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Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a measure Tuesday aimed at ensuring that the United States never tortures detainees again. The Senate voted 78 to 21 to approve a defense bill amendment that bans torture. It was...
Watch an excerpt of the PBS NewsHour’s interview with retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen about how U.S. efforts stack up to the Islamic State group. The full interview airs on Tuesday. Despite reports saying the United States has an uphill climb...
Aspartame has a bad rap. Since being approved for consumption in the 1980s, the synthetic sugar has been accused of everything from causing cancer to depression. The American Chemical Society (ACS) sets the record straight in a four-minute clip,...
Watch an excerpt of retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen’s PBS NewsHour interview on efforts to topple the Islamic State group. The full interview airs on Tuesday’s broadcast. The fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq will be a...
A break in the border fence at the United States-Mexico border is seen outside of Brownsville, Texas, August 5, 2014. On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are still barriers separating communities around the world, from the...
Plans for a new lazy river and sun deck at Louisiana State University. (Credit: Louisiana State University)There’s not much Elizabeth Warren and Chris Christie agree on. But last week they struck a similar chord in speeches that knocked increasingly...