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Oldest Americans aren’t the ones with biggest end-of-life medical bills

Kaiser researchers said their findings suggest that providers, patients and their families may favor more costly, lifesaving care for younger seniors, and turn to hospice care when patients are older. Continue reading ? The post Oldest Americans aren’t the ones with biggest end-of-life medical bills appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

8 million U.S. drivers engage in road rage, survey finds

WASHINGTON — Nearly 8 of every 10 U.S. drivers admit expressing anger, aggression or road rage at least once in the previous year, according to a survey released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The behavior could include … Continue reading ? The post 8 million U.S. drivers engage in road rage, survey finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ginsburg regrets ‘ill-advised’ criticism of Trump

Ginsburg says in a statement issued by the court on Thursday that judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. She promises to be more circumspect in the future. Continue reading ? The post Ginsburg regrets ‘ill-advised’ criticism of Trump appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Looking for a $11,000 haircut? Ask French President Francois Hollande

The deeply unpopular Socialist leader, who was elected on a populist mandate of taxing the super-wealthy, is embroiled in an embarrassing scandal over the exorbitant price of his hair care that detractors have dubbed #Coiffeurgate. Continue reading ? The post Looking for a $11,000 haircut? Ask French President Francois Hollande appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Scientists study link between U.S. oil drilling and rise in earthquakes

Using a growing body of research, along with trial and error, scientists and state regulators are gradually getting closer to pinpointing the cause of the startling increase in earthquakes in the Central and Eastern U.S., and preventing them. Continue reading ? The post Scientists study link between U.S. oil drilling and rise in earthquakes appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Poll shows Americans fear this year’s presidential contenders

On the eve of the summer's political conventions, at which the general election campaign officially begins, the latest AP-GfK findings underscore the deep sense of unease that is sharpening the political divide in America and shaping an already nasty race for president. Show More Summary

Carla Hayden, first female and African-American Librarian of Congress, confirmed by Senate

The Senate has confirmed the longtime head of Baltimore's library system to be the next Librarian of Congress. She is the first woman and the first African-American to hold the position. Continue reading ? The post Carla Hayden, first female and African-American Librarian of Congress, confirmed by Senate appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

$10,345 per person: U.S. health care spending reaches new peak

The nation's health care tab this year is expected to surpass $10,000 per person for the first time. The new peak means the Obama administration will pass the problem of high health care costs on to its successor. Continue reading ? The post $10,345 per person: U.S. health care spending reaches new peak appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Egyptian dissenters forcibly disappeared and tortured, Amnesty says

Hundreds of Egyptians, including students and children, have disappeared and been tortured under the guise of counterterrorism, according to an Amnesty International report released Wednesday. Continue reading ? The post Egyptian dissenters forcibly disappeared and tortured, Amnesty says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama deploys 47 U.S. troops to South Sudan amid heavy fighting

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he's deployed 47 U.S. troops to South Sudan amid a worrisome outbreak of fighting there. Continue reading ? The post Obama deploys 47 U.S. troops to South Sudan amid heavy fighting appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

‘It’s like zombieland over here’; 33 suspected of K2 overdose in New York City

More than 30 people in Brooklyn were hospitalized Tuesday because of suspected overdoses on synthetic marijuana, despite New York’s statewide efforts to crack down on the drug. Continue reading ? The post ‘It’s like zombieland over here’; 33 suspected of K2 overdose in New York City appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New underwater microscope films kissing and fighting corals like never before

We can now get up close and personal with corals, watching how they kiss and fight, thanks to a new high-tech microscope. Continue reading ? The post New underwater microscope films kissing and fighting corals like never before appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Britain confirms Theresa May as next prime minister

May will lead the nation at a volatile time, only weeks after a majority of Britain's voted to exit the European Union, prompting David Cameron, the previous prime minister, to resign Continue reading ? The post Britain confirms Theresa May as next prime minister appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Will the U.S. create a single-payer health system?

Most health policy analysts — including those who are sympathetic to the idea — say moving from the current U.S. public-private hybrid health system to one fully funded by the government in one step is basically impossible. Continue reading ? The post Will the U.S. create a single-payer health system? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump says he will announce his vice presidential candidate Friday

Mike Pence, Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were said to be the final contenders to the vice presidential candidate on the Republican ticket less than a week before the GOP meets in Cleveland for the formal nomination. Continue reading ? The post Trump says he will announce his vice presidential candidate Friday appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Why should public money be used to build sports stadiums?

But many economists maintain that states and cities that help pay for new stadiums and arenas rarely get their money’s worth. Teams tout new jobs created by the arenas but construction jobs are temporary, and ushers and concession workers work far less than 40 hours a week. Show More Summary

How Donald Trump’s ego drives his presidential bid

Donald Trump's race for the White House is guided by the same instincts he's relied on in a lifetime of audacious self-promotion, ambition and risk-taking, the Associated Press reported. Continue reading ? The post How Donald Trump’s ego drives his presidential bid appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Growing number of states repeal family welfare caps

The move to repeal family payment caps coincides with research that indicates the laws don’t reduce birthrates among those receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Continue reading ? The post Growing number of states repeal family welfare caps appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

You can see Florida’s state-of-emergency level algae bloom from space

An algae bloom in southeast Florida has grown so large it’s visible from space. A NASA satellite snapped an image of the algal bloom in early May as it festered across 33 square miles in Lake Okeechobee, which drains into … Continue reading ? The post You can see Florida’s state-of-emergency level algae bloom from space appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Chairman questions Lynch decision not to prosecute Clinton

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is questioning the Justice Department's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server. Continue reading ? The post Chairman questions Lynch decision not to prosecute Clinton appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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