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Nation Aug 28WATCH: Houston officials update public on Hurricane Harvey aftermath
After Hurricane Harvey inundated Texas with high winds, heavy rain and record-breaking floodwaters, Houston officials update the public about where the city stands as it begins to recover.
Politics Aug 23Poll: 61 percent of Americans have little to no confidence in Trump’s ability to handle international crisis
Nearly three-quarters of Americans prefer some form of diplomacy over warfare to diffuse tensions between the United States and North Korea.
Nation Aug 16New poll: Majority of Americans unhappy with Trump’s response to Charlottesville
Most Americans do not think President Donald Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia was strong enough and consider the automobile attack that occurred there to be an act of domestic terrorism, according to a new poll from the…
Nation Aug 15How white nationalist leader Matt Heimbach defends violence at Saturday’s rally in Charlottesville
During an interview with PBS NewsHour's P.J. Tobia, Matthew Heimbach of the Traditionalist Worker Party, a white nationalist group, reflected whether he regretted a person dying after the automobile attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, and whether he himself feels responsible for…
Nation Aug 08WATCH: Trump vows to beat opioid crisis
Last week, the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis asked President Donald Trump to declare a national state of emergency to address this public health epidemic.
Politics Aug 03Why this West Virginia mayor says Trump should set aside party politics
Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, the leader of the city where Trump held his rally, said “labels don’t matter.” What does matter is working together on issues like the opioid crisis, which has ravaged his city.
Politics Aug 03WATCH: Trump blasts Democrats, Russia investigations at campaign rally in Huntington, West Virginia
Democrats “can continue their obsession with the Russian hoax or they can serve the interests of the American people,” Trump said after Justice’s announcement. “Try winning at the voting booth.”…
Health Aug 02WATCH LIVE: What public health officials have learned about the opioid crisis
Ask the experts your questions during a 12:15 p.m. Twitterchat Wednesday and follow the conversation at 3:50 p.m. online here on the PBS NewsHour.
Politics Jul 31Trump needs to declare national emergency for opioid crisis, commission says
Opioids “now kill more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined,” the commission wrote in its report, saying that with nearly 150 Americans dying every day, “America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks.”…
Health Jul 20Latest Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans without insurance
The latest legislation in the Senate offers a greater reduction in the deficit by preserving certain taxes Republicans had killed in the older version. They found more savings by reducing and ending certain federal matching funds and capping per-capita-based payments…