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WATCH: How Polaroid Pioneered the Instant Photography Revolution

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The Polaroid camera bypassed the entire process of film development, thus providing photographers an immediate look at their work. Released for sale in 1948, the first version was an “instant” hit. Now, the museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is showcasing the intersection of technology and art. Special correspondent Jared Bowen of WGBH reports… Read More

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WATCH: Senate Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump | January 22

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The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump resumes Wednesday with House Democrats beginning their opening arguments. The House managers–seven Democrats who will serve as the “prosecutors” in the impeachment trial–will have 24 hours broken up over three days to present their case. The White House will then have the same amount of time to present… Read More

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WATCH: Trump’s Impeachment Trial in the Senate | January 21

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The Senate reconvenes Tuesday for the Republican-led trial of President Donald Trump, who last year became the third president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. Seven Democrats have been named as managers to prosecute the House’s case, including Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff of California and Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler… 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.

Trump Seeks to Relax Environmental Regulation of Some Infrastructure Projects

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The Trump administration wants to roll back part of a seminal law requiring environmental impact statements for infrastructure projects such as roads, mines and pipelines. Industry has long pushed for these changes to reduce what it says are endless delays, but environmental groups argue the proposal would be disastrous for environmental protection. PBS NewsHour’s William… Read More

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WATCH: Local Newsrooms Across the Country are Closing. Here’s Why that Matters

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Across the country, local newspapers are printing fewer pages, less frequently — and sometimes collapsing entirely. Recent studies paint a grim picture of the decline in local newspapers and the impact it has on American politics. Jeffrey Brown reports and talks to Chuck Plunkett, formerly of the Denver Post, and the GroundTruth Project’s Charles Sennott… Read More

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WATCH: From Marijuana Legalization to Minimum Wage, How State Laws are Changing in 2020

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Now that 2020 has arrived, scores of new laws are going into effect across the country. From legalization of marijuana and criminal justice reform to raising minimum wage and the cost of electric cars, state legislatures are having a major impact on the nation’s laws. The Hill’s Reid Wilson joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss specific… 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: How Trump’s Stance on Energy-efficient Appliances is Connected to Nostalgia

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For years, Washington has seen a bipartisan push to change laws, regulations and incentives to make household appliances and goods more energy efficient. In a warming world, many scientists and advocates say even tougher standards should be set. But President Trump is moving to roll back some of those laws, arguing they’ve gone too far…. Read More

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WATCH: Despite Extreme Weather and Surging Activism, 2019 Saw Political Paralysis on Climate

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By almost any measure, 2019 was a year of especially sobering news on climate change, with grim warnings about what could happen in the future along with extreme weather events occurring now. The year also saw a global protest movement, initiated by young people, arise to try to tackle the problem. But as Miles O’Brien… Read More

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WATCH: What’s the Outlook for U.S. Foreign Policy as a Tumultuous Decade Ends?

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The past ten years have seen both transformation and inertia in global politics. In many countries, as heads of government have changed, authoritarian leadership has not. Nick Schifrin sits down with the Hudson Institute’s Rebeccah Heinrichs, the American Enterprise Institute’s Kori Schake and Michele Flournoy of WestExec Advisors to discuss why the decade is concluding… Read More

This April 16, 2019, file photo, shows a Juul vape pen in Vancouver, Wash.

WATCH: Researchers Still Striving to Understand Cause of Vaping-related Illnesses

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State governments continue to crack down on flavored e-cigarettes and other vape products, largely in response to the deaths and illnesses that began coming to light this past summer. But as lawmakers deliberate over their policy response to vaping, researchers are still trying to understand the cause of the illnesses. NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien… Read More

An Afghan boy jumps over a drainage ditch as an elderly man and a child bask in the morning sun, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.

WATCH: Investigative Report says U.S. Government Misled Public on War in Afghanistan

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In a blockbuster story representing the culmination of several years of investigation and pursuit of government documents, The Washington Post reports that U.S. officials have been misleading the American public about the war in Afghanistan for the past 18 years. John Yang talks to The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock, lead reporter on the story, about… Read More

Goodman’s family farms 4,000 acres of corn and soybeans in Fulton Co., KY.

WATCH: How Building a Community of Care Can Improve Farmworkers’ Health

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Farmworkers face major challenges when it comes to staying healthy. They often spend hours daily performing physical labor that taxes the body, while language barriers and lack of employer-paid health insurance complicate their access to care. But the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center is working on a unique way to improve health care for… Read More

President Trump speaks at a rally.

WATCH LIVE: The Trump Impeachment Hearings – Judiciary Committee – Day 2

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic and Republican lawyers from the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees are expected to give presentations to the House lawmakers on Monday, Dec. 9 in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The hearing comes days after legal experts testified before a House Judiciary Committee public hearing. Three of those witnesses, invited… Read More

Cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn.

WATCH: What Newly Released Emails Reveal About OxyContin and its Makers

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The U.S. opioid epidemic has taken hundreds of thousands of lives. A reckoning for the manufacturers, marketers and distributors of these drugs has now begun — but despite several multibillion dollar settlements, some states and municipalities say accountability and transparency for the companies is lacking. Casey Ross of STAT News joins PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz… Read More

President Donald Trump speaks at Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio

Watch: Trump Impeachment Hearing – House Judiciary Committee – Day 1

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Judiciary Committee is taking up public impeachment hearings, starting on Wednesday. The Wednesday hearing is slated to examine the premise of “high crimes and misdemeanors” through testimony from scholars and experts and is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET. For more on who’s who in the Trump impeachment inquiry,… Read More

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to meet with people affected by the mass shooting in Dayton, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Watch: The Trump Impeachment Hearings – Day 5

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fiona Hill, former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump. Hill told lawmakers in closed-door testimony last month that then-national security adviser John Bolton expressed concerns that the Trump administration was… Read More

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Watch: The Trump Impeachment Hearings – Day 4

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Nov. 20, as part of the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump. Sondland recently revised his closed-door testimony to state that he had told an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that U.S. aid… Read More