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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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U.S.-Taliban deal may include Afghanistan troop withdrawal

8/17/2019
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The U.S and Taliban on Monday ended the latest negotiations for a peace deal that may include the withdrawal of American troops stationed in Afghanistan. While there has been no agreement yet, President Trump tweeted that the meeting between the two sides was "very good." Kathy Gannon, senior correspondent for Pakistan and Afghanistan for the Associated Press, joins Hari Sreenivasan with more.

Duration:00:04:33

How a group of Syrian residents assembled a secret library

8/17/2019
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In the midst of Syria's civil war, a group of residents in the war-ravaged town of Daraya risked their lives to assemble a secret library in the basement of a destroyed building. Those actions are now cataloged in a new book called, "Syria's Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege." Hari Sreenivasan recently spoke with author and BBC correspondent Mike Thomson to learn more.

Duration:00:05:48

Retired cop guides Arizona seniors as medical cannabis coach

8/17/2019
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As medical marijuana has become legal in much of the U.S., more senior citizens are starting to use it to manage pain and opioid addiction. In Arizona, one retired police officer overcame his own personal biases to become a medical cannabis coach. He now teaches some of the state's elderly population how to use medical marijuana for the first time. Arizona Public Media's Andrew Brown reports.

Duration:00:06:50

News Wrap: Hong Kong braces for weekend of demonstrations

8/16/2019
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In our news wrap Friday, pro-democracy demonstrations resumed in Hong Kong, amid suspicion China could send in paramilitary forces to counter them. Hong Kong police insisted they would maintain control as thousands of students rallied against Beijing's rule. Meanwhile, in Zimbabwe, police clashed with people protesting in the streets of Harare over inflation, water shortages and power outages.

Duration:00:07:31

How people of Kashmir are reacting to India's crackdown

8/16/2019
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Nearly 4 million people in Kashmir have been confined to their homes in a total communications blackout since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped the primarily Muslim state of its semi-autonomous status 13 days ago. Amna Nawaz reports and talks to Surabhi Tandon, special correspondent for France 24, about how civilians are handling the situation and why there hasn't been more resistance.

Duration:00:07:09

How much oversight do foster homes for migrant children have?

8/16/2019
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A new investigation by the Associated Press and FRONTLINE finds allegations of physical and sexual abuse for some migrant children who are moved into government-funded foster care after they are separated from their families. Jeffrey Brown talks to the AP's Martha Mendoza about details of the allegations, who oversees the foster homes and why additional lawsuits may be forthcoming.

Duration:00:05:43

Balancing leisure and livelihood on Grand Junction's public lands

8/16/2019
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In the American West, recreational and tourist activities on public lands can conflict with agriculture, ranching and mining. Despite this potential clash between leisure and livelihood, the people of Grand Junction, Colorado, have found a way to share their state's precious resources. Iowa Public TV's Josh Buettner reports on a Western community where coexistence has triumphed over conflict.

Duration:00:04:56

Here are the Senate seats that will be critical in 2020

8/16/2019
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While nearly two dozen candidates are competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, that party is facing the opposite predicament in the Senate: not enough top-tier candidates are running, in part because many strong contenders are in the presidential race instead. Lisa Desjardins reports on the 2020 Senate races that could change the party power balance in the Senate.

Duration:00:03:00

Michael Gerson and Karen Tumulty on 2020 Senate races, Israel and Trump

8/16/2019
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The Washington Post's Michael Gerson and Karen Tumulty join Amna Nawaz to discuss the latest in politics, including our analysis of upcoming 2020 Senate races and potential candidates, the controversy over Israel's barring a visit from Reps. Omar and Tlaib, how trade tensions between the U.S. and China are affecting the economy and President Trump's apparent interest in purchasing Greenland.

Duration:00:12:16

Walton Ford's brief but spectacular take on 'the imagined animal'

8/16/2019
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Walton Ford is a painter whose work examines the relationship between humans and animals in the wild. These creatures, he believes, "would rather be left alone." As a child, Walton was always inspired by the natural world and would bring a sketchbook to museums and zoos. Now focused on exploring wilderness beyond reality, Ford offers his brief but spectacular take on the imagined animal.

Duration:00:02:57

What Woodstock taught us about protest in a time of polarization

8/16/2019
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It's been 50 years since Woodstock made music history. The groundbreaking festival is seen today as a nexus of freedom, drugs and rock and roll -- and as a defining symbol of 1960s counter-culture, idealism and anti-war sentiment. Jeffrey Brown and producer Courtney Norris spoke with the people who made it all happen about what the seminal event means now, five decades later.

Duration:00:07:11

News Wrap: Defying U.S., Gibraltar releases seized Iranian tanker

8/15/2019
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In our news wrap Thursday, Gibraltar has released the Iranian tanker it seized in July under suspicion of transporting oil to Syria, a violation of international sanctions. Authorities allowed the tanker to leave despite a last-minute effort by the U.S. to claim possession--a move Iran called a "piracy attempt." Also, the gunman in an hours-long standoff with Philadelphia police is now in custody.

Duration:00:06:19

Israel has welcomed other political critics. How Trump made Omar and Tlaib different

8/15/2019
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Israel says it will bar two U.S. congresswomen from entering the country. At President Trump's urging, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reversed his earlier decision to allow Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, both Muslims critical of Israeli policies, to visit. Amna Nawaz talks to Danny Ayalon, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., and Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif.

Duration:00:11:09

With buildup of forces on border, China displays waning tolerance for Hong Kong protests

8/15/2019
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Chinese military exercises Thursday near the border with Hong Kong reiterated the country's waning patience with months of pro-democracy demonstrations, some turning violent. Beijing officials have referred to the protests as "terrorism," and even some Hong Kong residents have grown weary of them -- but more are planned for the upcoming weekend. Special correspondent Bruce Harrison reports.

Duration:00:03:50

Why Guaido official believes regime change in Venezuela is non-negotiable

8/15/2019
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The governance of Venezuela appears to be in a deadlock. Opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom the U.S. recognizes as president, has been unable to oust President Nicolas Maduro. The two sides were negotiating until recently, when Maduro, who is supported by the military, left discussions in protest of new U.S. sanctions. Amna Nawaz talks to Amb. Carlos Vecchio, who represents Guaido in Washington.

Duration:00:06:50

Amid Newark's water crisis, questions about why it's taking so long to resolve

8/15/2019
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In Newark, New Jersey, worries and anger over contaminated drinking water are growing by the day. High lead levels have been found at many of Newark's homes, in a case echoing the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan. City officials have distributed water filters, but now the EPA says they may not be enough. NJTV's Brenda Flanagan reports, and Lisa Desjardins talks to NJTV reporter Michael Hill.

Duration:00:07:32

2 faith leaders on Trump, racism and toning down incendiary rhetoric

8/15/2019
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In times of division, people often turn to faith leaders for guidance and support. Jeffrey Brown spoke to two such leaders, Rev. Mariann Budde, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, and Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary, about navigating the current landscape of polarized national politics, what they think of President Trump's rhetoric and how to promote unity.

Duration:00:07:13

An economist's analysis of data on parenting, from breastfeeding to co-sleeping

8/15/2019
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Raising a child is complicated and potentially confusing, with conflicting advice available everywhere a parent turns. Economist Emily Oster, a mother of two, dug into the data to help other parents make informed choices about managing their little ones -- and found some surprising results that challenge conventional parenting wisdom. Business and economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

Duration:00:08:38

News Wrap: Details emerge about the night Jeffrey Epstein died

8/14/2019
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In our news wrap Wednesday, new reports allege the two guards tasked with monitoring accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell fell asleep during their shift and later falsified records to cover up the failure to check on him regularly. Also, hundreds of child sex abuse lawsuits were filed in New York as the state opened a temporary window for adult victims to bring their cases to court.

Duration:00:04:55

Hong Kong demonstrations cool, but police, Beijing vow consequences

8/14/2019
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Although Hong Kong's airport is back up and running, the city's political unrest is far from settled. Local police and the Chinese government both condemned protesters Wednesday, saying they had "crossed the line" and would be prosecuted accordingly. Beijing also blamed the U.S. for the pro-democracy demonstrations, as President Trump tried to maintain neutral ground. Amna Nawaz reports.

Duration:00:03:19