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Photo by Flickr user Woodleywonderworks. 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 same,...
Blues musician Ironing Board Sam sings his rendition of “Over the Rainbow.” 75-year-old Sammie Moore, aka “Ironing Board Sam,” has been playing and singing the blues for 55 years. In the 1960s, he appeared regularly on “Night Train,” an...
A University Hospital Emergency Preparedness Unit vehicle is parked at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, on Oct. 22. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters A nurse who had been treating Ebola patients in West Africa and was quarantined in New...
Two women wear face masks while walking on a polluted evening in Beijing, China on Oct. 24, 2014. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images Even in a country and economy as large as China, sometimes the small stuff matters. After years of protesting...
Photo of Washington state capitol by Patrick Colvin/Getty Images Editor’s Note: Two opposing gun measures appear on Washington ballots this fall: one to expand background checks on gun purchases, one to limit them. Now, voters will make their...
Members of the community and students grieve beside a makeshift memorial at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Oct. 26, 2014 in Marysville, Washington. High school freshman Jaylen Fryberg shot five students at the high school’s cafeteria,...