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Ashton Carter testifies during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee May 19, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — The White House will nominate Ashton Carter will be the next Secretary of...
WASHINGTON — A bill that would block suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving Social Security benefits is heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. By voice vote late Thursday, the Senate gave final congressional approval to a measure...
NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay studies the most extreme parts of Earth to understand how life might survive in other perts of the universe. But he’s also studying another life form living in space: humans. Miles Obrien sat down with McKay...
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is scheduled to speak momentarily. Watch live here The post New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to speak on NYPD retraining appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
A man drifts on a river in a canoe in this photograph taken by Reynolds in Pike County, Georgia. A handful of her photographs will be on exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans starting on Dec. 5. Photo courtesy of Tamara...
The opening ceremony of the 8th Global Confucius Institute Conference in Beijing on December 6, 2013. Photo courtesy of the UCL Institute of Education. WASHINGTON — China’s authoritarian government is gaining a foothold on American campuses by...