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Health Oct 18Youth suicide rates are on the rise in the U.S.
No racial or ethnic group has been spared in this rising rate among young people, federal data suggests.
Politics Oct 10Support for Trump impeachment inquiry rises, new poll shows
These latest poll findings are consistent with a trend in rising public support for impeachment proceedings into Trump’s use of the powers of the presidency.
Health Oct 09Gun deaths started to rise after more than a decade of being stable
These firearm death numbers reveal wide variation among the states, but researchers say more data is needed to fully understand the toll of gun violence nationwide.
Health Oct 08Is a vaping-linked lung illness a public health crisis? That depends on who you ask
News of a poorly understood illness linked to vaping e-cigarettes has swept parenting forums, social media feeds and news headlines in recent weeks.
Politics Oct 08WATCH: Customs and Border Patrol head says lack of funding is leading to low officer morale
Acting Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Mark Morgan took questions Tuesday from journalists about funding the U.S.-Mexico border wall amid reports of the agency's low officer recruitment and retention.
Health Sep 27Americans need more convincing on Medicare for All, poll says
So far in the 2020 race to the White House, a few Democratic presidential candidates have put forward their proposed health care plans, including Medicare for All.
Politics Sep 26Americans split on support for Trump impeachment inquiry
Support of the impeachment inquiry fell along party lines, and Americans want to hear the whistleblower who complained about President Donald Trump's call to Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky testify, according to a new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll.
Nation Sep 19WATCH: Eric Garner’s mother, Al Sharpton testify about policing practices
The hearing is set to begin at 10 a.m. ET. Watch live here.
Health Sep 18What are symptoms of vaping-related lung disease? Answers to your e-cigarette questions
Since the CDC told Americans to stop using e-cigarettes until more is known about why people are getting sick, the PBS NewsHour asked its audience for their questions about e-cigarettes and vaping. Here are answers to your FAQs.
Health Sep 161 in 16 U.S. women say their first sexual intercourse was rape
The trauma of this first sexual experience left a legacy of negative health outcomes for survivors, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.