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Politics Sep 25WATCH: NAACP convention discusses racial injustice, pandemic and 2020 election
The national convention was slated to start at 2 p.m. ET Friday.
Politics Sep 18Biden leads Trump by double digits, but more Americans trust Trump on economy despite historic recession
With Trump’s overall disapproval rating hovering at 53 percent, U.S. adults said Biden would do a better job as president on some of the issues most important to them.
Health Sep 17‘We need to catch up.’ How the U.S. fell behind on child vaccines
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, top American pediatricians could see another crisis looming ahead: a swarm of mini-epidemics of childhood diseases returning as families withdrew from regular medical care.
Health Sep 111 in 10 Americans don’t have enough food. The pandemic is making things worse
Data is starting to catch up to the real-life fallout of dueling health and economic crises, and shows that households of color and those with less income are disproportionately affected so far.
Health Sep 01COVID-19 has eroded confidence in the U.S. health care system
Since the pandemic began, more than a third of Americans -- 35 percent -- feel their health care system is below average worldwide, according to the latest PBS NewsHour-Marist poll.
Health Aug 31Quiz: What does health care cost around the world?
How do health care prices in the United States compare to those in other countries? The price tag for common procedures can be staggeringly different, depending on where the patient receives care. Test how much you know with this quiz.
Health Aug 31How Canada got universal health care and what the U.S. could learn
Every health care system has its strengths and weaknesses, including Canada's. Here's how that nation's system works, why it's admired (and sometimes disparaged) by some in the U.S., and why outcomes in the two countries have been so different during…
Politics Aug 20WATCH: Postmaster general faces Senate panel over mail-in voting, COVID-19 concerns
U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is scheduled to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about recent changes at the United States Postal Service that have slowed mail delivery and some warn could jeopardize mail-in voting during…
Politics Aug 18A century ago, some American women won the right to vote. Here’s what women say today
Eleven female voters shared their perspective about this moment’s significance with the PBS NewsHour, in their own words.
Politics Aug 14Trust in Trump sinks over COVID-19 as Biden support grows
Days before the Democratic National Convention, this latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden with his widest lead yet over incumbent President Donald Trump.