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    News Wrap: Iran may disband morality police amid months of protests

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 3:28


    In our news wrap Sunday, Iran's state media pushed back on a top official's comment that the country's morality police has been disbanded, Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson returned to play after being suspended for allegations of sexual misconduct, a volcanic eruption in Indonesia forced evacuations, and France and England advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Violence and instability in Haiti as ongoing crisis deepens

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 5:30


    Gripped by gang violence, a new cholera outbreak and widespread shortages of food, water and fuel, the crisis in Haiti has worsened in recent months. Many are calling for international intervention, even as the U.S. continues to deport Haitian migrants back to the island nation. Jacqueline Charles, who covers the Caribbean and Haiti for The Miami Herald, joins Geoff Bennett to discuss the crisis. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: China eases some COVID policies in several cities

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 3:19


    In our news wrap Saturday, former President Trump called for the Constitution to be "terminated" over unfounded allegations of 2020 election fraud, cities in China eased more COVID restrictions after protests, Iran announced construction of a new nuclear plant, volcanic lava is creeping toward a highway on Hawaii's Big Island, and the U.S. men's soccer team was knocked out of the World Cup. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Labor report shows economy added 263,000 jobs in November

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 5:52


    In our news wrap Friday, U.S. hiring remained strong in November despite slow economic growth and high inflation, Democrats voted for a major shake-up to their presidential primary calendar with South Carolina the first state to vote instead of Iowa and the last of Arizona's counties certified its midterm election results only after a court order. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa on 'How to Stand Up to a Dictator'

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 7:53


    More than a year after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, journalist Maria Ressa still faces a series of criminal charges in her native country of the Philippines. She spent much of her time reporting on former President Rodrigo Duterte's regime and the war on drugs. Ressa sat down with Judy Woodruff and discussed her book, "How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight for Our Future." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Senate votes to prevent railroad strike but rejects granting more paid leave

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 5:25


    In our news wrap Thursday, a bill to prevent a railroad strike is headed to President Biden after it passed the Senate, but Senators rejected a separate measure to grant seven days of paid sick leave to workers, the Supreme Court will rule if the Biden administration's plan for student debt forgiveness is constitutional and more cities in China loosened COVID restrictions after mass protests. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Turkey attacks Syrian Kurds, the U.S. partner in fight against ISIS

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 5:53


    The U.S. military says the leader of ISIS was killed last month by anti-regime forces in Syria's southwest. It is Syria's northern border with NATO member Turkey that has the U.S. concerned about new violence. The Turkish military has been attacking Syrian Kurds, the U.S.'s partner in fighting ISIS. Nick Schifrin spoke with the Kurd's commander and examines the implications. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: House Democrats elect Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as new leader

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 5:06


    In our news wrap Wednesday, House Democrats elected New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries as their new leader making him the first Black lawmaker to head a major political party in Congress, the Islamic State group says its latest leader has died in a battle and President Biden pledged $135 million to relocate Native American villages affected by rising sea levels and other climate threats. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: University students in China sent home after weekend protests

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 3:57


    In our news wrap Tuesday, universities in Beijing and other Chinese cities sent students home after weekend protests against COVID restrictions and the country's leaders, a new Pentagon report estimates China is rapidly building its nuclear arsenal and closing the gap with the U.S. and the city of Houston, Texas lifted a boil-water notice for more than two million residents. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Central African health workers fighting mpox face lack of vaccines and medication

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 6:52


    The mpox virus spread globally earlier this year, bringing fears of another pandemic. Many western countries fought off the outbreak with treatments and vaccines. But in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the virus remains endemic, as it has for decades. Special correspondent Benedict Moran and video journalist Jorgen Samso report. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    U.S advances to round of 16 at World Cup with 1-0 victory over Iran

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 6:17


    In a must-win game, the U.S. defeated Iran to advance to the next round of the World Cup. The game's tension was matched only by tensions off the field. JJ Devaney, co-host of the soccer podcast Caught Offside, joined Amna Nawaz to discuss the drama behind the game. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Thousands in China protest zero-COVID policy in largest demonstrations in decades

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 8:26


    The largest protests in more than 30 years rocked China as tens of thousands of demonstrators across the country filled the streets to denounce Beijing's zero-COVID quarantine and testing policies. But some of the demonstrations quickly evolved into demands for political change, including the removal of President Xi. Nick Schifrin spoke with long-time China watcher Minxin Pei about the protests. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Teenager pleads guilty to killing ten Black workers and shoppers in Buffalo

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 4:34


    In our news wrap Monday, a white teenager pleaded guilty to killing ten Black shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, unrest in China sent a shudder down Wall Street as major stock indexes dropped, Ukraine is warning of another hard week with more Russian missile strikes against power and water systems and Mauna Loa in Hawaii is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: 2 new COVID subvariants driving majority of U.S. cases

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 2:58


    In our news wrap Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci called attention to two new subvariants of COVID-19 that now represent more than half of all U.S. cases, protestors in Shanghai clashed with police over China's restrictive COVID lockdowns, intense Russian shelling continues in Ukraine as residents evacuate Kherson, and the U.S. soccer federation took a brief stand online in support of Iran's protests. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Ukraine hosts food security summit in Kyiv

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 4:00


    In our news wrap Saturday, European leaders arrived in Ukraine for a food security summit as the country's power grid slowly comes back online, heavy rains caused deadly landslides across the Italian island of Ischia, China eased some COVID lockdown measures in Xinjiang after protests, early voting began in Georgia's run-off election for U.S. Senate, and singer-actress Irene Cara has died at 63. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: At least 11 killed in latest Russian missile strikes on Kherson, Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 5:08


    n our news wrap Friday, two days of missiles attacks in Kherson killed at least 11 people two weeks after Russians from the city in southern Ukraine, the death toll in Indonesia hit 310 after an earthquake struck western Java earlier this week and police say the gunman who killed six coworkers at a Virginia Walmart left a "death note" on his phone claiming he'd been mocked and harassed at work. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Workers in Zimbabwe exposed to toxic mercury in illegal gold mining operations

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 5:32


    The chemical mercury is considered so dangerous to humans and the environment that more than 100 countries have agreed to try to end its use. But across the world, millions of miners are still exposed to the toxic metal. In Zimbabwe, a majority of miners depend on it to help them extract gold. Nick Schifrin reports in collaboration with the Global Press Journal. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Andrew Weiss explores Putin's motivations for war in new graphic novel, 'Accidental Czar'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 7:43


    As the U.S. and other nations try to end the Russian war in Ukraine, there has been a renewed focus on Russian President Putin. Who is he, where did he come from and what does he want? Andrew Weiss tries to answer those questions in his new graphic novel with art by Brian Box Brown called, "Accidental Czar: The Life and Lies of Vladimir Putin." Weiss joined Nick Schifrin to share his perspective. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Russian lawmakers expand restrictions on promoting LGBTQ rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 5:00


    In our news wrap Thursday, Russian lawmakers approved new restrictions on anything seen as promoting LGBTQ rights, the U.N.'s Human Rights Council condemned Iran's violent repression of protests as activists say more than 400 people have been killed and thousands arrested, and Ford recalled more than 634,000 Bronco and Escape SUVs because of a risk that cracked fuel injectors can ignite fires. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Russian forces steal priceless Ukrainian artwork during occupation of Kherson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 5:18


    Earlier this month, Russian soldiers in Ukraine withdrew from the southern city of Kherson. It was the only regional capital Moscow was able to seize since the beginning of the war. But before retreating, Russian troops looted homes and businesses throughout the city and emptied one of Ukraine's most valuable art museums. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Suspect makes first court appearance since Colorado Springs nightclub shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 5:00


    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Colorado Springs shooting suspect was slumped in a wheelchair behind defense lawyers during his first court appearance, the Justice Department reportedly wants to interview former Vice President Pence in its January 6 investigation and police in central China beat workers as they protested over pay and anti-COVID measures outside the world's largest iPhone factory. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Former PM Khan on the tenuous politics in Pakistan after surviving assassination attempt

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 8:13


    Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted in April after three and a half years in office. Since then, he's survived an assassination attempt and drawn massive crowds to rallies where he demands early elections, calls out corruption and points fingers at the powerful Pakistani military for his removal. Khan spoke with Amna Nawaz ahead of another massive march to Islamabad. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Taiwan's deputy foreign minister on tensions with China amid threatening military activity

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 5:47


    The people of Taiwan will head to the polls this weekend for local elections. The vote comes as mainland China has ramped up threatening military activity around Taiwan, which it views as a break-away province. Nick Schifrin reports on the tensions in the region and U.S. involvement. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Biden pauses student loan payments as debt cancelation plan faces legal battle

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 6:49


    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Biden is extending his pause on federal student loan payments while his plan to cancel billions of dollars in student debt is tied up in courts, the Supreme Court cleared the way for a congressional committee to get former President Trump's tax returns and Ukraine warned that rolling blackouts could last until March as Russian missiles pummel the power grid. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    'Tridemic' threatening to overwhelm health care systems as flu, RSV, COVID cases rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 7:28


    A so-called "tridemic" is threatening healthcare systems across the country. It's essentially a triple threat from the spread of flu, RSV and COVID. More than three-quarters of pediatric hospital beds nationwide are occupied, seniors are hospitalized at a higher rate for respiratory illness and flu hospitalizations are at a decade-level high. Dr. Megan Ranney joined Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    China's latest zero-COVID lockdowns spark rare public dissent

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 6:14


    Beijing shut parks and museums as China faces its largest outbreak of COVID in six months. Authorities confirmed more than 28,000 cases Monday and the first official COVID fatalities since May. The numbers might seem relatively low, but despite some recent adjustments, Beijing maintains the strictest COVID policy in the world. As Nick Schifrin reports, lockdowns are sparking rare public dissent. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Indonesia earthquake kills at least 162 people

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 4:46


    In our news wrap Monday, rolling blackouts spread across Ukraine with half of the country's power systems knocked out by Russian air strikes, an earthquake in Indonesia killed at least 162 people, millions are under lockdown in China facing a new COVID-19 outbreak and the World Cup is underway in Qatar but much of the focus has been off the field with protests and other issues. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Famine propelled by conflict and climate change threatens millions in Somalia

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 10:21


    Somalia is suffering one of the most acute humanitarian crises in the world. A crushing combination of conflict and climate change has left millions in jeopardy of starvation as famine again stalks the land. Special correspondent Tania Rashid and producer-videographer Neil Brandvold recently traveled to Somalia and filed this report. A warning: Images in this story may disturb some viewers. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Climate summit wraps with promise of disaster fund for poor nations

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 2:11


    In our news wrap Sunday, COP27 came to a close with a breakthrough deal that will create a climate disaster fund for the world's poorest nations, new Twitter CEO Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump's personal account on the platform, western New York continues to dig out from record snowfall, the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar, and President Joe Biden turned 80 years old. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Oslo, Norway's unique approach to curbing carbon emissions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 5:23


    The capital of Norway is working to be nearly emission-free by 2030. Every year, the city of Oslo calculates how much emission-producing activity will contribute to greenhouse gases, then implements a carbon budget to keep those levels low. Lisa Desjardins speaks with Heidi Sørensen, director of Oslo's Agency for Climate, to learn more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: COP27 nations near deal for climate disaster fund

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 4:42


    In our news wrap Saturday, COP27 climate talks inched closer to a deal to create a disaster fund for vulnerable nations, FIFA's head scolded critics of World Cup host Qatar, APEC wrapped up meetings in Bangkok, heavy snow fell in western New York, Trump called the appointment of a special counsel an "abuse of power," and President Biden attended his granddaughter's wedding at the White House. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Winter looms in Ukraine as Russian invasion enters 10th month

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 5:53


    As the war in Ukraine enters its 10th month and snow falls in the country's capital, Russia continues to target civilian infrastructure and the electrical grid. Reporting from Kyiv, NPR national security correspondent Greg Myre joins Geoff Bennett for more on what the coming winter will look like. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Deadly explosion reported in Poland as Russia unleashed missile barrage on Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 8:04


    The U.S. and western allies said they're looking into reports of an explosion in NATO-member Poland. It happened as Russia conducted missile strikes across Ukraine. Local Polish media reported the explosion at a grain facility in an eastern village about four miles north of the Ukrainian border. Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder joined Judy Woodruff to discuss the developments. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Univ. of Virginia football coach honors three players shot and killed

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 5:16


    In our news wrap Tuesday, the University of Virginia football coach honored three players who were shot and killed over the weekend, FBI Director Christopher Wrap sounded a warning that the Chinese-owned app TikTok poses serious national security risks and the world's population hit the 8 billion mark according to the United Nations. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: CIA director meets with Russian counterpart

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 4:10


    In our news wrap Monday, CIA Director William Burns met with his Russian intelligence counterpart to convey the consequences if Moscow were to use a nuclear weapon in Ukraine, police arrested a Syrian woman suspected of carrying out the bombing in Istanbul that killed six and the U.S. Supreme Court will allow the Jan. 6 Committee to get phone records from the head of Arizona's Republican party. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Biden meets with Chinese president amid heightened tensions between superpowers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 10:27


    President Biden and Chinese President Xi held their first in-person meeting as the U.S. and China increasingly confront each other over technology, Taiwan and human rights. The two sides did not agree to step back from their respective positions but did commit to managing tensions. Bonnie Glaser and Yun Sun joined Nick Schifrin to discuss the significance of the meeting. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Zelenskyy makes surprise visit to Kherson after city freed from Russian control

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 4:34


    Ukrainian President Zelenskyy made a surprise visit to Kherson after it was retaken from Russia. Jubilation in the streets has been almost non-stop since the Russians fled late last week. But after almost eight months of occupation, accounts of brutality mirror the experiences of many other Ukrainians freed from Russian control. Special correspondent Jack Hewson and videographer Ed Ram report. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    United Kingdom and France agree to crack down on migrant crossings in the English Channel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 3:43


    Britain will pay France at least $75 million a year in a deal designed to reduce illegal migration across the English Channel. A record 40,000 asylum seekers have crossed so far this year. As part of the deal, the French will step up efforts to stop smugglers and British officers will be stationed in French immigration control centers. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Turkey's president calls Istanbul blast an attack

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 3:59


    In our news wrap Sunday, Turkish officials say six people died and at least 80 were injured in an explosion in Istanbul, and the FAA and NTSB are investigating Saturday's deadly mid-air collision at a Dallas air show. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    What's on the climate agenda as COP27 enters its final week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 4:56


    For 27 years, the United Nations has held annual gatherings of world leaders to discuss how to combat climate change. Yet progress towards the goal of stopping global warming has been elusive, and this year's summit is happening against the backdrop of host country Egypt's record of human rights abuses. Sarah Kaplan, climate reporter for the Washington Post, joins Ali Rogin to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    News Wrap: Democrats hold on to critical Senate seat in Arizona

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 2:32


    In our news wrap Saturday, Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly defeated Republican challenger Blake Masters in Arizona's midterm election, ballot counting continues in Nevada's tight Senate race, Donald Trump is suing the Jan. 6 committee over the subpoena seeking his testimony, and electricity is being restored in the Ukrainian city of Kherson, which is celebrating the withdrawal of Russian troops. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Human rights concerns in the spotlight as World Cup set to begin in Qatar

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 6:33


    In 2010, international soccer organization FIFA announced that the kingdom of Qatar would host the 2022 World Cup. In the years since, Qatar has come under scrutiny for its treatment of migrant workers and reports of human rights abuses. With the tournament's kickoff just days away, those concerns are once again in the spotlight. Ali Rogin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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