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  • technudge
    July 20, 2014  

    Behavioral science is behind a host of new online applications that nudge people into making better decisions on everything from health care to saving money. Continue reading

  • Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border
    July 19, 2014  

    Palestinian militants invaded Israel through a tunnel Saturday and killed several Israeli soldiers, marking the second time in three days that militants have used tunnels to invade. A journalist in Jerusalem gives the latest on the ground offensive. Continue reading

  • wisconsin_bench
    July 18, 2014  

    The residents of metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin are increasingly split by race, political party and geography. A major fight over Gov. Scott Walker in 2012 helped widen the divide. Gwen Ifill talks to residents and local politicians about the fractured political landscape and what the polarization means on a national level, and Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh in with analysis. Continue reading

  • US. presidential candidate Walter Mondale and vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro campaigning in 1984. Ferraro was the first woman to be placed on a major party's national ticket. Photo via the Library of Congress
    July 17, 2014  

    Thirty years ago, Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to be named a vice presidential nominee on a major party ticket. Ferraro’s daughter, filmmaker Donna Zaccaro, tells the story of her mother’s trailblazing career in a new documentary. Judy Woodruff talks to Zaccaro about “Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way,” and the effect she had on American politics and culture. Continue reading

  • Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
    July 16, 2014  

    California is now in the third year of its worst drought since the 1970s. Despite a drought emergency, consumption actually rose in May. But under new rules starting August 1, people who waste water on lawns and car washing could be fined up to $500 a day. Judy Woodruff talks to Craig Miller of KQED and Timothy Quinn of the Association of California Water Agencies about the new measures. Continue reading

  • mastbrothers
    July 15, 2014  

    Frozen ginger slushies, tea-based pro-biotic drinks, a bed bug-killing steam machine — these are just a few of the locally-grown products coming out of Brooklyn’s burgeoning artisan economy. But as popular as these start-ups may be, are they generating more jobs? Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at some of these businesses and the challenges of carving out one’s own career. Continue reading

  • johnoliver
    July 14, 2014  

    John Oliver’s new comedy show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, has probed, poked fun and raised serious questions about a variety of news topics, from India’s elections to Supreme Court decisions. Oliver sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss being a comedian and not a newscaster, plus how he chooses his material and becoming more American. Continue reading

  • scrapmetalthefts
    July 13, 2014  

    Metal thefts, which have caused blackouts and traffic accidents, are on the rise in states across the country. A new Ohio state law aims to tackle this problem by regulating scrap yards. Continue reading

  • newshour weekend
    July 12, 2014  

    There are nearly four billion registered e-mail accounts and more than one billion Facebook accounts worldwide. But what happens to all of that online information after we’re gone? Entrepreneurs and legislative groups are trying to offer solutions and build awareness of the complications surrounding digital estate planning after death. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • providence
    July 11, 2014  

    By age four, toddlers in low-income families hear 30 million fewer words than those in high-income families, according to researchers. As a result, these children tend to have smaller vocabularies and fall behind in reading. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on one program in Providence, Rhode Island, that gets low-income parents talking more to their toddlers. Continue reading

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