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Why we need to ask questions now about our high-tech future
Your phone probably knows more about the intimate details of your life you than your lover, says futurist Amy Webb. And you better get used to it -- we'll be ...
Donald Trump speaks at the Lincoln Memorial
Watch President-elect Trump lay wreath at Arlington National Cemetery
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington ...
WATCH LIVE: Incoming press secretary Sean Spicer news conference
If kratom helps opioid addicts, why might DEA outlaw it?
The national epidemic of opioid abuse has claimed more than 300000 lives in the U.S. over the last 16 years -- and some researchers claim that kratom, ...
WATCH LIVE: Steven Mnuchin confirmation hearing
WATCH LIVE: Rick Perry confirmation hearing
WATCH LIVE: Tom Price's confirmation hearing
PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 18, 2017
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Obama gives his final news conference, addressing the release of Chelsea Manning and his role in a new era of ...
Is alluring but elusive fusion energy possible in our lifetime?
Limitless power with virtually no greenhouse gases or radioactive waste. If that sounds too good to be true, that's because it is. For decades, researchers have ...
The towering challenge of protecting the Trumps in New York
When Donald Trump moves into the White House, Trump Tower will still be a home of the first family. Securing the skyscraper presents unprecedented ...
Reassessing the value of care for chronic health conditions
Surgeon Atul Gawande says we need to reconsider health care's focus on generously rewarding physicians who practice heroic interventions, rather than those ...
Where things stand for Trump’s Cabinet amid tough questioning
Several of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees have faced tough questioning. At Rep. Tom Price's hearing, the spotlight fell on the fate of the ...
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Meeting White House Press Corps for the last time, Obama looks ahead
In two days his time in the Oval Office will be over. President Obama on Wednesday held his final news conference before the White House Press Corps, ...
News Wrap: Global temperatures hit record high in 2016
In our news wrap Wednesday, data from NASA, NOAA and others show that 2016 was the hottest year since records have been kept, making it the third ...
WATCH LIVE: President Obama's Final Press Conference
President Obama talks his daughters, hope for the U.S.
Answering his final question of his final news conference, President Barack Obama on Wednesday discusses hid daughters' reaction to the 2016 election and ...
Watch President Obama's final news conference
President Barack Obama answered questions at the White House during his final news conference with the press corps on Wednesday.
President Obama on why he commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence
During his final news conference, President Barack Obama answered a reporter's question on why he commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, a former ...
WATCH LIVE: Wilbur Ross's confirmation hearing
WATCH LIVE: Betsy Devos confirmation hearing
PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 17, 2017
Tuesday on the NewsHour, outgoing U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power discusses the crisis in Syria, the threat of Russia and more. Also: Donald Trump's ...
UN Ambassador Power warns against 'historical amnesia' in future Russian relations
Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power used her final speech to focus on Russia as a major threat. Judy Woodruff sits down with Power during ...
The first black president faced great expectations. What will be Obama’s legacy on race?
What did the election of America's first black president mean for the United States? And how did President Obama's policies and rhetoric advance issues ...
A way to save money when half of all health costs is spent on a fraction of patients
Health care “super-utilizers” make up just 5 percent of the U.S. population but they account for 50 percent of health care spending. As health care costs continue ...
What will Betsy DeVos’ focus on choice mean for public education?
Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has neither taught nor worked in a school system, but she and her family have used wealth and influence to create ...
News Wrap: Obama commutes prison sentence for Chelsea Manning
In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst who is serving 35 ...
Samantha Power on Israel: 'The building has to stop.'
"If a two-state solution stands a chance in allowing the people of Israel and Palestine to live in dignity side by side, the building has to stop, and the incitement ...
Samantha Power on the global challenge of fighting fake news
How can democratic nations with laws protecting free expression combat foreign-produced false news reports, rumors and social media? U.N. Ambassador ...
PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 16, 2017
Monday on the NewsHour, Donald Trump makes waves overseas, calling NATO obsolete and signaling that the U.S. may ease sanctions on Russia. Also: A ...
Political, legal opposition adds obstacles to Brexit
The mechanics of executing Brexit, the move to get Britain out the of European Union, are causing tensions inside the British government, and with opponents ...
This inauguration, usually a time for unity, defies precedent
Tamara Keith of NPR and Susan Page of USA Today join Judy Woodruff to discuss what to expect from Donald Trump's inauguration, a war of words between ...
Why is Trump criticizing key allies to U.S. security?
European officials are digesting new comments by President-elect Trump, who told two newspapers that NATO is obsolete, suggested the U.S. might drop ...
Don't wait till your dying words to say what's most important
"Should I plan out my last words?" As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan hears that question sometimes. But death isn't so easy to predict. Instead, Egan suggests ...
Why so many students from for-profit schools are left in debt limbo
Students who attend for-profit college and training programs are more likely to borrow, borrow more and struggle to repay their loans. Not only that, but the ...
How a Georgia county’s campaign of terror drove away its black community
In 1912, news of a violent sexual assault enraged the residents of Georgia's Forsyth County and led to a lynching and the execution of two African American ...
News Wrap: Martin Luther King's son meets with Trump
In our news wrap Monday, President-elect Donald Trump invited Martin Luther King III to a meeting at Trump Tower amid a very public feud with civil rights hero ...
Watch full Chicago Cubs White House ceremony with President Obama
President Barack Obama welcomed 2016 World Series champions Chicago Cubs to the White House to celebrate the end of a long championship drought for ...
PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Jan. 15, 2017
On this episode for Sunday, Jan. 15, breaking down the tradition of using the first 100 days of presidency as a benchmark for future success. Later, the U.S. Drug ...
Officers are less willing to use force, survey shows
Behind the Badge,” a survey of 8000 officers released by the Pew Research Center last week, found that 76 percent of respondents have become more reluctant ...
Why 100 days is a benchmark for presidential performance
While a presidential term lasts four years, the accomplishments of a president's first 100 days have become the measure of a successful start. The tradition ...
PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Jan. 14, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, Jan. 14, President-elect Donald Trump calls for new directions on U.S. policies toward Russia and China. Also: A camp for homeless ...
Why Obama failed to close Guantanamo
In his 2008 run for the White House, President Barack Obama promised to shut down the prison for suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and on his ...
Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, on connecting citizens
Sadiq Khan worked as a human rights lawyer and as a member of the British Parliament before he was elected mayor of London in May, making history as the ...
Homeless veterans take refuge at Arizona encampment
A camp in Tucson, Arizona, serves about 20 homeless people, the majority of them U.S. military veterans seeking shelter, food, camaraderie and refuge from the ...
PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 13, 2017
Friday on the NewsHour, President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks put distance between his views and their own. Also: How eight years of Obama's foreign ...
Obama leaves complicated legacy in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria
President Obama came into office with a desire to wind down America's wars overseas. Today the Middle East is a far more volatile place than it was.
What we still don’t know after a week dominated by Russia questions
Russia loomed over this week's congressional hearings. What kind of investigation is needed to look into unverified reports that Russia has information on the ...
Hearings reveal Cabinet nominees’ views at odds with Trump
At their confirmation hearings, many of the opinions voiced by the president-elect's nominees were very different from what Mr. Trump proposed during the ...
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