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Demonstrations condemning police brutality and systemic racism continued throughout the weekend across the US, as worldwide, activists joined in solidarity. In Hong Kong, police have banned the annual Tiananmen Square vigil set to mark the 1989 massacre of peaceful protesters by authorities. In Colombia’s Amazon rainforest, coronavirus is threatening the Indigenous communities that make up a majority of the region’s population.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is the favorite heading into the caucuses, but polls have shown a tightly jumbled race at the top. Here are key questions and answers about Monday night.
The amount of wind energy in the United States has more than doubled since 2011. It’s gotten a big boost from a federal incentive called the Production Tax Credit. But after nearly 30 years, the tax is set to begin phasing out. Karla Murthy reports from Texas as part of PBS NewsHour’s series “Peril and… Read More
The group that was fighting to overturn Ohio’s nuclear power plant bailout has dropped its case in court which means the plan for additional fees on electric bills to subsidize nuclear and coal will carry forward. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts wanted voters this fall to overturn the law, through HB6, that bails out nuclear plants, subsidizes coal plants, rolls back… Read More
The president confirms a plan to expand one of the signature pieces of his immigration policy, in a move that could double the number of countries on the prohibited list.
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
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
Congressional members around the Ohio Valley offered mixed reactions to the U.S. airstrike that killed one of Iran’s top military officers and pushed the two countries closer to war. Most statements from regional lawmakers pointed to Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani’s record of orchestrating violent attacks on U.S. personnel, and many Republicans praised President Donald Trump… Read More
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
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
The Georgia congressman, who spent decades fighting racial discrimination, says he’s mounting his biggest battle yet: stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Lewis will stay in office as he undergoes treatment.
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
President Trump has signed off on raising the age of sale from 18 to 21 for cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Health advocates worry it guards the industry from further sweeping regulations.
China says the deal would cover intellectual property protections and currency manipulation, but no details have been released.
Lawmakers are voting Thursday on a bill to rein in drug costs. President Trump has vowed to veto it. But the plan shares a lot with other bipartisan efforts. Here’s how it would work.
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
The California senator entered the presidential race with high expectations and took off after a blockbuster debate showdown with Joe Biden. But her support and funding fell in recent months.
The House Intelligence Committee has resumed its pas de deux of dueling documents. Republicans fired first with a report on Monday.
In September, the Trump administration said it would ban all flavored e-cigarette products in an effort to reduce the youth vaping epidemic. Since then, there’s been no movement toward implementation.
CEO Jack Dorsey announced that Twitter will stop running political ads, citing online ads’ “significant risks to politics.” Facebook has been criticized for allowing deceptive political ads.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin aggressively pushed back against Democratic challenger Andy Beshear’s plan to legalize casino gambling, while the incumbent declared he regretted nothing he’s said about teachers as they met in a high-stakes debate Monday night. The bitter rivals, sitting next to each other, didn’t hide their mutual animosity during… Read More
An NPR investigation finds that the military court and prison at Guantánamo Bay have cost taxpayers billions, with billions more expected.
In an open letter, influential conservatives urge President Trump to keep his embattled chief of staff and remove the “acting” from his title.
Democratic presidential candidates have divergent world views on whether automation or trade policy is to blame for lost jobs.