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Kids’ mental health and safety in the spotlight as social media execs face Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A Senate committee is widening its investigation into the impact social media platforms have on children, teens and young adults, with more apps facing congressional scrutiny. NewsHour’s William Brangham reports with Jean Twenge, a psychology professor and author of “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant,… Read More

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A cooperative effort to bridge the digital divide with low-cost WiFi

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — A new community-owned internet cooperative is helping to bridge the digital divide for underserved New Yorkers by providing low cost wifi systems. The People’s Choice cooperative has five hubs in the Bronx and may expand to more New York housing complexes soon. NewsHour’s Laura Fong reports as part of their ongoing… Read More

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How Dem debate over Biden climate agenda could affect U.S. economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The coming weeks will be pivotal for President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda as Congress and the White House debate the trade-offs of a major bill that could affect the pocketbooks, working conditions and social safety net for Americans. NewsHour’s William Brangham looks at what it could mean for coping with climate… Read More

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What parents need to know about vaccinating young children against COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The White House laid out plans Wednesday for children between the ages of 5 and 11 to soon receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If approved, shots could begin as soon as November. But many parents are still wondering about whether to get their children vaccinated. Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, lead epidemiologist for the… Read More

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Growing number of U.S. workers are pushing back against employers during “Striketober”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union reached an agreement on a new film and TV contract this weekend, averting a strike that would have ground productions around the country to a halt. But it’s not the only showdown between workers and businesses, especially after over a year of risky and… Read More

A technician from the Findlay College of Pharmacy fills a syringe with a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic in Reynoldsburg, February 2021.

Booster shots challenge governments during global vaccine inequality

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — COVID-19 was the number one cause of death for people between the ages of 35 to 54 during some months since the pandemic began last year, according to recent data. Meanwhile, as the Delta variant continues to drive infections around the world, the push for booster shots in the U.S. has… Read More

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Why energy prices are spiking globally and how it affects green initiatives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Gasoline prices are on the rise, along with the cost of home-heating oil and natural gas. But international energy officials at the Russian Energy Week event on Thursday warned of a global energy crunch that could slow the economic recovery from the pandemic. NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin has more.

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The Pandemic Influenced Americans’ Desire To Work In Health Care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare many vulnerabilities in America’s healthcare system, including a worsening shortage of nurses and physicians. But recent data indicates a new surge of interest in nursing, medical and other health-related career programs. NewsHour’s Stephanie Sy has this report for their series “Rethinking College.”

A technician from the Findlay College of Pharmacy fills a syringe with a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic in Reynoldsburg, February 2021.

WATCH: American Academy Of Pediatrics Urges FDA To Approve COVID Vaccines For Children Under 12

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — As the U.S. continues inoculating adults and adolescents, questions remain about vaccinating the 48 million kids under the age of 12. With the delta variant raging, almost five times as many children are being hospitalized for COVID-19. The American Academy of Pediatrics has called on the FDA to pick up the… Read More

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The ‘Direct Line’ Between National Unity After 9/11 And Partisan Polarization In 2021

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — It has been two decades since Sept. 11, 2001 and we are still learning how the terror attacks shaped our politics, military and sense of national unity. Garrett Graff is the author of the book “The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11.” He also hosts a new podcast… Read More

Housing activists erect a sign in Swampscott, Mass. A federal freeze on most evictions is set to expire soon. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.

What Renters, Landlords Should Expect As The Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Throughout most of the pandemic, Americans who are behind on their rent have been safe from evictions due to a federal moratorium imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over public health concerns. But the Supreme Court said the moratorium must expire July 31 unless Congress passes new legislation…. Read More

President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington.

WATCH: President Joe Biden’s Address To A Joint Session Of Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — President Joe Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi extended the invitation to Biden, “to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment.” The speech will come just before Biden’s 100th day… Read More

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WATCH: Your Recycling Is Not Always Being Recycled—Here’s Why

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Recycling rules seem to differ in every municipality, with exceptions and caveats at every turn, leaving the average American scratching their head at the simple act of throwing something away. Jennie Romer, author of “Can I Recycle This?” joins NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker as he delves into the nebulous, confusing world of… Read More

President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington.

WATCH: Has The U.S. Set Realistic Goals To Combat Climate Change? A Climate Scientist Weighs In

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — To discuss the ambitions of the climate summit and the very real challenges to President Joe Biden’s plans, we’re joined by Michael Mann, a climate scientist and professor of atmospheric sciences at Penn State University. He’s the author of, “The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet.” This… Read More

A demonstrator participates at a rally "Love Our Communities: Build Collective Power" to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence outside the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles Saturday, March 13, 2021.

Asian American Community Battles Surge In Hate Crimes Stirred From COVID-19

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WASHIGNTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — As the U.S. continues its battle against COVID-19, it is also battling a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. A recent report found that hate crimes against Asian Americans in major U.S. cities surged by nearly 150 percent in 2020 —even as the number of overall hate crimes fell. NewsHour’s… Read More

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WATCH: Raising Children For A Second Time, ‘Grandfamilies’ Struggle During The Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — More and more older adults are raising kids for the second time around because of illness, incarceration, addiction, or any number of reasons. And since the start of the pandemic, almost 40 percent of “grandfamilies” say they struggle to pay for housing, and a third have trouble accessing food. Stephanie Sy… Read More

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WATCH: Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Underway In Senate | Day 4

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Warning: Some video shown during the trial may contain graphic images of violence and profanity. WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial continues for a fourth day beginning at noon EST on Feb. 12. With House Democrats having concluded presenting their evidence against Trump, his defense team now takes over, making the… Read More

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WATCH: How A Powerful Corporate Consulting Firm Helped Create The Opioid Epidemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The opioids crisis that has taken hundreds of thousands of American lives has received less attention in the pandemic, but drug overdoses and deaths have grown during the last year. Now, one of the world’s most powerful corporate consulting firms has agreed to a major settlement for its role in the sale… Read More

President Donald Trump takes questions from the media before boarding Maine One at the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, en route to Camp David in Maryland.

WATCH: Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Underway In Senate | Day 2

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Warning: Some video shown during the trial may contain graphic images of violence and profanity. WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) — President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial continues for a second day beginning at noon EST on Feb. 10. House Democrats will present evidence demonstrating why they believe Trump should be convicted for his role in… Read More

President Donald Trump addresses supporters at a rally in Circleville on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

WATCH: Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Begins In Senate | Day 1

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Warning: Some video shown during the trial contains graphic images of violence and profanity. WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) —  Former President Donald Trump faces his second impeachment trial in the Senate on Feb. 9, when lawmakers will begin the process of considering whether to convict him on a charge of incitement of insurrection following the… Read More