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GoPros go on a space walk

NASA has released an hour long stunning sequence of footage from two GoPros accompanying astronauts on a February spacewalk. The two astronauts, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts, were reconfiguring the external port on the International...Show More Summary

‘Austin City Limits’ founder Bill Arhos dies at age 80

Bill Arhos, founder of Austin City Limits, the longest-running music show in American television history, died on Saturday at the age of 80. Continue reading ? The post ‘Austin City Limits’ founder Bill Arhos dies at age 80 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Günter Grass, German novelist who probed Nazi past while hiding his own, dies at 87

Günter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author and social critic who grappled with the moral dilemmas of postwar Germany both on and off the page, died in Luebeck, Germany on Wednesday, April 13. He was 87 years old. Continue reading ? The post Günter Grass, German novelist who probed Nazi past while hiding his own, dies at 87 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ex-Blackwater guards receive lengthy prison sentences for Iraq shootings

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison for his role in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 others. Continue reading ? The post Ex-Blackwater guards receive lengthy prison sentences for Iraq shootings appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New offshore drilling rules proposed as fifth anniversary of Deepwater Horizon disaster nears

WASHINGTON — A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control...Show More Summary

Australia: If you don’t vaccinate your kids, we’ll cut your benefits

Parents who do not vaccinate their children will lose more than $11,000 a year per child in childcare benefits, the Australian government announced today. Continue reading ? The post Australia: If you don’t vaccinate your kids, we’ll cut your benefits appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

5 things to watch as Congress returns from a 2-week break

Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for Medicare treatments. Show More Summary

Family feud may threaten France’s far-right party

It's a tale of political melodrama -- long-simmering tensions between the father and daughter who lead France's insurgent far-right political movement threaten to escalate into a full-blown schism, threatening their party's ascendency. Continue reading ? The post Family feud may threaten France’s far-right party appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

A battery that could charge your phone in one minute? Ask Stanford.

Scientists at Stanford University say they have developed an ultrafast aluminum battery that can be charged in as little as one minute. Continue reading ? The post A battery that could charge your phone in one minute? Ask Stanford. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Watch: Hillary Clinton says ‘I’m running for president’ in online video

In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, Hillary Clinton announced her official run for president. Watch the full video. Continue reading ? The post Watch: Hillary Clinton says ‘I’m running for president’ in online video appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Kerry tells opponents of Iran nuclear deal to ‘hold their fire’

Secretary of State John Kerry is urging congressional opponents of an emerging nuclear deal with Iran to "hold their fire" until they see a final agreement later this year. Continue reading ? The post Kerry tells opponents of Iran nuclear deal to ‘hold their fire’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Hillary Clinton to announce official run for president in 2016

Hillary Rodham Clinton was hours away from announcing her much-anticipated second presidential campaign on Sunday, preparing to debut a message that will focus on strengthening economic security for the middle class and expanding opportunities for working families. Show More Summary

8 things you didn’t know about Truvada

Truvada can be used for what is called "PrEP," short for "pre-exposure prophylaxis," the controversial practice of using antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection. Continue reading ? The post 8 things you didn’t know about Truvada appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Feds OK Amazon’s delivery drone tests (for real, this time)

Amazon has won the Federal Aviation Administration's approval to test delivery drones in the United States, as long as the drones fly no higher than 400 feet and no faster than 100 miles per hour. Continue reading ? The post Feds OK Amazon’s delivery drone tests (for real, this time) appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Nearly half of Spain’s electricity came from renewables last month

In March, 47 percent of Spain's electricity came from renewable sources. Continue reading ? The post Nearly half of Spain’s electricity came from renewables last month appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What will drive Hillary Clinton’s second bid for president?

The Hillary Clinton campaign is expected to focus on strengthening economic security for the middle class and expanding opportunities for working families. Continue reading ? The post What will drive Hillary Clinton’s second bid for president? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Can Obama sell both Iran and Cuba plans to Congress?

After triumphs abroad, President Barack Obama is finding stern challenges at home to his foreign policy breakthroughs, facing hard sells to skeptics over U.S. shifts, first on Iran and now Cuba. Continue reading ? The post Can Obama sell both Iran and Cuba plans to Congress? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Rubio weighs how to position himself in 2016 Republican race

If Marco Rubio launches his presidential campaign as expected Monday, the first-term Republican senator from Florida may have to answer this simple question. Why now? Continue reading ? The post Rubio weighs how to position himself in 2016 Republican race appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Lockdown lifted at US Capitol after man fatally shoots himself

A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted after about two hours Saturday following a suicide by a man carrying a protest sign. Continue reading ? The post Lockdown lifted at US Capitol after man fatally shoots himself appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran

Racing the calendar, Senate leaders are pushing toward congressional approval of a bipartisan compromise that reshapes how Medicare pays physicians as lawmakers return from a spring break tangled up in domestic and foreign policy disputes. Continue reading ? The post Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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