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Arts Oct 24How a wounded combat veteran and his wife struggled to make a family
I met Rachel and Jason Hallett two years ago while reporting a story about how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs wouldn’t cover in-vitro fertilization for wounded veterans. Here's where things stand for the Halletts - and the legislation -…
World Sep 22Watch in 360: Rescuers search for survivors in collapsed apartment building in Mexico City
Hundreds of rescuers worked Wednesday night to find four women believed to be trapped in the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in the La Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City. Volunteers removed the rubble by hand, carrying it away in…
Nation Mar 16Photo: Handprints at the border
Handprints are left on the iron posts when people try and scale the border wall to get into the U.S.
Health Jul 11The End of AIDS?
It’s a bold mission by any standard: to end the AIDS epidemic. But the tools are there, say officials of the joint United Nations program on HIV/AIDS. Here’s what the UNAIDS plan, known as “90-90-90,” looks like.
Nation Jun 28Inside Minnesota’s sex offender facility, where no one has ever been released
The PBS NewsHour was recently granted rare access to Minnesota’s Sex Offender Program in the rural town of Moose Lake, MN. It is one of two state-run facilities that house more than 700 sex offenders. They’re all being held under…
Nation Jun 15What sorrow, fear and love sound like in Orlando right now
We've been reporting on the ground in Orlando since a gunman opened fire on a crowded nightclub Sunday. We spoke with people at an LGBT community center, a local mosque, a blood donation center and a vigil for victims of…
Nation Jun 12‘This is our Charleston’: Orlando LGBT center mourns massacre victims
At the LGBT Center of Central Florida in Orlando, community members and allies gathered on Sunday to grieve for the victims of the early morning massacre at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in Orlando.
Health Jan 23Worried about lead in your water? Flint pediatricians have this advice
The lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan has people across the nation wondering about their own possible exposure to the toxic metal. “When pediatricians hear anything about lead, we stand up straight, and we freak out,” says Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha,…
Health Jan 20Was this autism pioneer also a Nazi?
Viennese psychologist Hans Asperger ran a clinic for autistic children in the 1930s and is considered by many to be one of the first to diagnose and define autism as we know it today. But what became of Asperger during…
Nation Dec 02Local reporter caught in middle of San Bernardino shootout
A local San Bernardino reporter was caught in the middle of the shootout between police and the alleged suspects from today’s mass shooting in Southern California.