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Tens of thousands fear deportation as U.S.-Cuba relations thaw

With the United States and Cuba inching closer to fully restoring diplomatic ties, including re-opening embassies for the first time in 54 years, the future is murky for tens of thousands of Cuban immigrants who have been ordered by immigration authorities to leave the country. Show More Summary

Fancy fabrics trap dangerous gases

Researchers bring smart technology to cotton wearables. Continue reading ? The post Fancy fabrics trap dangerous gases appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What is the significance of Nigerian President Buhari’s U.S. visit?

President Barack Obama will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House on Monday, just days before he travels to Kenya and Ethiopia, and the timing of their meeting is no accident. Continue reading ? The post What is the significance of Nigerian President Buhari’s U.S. visit? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How much does it cost to have a baby?

Which hospital parents pick to deliver their baby can have serious cost consequences, according to a new study. Continue reading ? The post How much does it cost to have a baby? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Velociraptor cousin looked like ‘big fluffy bird from hell’

This summer’s blockbuster “Jurassic World” ruffled the feathers of many a paleontologist when the movie’s depiction of several dinosaurs, namely the ferocious Velociraptor, lacked, well, feathers. Continue reading ? The post Velociraptor cousin looked like ‘big fluffy bird from hell’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Former N.Y. congressman Michael Grimm sentenced to 8 months in prison

NEW YORK — Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was sentenced Friday to 8 months in prison for tax evasion. Continue reading ? The post Former N.Y. congressman Michael Grimm sentenced to 8 months in prison appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Security at military recruiting posts will be reviewed, Army chief says

WASHINGTON — Security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed in the aftermath of the deadly shooting in Tennessee, but it's too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection, the Army's top officer said Friday. Show More Summary

Minorities, young Americans still support Obama, poll finds

WASHINGTON — Even as the public remains closely divided about his presidency, Barack Obama is holding on to his support from the so-called "Obama coalition" of minorities, liberals and young Americans, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows, creating an incentive for the next Democratic presidential nominee to stick with him and his policies. Show More Summary

Eric Garner’s family urges federal charges one year after his death

One year after Staten Island man Eric Garner died in a chokehold by New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo, his family is calling for federal charges. Continue reading ? The post Eric Garner’s family urges federal charges one year after his death appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

5 things to know about Congress’ rewrites of No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON — No one thinks it'll be easy, but the House and Senate are embarking on negotiations to merge two differing education bills that would rewrite the nation's much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law. Continue reading ? The post 5 things to know about Congress’ rewrites of No Child Left Behind appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

DEA chief confident escaped drug lord ‘El Chapo’ will be found again

WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration's top agent hasn't really slept since he got word Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman had sneaked out of maximum-security prison in Mexico though a mile-long tunnel that opened beneath his cell's shower nearly a week ago. Show More Summary

Former President George H.W. Bush expected to make full recovery, doctors say

PORTLAND, Maine — The fractured neck bone suffered by former President George H.W. Bush when he fell at his summer home will be allowed to heal on its own, a recovery that could take three to four months, officials said. Continue reading ? The post Former President George H.W. Bush expected to make full recovery, doctors say appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Home Health Agencies Get Medicare’s Star Treatment

The federal government released on Thursday a new five-star rating system for home health agencies, hoping to bring clarity to a fast-growing but fragmented corner of the medical industry where it’s often difficult to distinguish good from bad. Continue reading ? The post Home Health Agencies Get Medicare’s Star Treatment appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Jurors to announce verdict in Colorado movie theater shooting trial

The jury in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting trial has reached a decision about James Holmes' fate and will announce their verdict at 6 p.m. EDT today. Continue reading ? The post Jurors to announce verdict in Colorado movie theater shooting trial appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH: Officials comment after shooting in Chattanooga leaves at least three people dead

At least three people are dead after a shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee Thursday afternoon. Continue reading ? The post WATCH: Officials comment after shooting in Chattanooga leaves at least three people dead appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senate vote moves No Child Left Behind education law closer to overhaul

WASHINGTON — Senate passes overhaul of No Child Left Behind education law; compromise needed with House. Continue reading ? The post Senate vote moves No Child Left Behind education law closer to overhaul appeared first on PBS NewsH...

Here’s why human screams make your skin crawl

Neuroscientists unlock what happens to our brains and behavior when we hear a scream. Continue reading ? The post Here’s why human screams make your skin crawl appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Caitlyn Jenner highlights struggles of trans kids during ESPYs speech

Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at Wednesday’s ESPY’s awards. Jenner took the stage in a full-length white gown and commented on how much work it was to get ready for the event and the “Fashion Police” criticism beyond. Show More Summary

Obama administration proposes new rule to protect streams near coal mines

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing new regulations Thursday designed to reduce the impact of coal mining on the nation's streams. Continue reading ? The post Obama administration proposes new rule to protect streams near coal mines appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmy nominations; ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Transparent’ receive nods

"Game of Thrones" netted the most Emmy nominations on Thursday with 24 nominations, along with 11 nominations each for "Mad Men," "House of Cards" and "Transparent." Continue reading ? The post ‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmy nominations; ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Transparent’ receive nods appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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