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Nation Dec 072 students, gunman dead after school shooting in New Mexico
The school was locked down and then evacuated Thursday morning, according to San Juan County Sheriff's office.
Politics Dec 07Sen. Al Franken says he will resign after sexual misconduct allegations
Sen. Al Franken provided no specific date for his departure.
Health Dec 04Deaths during opioid-driven hospital stays have quadrupled
The rate of hospitalization among white patients also doubled between 2007 and 2013 -- the “largest and fastest-growing share of hospitalizations” in recent years, according to the study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs.
Nation Nov 29WATCH: Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration unveil new tool to fight opioid crisis
The Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are slated to unveil new tools to combat the nation’s opioid crisis at 11:30 a.m. ET Wednesday. Watch live here.
Nation Nov 28Why do state laws put an expiration date on sex crimes?
At the state level nationwide, a movement is gaining momentum to ease or eliminate statutes of limitation to prosecute sexual offenses.
Politics Nov 21Poll: Most Americans dreading talk of politics at Thanksgiving dinner
Most Americans will bolt for the nearest exit if anyone at Thanksgiving dinner steers the conversation head-on into politics, according to a new poll from PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist.
Nation Nov 21Poll: A third of women say they’ve been sexually harassed or abused at work
A third of American women say they’ve been sexually harassed or abused in the workplace, according to a new poll, highlighting an issue roiling the political, media and entertainment industries.
Nation Nov 14At least 6 dead, 2 school children wounded after shooting in Northern California
Authorities in California said Wednesday that the body of the wife of a man who went on a shooting rampage was found in the floorboards of their home, bringing the death toll to six.
Health Nov 09Why Maine voted to expand Medicaid — and what’s next
Maine voters said they want to offer Medicaid to more people in the state, but in the face of opposition from Governor Paul LePage and the Trump administration, will it happen?…
Health Nov 02Do you plan to enroll for health care coverage under Obamacare? Tell us your story
Is this enrollment season better, worse or the same for millions of Americans signing up for health insurance coverage? The PBS NewsHour wants to hear your story.