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By Tom Davies, Christina A. Cassidy, Mead Gruver, Associated Press
In our news wrap Saturday, the U.S. Air Force downed a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina, dangerously cold temperatures descended on the northeastern part of the country, the mayor of Memphis asked the DOJ to…
Artificial intelligence has the potential to dramatically alter how we gather information, communicate and work. Experts are also raising questions about how it will affect governance and what it will mean for the future of our democracy. Bruce Schneier, a…
By William Brangham, Sarah Clune Hartman
This Black History Month, PBS News Weekend is highlighting stories of Black Americans whose lives and work are lesser known — their accomplishments all the more significant because they were made in the face of injustices and discrimination. In the…
By John Yang, Kaisha Young
The Mount Washington Observatory at the peak of the Northeast’s highest mountain, famous for its extreme weather conditions, also recorded an actual temperature of minus 47 (minus 44 C), tying an observatory record set in 1934 and a wind gust…
By Mark Pratt, Associated Press
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
President Joe Biden sees a nation with its future aglow. Republicans take a far bleaker view — that the country is beset by crushing debt and that Biden is largely responsible for inflation.
By Zeke Miller, Michael Balsamo, Colleen Long, Aamer Madhani, Lolita Baldor, Associated Press
President Joe Biden gave the order to take down the device after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America, becoming the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.
By Will Weissert, Associated Press
The Democratic Party on Saturday approved the reordering of its 2024 presidential primary, replacing Iowa with South Carolina in the leadoff spot.
By Huizhong Wu, Associated Press
Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to visit Beijing on Sunday for talks aimed at reducing U.S.-China tensions. He said he had told senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi in a phone call that sending the balloon over the U.S.
Arctic air descended into the Northeast on Saturday morning, bringing dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chills that dropped to minus 45 to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 43 to minus 45 C) in many areas.
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