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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Name that beard: Match the facial hair to the President

Can you guess which president wore these whiskers? In honor of President's Day, take our hirsute quiz. Continue reading ? The post Name that beard: Match the facial hair to the President appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

FAA releases long-awated proposed commercial drone rules

The Federal Aviation Administration released a list of long-awaited proposed rules governing the usage of small commercial drones on Sunday. Continue reading ? The post FAA releases long-awated proposed commercial drone rules appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

HSBC publishes apology for tax dodge scandal

Britain’s largest bank, HSBC, published a full-page apology letter in several U.K. newspapers Sunday, following allegations that the company’s Swiss private banking arm helped clients dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets. Continue reading ? The post HSBC publishes apology for tax dodge scandal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Former U.S. poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87

Philip Levine, a former auto worker, turned acclaimed poet, died Saturday. He was 87. His death was caused by complications from pancreatic cancer, the New York Times reported. Levine was perhaps best known for tackling the world of the working-class through … Continue reading ? The post Former U.S. poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Denmark on ‘high-alert’ after police kill gunman behind double terror attack

The Danish Prime Minister said the country was still on "high-alert" on Sunday after police in Copenhagen shot and killed a 22-year-old man they believe was responsible for the double terror attack at a cafe and synagogue on Saturday...Show More Summary

Islamic State releases video purporting to show beheadings of 21 Egyptians

The Islamic State released a video on Sunday purporting to show the beheading of a group of 21 Egyptians captured in Libya. Continue reading ? The post Islamic State releases video purporting to show beheadings of 21 Egyptians appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Patched web glitch spurs flurry of sign-ups at health law deadline

After a computer glitch was patched up, supporters of President Barack Obama's health care law were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official deadline for 2015 coverage. Continue reading ? The post Patched web glitch spurs flurry of sign-ups at health law deadline appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Top Muslim Brotherhood official sentenced to jail in Jordan

A Jordan court sentenced a top Muslim Brotherhood official to jail on Sunday for publicly criticizing the United Arab Emirates. Continue reading ? The post Top Muslim Brotherhood official sentenced to jail in Jordan appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Jeb Bush’s role in Schiavo end-of-life dispute could tarnish 2016 spotlight

Jeb Bush's effort to stop Michael Schiavo from removing his brain-damaged wife's feeding tube was a defining moment of Bush's time in office. Bush, a devout Catholic, sided with Terri Schiavo's parents in the end-of-life dispute and reached for unprecedented authority to intervene. Show More Summary

Labor secretary to mediate West Coast port dispute

President Barack Obama is sending his labor secretary to California to meet with both sides in a contract dispute that has affected the flow of goods from Asia into West Coast ports. Continue reading ? The post Labor secretary to mediate West Coast port dispute appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama meets with world leaders to discuss Ukrainian cease-fire

President Barack Obama spoke Saturday with the leaders of Ukraine and Germany as fighting continued between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine hours before a scheduled cease-fire. Continue reading ? The post Obama meets with world leaders to discuss Ukrainian cease-fire appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

First openly bisexual governor may bring visibility to overlooked group

"LGBT" has become a household term amid sweeping advances for gay rights, and yet the "B" sometimes seems like an awkward fit. The sudden advent of America's first openly bisexual governor may provide a chance to ease the awkwardness and broaden understanding of the bi community. Show More Summary

Danish police: Several injured in shooting at Copenhagen synagogue

Three people were wounded at a shooting near a Copenhagen synagogue early Sunday morning in the second shooting reported in less than 24 hours in the Danish capital city. It was too early to tell whether Sunday's shooting was related...Show More Summary

Cardinals from Myanmar, Ethiopia among 20 elevated by Pope Francis

Pope Francis reemphasized the need for humility and a sense of justice among Catholic church leaders during a ceremony Saturday to name 20 new cardinals. Continue reading ? The post Cardinals from Myanmar, Ethiopia among 20 elevated by Pope Francis appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Millions in Northeast brace for brutal winter storm…again

Yet another weekend winter storm has set its sights on the coastal northeastern United States, bringing with it high winds, heavy snow, subzero wind chills and the potential for coastal flooding Saturday into Sunday. Continue reading ? The post Millions in Northeast brace for brutal winter storm…again appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Challengers’ legal rights unlikely to effect health lawsuit

Despite questions about four challengers' legal right to bring their lawsuit, the Supreme Court probably will not be deterred from deciding whether millions of people covered by the health care overhaul are eligible for the subsidies that make their insurance affordable. Show More Summary

One killed, three wounded in ‘likely’ terror attack in Denmark

One civilian was killed and three policemen were wounded at a Copenhagen cafe Saturday in a likely terror attack, Danish police and Danish Ritzau news agency reported. Two suspected gunmen, who fled in a car and are said to still … Continue reading ? The post One killed, three wounded in ‘likely’ terror attack in Denmark appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama seeks ‘public conversation’ over data encryption

President Barack Obama said Friday that he probably leans more toward strong computer data encryption than many in law enforcement, but added that he understands investigators' concerns over the matter because of their need to protect people from attacks. Continue reading ? The post Obama seeks ‘public conversation’ over data encryption appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

American skier Ted Ligety wins third giant slalom at Worlds

American Ted Ligety won the giant slalom race at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado today. Fifth after the first run, he came back to beat rival Marcel Hirscher of Austria by nearly half a second. This is the...Show More Summary

GMO apples that won’t brown get U.S. approval

Take a bite out of this: genetically modified apples that won’t brown when sliced or bruised have been cleared for growing in the United States. Continue reading ? The post GMO apples that won’t brown get U.S. approval appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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