newshour Increased scrutiny over youth soccer, which has become one of the leading causes of concussions for kids in the U.S., has prompted a prominent neurosurgeon and World Cup champion Brandi Chastain to petition to take headers out of the game, Now, changes to local and national soccer regulations are afoot. For more watch NewsHour Weekend Saturday or visit us online at pbs.org/newshour. 24h

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newshour Live long and prosper. #LeonardNimoy

Read our obituary of the iconic actor here: bit.ly/NewsHourNimoy
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newshour Artist Julie Green has painted the final meals of 600 prisoners on second-hand plates. Learn more: http://to.pbs.org/1GxLCDc 3d
  •   thehofyork Thats rad! 3d
  •   megrosedon @ohohlivia feel like you'd dig this 3d
  •   ohohlivia Oh crap that's awesome!! @megrosedon 3d
  •   findstacy This is wild! The "last meal" is an odd tradition to honor for the worst of the worst in our society, although my view on capital punishment has evolved recently. I sure wouldn't go out with a bag of Jolly Ranchers! 3d

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newshour Here is a satellite image of #LakeSuperior almost completely frozen this month. Park rangers determined today that the lake ice en route to a naturally-formed ice cave is thick and sturdy enough to handle visitors starting this Saturday. Photo credit: @NOAA
See more photos here: http://to.pbs.org/1ws3PS5
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newshour Sharks are incredibly smart and curious, yet they’re often misunderstood. To change that, @oceanicramsey and @juansharks of #OneOceanDiving educate people about #sharks by (safely) swimming with the sea animals: http://bit.ly/newshoursharks (Photo by @juansharks) 4d

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newshour “Marriage is a long conversation, someone once said, and maybe so is a rock band’s life…A few minutes later, both were done.” – Kim Gordon in her memoir, “Girl in a Band”
In her unromantic memoir, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon leaves her breakups behind. Read our interview with Gordon: http://to.pbs.org/1AKV0Bp
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newshour "Usually I try to give the viewer my point of view. That’s what makes art so wonderful, is that it’s completely subjective." – time-lapse artist @varient3
Justin Majeczky’s #timelapse photography invites viewers to take a moment to see the beauty that surrounds us. For more of his time-lapse photos & video: http://to.pbs.org/1LAxbPF
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A Ukrainian serviceman, who fought in #Debaltseve, is on a bus as he prepares to return home on February 24, 2015. Pro-Russia separatists said today they began withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline in east Ukraine under a ceasefire deal, but the Ukrainian military reported further shelling. Last week’s loss of the key town Debaltseve is a significant strategic and morale setback for Ukraine: http://to.pbs.org/1MP8jXX
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newshour As the brutal winter drags on for parts of the country, many low-income families are struggling to pay their energy bills. In North Carolina, local governments are increasingly partnering with private nonprofit organizations to try to find new ways to help poor families stay warm. For more, watch NewsHour Weekend Sunday or visit pbs.org/newshour. 7d
  •   webmiss007 There is no excuse for the richest County in the world to allow millionaires to keep obscene tax cuts while Americans go without adequate food, shelter, and all the basic necessities of life. #TaxTheRich 7d
  •   barbaramarie4640 Do they have a program like this in northern idaho? 7d

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newshour In France, even though the price of books was fixed years ago to prevent price differentiation, some worry the country's thousands of bookstores may now be in jeopardy as more customers flock to online retailers, such as Amazon. The online giant has come under fire by French booksellers who believe the way Amazon sells books is threatening their business and even undermining French culture. For more, watch NewsHour Weekend Saturday or visit pbs.org/newshour. 1w
  •   chanjobanjo @b1ighty McNulty?? 1w
  •   dgaddis It's called progress 1w
  •   jasonkroll Remember that the government leader overlords always know what is best for the ignorant masses who should not be allowed to make decisions for themselves. 1w
  •   jasonkroll @chanjobanjo that's a bookstore, not a bar 1w
  •   chanjobanjo @jasonkroll which explains his look of utter confusion, no? Whistles of whiskey. 1w
  •   jillystjones Our goverment gave Amazon and online retailers an unfair advantage by making them exempt from collecting sales taxes. It should now be reversed. 1w

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newshour Photographer and urban explorer @andregovia visited more than 900 locations in 22 countries to capture a lost and abandoned world. In his recently released book, he published 380 of the thousands of photos he took during his adventures in deserted hospitals, schools, theme parks, mansions, cottages, car graveyards and industrial places. For more photos: http://to.pbs.org/17BeI89 1w

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newshour “We cannot and we will never give any free pass to any leader including President Assad.” Tonight on NewsHour, Judy Woodruff interviews @UnitedNations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the global fight against Islamic extremism. Find the segment online tonight on pbs.org/NewsHour 1w
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newshour Can a sitcom challenge Asian-American stereotypes? New ABC sitcom #FreshOffTheBoat is the first show in 20 years to be centered around an Asian family. Join us on Twitter (@NewsHour) at 1-2pm EST to chat with the producers of the show. Watch our report: http://to.pbs.org/1DvFNaU 1w
  •   daniels_dadda @newshour it's about time! I am a Filipino and this show is okay. The plot is too obvious and it's a typical stereotype for asian americans but really nothing special. I still watch it but i would love to see more shows like this. 1w
  •   leeleehwy @kray_krayx7126 that kid is you ALL DAY!! lol 1w
  •   secondthoughtssss Not the best representation of Asians in America-too much unnecessary racial jokes 1w
  •   daniels_dadda @secondthoughtssss True. Sometimes it gets too corny and sh*t but it's a start. The thing F.O.B or fresh of the boat is referred to asians who just arrived here from asia. This family in the show are nit really "fresh of the boat" 1w
  •   daniels_dadda *not 1w

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newshour The American Falls are seen partially frozen due to sub freezing temperatures at #NiagaraFalls yesterday. #thisweekinphotos 1w

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newshour “To me, it’s so much about doing your homework … getting access to all different aspects of people’s lives so that I am essentially telling an entire story and not just a single image.” – Photojournalist Lynsey Addario
From the war in Afghanistan, the Iraq war to the atrocities in Darfur and violence against women in the Congo, @lynseyaddario has been a witness to many conflict zones around the world. See more of her breathtaking work: http://to.pbs.org/1Bni3Fi
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newshour In Indonesia & the Philippines, very young children -- as young as four -- work for illegal small-scale gold mining for little money and constant exposure to mercury and cyanide. Pulitzer-winning photojournalist @larrycprice documented the working conditions of some of these gold mines: http://to.pbs.org/17gmYL2 2w
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newshour "Climate change is a serious threat to these birds, and equally serious is how we react to climate change." For a number of years, efforts have been made to protect piping plovers. Like many shorebirds, they're already feeling the impacts of rising sea levels. But until recently, their winter habitat was a mystery.
Watch tonight's PBS NewsHour at 6 p.m. EST online: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/
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newshour “Society regulates our behavior so thoroughly ... it’s wonderful that ... we can express ourselves and be more free than we normally would be able to be.” -- Robin Milhausen, associate professor at the University of Guelph, who has studied sexual behavior among tourists at #MardiGras

Flashing for beads is a ritual with murky roots. So how did this phenomenon originate? Is it simply an expression of sexual indulgence, or is there more to it? Read more: http://to.pbs.org/1L7U1hm
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newshour How much would you sacrifice to be the first person on #Mars?
Meet one of the 100 candidates chosen for the first human voyage to Mars: http://bit.ly/NHMars1 #MarsOne
Photo by @erickrupke
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newshour Happy #PresidentsDay! Can you match the facial hair to the president? Take the quiz: http://bit.ly/prezfacialhair

Illustration by @ruthetam
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