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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: After a week in which the Islamic State group made dramatic gains in three countries, Iraq, Syria, and Libya, there were new doubts in Washington over whether they can be stopped. ISIS fighters...
Video still by PBS NewsHourWASHINGTON — The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken. The Senate is expected to...
A sign in front of the Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. Photo by Karen Gleier/Getty ImagesDENVER — Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders...
Automation has long been a part of the service industry, but how much will robots contribute the white collar world? Photo by Reuters Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen plenty of blue collar jobs outsourced to machines — from auto assembly to...
An employee plays Pac-Man during an exhibition preview featuring 14 video games acquired by The Museum of Modern Art in New York, March 1, 2013. The video game turns 35 today. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images Today marks 35 years since Pac-...
Ruby Corado, a Washington, D.C., activist, stands in the garden of a group house she opened for LGBT youth in May. Teens can live in the house for up to 18 months while they seek a more permanent home, schooling or a job. Photo by Eric Krupke. It’s...