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Watch the award presentations live at 2:15 p.m. ET. WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is presenting the nation’s highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others. The distinguished group receiving a Presidential...
With growing health care demand, will the U.S. have enough doctors in the future? A doctor checks a patient during an examination at the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center in Los Angeles, California, in Sept., 2013. Photo by Patrick T....
Back in 2001, technical writer Annik Stahl read her favorite poem, “Lamentations” by Louise Glück, for the NewsHour in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. You can find the full text of the poem below. Thanksgiving might not be the first...
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hold a news conference at the Pentagon Oct. 30, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack...
Rear Adm. Timothy Giardina is accused of counterfeiting casino chips to support a gambling habit.WASHINGTON — An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips has denied he played any role in making them. Investigation records say...
Louisiana’s attorney general voiced his disagreement on Friday with a court ruling that could lead to the release of an inmate who has spent 42 years in solitary confinement, Reuters reported. “We respectfully disagree with the Court...