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Nation Oct 18Twitter chat: How the gun control debate mirrors larger issues of partisanship in America
What would it take to turn Texas, a Republican stronghold, into a blue state? According to data from SurveyMonkey, just remove all the gun owners from the Lone Star State and it would have gone to Hillary Clinton in…
Nation Oct 11Twitter chat: The realities of opioid addiction and recovery
What does addiction really look like, and what does it mean to recover? Join us for a #NewsHourChats and hear from our guests.
Health Oct 04Twitter chat: Americans are pessimistic about the opioid crisis. What does that mean for a solution?
The PBS NewsHour will host a Twitter chat on the opioid crisis at 1 p.m. ET Oct. 5.
Nation Sep 28Twitter chat: America’s unhealthy relationship with opioids
As a part of the PBS NewsHour series "American Addicted," NewsHour will host a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. ET Friday, Sept. 29 to talk about opioid use and substance abuse.
Arts Sep 28Banning books like ’13 Reasons Why’ makes it harder for teens to open up to adults, author says
"If we say issues of teen suicide, drinking, sex or sexual assault are inappropriate, we’re telling teens who may identify with those themes that there isn’t a safe space for them," said author Jay Asher in an interview during Banned…
Nation Sep 26WATCH: Despite long recovery ahead, this Puerto Rico aid worker says ‘we are resilient’
No cell phone service. No gas. No power. Little to no water — this is Puerto Rico seven days after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory. When the storm hit as a category 4 hurricane last week, it was one…
Arts Sep 18Here’s who won (and poked fun) at the Emmy Awards
Colbert's direct shot at the president was just one of the ways politics made its way into Sunday's television awards, from nods to the cut-throat Washington drama “House of Cards” to Alec Baldwin's infamous impersonation on “Saturday Night Live.”…
Nation Sep 13Affected by the Equifax hack? Here’s what to do now
It’s been several months since credit reporting agency Equifax discovered a data breach that compromised the personal information -- names, addresses, birth dates and social security numbers -- of more than 145 million people. Here's what we know now.
Nation Sep 13Twitter chat: Millennials stagger under extreme debt, but why?
What role do student loans, budgeting and salary play in the millennial generation's struggle to become financially solvent? And just what can be done to decrease this debt? To answer those questions and more, the PBS NewsHour will host a…
Health Sep 06Twitter chat: Why suicide rates are on the rise, especially among teen girls
The suicide rate among teen girls doubled from 2007-2015, reaching a 40-year high according to new analysis from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. What are the risk factors and what can parents and educators do to support teens?…