• An inside look at the Obama administration’s criminal justice reforms MP3

    JUDY WOODRUFF: On Capitol Hill today, a group of top senators unveiled a bipartisan bill to reform the nation’s criminal justice system. Among other things, the legislation would reduce prison sentences for some nonviolent drug offenders, and create programs to help offenders reenter society. The move comes at the same time the Obama administration is pushing a series of criminal justice initiatives. Spearheading t...

    01.05.2016

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  • What it means to be unapologetically black MP3

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally, another installment in our Brief But Spectacular series, where we ask interesting people to describe their passions. Tonight, we hear from Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, the hosts of BuzzFeed podcast “Another Round,” which covers everything from race, gender, pop culture, and more. As Nigatu and Clayton explain, their show has carved out a new and important space in the growing podcast la...

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  • Here’s what we know about the growing international fight against ISIS MP3

    The post Here’s what we know about the growing international fight against ISIS appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

    06.12.2015

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  • Inside the life of the famously reclusive Harper Lee MP3

    MARY MCDONAGH MURPHY: I think it’s exciting for readers to see what happened to Scout and to find out where she went and how she did. So that — is a big part of the book. Scout’s in New York, she’s traveling home, and then of course to see Atticus at an advanced age. He’s 72, he’s got rheumatoid arthritis, and the relationship between a grown up daughter and her father is a big, big part of the book. STEP...

    15.07.2015

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  • Gov. Bobby Jindal on rejecting the Iran deal, how U.S. could become a Greek tragedy MP3

    GWEN IFILL: The Iran nuclear deal is just one of the many issues that could be turned inside out by the next president of the United States. We turn now to another of our periodic conversations with the candidates running for the job, Republican Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana. Welcome, Governor. GOV. BOBBY JINDAL, Republican Presidential Candidate: Gwen, thank you for having me. GWEN IFILL: You said toda...

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  • Pluto, underdog of the solar system, finally gets its day MP3

    JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s been a once-in-a-lifetime journey, and today NASA believes its New Horizons spacecraft finally made a successful flyby of Pluto. Once considered the ninth planet in our solar system, Pluto is billions of miles away. Confirmation of the spacecraft’s arrival is expected tonight. But there were celebrations earlier today at mission control, as all signs pointed to success. Science corresponden...

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  • News Wrap: Greek PM’s Syriza party resists backing bailout deal MP3

    GWEN IFILL: If Wall Street hoped for a big boost from the Iran nuclear deal, investors were disappointed. Instead, worries about corporate profits kept gains in check. The Dow Jones industrial average added 76 points to close above 18050. The Nasdaq rose 33 points and the S&P 500 added nine. JUDY WOODRUFF: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sought to rally his Syriza Party today to back a new austerity bill. T...

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    15.07.2015

  • CIA shares low-tech artifacts to make your inner spy swoon MP3

    In our NewsHour Shares series, we show you things that caught our eye recently on the web. What about you? Leave your suggestions in the comments below, or tweet to @NewsHour using #NewsHourShares. We might share it on air. JUDY WOODRUFF: And finally tonight, to our NewsHour Shares of the day, something that caught our eye which might be of interest to you, too. The Central Intelligence Agency recently has allowed a...

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  • News Wrap: Iraqi forces begin large-scale assault on Islamic State MP3

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Greece reached a debt deal with its European creditors today after an all-night emergency summit in Brussels. It agreed to a strict timetable for enacting further unpopular austerity measures in exchange for a third international bailout. Now Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras must push the cost-cutting proposals through his Parliament over the next two days. We will take a closer look at the new acc...

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  • Deal struck, pain and political hurdles ahead for Greece MP3

    JUDY WOODRUFF: The nation of Greece and its creditors reached a preliminary deal to avert immediate financial collapse, but it demands that the struggling country make major concessions and means continued sacrifice and hardship for its people. NewsHour special correspondent Malcolm Brabant has this report. MALCOLM BRABANT: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras emerged after a long night of bitter negotiations. PRIME MINI...

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  • Iran nuclear talks creep toward conclusion as negotiators battle over words MP3

    GWEN IFILL: The efforts to reach an Iran nuclear deal appeared so close today that Iran’s president even tweeted about it, calling it a good beginning. But in no time at all, that tweet was deleted and reports of new negotiating snags surfaced. So, the sun set again in Vienna today with no agreement. Indira Lakshmanan is covering the talks for Bloomberg News, and she joins us now. Indira, late this afternoon, we...

    15.07.2015

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  • How will super PAC money mold the race for 2016? MP3

    GWEN IFILL: And then there were 15 — Republican candidates for president, that is. So, as the 2016 campaign begins to take final shape, we look at the personalities, the policy, and of course, the purse strings this Politics Monday with Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report. Let’s start by looking at the money, the most important part of this, right, in some respects. AMY WALTER, The ...

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  • Escape of biggest drug lord in the world is huge blow for Mexican president MP3

    For more on that manhunt and the importance of Guzman to the drug trade, I’m joined now by Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News. Alfredo, drug kingpins don’t get any bigger than El Chapo. Mexico celebrated when they first caught him. The U.S. wanted to extradite him. So, now he is free, he is on the loose. How big a deal is this? ALFREDO CORCHADO, The Dallas Morning News: It’s a h...

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  • How Harper Lee’s alternative take on Atticus Finch may resonate with readers MP3

    And we’re joined now by Wayne Flynt, professor emeritus at Auburn University and a close personal friend of Harper Lee, and Natasha Trethewey, who read and reviewed the new book for The Washington Post. NewsHour viewers will, of course, remember Natasha for the stories she did with us during her tenure as poet laureate. So, welcome back, Natasha. Let me start with you and ask, before we get into larger meanings an...

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  • Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ offers surprising shift MP3

    GWEN IFILL: It has been treated as one of the major literary events of the year: the publication of Harper Lee’s second novel. Jeffrey Brown has the story. JEFFREY BROWN: The first surprise was the existence of the book itself. That brought huge national interest. And bookstores across the country have fielded record pre-orders and many are planning release parties. It also raised questions along the way about w...

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  • An incredible, edible altar for Pope Francis MP3

    In our NewsHour Shares series, we show you things that caught our eye recently on the web. What about you? Leave your suggestions in the comments below, or tweet to @NewsHour using #NewsHourShares. We might share it on air. The post An incredible, edible altar for Pope Francis appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

    15.07.2015

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  • Amid brutal attacks, ISIS giving charity to civilians MP3

    HARI SREENIVASAN: This week, ISIS fighters have launched attacks across the Middle East. Just yesterday, ISIS claimed responsibility for exploding a car bomb outside the Italian Consulate in Cairo, killing one person. Also, a Syrian human rights group is reporting that militants launched two new offensives in Northern Syria Thursday, detonating large bombs in the border town of Kobani. All of this violence comes duri...

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  • To find ‘peace and closure,’ a grim search for Srebrenica massacre victims MP3

    STEPHEN FEE: Most days, Ramiz Nukic trudges through the lush forests surrounding Srebrenica, searching for the remains of those killed two decades ago. He’s not a government official or a humanitarian worker. Just a survivor. RAMIZ NUKIC: “There is no place I don’t check. And if I find one bone, then I’m happy. Sometimes I feel sorry when I don’t find anything, and I’m happy when I find it. Someone’s fa...

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  • Everything you should know about Puerto Rico’s debt crisis MP3

    HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Now to financial trouble in Puerto Rico, where leaders want to declare bankruptcy, but cannot, unless the U.S. Congress changes the law. Puerto Rico announced last month it simply cannot pay $72 billion in debt. Congressional Democrats want to allow limited bankruptcy relief, but Republicans say it’s not enough and that leaders need to address the territory’s underly...

    15.07.2015

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  • What’s behind the boom and bust cycles in Chinese markets? MP3

    HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR ANCHOR: And in China, the government might have stopped or slowed-down the mass sell-off that crashed its stock market this week. Shares there have fallen by nearly a third in less than a month — wiping out almost $4 trillion in wealth. After serious losses early this week, stocks actually rallied yesterday and Thursday, possibly because Beijing injected $19 billion to the country’s...

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