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What’s your ‘Brief but Spectacular’ take on life?

If you had two minutes to give the world your take, what would you share? Each week, PBS NewsHour's new series “Brief but Spectacular” will feature some of the brightest minds of today, offering passionate takes on topics they know well. Show More Summary

If kangaroos went to class, all the desks would be lefties

Could kangaroo brains teach us more about why people are left-handed? Continue reading ? The post If kangaroos went to class, all the desks would be lefties appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Pope’s message to the world: Save the Earth

In a highly anticipated encyclical, or public letter, Pope Francis issued a call to action to save the planet and backed scientists who say climate change is real and mostly caused by humans. Continue reading ? The post Pope’s message to the world: Save the Earth appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Police release photo of suspect in Charleston church shooting

Police received a phone call at about 9:05 p.m. Wednesday that a gunman had opened fire in a historic African-American church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people. The suspect is still at large. Continue reading ? The post Police release photo of suspect in Charleston church shooting appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Refugees reached 60 million in 2014 as conflicts flared, U.N. says

The number of people forced from their homes due to conflicts around the world jumped again last year, according to an annual U.N. report released Thursday. Continue reading ? The post Refugees reached 60 million in 2014 as conflicts flared, U.N. says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Move over Alexander Hamilton, the next $10 bill will feature a woman

The last woman featured on paper U.S. currency was Martha Washington back in 1891. She remained on the one dollar bill until 1896. Before that, Pocahontas graced the 20 dollar bill for a mere four years from 1865 to 1869. Continue reading ? The post Move over Alexander Hamilton, the next $10 bill will feature a woman appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The problem with trying to label Rachel Dolezal

Society is quick to seek out labels for people. And when an identity isn’t so clear-cut, perhaps because the facts aren’t all in place, further questions arise. Continue reading ? The post The problem with trying to label Rachel Dolezal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Will climate change stop people from visiting America’s national parks?

Climate change might influence attendance at U.S. national parks, which attract 273 million visitors per year and support 238,000 jobs. Continue reading ? The post Will climate change stop people from visiting America’s national parks? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

American history has seen some first lady stand-ins

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republican Lindsey Graham suggested his sister "could play" first lady if his long-shot presidential bid proves successful, the life-long bachelor knew what he was talking about. Daughters, daughters-in-law, sisters...Show More Summary

Carter: Iraqi training goal to fall short by 17,000 recruits

WASHINGTON — The effort to train Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants has been slowed by a lack of recruits and the U.S. will not meet its goal to train 24,000 by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday. Continue reading ? The post Carter: Iraqi training goal to fall short by 17,000 recruits appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

St. Louis Cardinals accused of hacking Houston Astros team secrets

The FBI is investigating employees of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team for allegedly hacking an internal computer network of the Houston Astros, called Ground Control, which held information about players, internal discussions about trades and scouting reports. Show More Summary

Q&A: What are trans fats and why are they unhealthy?

WASHINGTON — You may not even know you are eating them, but trans fats will soon be mostly gone from your food. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will require food companies to phase them out over the next three years because the agency says they are a threat to public health. Show More Summary

Texas approves $800 million for border security

MCALLEN, Texas — When former Gov. Rick Perry ordered a big reinforcement of security at the Mexico border in 2011, Texas bought six new gunboats that can fire 900 rounds a minute and clock highway speeds. But the boats, which … Continue reading ? The post Texas approves $800 million for border security appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ret. Gen. Allen: Population in Syrian town liberated from Islamic State needs to be protected

The fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq will be a tough slog, but forces have made some progress, including cutting off a key supply route to the militants’ self-proclaimed capital Raqqa in Syria, said retired Gen. Show More Summary

Chemistry explains why aspartame isn’t bad for you

The American Chemical Society debunks the myths of the sugar substitute aspartame. Continue reading ? The post Chemistry explains why aspartame isn’t bad for you appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Is U.S. losing to Islamic State group’s social media appeal? General says no

Despite reports saying the United States has an uphill climb in countering the Islamic State group’s propaganda on social media, retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen said Tuesday, “I don’t agree with the broad characterization that we’re losing” the war to win hearts and minds. Show More Summary

Senate votes to ban torture

The Senate has passed a measure aimed at ensuring that the United States never tortures detainees again. Continue reading ? The post Senate votes to ban torture appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Secretary of State Kerry expresses ‘enormous’ concern over India-Pakistan tensions

Secretary of State John Kerry is voicing "enormous" concern over heightened tensions between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan. Continue reading ? The post Secretary of State Kerry expresses ‘enormous’ concern over India-Pakistan tensions appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Health insurance still not covering labor and delivery for some women

Having a baby is a common women’s health event, yet insurance coverage isn’t always assured. Although the federal government recently clarified that many insurance plans must cover prenatal care as a preventive service without charging...Show More Summary

Why is tons of fresh produce dumped in landfills every day?

As part of a collaborative report with the PBS News Hour, NPR's Allison Aubrey looks at efforts to cut food waste. Continue reading ? The post Why is tons of fresh produce dumped in landfills every day? appeared first on PBS NewsHou...

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