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Travel sanctions loom for nations that don’t meet new U.S. security criteria

The clock has started to tick on a 50-day deadline for foreign governments to meet new U.S. standards for passports and sharing information about their citizens. Continue reading ? The post Travel sanctions loom for nations that don’t meet new U.S. security criteria appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump’s vision for U.S.-Mexico border: 700 to 900 miles of see-through wall

Trump said border agents need to know what or who is on the other side of the fence to avoid being hit by sacks of drugs or other contraband. Continue reading ? The post Trump’s vision for U.S.-Mexico border: 700 to 900 miles of see-through wall appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and Chinese dissident, dies at 61

Liu died while serving an 11-year prison sentence for “inciting subversion of state power” after co-authoring a pro-democracy manifesto titled “Charter 08.” Continue reading ? The post Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and Chinese dissident, dies at 61 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Cunning ravens can plan ahead, study shows

Researchers from Sweden have shown for the first time that an animal other than a human or an ape can plan for an event beyond the current moment. Continue reading ? The post Cunning ravens can plan ahead, study shows appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump says he did all he could to confront Putin over election meddling

Trump told reporters onboard Air Force One that Putin twice denied any meddling and the president asked what more he could have done. Continue reading ? The post Trump says he did all he could to confront Putin over election meddling appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Lawmakers may use campaign funds on home security, FEC says

The commission cited rising threats of violence against members of Congress in making its decision. Continue reading ? The post Lawmakers may use campaign funds on home security, FEC says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

House to consider ban on transgender surgery for U.S. soldiers

A Republican proposal to bar the Pentagon from paying for gender transition surgeries drew fierce opposition Thursday from Democrats who called it mean-spirited and discriminatory. Continue reading ? The post House to consider ban on transgender surgery for U.S. soldiers appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Column: Why aren’t we allowed to fix our own electronic devices?

Users’ right to repair – or to pay others to fix – objects they own is in jeopardy, writes mechanical and aerospace engineer Sara Behdad. Continue reading ? The post Column: Why aren’t we allowed to fix our own electronic devices? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

GOP chairman plans to call on Donald Trump Jr. to testify

The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he will call on President Donald Trump's son to testify amid investigations into Russian meddling in last year's election — and he says he'll subpoena him if necessary. Continue reading ? The post GOP chairman plans to call on Donald Trump Jr. to testify appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Watchdog groups file complaint with FEC accusing Donald Trump Jr. of breaking campaign finance law

Several watchdog groups filed a complaint Thursday with the Federal Election Commission accusing Donald Trump Jr. of illegally coordinating with Russia during the 2016 campaign, based on the emails he released earlier this week detailing...Show More Summary

Senate committee aims for vote next week on FBI director

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he hopes to hold a committee vote next week on Christopher Wray's nomination to be FBI director. Continue reading ? The post Senate committee aims for vote next week on FBI director appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH LIVE: Trump and France’s Macron hold joint news conference

Shortly before Trump was to sit down with Emmanuel Macron, France's recently elected leader said it is "obvious and indispensable" to have exchanges with Trump, whose brand of politics has unnerved some stalwart European allies. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Trump and France’s Macron hold joint news conference appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

CRISPR used to store images and a movie inside living bacteria

Forget iTunes or your old zipper case of DVDs. How about storing movies in a Petri dish of E. coli? All you need is some genetic engineering with CRISPR. Continue reading ? The post CRISPR used to store images and a movie inside living bacteria appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Afghan girls will be allowed into U.S. for robotics contest

The third time's the charm for Afghanistan's all girl robotics team, who will be allowed entry into the U.S. to compete in a competition after President Donald Trump personally intervened to reverse a decision twice denying them enter into the country. Continue reading ? The post Afghan girls will be allowed into U.S. for robotics contest appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH LIVE: State Department to announce progress in U.S.-led coalition against ISIS.

The department's announcement comes after Mosul was officially declared liberated earlier this week. The Iraqi city had been under ISIS control since 2014. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: State Department to announce progress in U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH LIVE: Sessions, Price to announce crackdown on health care fraud

As a health care battle looms in the Senate, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce major actions today that target health care fraud nationwide. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Sessions, Price to announce crackdown on health care fraud appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Should e-cigarettes be exempt from FDA rules? A House panel says yes

Legislation approved Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Appropriations Committee would prevent the FDA from requiring retroactive safety reviews of e-cigarettes already on the market. But most panel Democrats said the products are dangerous and are targeted at children. Show More Summary

House Republicans seek cuts to foreign aid, support for U.S.-Mexico wall

In a flurry of summertime activity, congressional panels in the House and Senate released various spending bills to fund government agencies and departments in 2018. Continue reading ? The post House Republicans seek cuts to foreign aid, support for U.S.-Mexico wall appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Here are Juno’s first closeup photos of the Great Red Spot

Less than 48 hours ago, NASA's Juno spacecraft got its first up-close-and-personal view with Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and today, the space agency has released photos from the flyby. Continue reading ? The post Here are Juno’s first closeup photos of the Great Red Spot appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senate Judiciary Committee to question Trump campaign chairman in ongoing Russia probe

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to question former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and will subpoena him if necessary, according to the panel's Republican chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Continue reading ? The post Senate Judiciary Committee to question Trump campaign chairman in ongoing Russia probe appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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