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Nation Jan 08Twitter chat: Is sustainability part of a balanced diet?
Some of the nation’s top nutrition experts may be urging Americans to consider more than calories when making their dietary resolutions for 2015 and beyond.
Nation Dec 30An Oval Office face-plant, Obama in a tiara, and other moments caught by White House photographers in 2014
If your childhood photo happens to prominently feature the leader of the free world, then there is a good chance it will wind up in chief official White House photographer Pete Souza’s yearly photo round-up.
Politics Dec 24How do you avoid political arguments with family members during the holidays?
Our Capitol Hill correspondent Quinn Bowman asked some Washington locals to share their strategies for avoiding political arguments with loved ones during the holidays.
Science Dec 22Fast-food slows learning, study shows
Frequent fast-food consumption may slow children’s academic growth, according to a new nationwide study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics.
Nation Dec 19Celebrate 12 days of NewsHour with 12 unique gifts
To show our appreciation for our audience, PBS NewsHour will be unveiling 12 gifts over the next 12 days. Check back here each day, from Dec. 8-19, for a new gift that you can easily download or print out right…
Health Dec 19Hugs help protect against the common cold, research finds
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that frequent hugging helps reduce individuals’ susceptibility to infections associated with stress, and reduces the severity of symptoms if an infection is contracted by providing increased social support.
Nation Dec 1812 Days of NewsHour: Download the 2014 Shields and Brooks Guide to Holiday Civility
Recognizing that Thanksgiving has passed, and that many of the social and political issues facing the nation have changed, we are offering an updated version of "The Mark Shields and David Brooks’ Guide to Holiday Civility."…
Education Dec 18Twitter chat: What can be done to curb drinking on college campuses?
In the United States, more than 1,800 students die each year from alcohol related incidents. An additional 600,000 students per year are injured while intoxicated, and nearly 100,000 sexual assaults have been linked alcohol consumption. What are colleges doing to…
Nation Dec 1612 Days of NewsHour: Unscramble this word jumble
You'll need to look backwards and forwards, up, down and diagonally to find the names of your favorite NewsHour anchors, guests, recurring segments and more hidden in this word jumble.
Nation Dec 1512 Days of NewsHour: NewsHour ringtone
Imagine reliving that exciting moment when PBS NewsHour’s nightly broadcast begins to play on your television, computer or mobile screen every time the phone rings. Now you can.