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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — As we approach the tragic milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. PBS NewsHour wanted to bring you reflections from some of the people they’ve met over the past two years of this pandemic. A paramedic, a nurse, a single mom, a sister, a daughter, a student —… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — A leaked early draft of a coming Supreme Court decision suggests Roe v. Wade could be struck down. The landmark decision established the constitutional right to abortion and the last major challenge to it came in a 1992 case called Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. Kathryn Kolbert, an attorney… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The latest jobs report for April shows the U.S. capping a year of solid growth. Employers added 428,000 jobs and the unemployment rate remains steady at 3.6 percent, a pandemic-era low. But inequality continues as the economy recovers from the pandemic. Maurice Jones, former Virginia commerce secretary and HUD official, and… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Scientists have recently discovered what they are calling a silent outbreak of coronavirus among white-tailed deer. PBS NewsHour’s William Brangham reports about how one of the most ubiquitous species in North America contracted COVID, and what that means for the future of the pandemic.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The World Health Organization is warning of a global “tsunami” of COVID cases as the omicron surge builds on the delta wave. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a significant surge in U.S. pediatric hospital admissions in the last week, particularly in Illinois, Ohio, Florida, New Jersey and… Read More
PADUCAH, Ky. (NewsHour) — The tornadoes that swept through the midsouth region one week ago left thousands homeless and killed at least 77 people in Kentucky alone. It was the single worst tornado disaster in that state’s history. This weekend charities, churches and government agencies are focused on helping those who need shelter and supplies…. Read More
PADUCAH, Ky. (NewsHour) — Search and rescue operations continue across several states after the devastation caused by the tornado outbreak in the central and southern U.S. Kentucky has reported scores of deaths after tornadoes tore across the western part of the state. WOUB alumnus and current Ohio Valley ReSource reporter/WKMS Assistant News Director Liam Niemeyer,… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro provides keynote remarks at a commemorative event in Hawaii on the 80th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — For the first time in nearly two months, the United States is averaging more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases daily. Roughly one-third of states have also now detected the new omicron variant. NewsHour’s John Yang reports.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The latest jobs report Friday offered mixed signals about the state of hiring, but one thing was clear: more people are trying to get back into the labor force. Supply chain issues are one key challenge as companies compete for workers and wait for products to reach customers. NewsHour’s Economics correspondent… Read More
How some school districts around the country are coping with staff shortages, other pandemic disruptions
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Public schools across the U.S. are taking a break for Thanksgiving after a more traditional fall semester that saw students largely back in their classes in person. But many teachers and staff did not return this year, causing a shortage of teachers, substitutes, bus drivers, custodians and more. In some cases,… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Starting this weekend, COVID-19 boosters will now be available for any of the three federally approved vaccines. At least 10 states had already made this change as COVID cases rose — climbing by 33 percent in the last two weeks. For the moment, death rates are stable. But the country is… Read More
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
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Judy Woodruff looks at the limits of what President Joe Biden can do about the supply and delivery issues facing the United States, and other problems affecting the economy simultaneously, with David Lynch of The Washington Post.
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.”
CLEVELAND (NewsHour) — Phil Kidd moved to Cleveland two years ago to work as a city planner. In the midst of the pandemic, he decided to start an ambitious project to better understand his adopted city. Kidd has started a project to run all 3,000 street miles in Cleveland, and he researches, and writes about… Read More
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
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
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
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — “What we are seeing right now unfolding in the country is what experts said to me a while ago is going to be the darkest part of the pandemic,” Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones said of the spike in coronavirus cases currently occurring across the U.S. She warned that without proper mitigation… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — After an unprecedented election season, the race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will come to an end on election night. As tallying of ballots kicks off, the PBS NewsHour will be live throughout election night Nov. 3 with results and analysis. Because of the record number of… Read More
High Stakes: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy & The Court’s Future: A PBS NewsHour Special TONIGHT at 8 p.m.
At this moment, the country is mourning a historic civil rights figure and a cultural icon, and people are also being torn further in political acrimony over the fight to fill her seat. NewsHour will focus on both of these major themes, with conversations with people who knew and worked with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, others… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — COVID-19 vaccine development continues to be the subject of political jostling, with President Trump contradicting top U.S. health officials regarding timeline and efficacy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they expect to distribute vaccines publicly at no cost to the patient. But what will the government pay, and how much… Read More