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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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What Trump is saying about gun control and American Jews

8/21/2019
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President Trump spoke extensively with reporters outside the White House Wednesday, answering questions on gun policy, Russia, the economy and even birthright citizenship. Yamiche Alcindor, who was there in person, joins William Brangham to discuss key takeaways, including Trump's alignment with the NRA on gun background checks and his criticism of American Jews who support Democrats.

Duration:00:05:01

News Wrap: China urges U.S. to make a deal to end trade war

8/21/2019
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In our news wrap Wednesday, China said its trade war with the U.S. is hurting both countries. A spokesman in Beijing also said that when it comes to international treaties, the U.S. "breaks promises" and "violates rules." Meanwhile, Hong Kong protesters staged a sit-in at the subway station where pro-democracy supporters were attacked last month, spraying fire extinguishers at approaching police.

Duration:00:04:04

What Trump's new immigration rules mean for the detention of migrant children

8/21/2019
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The Trump administration is proposing major changes to rules about how long migrant families can be held in government custody, arguing that the move will yield more humane conditions in detention facilities. But critics fear the regulations will have the opposite effect. William Brangham talks to Warren Binford of Willamette University College of Law, about why she is "horrified" at the proposal.

Duration:00:10:42

Fuming over Greenland rebuff, Trump cancels upcoming Denmark visit

8/21/2019
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President Trump has canceled a planned trip to Denmark because Danish leadership refused to discuss selling Greenland. In Denmark, Trump's decision was seen as "doubly offensive" considering he had reportedly pushed for a grand welcome from the longtime U.S. ally. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on Copenhagen's reaction and why climate change is putting Greenland in the spotlight.

Duration:00:07:36

Why Native populations are attracting new attention in 2020 presidential race

8/21/2019
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Native Americans received more attention from presidential candidates this week than in previous years. Nine 2020 Democratic hopefuls attended a forum in Sioux City, Iowa, to discuss U.S. treaty obligations to Native people, the epidemic of violence against Native women, health care and more. Lisa Desjardins reports and talks to Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today and the event moderator.

Duration:00:05:52

How the Trump administration is shaping the future of America's public lands

8/21/2019
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The Trump administration is responsible for the largest reduction of federally protected land in U.S. history, according to a recent study by the journal Science. And in the wide expanses of the American West, Trump's encouragement of industry and development has conservation advocates concerned for the future of public lands intended for varied use. Jeffrey Brown reports from central Montana.

Duration:00:08:16

As Maine's waters warm, vulnerable puffin population faces a new threat

8/21/2019
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A handful of interns is spending this summer in primitive conditions on a tiny, treeless island several miles off the coast of Maine. Their job? To monitor Atlantic puffins and other vulnerable seabirds. While the interns occasionally fend off predators like gulls, the biggest one, climate change, is much harder to dispel. Susan Sharon of Maine Public reports.

Duration:00:03:46

CEOs are saying they need to be more socially minded. Will anything change?

8/20/2019
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For decades, the driving goal for corporate America has been maximizing stockholders' profits. So what made nearly 200 of the country's most prominent companies issue a joint statement this week, representing a major philosophical shift? John Yang talks to Steven Pearlstein of The Washington Post and author of "Can American Capitalism Survive?"

Duration:00:07:27

Gazans suffer life-shattering injuries when border protests turn violent

8/20/2019
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For months, Palestinians in Gaza have protested their conditions along the border fence with Israel. The demonstrations have often turned violent -- even deadly. Doctors and international observers say they're disturbed by the devastating sniper injuries that further limit the young protesters' prospects. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.

Duration:00:10:38

Meet the CIA's disguise artists who helped Cold War spies disappear

8/20/2019
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Legendary spy power couple Jonna and Tony Mendez met while working for the CIA in the Soviet Union, building the tools of espionage: the disguise kit, the camera that could hide anywhere, the cyanide pen. There they followed guidelines they called the "Moscow Rules" -- now the name of a new book they co-wrote before Tony's death. Jonna Mendez talks with Nick Schifrin about their work and mission.

Duration:00:07:36

Trump defends China trade policy amid economic worries

8/20/2019
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President Trump on Tuesday acknowledged that he is considering cutting taxes, but said the idea is not in response to recession fears. During an Oval Office meeting with the president of Romania, Trump touted the strength of the economy and said that he was confronting China on its trade policies because "somebody had to." Yamiche Alcindor joins John Yang to discuss the White House's thinking.

Duration:00:03:43

In Common's new memoir about healing, 'love can be an action'

8/20/2019
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Common, the award-winning musician, actor, activist, and now author, says that in a world of division and anxiety, he wanted to offer solution-oriented resources for healing that have helped him overcome trauma and tough times in his life. Common joins Amna Nawaz to discuss his new memoir, "Let Love Have the Last Word," and his creative process.

Duration:00:09:30

News Wrap: Afghans mourn victims of wedding bombing

8/20/2019
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In our news wrap Tuesday, hundreds of people in Kabul, Afghanistan, paid tribute to the dozens who died in a suicide bombing. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on a wedding celebration. Also, the dominant militant group in Syria's Idlib province retreated from a key town under heavy bombardment and airstrikes.

Duration:00:03:27

News Wrap: NYPD fires Pantaleo, 5 years after Eric Garner's death

8/19/2019
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In our news wrap Monday, the white police officer involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, has been fired. New York's police commissioner said Daniel Pantaleo could no longer perform his job effectively, but Garner's daughter said the fight for justice continues. Also, attacks in eastern Afghanistan wounded at least 66 people, days after a Kabul suicide bombing killed 63.

Duration:00:06:10

Nearly 2 million protest in Hong Kong, as Chinese forces gather near the border

8/19/2019
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In Hong Kong, nearly two million people took to the streets in a sweeping show of support for democracy in the Chinese territory. The demonstrations remained peaceful, and Hong Kong police praised the absence of violence. But Chinese military forces are still gathering on the Hong Kong border, and Beijing continues to cast the protesters as criminals. Special correspondent Bruce Harrison reports.

Duration:00:03:49

Why Trump's change to Title X funding means fewer health choices for women

8/19/2019
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The Trump administration continues to restrict reproductive health care through federal law. Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive health services to 1.5 million low-income women nationwide, is a central target, and new rules governing federal funding could mean a major drop in the money that organization receives. Yamiche Alcindor reports and talks to Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News.

Duration:00:06:42

N.Y. suspended its statute of limitations on child sex abuse. A flood of claims emerged

8/19/2019
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People who were sexually abused as children often need years to process what they've endured. By then, it's often too late to take legal action against those responsible. But New York and a dozen other states are exploring changing the statutes of limitations. Lisa Desjardins reports and talks to Gail Coleman, a plaintiff in one of the New York sex abuse cases, and her attorney, Jennifer Freeman.

Duration:00:08:20

How 2020 Democrats are striving to stand out in early states

8/19/2019
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On the 2020 presidential campaign trail, Democratic candidates are striving to stand out within a crowded field. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, now polling second to former Vice President Joe Biden, sought Monday to restore her credibility with Native American voters. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, released a sweeping proposal for criminal justice reform. William Brangham reports.

Duration:00:01:55

Tamara Keith and Joshua Johnson on Trump and recession fears, gun safety momentum

8/19/2019
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NPR's Tamara Keith and Joshua Johnson join William Brangham to discuss the latest political news, including policy proposals among 2020 Democrats, rumors of an upcoming recession and how a weakening economy could affect President Trump's reelection and momentum for new gun security measures after El Paso and Dayton massacres.

Duration:00:07:59

How Portland's black community and police are sharing their stories through theater

8/19/2019
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Portland, Oregon, has a troubling history of racial discrimination and tensions between police and African American communities. But now, a theater company is attempting to change the city's racial ecology through the arts -- and perhaps create a model for how communities can bridge the divide over other culturally fraught issues. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.

Duration:00:07:52