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We asked students from around the country: should our sports heroes also be our heroes in real life? Laryssa Wills of Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas, says professional athletes should be held accountable as role models. See all the...
The U.S. has not yet identified which units will be deployed to Liberia to help battle the Ebola outbreak. Photo by Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities...
Ken Burns talks with Margaret Warner about his new film series, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” Wednesday on PBS NewsHour, documentary filmmaker and director Ken Burns spoke with Margaret Warner about his latest series on PBS,...
It’s getting easier for parents of young children with autism to get insurers to cover a pricey treatment called applied behavioral analysis. Once kids turn 21, however, it’s a different ballgame entirely. Many states have mandates that require...
A screen with Chinese online retail giant Alibaba’s stock price is pictured on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. A buying frenzy sent Alibaba shares sharply higher Friday as the Chinese online giant made its historic Wall...
Photo by Flickr user ep_jhu Editor’s Note: For 29 years now, Paul Solman’s reports on the NewsHour have been trying to make sense of economic news and research for a general audience. Since 2007, our Making Sen$e page has striven to do the...