PBS NewsHour

Apr 22

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Across Canada a beloved and familiar face is silently disappearing. Everyday transactions in shopping centers and banks are slowly feeding a systematized extinction unnoticed by most.
The object of destruction? The Canadian penny.

Across Canada a beloved and familiar face is silently disappearing. Everyday transactions in shopping centers and banks are slowly feeding a systematized extinction unnoticed by most.

The object of destruction? The Canadian penny.

Apr 17

"Poets and beggars, musicians and prophets, warriors and scoundrels, all creatures of that unbridled reality, we have had to ask but little of imagination, for our crucial problem has been a lack of conventional means to render our lives believable. This, my friends, is the crux of our solitude.”

-Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez has died at age 87

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Apr 16

You don’t have to be Blanche Devereaux to start your own Golden Girls home.
You have to be a pal and a confidante.
Learn about the real-life Golden Girls.

You don’t have to be Blanche Devereaux to start your own Golden Girls home.

You have to be a pal and a confidante.

Learn about the real-life Golden Girls.

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Apr 15

“One year later, we also stand in awe of the men and women who continue to inspire us — learning to stand, walk, dance and run again. With each new step our country is moved by the resilience of a community and a city.” - President Obama
Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will pay tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings today at 12 p.m. ET. Watch here.

One year later, we also stand in awe of the men and women who continue to inspire us — learning to stand, walk, dance and run again. With each new step our country is moved by the resilience of a community and a city.” - President Obama

Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will pay tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings today at 12 p.m. ET. Watch here.

Apr 14

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Apr 10

These cheetah cubs might soon become foster siblings.
Zookeepers are hoping their mom will adopt another set of cubs who had to be taken away from their own mother.
Learn more. 

These cheetah cubs might soon become foster siblings.

Zookeepers are hoping their mom will adopt another set of cubs who had to be taken away from their own mother.

Learn more. 

Apr 09

This sloth bear cub is being raised by zookeepers at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., after her mama ate her siblings.
And yes, this baby bear is in fact trying to kiss the camera.
Learn more about why mothers in the wild sometimes eat their babies.

This sloth bear cub is being raised by zookeepers at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., after her mama ate her siblings.

And yes, this baby bear is in fact trying to kiss the camera.

Learn more about why mothers in the wild sometimes eat their babies.