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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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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

How artist Scott Hocking is transforming Detroit's industrial wasteland

8/19/2019
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Detroit is a city in transformation, its former industrial spaces being rapidly developed into offices for tech startups and high-end residential lofts. For artist Scott Hocking, though, it's the unpolished vestiges of the city's former existence that provide creative inspiration. Special correspondent Mary Ellen Geist reports.

Duration:00:02:51

The 1619 Project details the legacy of slavery in America

8/18/2019
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Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in the Virginia colony. To observe the anniversary of American slavery, The New York Times Magazine launched The 1619 Project to reframe America's history through the lens of slavery. The project lead, reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

Duration:00:14:45

Floating drums and lederhosen: Ben Folds' musical journey

8/18/2019
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Twenty-four years into his musical career and still performing before thousands, singer-songwriter Ben Folds has released a best-selling new memoir called "A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons." NewsHour Weekend's Tom Casciato recently spoke to the 52-year-old Folds about his book and about growing up as a wise-guy kid with an ear for melody.

Duration:00:09:39

After recent chaos, Hong Kong protesters hold peaceful march

8/18/2019
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More than 1.7 million people in Hong Kong took to the streets on Sunday in the largest demonstration in the ongoing protests in the city, organizers said. The peaceful demonstration follows last week's violent clashes with the police and chaos at the Hong Kong airport. Quartz reporter Mary Hui joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.

Duration:00:01:58

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