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Tuesday on the News Hour, the Secret Service director resigns in the wake of sharp criticism for the agency's security failure and lack of transparency. Kamala Harris makes her first campaign stop in the battleground state of Wisconsin as she consolidates Democratic support. Plus, activists demand justice and reform after an Illinois deputy shot an…
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Monday on the News Hour, Vice President Kamala Harris seeks to unify Democrats behind her presidential bid with just months before voters head to the polls. We look at Harris' record from her time as San Francisco's district attorney through her years as vice president. Plus, lawmakers grill the Secret Service director about what led to the assassi…
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Vice President Kamala Harris is entering uncharted territory after President Biden announced his withdrawal from the presidential race. Harris is already the favorite to win the Democratic nomination. Despite the Trump campaign's fast attacks on Harris, Democrats are energized and are trying to turn the tables on the Republican narrative. Laura Bar…
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With Democratic support for Vice President Kamala Harris as the nominee seems to be solidifying, some in the party still want to see an open convention. Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas was the first Democratic lawmaker to call on President Biden to abandon his bid. Now he's calling for an open convention. Amna Nawaz spoke with Rep. Doggett about his th…
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While some Democrats are hoping for an open convention, party support for Vice President Kamala Harris solidified on Monday. Sen. Alex Padilla of California assumed Harris' seat in the Senate when she became vice president and he has endorsed her for president. Amna Nawaz spoke with Sen. Padilla about his backing. PBS News is supported by - https:/…
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From the daughter of immigrants to the favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination. William Brangham has a look at Vice President Kamala Harris' record and how she arrived at this pivotal moment. PBS News is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders Episode: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/a-look-at-kamala-harris-legal-car…
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NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter join Amna Nawaz to discuss the latest political news, including the future of the presidential race with President Biden dropping out and Democrats lining up to support Vice President Kamala Harris. PBS News is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders Ep…
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In our news wrap Monday, Israeli airstrikes tore through buildings in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, a gunman in Croatia killed six people at a nursing home, body camera footage released shows the chaotic moments in which a Black woman in Illinois was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy now charged with murder and wildfires are wreaking h…
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Sunday on PBS News Weekend, President Biden drops out of the presidential race amid growing concerns from those in his own party and beyond. As Democrats look ahead to picking a new candidate, how will they navigate election law? Plus, Judy Woodruff reflects on this remarkable moment in American history. PBS News is supported by - https://www.pbs.o…
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With support from Democrats eroding by the day, President Biden announced he's dropping out of the 2024 race and endorsing Vice President Harris to be his party's nominee. Harris later said in a statement, "My intention is to earn and win this nomination." White House correspondent Laura Barrón-López, political correspondent Lisa Desjardins and NPR…
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President Biden's decision to end his reelection bid is unprecedented in many ways, but the path from one president to another -- and from one nominee to another -- has not always been a straight line. Judy Woodruff joins John Yang to discuss how this moment fits into the context of American history. PBS News is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/n…
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In our news wrap Sunday, the Secret Service acknowledged it had turned down requests from Trump's detail for extra federal resources over the past two years, Israel's military said it intercepted a missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen, and more than a thousand people are still without power amid stifling heat nearly two weeks after Hurricane Ber…
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The American Democracy Minute Radio Report & Podcast for July 22, 2024 Some Campaign Strategists Hope You’ll Show Up at the Polls, Only to Find that Your Voter Registration has been Purged. Don’t Let that Happen. Here’s a scenario likely to be more common in the 2024 elections: You show up expecting to cast your ballot, but the clerk says you’r…
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Rory Sutherland is widely regarded as one of the most influential (and most entertaining) thinkers in marketing and behavioral science. He’s the vice chairman of Ogilvy UK, the author of Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life, and the founder of Nudgestock, the world’s biggest festival of behaviora…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally, a conversation about education reform and some of its shortfalls. It is the subject of a new book by a familiar face, who joins Jeffrey Brown for tonight’s Making the Grade. JEFFREY BROWN: For close to two decades now, or even longer, depending on your perspective, education reform has been on the agenda of Democrats and Rep…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally, a conversation about education reform and some of its shortfalls. It is the subject of a new book by a familiar face, who joins Jeffrey Brown for tonight’s Making the Grade. JEFFREY BROWN: For close to two decades now, or even longer, depending on your perspective, education reform has been on the agenda of Democrats and Rep…
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This is part of an ongoing series of reports called ‘Chasing the Dream,’ which reports on poverty and opportunity in America. By Megan Thompson and Mori Rothman MEGAN THOMPSON: Nancy Kukay works at a community college in Maryland, coordinating technical education programs. She’s worked in education most of her career and loves her job. But at 65-ye…
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This is part of an ongoing series of reports called ‘Chasing the Dream,’ which reports on poverty and opportunity in America. By Megan Thompson and Mori Rothman MEGAN THOMPSON: Nancy Kukay works at a community college in Maryland, coordinating technical education programs. She’s worked in education most of her career and loves her job. But at 65-ye…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Now some perspective on the presidency of Barack Obama and the election of Donald Trump. Hari Sreenivasan has this latest addition to the NewsHour Bookshelf. HARI SREENIVASAN: Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential election was historic for many reasons, but, for all the firsts, the eight years of the Obama administration also fueled a bac…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Twitter remains President Trump’s preferred platform to vent frustrations. This week’s targets, the NFL, a high-ranking Republican senator, and claims of fake news. They speak to and, in some cases, fuel debates that divide the country. More on that now with Karine Jean-Pierre. She’s a senior adviser to MoveOn.org and a contributing …
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JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first, we continue with our America Addicted series, looking at the opioid epidemic. Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. And most health officials agree that legal painkillers, prescribed by doctors and filled by pharmacies, triggered a tidal wave of addiction throughout the U.S. Recent guidelines from the Ce…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Now a look at the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in economics, announced today. Richard Thaler is a professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. The award acknowledged his groundbreaking work in establishing the field of behavioral economics, which blends psychology with economics to better understand human d…
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HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s power grid, but it turns out Puerto Rico’s power company was in deep trouble before the storm struck two weeks ago. “Reuters” reporter Jessica Resnick-Ault has reported on that side of the story. She joins me now from Metairie, Louisiana, where she is already dep…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: And in a piece of related news, the White House wouldn’t confirm or deny that President Trump will decertify the Iran nuclear deal before the October 15 deadline. It is being widely reported that he will take that step, and leave it to Congress to consider to reimpose sanctions. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Mr. Trum…
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MICHAEL OATES, Welder: I would wake up in the morning and take four pills and snort two. That’s just to get out of bed. PAUL SOLMAN, Economics Correspondent: Michael Oates, a lifelong welder, is recovering from a 10-year opioid addiction which began when he took Vicodin for pain while working at a steel mill. Did you lose the job? MICHAEL OATES: Ac…
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MICHAEL OATES, Welder: I would wake up in the morning and take four pills and snort two. That’s just to get out of bed. PAUL SOLMAN, Economics Correspondent: Michael Oates, a lifelong welder, is recovering from a 10-year opioid addiction which began when he took Vicodin for pain while working at a steel mill. Did you lose the job? MICHAEL OATES: Ac…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Now let’s turn to our series on the opioid crisis, its enormous toll in American life, and efforts to get a handle on it. We have spent the past couple of days showing some of the devastation it has wreaked, as more and more people have become hooked. Tonight, as part of our weekly Leading Edge science segment, Miles O’Brien explores…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: While the shooter’s motives remain unclear, we are learning more about the veritable arsenal that this man brought into his hotel room. William Brangham explains how some of those weapons were likely modified to become even more deadly. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: You can hear it in those horrible cell phone videos from Sunday night. (GUNFIRE)…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: And now to our America Addicted series. Drug use has been down among teenagers, but mortality is rising. And that is leading many to seek out new options for their children. The “NewsHour”‘s Pamela Kirkland went to look at how one so-called recovery school in Indianapolis is giving new hope to students battling addiction. It’s part o…
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HARI SREENIVASAN: But first: The political storms keep raging around the Trump White House, from Puerto Rico to North Korea. Lisa Desjardins has more. LISA DESJARDINS: That’s right. Thanks, Hari. It means it’s time for Politics Monday. We’re joined, of course, by our regulars, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR. What a …
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By Sam Weber and Laura Fong JEFF GREENFIELD: On a recent Tuesday evening, dozens of Wisconsin voters gathered in a Milwaukee public library, to hear about a campaign — aimed not at protecting the right to vote, but about where those votes are cast. The featured speakers were Dale Schultz and Tim Cullen, both former state senators, both leaders of o…
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By Ivette Feliciano and Zachary Green IVETTE FELICIANO: Since Hurricane Maria hit, 40-year-old barber Hector Cruz Santiago hasn’t been able to reach his 20-year-old daughter, who’s a student at the University of Puerto Rico, in San Juan. HECTOR CRUZ SANTIAGO: Nothing. I’ve tried a thousand ways to communicate, and I haven’t been able to. It really …
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Sometimes overlooked in this week’s debate over whether athletes should take a knee during the playing of the national anthem before games is the original focus of Colin Kaepernick’s protest, the deaths of unarmed black men in confrontations with law enforcement. Riley Temple is a lawyer and author. And, tonight, he shares his Humble…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: And let’s turn to a different conversation on questions of sexism, in tech, finance and Silicon Valley. Ellen Pao became a kind of cause celebre in 2012 after she filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her employer, the powerful venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. Pao had been a junior partner and claimed that her bosses did…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: And let’s turn to a different conversation on questions of sexism, in tech, finance and Silicon Valley. Ellen Pao became a kind of cause celebre in 2012 after she filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her employer, the powerful venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. Pao had been a junior partner and claimed that her bosses did…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: The president launched a major campaign today to pass big tax cuts, and perhaps the most sweeping overhaul of the tax code in more than three decades. Many key details are not yet decided. Whether he can succeed is very much an open question. But the president and congressional leaders said today they have ambitious plans, which incl…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: the dangers of domestic terrorism, extremism and efforts to counter its use of social media. The attack in Charlottesville underscored just how real this is. As Miles O’Brien explains, experts who study the psychological and technological underpinnings of extremism say neo-Nazis and Islamic terrorists are cut from the same…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Puerto Rico, prostrate. The U.S. territory’s cries for help grew louder today, and echoed all the way to the White House. P.J. Tobia begins our coverage. P.J. TOBIA: The desperate plea of an island in distress painted on a rooftop. Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, most people don’t have enough food or drinking…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: For some parents in the U.S., it’s a question in the fall: Should they vaccinate their children to send them to school? The American Academy of Pediatrics believes so and says that a measles outbreak that started at Disneyland a few years ago shows how fast childhood diseases can resurface if not enough children are protected. Califo…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Meantime, it’s time for our Politics Monday team to look at not just the Affordable Care Act, but what we have been talking about earlier in the program, the feud between the president and the National Football League. Joining us now, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Tamara Keith of NPR, Politics Monday. Amy, you just heard L…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: This hurricane season has seen one devastating storm after another. Harvey, Irma and now Maria have left communities in ruin in their wake and put a spotlight on the problems plaguing the U.S.’ National Flood Insurance Program. That’s the subject Paul Solman tackles on our weekly economics series, Making Sense. LENI SHUCHTER, Pequann…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: one on one with Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire philanthropist, businessman and former mayor of New York City. As world leaders and other notable dignitaries gather in New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly, Bloomberg hosted a special forum today about economic challenges facing the country and the world. We s…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Recep Tayyip Erdogan has led Turkey since 2003, first as prime minister, and since 2014 as president, an office he has remade into the nation’s preeminent leader. Turkey has been an ally of the U.S. for decades, but that alliance is now tense. A main source of division, U.S. support for Syrian Kurdish militia known as the YPG, and it…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Next, we conclude our special education series Rethinking College. Tonight, how one university offers customized learning to fit the busy lives of nontraditional students. Hari Sreenivasan has our report, part of our weekly segment Making the Grade. HARI SREENIVASAN: Terence Burley lives on the Navajo reservation in Northern Arizona,…
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‘What Happened,’ according to Hillary Clinton (full interview) WILLIAM BRANGHAM: On Friday: Judy Woodruff sat down with Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate, to discuss her new book titled “What Happened.” We return now to that interview, when Judy asked about Clinton’s campaign against Donald Trump a…
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MEGAN THOMPSON: This summer, when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 Paris climate accord — a voluntary pact to cut emissions of gases that cause global warming — some opposition came from what is perhaps a surprising place: big business. In response, hundreds of large U.S. companies publicly pledged to reduce their reliance on fossil …
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‘What Happened,’ according to Hillary Clinton HARI SREENIVASAN: Hillary Clinton, she is one of the most prominent and polarizing figures in modern American history. This week, she is back in the spotlight promoting a new book. She opens up tonight to Judy Woodruff, revealing where she gives President Trump credit, but also her fears that he is dang…
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HARI SREENIVASAN: But first: Tech giants are increasingly under scrutiny from politicians, regulators and experts on the left and the right. Some are concerned about their growing power, even calling them monopolies. And the tension keeps building, whether over privacy, politics or the displacement of workers by automation. Yet their role in contem…
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JOHN YANG: Now we return to our Rethinking College series. This week, we take a look at efforts to help unemployed coal miners earn community college degrees and get on-the-job training. Hari Sreenivasan has our report, part of our weekly segment Making the Grade. HARI SREENIVASAN: In the heart of Appalachia, generations of coal miners have lived t…
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JOHN YANG: Now we return to our Rethinking College series. This week, we take a look at efforts to help unemployed coal miners earn community college degrees and get on-the-job training. Hari Sreenivasan has our report, part of our weekly segment Making the Grade. HARI SREENIVASAN: In the heart of Appalachia, generations of coal miners have lived t…
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