously" that he had called Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton the extremist group's founder and most valuable player. He added, in all capital letters: "THEY...Show More Summary

AP fact check: Clinton’s selective history on trade

Hillary Clinton offered a selective accounting of her history on trade Thursday, leaving out her support for initiatives that have since become unpopular. Continue reading ? The post AP fact check: Clinton’s selective history on trade appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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