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Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be ebbing, WHO reports

With fewer than 150 cases reported in the last week, the Ebola outbreak seems to be slowing in the hardest hit West African countries, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Continue reading ? The post Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be ebbing, WHO reports appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Many of the hospitals awarded Medicare bonuses won’t be able to collect

Medicare is giving bonuses to a majority of hospitals that it graded on quality, but many of those rewards will be wiped out by penalties the government has issued for other shortcomings, federal data show. Continue reading ? The post Many of the hospitals awarded Medicare bonuses won’t be able to collect appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S., Cuba look to clear roadblocks to diplomatic relations

HAVANA — The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the highest-level U.S. delegation to the communist island in more than three decades holds a second day of talks with Cuban officials. Continue reading ? The post U.S., Cuba look to clear roadblocks to diplomatic relations appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

180 Australians backing Islamic State group, minister says

WASHINGTON — Australia called Wednesday for a broader international coalition, led by the U.S., to combat the "terrifying challenge" of jihadist groups that are challenging governments and aiming to establish an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East. Continue reading ? The post 180 Australians backing Islamic State group, minister says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Security system failed to catch weekend shooting at Biden’s Delaware home

There are no leads or suspects for a shooting outside of Vice President Joe Biden’s Delaware home on Saturday night, since security cameras around the house was unable to capture any footage. The already-unreliable security system had...Show More Summary

Politics on the Rocks: A BiBartisan State of the Union

The State of the Union is about the president, policy, promises, and for some, pubs. Yes, SOTU night is an excuse for Washington wonks to gather and discuss the president’s annual address over pints. Continue reading ? The post Politics on the Rocks: A BiBartisan State of the Union appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court divided over housing bias case

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Wednesday in a debate over a decades-old strategy for fighting discrimination in housing. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court divided over housing bias case appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Republicans begin revising ‘No Child Left Behind’

A Republican-backed proposal is on the table with two options: keep the testing mandate as is or allow states to decide how to test. Continue reading ? The post Republicans begin revising ‘No Child Left Behind’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Republicans divided over new abortion bill

Some Republicans take issue with a new abortion bill that offers exceptions for victims of rapes who have reported to authorities. Continue reading ? The post Republicans divided over new abortion bill appeared first on PBS NewsHour...

‘Serial’ witness Asia McClain claims her testimony was surpressed

The woman who gave convicted murderer Adnan Syed an alibi says she was encouraged not to participate in his appeal. Continue reading ? The post ‘Serial’ witness Asia McClain claims her testimony was surpressed appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twitter account of French newspaper ‘Le Monde’ hacked

The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility Tuesday night for hacking the Twitter account of French newspaper “Le Monde.” Continue reading ? The post Twitter account of French newspaper ‘Le Monde’ hacked appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Health care gets a brief mention in State of the Union speech

Whereas last year, President Barack Obama used nine full paragraphs of his State of the Union speech to sell his health care plan, the subject got less attention tonight. President Obama said that “health care inflation is at its lowest … Continue reading ? The post Health care gets a brief mention in State of the Union speech appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama vows to assist those who stand up to ‘violent extremism’

Saying his "first duty as Commander-in-Chief is to defend the United States of America," President Barack Obama told the nation and the world that his country "reserves the right to act unilaterally" to pursue and thwart terrorists.Show More Summary

Following minor delays, Atlas V lifts off into night sky

An unmanned Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday night with a Navy communications satellite on board. Continue reading ? The post Following minor delays, Atlas V lifts off into night sky appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Watch Obama’s 2015 State of the Union in GIFs

The White House bent over backwards to make this the most approachable and shareable address yet. Here are some notable moments. Continue reading ? The post Watch Obama’s 2015 State of the Union in GIFs appeared first on PBS NewsHou...

Obama calls climate change our greatest threat

In President Barack Obama’s seventh state of the union address, he once again raised the issue of global climate change. As his second term nears its end, Obama has little time left to leave his legacy on energy and climate change. Continue reading ? The post Obama calls climate change our greatest threat appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama spotlights middle class plight, vows to help

In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama celebrated "middle-class economics" and laid out a series of additional proposals to ensure the working class is included in the economic recovery. Continue reading ? The post Obama spotlights middle class plight, vows to help appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama: Community college should be ‘as free and universal in America as high school’

As expected, President Obama outlined his proposal to offer two years of free community college tuition for students, first detailed two weeks ago in Tennessee. Or as he put it in the speech, "to lower the cost of community college --...Show More Summary

Obama’s State of the Union: America is turning the page

WASHINGTON -- Refusing to bow to the new Republican majority, President Barack Obama was urging Congress Tuesday night to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for reductions for America's middle class, part of a State of the Union package aimed at building on the nation's recent economic growth. Show More Summary

Watch the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address

In remarks that mixed calls for bipartisan cooperation with a flexing of GOP independence, freshman Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, cited Americans' worries about stagnant wages, lost jobs and canceled health care coverage. She called on Obama...Show More Summary

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