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Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.

Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
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Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.

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In San Juan, a 'wide swath' of Puerto Ricans takes to the streets to demand Rossello resign

7/22/2019
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Massive protests filled San Juan's streets Monday, even as the heat index topped 100 degrees. Demonstrations have been growing for nearly two weeks since the release of damaging chat messages exchanged by Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello and his inner circle. NPR's Adrian Florido talks to Amna Nawaz about the roiling political crisis, the territory's economic struggles and Rosello's response.

Duration:00:08:14

News Wrap: China condemns pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

7/22/2019
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In our News Wrap Monday, China condemned pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Sunday night. More than 100,000 people marched in the streets, some vandalizing the Chinese government's office there. Beijing warned they are directly challenging the central government's authority. Meanwhile, Iran said it had arrested 17 Iranian nationals accused of spying for the CIA and sentenced several to death.

Duration:00:06:08

In Poland, simmering anti-LGBTQ sentiment boils over into violence

7/22/2019
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A mob of right-wing Poles has attacked a pride march in the town of Bialystok, one of several areas declaring themselves to be LGBTQ-free. The incident represents the realization of the fears of the U.S. ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, who worried a conservative Polish newspaper's pledge to distribute anti-gay stickers would stoke violence. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

Duration:00:06:39

Why former Sen. Al Franken says he regrets his resignation

7/22/2019
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In 2017, Leann Tweedon accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of forcing a kiss on her a decade before. Seven additional women soon came forward with allegations of unwanted contact. Many Democratic senators demanded his resignation, and he complied. Now, a new article revisits Franken's resignation, which he says he regrets. AEI's Norm Ornstein, a long-time Franken friend, joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.

Duration:00:07:32

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump's approval ratings, Mueller testimony

7/22/2019
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NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Amna Nawaz to discuss the latest political news, including current approval ratings for President Trump and poll numbers for 2020 Democrats, what voters want to see when it comes to health care, Trump's feud with four Democratic freshmen members of Congress and the upcoming testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller.

Duration:00:08:58

George Will on American conservatism and Trump's 'lasting damage'

7/22/2019
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Longtime columnist George Will recently left the Republican Party in protest of what he sees as its shifting values. At the Aspen Ideas Festival, Will spoke with Judy Woodruff about his new book, "The Conservative Sensibility," his perspective on how American conservatism feels about change and government and the "lasting damage" he believes President Trump is doing to the country.

Duration:00:07:12

The Harlem Renaissance's cultural explosion, in photographs

7/22/2019
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At the turn of the last century, African Americans from across the country flooded New York City's Harlem, leading to an explosion of books, poetry and music that is now collectively known as the Harlem Renaissance. A photography exhibit currently on display traces the history of one of the nation's most recognized neighborhoods as it continues to evolve. Special correspondent Jared Bowen reports.

Duration:00:04:23

This Detroit nonprofit provides jobs, clothing and shelter all at once

7/22/2019
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Communities across the country are struggling to create jobs and reduce homelessness. In Detroit, a nonprofit called Empowerment Plan has found a way to address both problems. The organization helps people in need with a unique, multipurpose garment, employment and a path toward continuing education. Special correspondent Mary Ellen Geist reports.

Duration:00:02:27

Leaked text messages a 'tipping point' for Puerto Ricans

7/21/2019
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Thousands of Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets over the last week demanding Gov. Ricardo Rossello's resignation after hundreds of offensive and vulgar private messages between the governor and his inner circle were leaked to local media. Washington Post's Arelis Hernandez joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain.

Duration:00:03:49

Britain seeks diplomatic solution with Iran over Gulf crisis

7/21/2019
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In response to the seizure of an Iranian-flagged ship by the United Kingdom earlier this month, Iran on Friday took a British oil tanker and its 23 members. As tensions between the two countries rise, Britain is looking to de-escalate the Gulf crisis diplomatically. Jackie Northam, NPR's international affairs correspondent, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

Duration:00:05:54

Overlooked Americans: Scenes from the country's back row

7/21/2019
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After nearly 20 years on Wall Street, Chris Arnade left his high-paying career to document Americans living on the margins. Traveling all over the country, he took photographs and wrote about the America that is overlooked. Christopher Booker recently spoke to Arnade about his new book "Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America," in which he documents people living in poverty and addiction.

Duration:00:08:02

NASA looks to return astronauts to the moon

7/20/2019
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Fifty years ago today, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the surface of the moon. Now, for the first time since the Apollo program ended in 1972, NASA is planning an ambitious launch in 2024 to return astronauts to the moon, and to sustain a human presence there by 2028. Hari Sreenivasan reports from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Duration:00:10:24

NASA opens a new collection of moon rocks to researchers

7/20/2019
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Johnson Space Center in Houston houses more than 2,000 samples collected over six Apollo missions between 1969 and 1972 from various parts of the moon. The collection includes rocks, core samples, pebbles and dust that scientists are still learning from 50 years later. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the laboratory keeping these artifacts safe.

Duration:00:04:04

This retired astronaut captured hundreds of images in space

7/20/2019
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Retired astronaut Scott Kelly spent a record-setting 340 days on the International Space Station. And while he was there, he took hundreds of photographs that he compiled into a book: "Infinite Wonder: An Astronaut's Photographs From A Year In Space." He spoke with NewsHour Weekend about his experiences in space and the spectacular views of Earth.

Duration:00:02:38

News Wrap: Trump defends rally supporters, doubles down on Omar attacks

7/19/2019
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In our news wrap Friday, President Trump defended supporters at his North Carolina rally who chanted "Send her back!" about Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., an American citizen who was born in Somalia whom he attacked on Twitter earlier this week. Also, three white supremacists were sentenced to prison for attacking counter-protesters at a 2017 white supremacist rally in Virginia.

Duration:00:05:36

In U.S.-Iran conflict, Iranian foreign minister asks 'who's being provocative'

7/19/2019
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U.S.-Iran tensions have again escalated, amid reports Iran seized at least one tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, while a U.S. ship apparently shot down an Iranian drone. Judy Woodruff sits down with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss which country is "being provocative," how to end the war in Yemen and what Zarif wants the American people to know about the Iranian government.

Duration:00:12:15

With more extreme heat, air conditioning becomes a matter of life and death

7/19/2019
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According to NASA, last month was the hottest June documented in the past 139 years. And the National Weather Service forecasts record highs, at potentially deadly levels, through the coming weekend. How is climate change related to the extreme heat, and how can individuals and governments prepare for more days of it? William Brangham talks to Astrid Caldas of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Duration:00:04:50

As Trump administration pushes for new space exploration, critics question its costs

7/19/2019
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The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission is being commemorated extensively, including at the White House, where President Trump recognized the crew's two surviving members. Their conversation included discussion of a new push to travel to the far side of the moon and beyond. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien looks at NASA's ambitious agenda and how private companies might achieve it first.

Duration:00:07:34

On the 2020 campaign trail, Biden and Sanders clash over health care plans

7/19/2019
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On the 2020 campaign trail, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders are at odds over their respective health care plans, with Biden proposing to build on the existing Affordable Care Act, while Sanders wants to move to a single-payer system. Meanwhile, fundraising numbers for April through June are out, and 20 candidates are preparing for the second debate. Lisa Desjardins reports.

Duration:00:03:03

Shields and Brooks on Trump's attacks, Biden vs. Sanders on health care

7/19/2019
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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's political news, including President Trump's attack on four congresswomen of color, the Republican response to Trump's controversial rhetoric, whether race politics is smart election strategy and the battle over health care policy among 2020 Democrats.

Duration:00:11:45