More than one-quarter of married people in the United States lived in households that were religiously mixed. During the holidays, these interfaith families often either practice religious traditions according to their heritage or adopt more secular holiday observances. Continue reading
Farmers are already suffering from droughts worsened by global climate change. A study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters found that by 2050, global climate change could cut world food production by 18 percent. Environmental scientists suspect that managing … Continue reading
Claims of workplace discrimination against transgender people will now be covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Attorney General Eric Holder announced in a memo released Thursday.
The decision to cancel the release of Sony’s controversial comedy, “The Interview,” due to threats of violence from an anonymous hacking group, has sparked angry reactions from celebrities and politicians alike. The White House said the hacking of Sony is being treated as “a serious national security matter.” Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
Sony’s self-censorship of “The Interview” — which imagines the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — has launched debate on the collision of free speech and security. Hari Sreenivasan explores criticism and questions leveled at Sony Pictures with David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy and Sharon Waxman of The Wrap. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is an “insular” agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former government officials tasked with examining the embattled agency after a man with a knife stormed the White House. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The next wave of American troops will begin moving into Iraq in a couple of weeks to train local forces, the top U.S. commander for the mission said Thursday while cautioning that it will take at least three years to build the capabilities of the Iraqi military.
After nine years at the helm of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert will bid adieu on Friday to his cheeky alter ego. As we say goodbye to the show, we feature some of the comedian’s best interviews, namely all the times he’s talked to members of the NewsHour. Enjoy! Continue reading
Recognizing that Thanksgiving has passed, and that many of the social and political issues facing the nation have changed, we are offering an updated version of “The Mark Shields and David Brooks’ Guide to Holiday Civility.” Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report. Continue reading