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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel conducts a press briefing at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels Belgium June 4, 2014. Official DoD Photograph by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler USMCWASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday directed military...
Video by Nero Chan via Facebook/Storyful WASHINGTON — The top U.S. and Chinese diplomats publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system. Secretary of State John...
Kevin Spacey talks to senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown about preparing to play Frank Underwood on “House of Cards” and the reality of his depiction. On Sept. 29, two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey sang at the Shakespeare...
A Yemeni boy walks past a mural reading ” Why did you kill my family” on Dec. 13, 2013, in the capital Sanaa. A new report says that a drone strike on a wedding in southern Yemen a day earlier may have killed up to a dozen civilians....
Poet Edward Hirsch with his son, Gabriel, when he was younger. Gabriel Hirsch died in 2011 at age 22 and is the subject of his father’s new work, “Gabriel: A Poem.” Photo by Frank Carlson/PBS NewsHour. In 2011, Gabriel Hirsch, the...
It is only the female honeybees, or the worker bees, that sting. Photo by Flickr user Andreas We return to our Just Ask feature, where experts tackle your questions on science and technology. Why do honeybees die when they sting? When a honeybee...