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Let the 2016 race begin. PBS NewsHour graphic Close readers of this blog have become used to my warring impulses. I am a political junkie who thinks it is possible to talk too much about politics. I am a serious news consumer who can also spend way...
The top photo is a satellite image of the village of Doro Baga in northeastern Nigeria taken on Jan. 2. The red areas indicate healthy vegetation. The bottom image was taken on Jan. 7 and shows almost all of the structures razed. Photos by...
Unemployment insurance stabilizes the housing market in times of crisis, according to new work from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Photo by Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg. For 29 years now, Paul Solman’s reports on the NewsHour have been trying...
Rock and Roll fans, known as “Deadheads,” tour a memoriabilia display relating to the history of The Grateful Dead band, during a reunion performance at the Alpine Valley Music Center in East Troy, Wisconsin, late August 3, 2002. Photo...
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) calls on a reporter at a news conference after Democratic and Republican party policy luncheons at the U.S. Capitol in Washington Jan. 7, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/ReutersHERSHEY, Pa. — Not...
From right to left; Jeff Delmay, Todd Delmay, Karla Arguello and Catherina Pareto kiss after the same-sex couples were married in Miami, Florida, January 5, 2015. A judge ruled same-sex marriages could begin in Miami-Dade County on Monday, just...