In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, an order of monastic nuns in rural Missouri topped Billboard’s classical music chart, their fourth consecutive No. 1 debut since 2012. The co-founder of the group offers a look at the lives of these chart-topping sisters. Continue reading
Stanford University announced today that recently-accepted students whose parents have less than $125,000 in income or assets won’t have to pay anything toward tuition. And for those making below $65,000, room and board will also be free. Continue reading
After the uproar over Indiana’s Religious Freedom act, lawmakers in that state and Arkansas worked to revise or create new legislation to prove the laws do not allow discrimination. Gwen Ifill talks to Pastor Tim Overton of Halteman Village Baptist Church, Micheline Maynard of Arizona State University and Ron Brownstein of National Journal about the crossroads of business, religion and politics. Continue reading
Over the course of five months, Andy Davidhazy hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,660-mile walk that began in Mexico and snaked up the West Coast. He took a selfie at every mile, and by the time he reached his destination in Canada, he was 50 pounds lighter and completed what he calls an “unambiguous challenge.” Continue reading
Tucker Hipps’ death was not initially investigated in connection to fraternity hazing. But in the six months since, questions have surfaced about the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. Continue reading
Republican leaders in the Indiana legislature announced today a proposal aiming to clarify the state’s controversial religious freedom law, which has come under fire under the belief that the new rules would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers under the protection of religious belief.
Suffering a severe and long-lasting drought, California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered new and historic restrictions designed to reduce water use by 25 percent through 2016. The restrictions would affect water use for landscaping and lawns, farming, golf courses and more. Brown joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the unprecedented emergency measures and how it may have an impact beyond his state. Continue reading
Eleven former Atlanta educators were found guilty on Wednesday for their roles in a public schools cheating scandal to inflate students’ scores on standardized tests. The racketeering charges are a felony that could put them in prison for decades. Continue reading