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WASHINGTON — A midnight deadline drew near for senators meeting in an extraordinary Sunday session to extend surveillance programs, but a lapse seemed unavoidable and intelligence officials worried about giving terrorists greater freedom to...
Graphic by Lisa Overton/PBS NewsHour Weekend WASHINGTON — In a forthcoming report triggered by an Associated Press investigation, the top watchdog at the Social Security Administration found the agency paid $20.2 million in benefits to more...
President Barack Obama signs the bill S. 535 Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 at the White House in Washington April 30, 2015. GOP lawmakers have targeted for repeal or delay a host of environmental regulations supported by the president....
Then-Senator Joe Biden with his son Beau Biden at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 27, 2008. Beau Biden died Saturday of brain cancer. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters DOVER, Del. — He was the privileged son of a...
Rachel Tutera poses in a custom suit by Bindle and Keep, where she works as the company’s LGBTQ liaison. Tutera says it wasn’t until she started wearing boy’s clothes as a pre-teen that she started to feel like the most authentic version of herself...
In November 2014, an appeals court in Malaysia overturned a state law that barred Muslim men from dressing as women in a historic victory for the country’s transgender women. The court found the law unconstitutional, characterizing it as...