PBS NewsHour

For more stories on New York State, check out The Innovation Trail.
WASHINGTON — For the first time in his presidency, Barack Obama will stand before a Republican-led Congress to deliver his State of the Union address and try to convince lawmakers newly empowered to block his agenda that they should instead...
A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska in a March 2007 file photo. Recent findings from a study of mating and movement behaviors of polar bears showed that the arctic marine...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: And now to Viewers Like You: Your comments about some of our recent work. This week, your response to two extended interviews we did exploring the often tense relationship between minority...
WASHINGTON — Do students take too many tests? Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too....
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSShields and Brooks on Paris terrorism and tolerance, GOP takeover in Congress Shields and Gerson on 2015’s foreign policy issues, Mario Cuomo’s legacy Shields and Gerson on cyber-attacks after Sony,...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSJustice Department aims to rebuild trust in police with community engagement initiative What’s the state of relations between the police and communities of color? Return of the debtors’ prison? Many...