newshour “I feel an affinity for people who haven’t had the best breaks in society. I’m always on their side. I find them more human maybe. What I want to do more than anything is acknowledge their existence.” - photographer Mary Ellen Mark in a 1987 interview with The New York Times.

Mary Ellen Mark, best known for her striking portraiture and investigative documentary work, died yesterday at the age of 75. Learn more: to.pbs.org/1AwO2TZ
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newshour View of west 6th street in downtown Austin last night. #atxfloods

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster for two dozen Texas counties in the wake of torrential flooding.

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newshour Navy veteran Ron White committed to memory the names and ranks of more than 2,300 military men and women who lost their lives in Afghanistan — and hand-writes each one of them, in order of their death, on a memorial wall in tribute. #MemorialDay

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newshour Afghan National Army soldiers, some of them teenagers, receive combat training from U.S. troops at Combat Outpost Lakokhel in Kandahar Province. (Photo by @doctorbrody/@groundtruth)

Learn more: Afghan soldiers bear brunt of attacks as war winds down http://to.pbs.org/1Ki5agn
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newshour Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow took the top prize in the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria, Saturday night. But the contest was as much a political battle as a musical one.

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newshour Feminist icon Gloria Steinem along with a group of 30 women peace activists crossed the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea on Sunday, in what organizers called a “symbolic act of peace” meant to encourage dialogue and reunification between the two countries. Read the story at pbs.org/newshour.

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newshour John Nash, the Nobel laureate and Princeton mathematician, whose life story was the inspiration for the book and movie “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed in an car accident along with his wife in New Jersey Saturday morning. Read the story at pbs.org/newshour.

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newshour Late last year, Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit asking the Supreme Court to declare Colorado's marijuana law unconstitutional, due to an influx of pot illegally entering those states. Now, as the Supreme Court decides whether to take up the case, Colorado has filed a petition to withdraw the lawsuit. For more, watch NewsHour Weekend Sunday or visit pbs.org/newshour. 3d

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newshour In North Dakota, nearly a million barrels of crude oil are extracted from the ground each day, and instead of pipelines, most of it is transported by rail. Now, prompted by a series of catastrophic accidents, the Department of Transportation has proposed a plan that could cost the industry $2.5 billion to phase out older cars they say are more prone to rupture. Watch NewsHour Weekend Saturday for more. 4d
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newshour Today marks 35 years since Pac-Man debuted at a movie theater in the Shibuya area of Tokyo. Since then, the game has become one of the most popular of all time, producing more than eight other versions, a television series and more than 400 products.

Here are 8 things you didn't know about #PacMan: to.pbs.org/1Gu5b1G
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newshour Asking for help at 80: America’s new faces of hunger.

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newshour From NewsHour's @wbrangham: @baltimoresun's Justin George took some NewsHour reporters to Leakin Park in Baltimore yesterday, showing them the site where murdered teenager Hae Min Lee was found buried in a shallow grave in 1999. Lee's murder -- and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Sayed for killing her -- were investigated in Sarah Koenig's powerful, hugely popular podcast "#Serial." Stay tuned & follow @wbrangham for the update on the latest legal developments in Sayed's appeal of his conviction. 7d

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newshour Tonight, David Letterman will sign off for the last time, capping a late-night career that lasted more than three decades, even longer than the late-night titan Johnny Carson.

Looking back at his career and legacy: http://to.pbs.org/1K0rfzY
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newshour Where does #MadMen rank among TV's greatest shows? http://to.pbs.org/1PRGAVc 1w

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newshour As federal funding for biomedical research has been declining in real dollars over the past 13 years, getting a grant for many scientists who depend on government money has become more difficult. Now, many say this hypercompetitive atmosphere may stunt not only the careers of promising scientists but also America's preeminent role in global science research. For more, watch NewsHour Weekend Sunday or visit pbs.org/newshour. 1w

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newshour Officials in the Florida Keys are considering using genetically modified mosquitoes to curb the threat of the tropical disease, Dengue fever. The lab-grown mosquitoes have been used in Brazil and the Cayman Islands to reduce the local mosquito populations, but many Keys residents are wary of allowing a science experiment in their backyard. For more, visit pbs.org/newshour. 2w

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newshour The 13-time Grammy Award winner played hundreds of live performances a year, spreading the blues across the nation, and the world. #RIPBBKing

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newshour “It’s a global culture that celebrates dignity and celebrates self-esteem, and celebrates that you’re not defined by where you come from.” This filmmaker wants you to see what #breakdancing in Yemen is like.

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newshour Millions in the U.S. are impacted by food allergies, but a cure may be on the horizon.

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newshour #HappyMothersDay to all the amazing mothers out there. Thank you for all that you do, both big and small. 2w

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