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Nation Jun 22What about guns divides Americans?
Pollsters often ask people about gun control and gun rights, but this survey attempts to better understand America's complicated relationship with firearms.
Nation Jun 215 important stories that deserve a second look
Here are five stories that provide some insight into what’s happening outside the Capitol.
Nation Jun 19Fewer people have died from mass shootings in 2017, but that’s only part of the story
By mid-June, there were 196 shooting incidents with least four people wounded or killed. That's up from 182 incidents over the same period last year.
World Jun 19French police block off area near Champs-Elysees
The police action occurred in the area's shopping district.
World Jun 191 dead, 10 injured after man drives van into crowd outside London mosque
British Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack "terrorist" in nature.
Nation Jun 16WATCH: Trump’s opioid commission launches new look at health crisis
https://youtu.be/dzg-WhYGSe4 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he never felt uncomfortable telling people about his mother’s lung cancer after she smoked cigarettes for decades. But he wonders if he would have been as open if she instead consumed heroin instead…
Nation Jun 145 important stories that have nothing to do with the Russia investigations
Here are five important stories that were overlooked in the media frenzy.
Health Jun 13What’s at stake for children’s health care?
Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and the Children’s Health Insurance Program combined have helped usher in near-universal health care coverage for kids, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. But now children's advocates fear those programs…
Education Jun 07Did you leave college before earning your degree? The NewsHour wants to hear from you
Millions of college students are enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, but many won't finish their degrees. The NewsHour wants to know what stands between students and achievement and what higher education officials can do to remove those obstacles.
Politics Jun 07Read James Comey’s prepared statement before Thursday’s Senate hearing
In his remarks, the fired FBI director detailed his interactions with President Donald Trump on several occasions.