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A pair of recent studies found that as people grow, they are more likely to trust others on average. Photo by Steve Cole/E+ via Getty. Despite what conventional wisdom may suggest, new research has revealed that people tend to be more willing to...
Shortly after delivering a speech at the Washington Hilton Hotel, President Ronald Reagan was shot. Photo courtesy of National Archives. Thirty-four years ago today, John Hinckley tried to kill President Ronald Reagan. At the time, PBS NewsHour...
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he is considering relaxing some of the standards for military enlistment. Photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo/U.S. Air Force ABINGTON, Pa. — Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America...
Video still by PBS NewsHour WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former...
In a speech at his former high school today, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the military needs to be more flexible in order to recruit and retain quality people. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters ABINGTON, Pa. — Saying the military...
An undated aerial handout photo shows the National Security Agency headquarters building in Fort Meade, Maryland. Two people were shot and one has died after a car tried to ram a gate at Fort Meade, the military installation that houses the National...