Dozens of people who had initial contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, were deemed safe to leave quarantine after weeks of monitoring. More than 100 others, including those who cared for him, are still being watched. Meanwhile, Nigeria was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
From wristwatch to wallet, the cell phone is absorbing more and more forms of personal technology. How does Apple Pay, a new financial transaction service from Apple, affect consumers and how we pay for things? Hari Sreenivasan explores the launch and its impact with Arik Hesseldahl of Re/code. Continue reading
San Francisco radio stations KOIT-FM and KFOG-FM have pledged to remove the signature chart-topping song “Royals” from their airwaves until the end of Major League Baseball’s World Series.
Millions of Americans are now eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including 1.2 million people with mental illnesses. But this particularly vulnerable group may not actually be getting the heath care they need. NewsHour Weekend’s Stephen Fee reports. Continue reading
A Chicago nonprofit aims to set the standard for providing adequate health care coverage to the millions of Americans with mental illnesses. To learn more about the program, NewsHour Weekend spoke with one participant, Ruthie Anderson, who spent three decades living on the street, struggling with drug addiction and mental illness. Continue reading
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson visited Kentucky and declared the War on Poverty, the area of Eastern Kentucky continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, poverty, and the loss of thousands of coal-industry jobs. NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports on how the new federal Promise Zones initiative in the region is aiming to boost the economy. Continue reading
The poverty rate in the U.S. registered its first drop in the U.S. since 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau reported, falling from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, but the situation remains bleak in American suburbs.
The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. Continue reading
Since 2009, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has brought her unique style to a traditionally reserved Supreme Court. In “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice,” Reuters journalist Joan Biskupic explores how the court’s first Latina justice is making her mark. Biskupic joins Gwen Ifill for an inside look. Continue reading
In spite of all that is known about Justice Sotomayor, judicial biographer and Reuters legal affairs editor Joan Biskupic believed there was more to discover. She discussed her new book, “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice,” with PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill. Here are a few lesser known facts she helped uncover. Continue reading