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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?…
Nation Sep 01WATCH: These Texas cowboys are saving pets and livestock after Hurricane Harvey
These cowboy rescuers, known as the Horseback Emergency Response Team, ride horses into disaster areas to aid in animal recovery efforts.
Arts Aug 19This projection artist is using the Trump International Hotel to protest the president
“The President of the United States is a Known Racist and Nazi Sympathizer,” read an artist's projection on the side of the Trump International Hotel.
Nation Aug 16Twitter chat: Is hate on the rise?
The NewsHour will host a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 with Asma Khalid and Armstrong Williams, two panelists on the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research forum on Race and Racism in the Age of…