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US attorneys scrambling after abrupt dismissals by Sessions

The quick exits aren't expected to have a major impact on ongoing prosecutions, but they gave little time to prepare deputies who will take over. Continue reading ? The post US attorneys scrambling after abrupt dismissals by Sessions appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Death toll in Guatemala children’s shelter fire rises to 40

The death toll in a fire at a Guatemalan children's shelter rose to 40 on Sunday. The fire began when mattresses were set ablaze during a protest by residents at the overcrowded youth shelter. Continue reading ? The post Death toll in Guatemala children’s shelter fire rises to 40 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Republicans dismiss upcoming budget analysis of health plan

Republicans on Sunday dismissed an upcoming Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that more Americans will be uninsured under a proposal to dismantle Barack Obama's health law. Continue reading ? The post Republicans dismiss upcoming budget analysis of health plan appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Dozens dead in landslide at Ethiopian garbage dump

An estimated 150 people were inside the Koshe Garbage Landfill in Ethiopia when a landslide took place, and dozens were killed. Continue reading ? The post Dozens dead in landslide at Ethiopian garbage dump appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Lawmakers look to curb foreign influence in state elections

Bills under consideration in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Washington state would bar political spending by businesses in which non-U.S. citizens have a significant ownership stake. Continue reading ? The post Lawmakers look to curb foreign influence in state elections appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Protestant leader may step aside for new Belfast unity deal

Northern Ireland's senior Protestant politician left the door open for stepping aside as part of a potential deal to revive its unity government. Continue reading ? The post Protestant leader may step aside for new Belfast unity deal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. attorney Bharara says he was fired after not resigning

Preet Bharara, an outspoken Manhattan federal prosecutor known for crusading against public corruption, announced he was fired Saturday after he refused a request a day earlier to resign. Continue reading ? The post U.S. attorney Bharara says he was fired after not resigning appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

South Koreans celebrate Park’s removal, but ousted leader silent

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye maintained her silence on Saturday as her opponents and supporters divided the capital's streets with massive rallies. Continue reading ? The post South Koreans celebrate Park’s removal, but ousted leader silent appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Gay veterans permitted to march in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

Gay and transgender U.S. military veterans will be allowed to participate in the city of Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade next weekend. Continue reading ? The post Gay veterans permitted to march in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Secret Service: Person arrested on White House grounds

The U.S. Secret Service says a person is under arrest after climbing a fence and getting onto the south grounds of the White House. Continue reading ? The post Secret Service: Person arrested on White House grounds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

House Republicans would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results

A House panel voted to allow employers to require workers to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars. Continue reading ? The post House Republicans would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Judge: Revised Trump ban cannot be enforced on Syrian family

A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing his new travel ban against a Syrian family looking to escape their war-torn homeland by fleeing to Wisconsin. Continue reading ? The post Judge: Revised Trump ban cannot be enforced on Syrian family appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Muslim female athletes wear hijabs. Until now, no major athletic company made them.

The Nike Pro Hijab was designed using feedback from Muslim athletes who wear the headscarf. Continue reading ? The post Muslim female athletes wear hijabs. Until now, no major athletic company made them. appeared first on PBS NewsHo...

Why did humans evolve big brains? We don’t know, but math can help

Evolutionary biologists can use this new equation to test their ideas for how humans got so smart. Continue reading ? The post Why did humans evolve big brains? We don’t know, but math can help appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Jeff Sessions seeks resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during the prior presidential administration. Continue reading ? The post Jeff Sessions seeks resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump and Merkel to discuss NATO, terrorism in next week’s meeting

After accusing German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the campaign trail of "ruining Germany" by welcoming refugees, President Trump will have his first face-to-face meeting with the German leader at the White House on Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post Trump and Merkel to discuss NATO, terrorism in next week’s meeting appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Court removes South Korean president from office over corruption scandal

Park was accused of working with her friend Choi Soon-sil to extort tens of millions of dollars from businesses. She had refused to undergo questioning. Continue reading ? The post Court removes South Korean president from office over corruption scandal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Should states require seatbelts on school buses?

Despite changes in attitudes, the high cost of paying for seat belts on school buses remains a major stumbling block to adopting mandatory laws. Continue reading ? The post Should states require seatbelts on school buses? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Top Marine says nude photo probe must not be completed ‘in a hurry’

The top Marine general said that an investigation into reports that nude photos of female service members are being secretly posted online without their permission must be done carefully. Continue reading ? The post Top Marine says nude photo probe must not be completed ‘in a hurry’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Acosta headed for questions on sex offender case at hearing

MIAMI — Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta is expected to face questions at his Senate confirmation hearing about an unusual plea deal he oversaw for a billionaire sex offender while U.S. attorney in Miami. Continue reading ? The post Acosta headed for questions on sex offender case at hearing appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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