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By Amna Nawaz, Ryan Connelly Holmes
Nearly 250 years ago, America's founders declared that everyone has "unalienable rights." What those rights are has been debated ever since. As the Supreme Court weighs the future of abortion rights the nation's divide has come into sharper focus, as…
The public won’t see President Donald Trump’s White House records for years, but there’s growing concern the collection won’t be complete, leaving a hole in the history of one of America’s most tumultuous presidencies.
By Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
Many incoming presidents have faced grave challenges upon assuming office. But President-elect Joe Biden will face a unique number of national and political crises on his very first day on the job. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield examines some…
By Jeff Greenfield
The U.S. feels more deeply divided than it has in decades. According to social scientist Robert Putnam, the data backs up that assessment. Putnam, author of the seminal work on social capital and isolation “Bowling Alone,” believes looking back to…
By Paul Solman
By Jerry Schwartz, Associated Press
The tempestuous election of 2020 has been rife with predictions of confusion and cataclysm, with warnings that a contested battle could last well into December. It’s happened before. Take 1800, for example.
By Aamer Madhani, Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
President Donald Trump will give an address at the National Archives Sept. 17 for a conference on American history.
By Jeffrey Brown
As the country faces a moment of reckoning about its treatment of Black Americans and other people of color, the display of memorials, monuments and statues is being reexamined. Some of these symbols are being torn down by protesters, and…
By PBS NewsHour, Courtney Norris
The debate over physical symbols of the Confederacy has evolved into a broader one about U.S. history. Judy Woodruff talks to Peniel Joseph, professor at the University of Texas at Austin, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, professor at the University of North…
By Associated Press
Protesters tore down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis along Richmond, Virginia's famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday night.
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