Blacks, Latinos and immigrant rights advocates say the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, recent non-convictions of police officers charged in the shootings of black men, and the stepped-up detentions of immigrants and refugees for deportation have them questioning equality…
By Russell Contreras, Associated Press
Americans broadly believe their country’s political tone has become less civil since Donald Trump was elected president and that fundamental rights are weakening, according to a new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll.
By Laura Santhanam
Historian Sean Wilentz has examined the history of America through the lens of our presidents, our party politics, the working class — and even our music. This Independence Day, we asked Wilentz, a professor of American history at…
By Elizabeth Flock
Every Fourth of July, author Sebastian Junger says he thinks about what America means to military servicemen who came as emigrants to the U.S. What motivates them to fight and risk their lives in a country where they might be…
By PBS NewsHour
As we listen to election candidates and politicians try to tell us all the answers, we should remind ourselves this July 4th that we as citizens can identify solutions to America’s biggest problems with our own independent judgment and common sense.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The White House says it's canceling its annual Fourth of July picnic and fireworks watch because of rainy weather soaking the nation's capital.
By Mary Jo Brooks
John Brehm wrote the poem “Fourth of July” about a soldier who tried to brush burning embers off his chest, only to discover he was missing his right arm.
By Daniel Costa-Roberts and Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Here are eight things you might not have known about America's birthday.
By Nsikan Akpan
The Hubble telescope, the talisman space observatory, has captured fresh images of Jupiter’s auroras as Juno spacecraft makes its final approach to the planet.
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