Many of the United States’ 91,000 dams are aging and sorely in need of repairs that could collectively cost tens of billions of dollars.
By Jacques Leslie, Yale Environment 360
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including NewsHour interviews with 2020 presidential candidates Eric Swalwell and Kirsten Gillibrand, the escalating feud between President Trump and House…
Trump said, "I don't do cover-ups" and declared that Democrats had to choose whether to investigate him or work together on the country's priorities.
It's been 25 years since South Africa dismantled apartheid, and while political progress has occurred, the young democracy continues to face hurdles. In recent years, extreme drought pushed the country to the brink of disaster, and although rainfall finally mitigated…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Hints of bipartisanship emerged between congressional Democrats and the White House Tuesday as the two sides announced a $2 trillion general agreement to renew aging U.S. infrastructure. The apparent progress came despite a standoff over investigations related to the Mueller…
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the two sides agreed that infrastructure investments create jobs and make the United States more competitive economically with the rest of the world. Most importantly, Schumer said, "we agreed on a number."…
By Sara Burnett, Associated Press
The plan calls for leveraging $650 billion in federal funding through public-private partnerships, bond programs and clean-energy tax incentives.
By Lesley Strawderman, The Conversation
The best way to ride an escalator isn't what you'd expect, but it's 27 percent more efficient.
By Tess Conciatori, Lisa Desjardins
Lawmakers must consider how they want to govern in a Capitol where nothing can pass unless the Republican-led Senate and soon-to-be Democratic-led House agree.
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