Politics Oct 17In one of California’s reddest districts, Republican loyalty is tested by an indictment
This year, an unexpected political scandal has forced Republican voters in the district to reassess their allegiance.
Education Jul 03Race in college admissions: Read the Trump administration’s statement on reversing policies
Seven guidelines set by the Obama administration that promoted diversity in classrooms and on campuses are being appealed by the Departments of Justice and Education, according to a statement provided to the PBS NewsHour today.
World Feb 03Why is Turkey attacking northwest Syria?
A new front is opening in the Syrian civil war, and a turning point, it seems, is coming for U.S.-Turkey relations.
World Apr 03Ecuador’s ruling leftist party celebrates win as opposition alleges fraud
Ecuador's leftist ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno celebrated a narrow victory Monday following a contentious presidential run-off election, preserving the small, Andean nation's status as one of South America's remaining populist strongholds.
World Mar 15Bombings, faltering talks mark 6th anniversary of Syrian war
At least 40 people were killed in twin bombings in the Syrian capital Damascus and airstrikes in the northwestern city Idlib on Wednesday, the sixth anniversary of the Syrian civil war.
World Mar 01Julian Assange’s days at the Ecuador embassy may be numbered
Depending on who wins Ecuador's presidential runoff in April, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may have to find a new home.
Politics Nov 22Trump’s vow to repeal Obamacare spurs women’s rush to get birth control
Two days after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Mary Ellison, a single mother in Champaign, Ill., called her gynecologist’s office to explore her birth control options. "I know what you’re going to ask," Ellison’s gynecologist told her.
Politics Jul 273 things to watch for in Tim Kaine’s DNC speech
Few people expect Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to steal the show in his first address as the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee on Wednesday night. But the former mayor and governor of Virginia is a formidable speaker in his own…
World Mar 25Argentine filmmaker remembers his country’s disappeared
As President Barack Obama concluded his Latin America trip in Argentina this week, he sought to mend one of the U.S.’s most historically troubled relationships in the region involving the rise of a brutal military regime.
World Dec 10Argentina’s new conservative president signals end of Peronist populism
Argentina’s newly elected center-right President Mauricio Macri signaled his intentions to overturn more than a decade of wide-ranging leftist fiscal and social policies forged by the country’s outgoing Peronist party in his inaugural address Thursday.