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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioTOM HANKS: “What’s the matter, Mama?” SALLY FIELD: “I’m dying, Forrest.” LYNN SHERR:  It’s been a Hollywood staple for decades: the deathbed scene – here, Forrest Gump’s Mom...
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks during a press conference as Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) listens on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 17, 2015. On Friday, Reid announced he plans to retire next year and immediately endorsed New...
People gather at the site of an air strike at a residential area near Sanaa Airport March 26, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah As Saudi airstrikes against Houthi rebels enter their second day, Unicef has cautioned that a humanitarian crisis in...
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer, winner of the Nobel prize for literature, looks on in Stockholm, October 6, 2011. Photo by REUTERS/Maja Suslin/TT News Agency Nobel Literature Prize winning Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer died Thursday after a short...
Photo by Gwyn Photography/Stone Collection via Getty Images. Editor’s Note: When we think of economic crisis, we think Greece. And maybe, closer to home, the collapse of Lehman Brothers or Florida’s overleveraged housing market. But rarely do our...
Filmmaker Ken Burns will chat with PBS NewsHour over Twitter at 8 p.m. EDT Monday, just before the premier of the film “The Emperor of all Maladies” on PBS. Follow the chat at #NewsHourchats. Photo by Gus Ruelas/Reuters “What is it that...