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Now A Hurricane, Arthur Steams Along Eastern Seaboard

Arthur is now packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph; it could bring hurricane conditions to North Carolina tonight.

For Once, The U.S., Russia And Iran Actually Agree On Something

There's a broad international consensus that radical militants in Iraq pose a serious threat. But that doesn't mean the U.S., Russia, Iran and others will act in a coordinated fashion.

Federal Highway Program Could Run Out Of Money Next Month

The Highway Trust Fund has been short billions for years. Without more money, the White House says construction delays will put people out of work, but Congress can't agree on a fix.

The Late Walter Dean Myers Wrote In The Language Of Teens

Myers' young adult novels talked about the tough realities of urban life in language that made teens stop and listen. He won almost every award for YA literature during the course of his career.

Chinese Leader's Seoul Visit Seen As Snub To North Korea

Xi Jinping's first visit to the Korean Peninsula finds him in Seoul, not Pyongyang, in a possible sign of strained Sino-North Korean ties.

Saudi Arabia Reportedly Moves 30,000 Troops To Iraqi Border

The reported deployment comes amid reports that Iraqi forces have abandoned their positions in the region amid a Sunni-led insurgency.

Woman Charged In Denver With Seeking To Aid Islamic Extremists

Shannon Maureen Conley was arrested in April as she boarded a flight that would have ultimately landed her in Syria, where she hoped to wage jihad alongside ISIS rebels.

Do You Remember The Passage Of The 1964 Civil Rights Act?

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, a landmark piece of legislation that outlawed discrimination pertaining to race, sex, religion and origin. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, PBS Newshour is asking people to share their memories of the legislation’s passage. Over the next couple months, Newshour wants to know:

Germany Votes For First-Ever Minimum Wage, Around $11.50

By comparison, the U.S. is debating a raise to its minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The new German law includes several exceptions.

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