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Arts Feb 0114 books you could read in the time it takes to watch the Super Bowl
If you just watch the game, a conservative estimate of the running time of the Super Bowl is at least three and a half hours. Add in the pre-game and post-game analysis and the entire event could top six hours.
Health May 10Which country has the highest organ donation rates?
In the United States, there are currently 122,592 people waiting for an organ. According to Organdoner.gov, the government gateway for information on donation, 18 people die in the United States each day waiting for an organ.
World Apr 27Exploring Ukraine: past and present
NewsHour Weekend correspondent Megan Thompson talked with five experts on Russian and Ukrainian history and politics to dig a little deeper into what tensions underlie the current conflict. Below you'll find additional writings from those experts, images from the Ukrainian…
World Apr 20Remembering ‘the day Nelson Mandela became Nelson Mandela’
Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's statement to the South African Supreme Court at his trial on charges of sabotage. Like other famous speeches it now has a shorthand reference -- it's the "an ideal for which I…
Nation Mar 29Timeline of marijuana policy in the U.S. and Netherlands
NewHour’s investigation into how the Netherlands has managed the sale of pot for 40 years illustrated that laws and regulations governing marijuana are often in flux. Use the timeline below to see how both nations have changed their…
Nation Mar 23Is rural America a thing of the past?
The image of the families like the Joads from The Grapes of Wrath loading up their meager possessions and leaving the farm for the city is a powerful one in the American psyche. It’s almost as powerful as the image…
Arts Mar 16Celebrating 73 years of the National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., turns 73 on March 17. The project the gift of another American of great wealth, Andrew Mellon, who felt that the United States should have a gallery of art comparable…
Health Mar 16Diseases once thought eradicated reappear in the U.S.
On March 7, the New York City Department of Health issued a warning about an outbreak of measles in northern Manhattan and the Bronx and urged all New Yorkers to make sure they are vaccinated against measles. Canadian…
World Mar 08Groups mark International Women’s Day on social media
Organizations, international corporations and celebrities from around the globe marked International Women's Day on social media.
Health Feb 16Measuring the weight of the world
The United States and Mexico are now effectively tied for a top spot nobody really wants -- most obese in the developed world.