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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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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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Syria and impeachment put Trump on defensive as House condemns pullout

10/16/2019
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President Trump on Wednesday dismissed criticism of his withdrawal from northeast Syria and the ensuing Turkish incursion, but a bipartisan vote in the House condemned his action. The fallout comes as another key witness testified in the impeachment inquiry. Amna Nawaz reports, then talks with Nick Schifrin and Yamiche Alcindor to track the developments and impact on Trump's agenda.

Duration:00:12:17

News Wrap: GM and UAW reach tentative deal to end strike

10/16/2019
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In our news wrap Wednesday, General Motors and United Auto Workers reached a tentative deal to end a month-long strike. Union leaders meet Thursday to vote on the deal, which UAW said won major gains for some 49,000 workers. Also, the U.S. special envoy on Iran says the withdrawal from northeast Syria does not undermine efforts to pressure Iran.

Duration:00:04:23

Warren becomes debate target as moderates vie for breakout

10/16/2019
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At Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Ohio, attacks on Sen. Elizabeth Warren started early and came from all sides, particularly from more moderate voices. But the candidates did agree on one thing: support for the impeachment inquiry. Yamiche Alcindor reports, then Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of Inside Elections join Amna Nawaz to look at key moments.

Duration:00:12:40

Traditional Native foods are the key ingredient in the Sioux Chef's healthy cooking

10/16/2019
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Sean Sherman, better known as the Sioux Chef, uses ingredients native to the Americas to draw attention to the long-forgotten Native culinary tradition. His research and cooking are also a way to push back against processed foods that he and others blame for grave health consequences in the U.S. today. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from St. Paul, Minnesota.

Duration:00:05:58

Why tackling the opioid crisis requires treating addiction like any other medical condition

10/16/2019
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"The opioid epidemic is the greatest public health crisis of our generation," says clinical psychologist Navdeep Kang. But, he says, a lot of people struggle to get access to care, facing long wait times, when addiction should be treated just like any other chronic health condition. Kang gives his Brief but Spectacular take on rethinking addiction treatment.

Duration:00:03:22

As Giuliani defies subpoena, testimony reveals officials raised concern about his conduct

10/15/2019
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Despite the White House's efforts to block the impeachment inquiry process, depositions from long-time diplomats have shed new light on the Trump administration's approach to Ukraine, and how officials were concerned about the actions of President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to take stock of the latest developments.

Duration:00:05:28

News Wrap: Hundreds charged in Barcelona protests

10/15/2019
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In our news wrap Tuesday, violence erupted for a second night in Catalonia after nine separatist leaders were convicted of sedition. The night before, more than 170 people were hurt in clashes with riot police. Also, actress Felicity Huffman reported to federal prison in California in the wake of a college admissions scam.

Duration:00:04:43

This Syrian city embodies the consequences of Trump's decision

10/15/2019
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In 2012, the Syrian city of Manbij joined nation-wide protests. In 2014, those Syrian rebels lost the city to the Islamic State group. In 2016, the U.S. fought back with the help of Kurdish forces, liberating the city. In 2018, U.S. troops arrived to help stabilize Manbij as it recovered. But last week the U.S. started to withdraw, and a free-for-all began. Nick Schifrin reports.

Duration:00:02:55

How a 'lens of fear' can make officers more likely to use deadly force

10/15/2019
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Atatianna Jefferson was playing video games with her nephew when police arrived to check on a door left ajar. According to her nephew, Jefferson heard noises outside and pointed her gun at the window. Officer Aaron Dean shouted and immediately fired, killing Jefferson. Amna Nawaz discusses police training, race and the use of force with Seth Stoughton of the University of South Carolina.

Duration:00:06:43

Bipartisan sanctions are 'next best' way to influence Turkey now, Van Hollen says

10/15/2019
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Lawmakers from both parties are angry with Turkey for its military campaign inside Syria against Kurdish forces, and at President Trump for withdrawing U.S. forces. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., one of the lead authors of legislation that would sanction Turkey, tells Nick Schifrin that Trump's decision is having "a devastating impact" and has handed Russia "a lot more leverage in the region."

Duration:00:06:45

The hot topics 2020 Democrats could debate tonight

10/15/2019
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Twelve candidates will take the debate stage in Westerville, Ohio, Tuesday night. The event comes soon after former Vice President Joe Biden's son spoke publicly about his former role as a board member of a Ukranian gas company. Will it come up in the debate? Yamiche Alincdor joins Judy Woodruff for a preview.

Duration:00:06:31

Why the founders let Congress define impeachment-worthy crimes

10/15/2019
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The power to impeach a federal official such as the president has been exercised rarely in American history, and U.S. Constitution mentions the word only a handful of times. What were the founders thinking when they included that power, and how have public views of these powers evolved over time? Judy Woodruff looks back with presidential historian Michael Beschloss.

Duration:00:06:25

Soaring housing costs stretch already-strapped college students

10/15/2019
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For many college students, living costs may exceed the cost of tuition and fees, as affordable housing options are becoming increasingly hard to find. Some find they struggle with debt, or paying for meals; others are at risk for homelessness. As part of our series Rethinking College, Hari Sreenivasan travels to Philadelphia to see how students there are coping.

Duration:00:07:13

How fiction draws Pulitzer-winner Elizabeth Strout home to Maine

10/15/2019
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Olive Kitteridge is overbearing and hard to love, as well as complicated and compelling. The character at the center of Elizabeth Strout's 2009 Pulitzer-winning novel is also back -- in a new book called "Olive, Again." Strout takes Jeffrey Brown on a tour of some of the small towns in Maine that she's called home and have inspired her work.

Duration:00:06:28

As U.S. departs Syria, Kurds join Assad regime to fight a NATO ally

10/14/2019
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In the days since the announced withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria, the country's map is being redrawn. Both Turkey and the Russia-backed Syrian regime made territorial advances, and U.S.-partner Syrian Democratic Forces turned to Damascus for support. As a result, an estimated 130,000 civilians have fled their homes, and imprisoned ISIS fighters have escaped. Nick Schifrin reports.

Duration:00:04:04

The significance of former Russia adviser Fiona Hill's congressional testimony

10/14/2019
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Three House committees questioned Fiona Hill, President Trump's former top Russia adviser, on Monday as part of the impeachment inquiry. Hill, who worked in both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, is considered very knowledgeable about Russia and skeptical of its president, Vladimir Putin. Yamiche Alcindor reports and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what we know about Hill's deposition.

Duration:00:04:34

News Wrap: Texas police officer resigns over fatal shooting of black woman

10/14/2019
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In our news wrap Monday, the white police officer who fatally shot a black woman inside her Fort Worth, Texas, home over the weekend has resigned. Body camera video shows the officer, Aaron Dean, firing immediately after shouting at Atatiana Jefferson to show her hands. Also, Spain's highest court convicted 12 Catalan separatist leaders over the region's failed 2017 attempt to secede.

Duration:00:05:27

What Trump's Syria withdrawal means for the Kurds, Russia and American allies

10/14/2019
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President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria has profound implications for stability both within Syria and throughout the Middle East. Nick Schifrin talks to the University of Oklahoma's Joshua Landis and career diplomat Ted Kattouf of Amideast about how Trump has handled the move and what it means for Syrian Kurds, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other U.S. allies.

Duration:00:07:58

House Democrats in Trump districts tread delicately on impeachment

10/14/2019
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Only seven of the 235 House Democrats have not articulated support for the impeachment inquiry. Each represents a district President Trump won in 2016. John Yang traveled to upstate New York to find out what constituents are saying to one of the holdouts, Rep. Anthony Brindisi, who narrowly defeated a Republican incumbent in 2018.

Duration:00:05:30

Amy Walter and Domenico Montanaro on voters' impeachment views, GOP backlash to Syria move

10/14/2019
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Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR's Domenico Montanaro join Amna Nawaz to analyze the latest political news, including public support for the impeachment inquiry, how Republicans feel about President Trump's Syria troop withdrawal and what to look for in Tuesday's Democratic debate.

Duration:00:08:44