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Online Editorial Production Assistant at the PBS NewsHour.
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Arts Jan 02Paramount offering free ‘Selma’ screenings for Selma residents
Two weeks after the film's limited Dec. 25 release, Paramount Pictures is offering free screenings of "Selma" to its namesake's residents.
Politics Jan 01Jeb Bush resigns from board memberships, clearing path for White House run
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has resigned from all nonprofit and business board memberships to clear the pathway to the White House.
World Jan 01Top Egypt court orders retrial of Al Jazeera journalists
After appealing the charge of spreading false news and conspiring with Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood, three Al-Jazeera journalists who have been jailed for more than a year are getting a retrial.
Nation Jan 018 things you didn’t know about 2015
From returning particle accelerators to apocalyptic comic book heroes, 2015 is bringing its A-game.
Nation Dec 31QUIZ: How well do you know 2014 slang?
As we bid farewell to 2014, there's plenty of pop culture we won't miss in the New Year. But these new slang terms in the Oxford Dictionaries Online reflect language that's here to stay, for better or for worse.
Nation Dec 04Senators threaten legislative action to fight NFL’s “blackout” rule
For all the talk about partisan gridlock, senators from both sides of the aisle can agree on at least three things: life, liberty and the pursuit of televised football.
Nation Dec 02Does Monopoly’s Atlantic City still exist?
Americans know the Monopoly board. But how familiar are they with the city it's modeled after? A tour of Atlantic City and a conversation with Mayor Don Guardian reveal just how much "America's favorite playground" has changed since it inspired…
Nation Nov 25Amazing recipes from chefs who feed the homeless
Holidays are a time for gathering around a dinner table with loved ones. But for many, family is far and food is scarce.
Nation Nov 118 things you didn’t know about Arlington National Cemetery
PBS NewsHour will live stream the Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then deliver remarks inside the Memorial Amphitheater.
Nation Nov 07Judge confirms Detroit’s plan to exit largest municipal bankruptcy
U.S. judge Steven Rhodes confirmed a plan Friday that will cut over $7 billion in unsecured liabilities and pump $1.4 billion into the Motor City for basic rehabilitation over the next decade.