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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. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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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. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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Episodes

Senate battle begins over Biden's relief plan amid new security concerns at the Capitol

3/3/2021
With the Senate set to debate the details of the COVID relief bill, members of Congress received new information about the ongoing security threats facing the Capitol. All of this comes to a head as security officials raise new questions about what went wrong during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins and foreign affairs correspondent Nick Schifrin report. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:07:10

News Wrap: Biden denounces loosening of COVID restrictions in some states

3/3/2021
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Biden denounced decisions some state leaders are making to loosen COVID restrictions a day after Texas and Mississippi lifted mask mandates, the U.S. House moved to pass major election changes, at least 34 protesters were shot dead in Myanmar amid a crackdown by security forces, and rockets struck a U.S. base in Iraq. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:05:53

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the Biden administration's foreign policy priorities

3/3/2021
In his first speech as secretary of state, Antony Blinken on Wednesday unveiled the Biden administration's top foreign policy priorities, including containing COVID and putting Americans first. Judy Woodruff spoke with Blinken about those topics as well as vaccine diplomacy, China's human rights record, Iran nuclear talks, U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations, and U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:13:11

Answering viewers' questions about COVID-19 vaccines

3/3/2021
Although the U.S. should have enough vaccines on hand for all adults by the end of May, it may take longer to inoculate enough Americans to provide adequate protection. There are many reasons for that, but key among them, lingering concerns and skepticism about the vaccine. Dr. Kimberly Manning of the Emory University School of Medicine joins Amna Nawaz to discuss and answer viewers' questions. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:08:02

Millions of Americans saddled with student debt as debate continues over relief

3/3/2021
As Washington debates how to provide economic aid during the pandemic, many say one critical component should be part of future deals: forgiving student debt. But determining how much could or should be forgiven is a complicated question. Paul Solman looks at the pressure to make changes for our series, "Making Sense." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:07:45

Dolly Parton on the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19

3/3/2021
Beloved country star Dolly Parton, who helped fund the Moderna vaccine, received her COVID-19 shot Tuesday, getting what she called "a dose of her own medicine." In a video posted to social media, she encourages us all to do the same. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:02:21

FBI director sounds the alarm on the growing threat of domestic terrorism

3/2/2021
For the first time since the January insurrection, FBI director Christopher Wray faced lawmakers on Tuesday, reflecting on the Capitol attack and the growing challenges of domestic terrorism. The hearing came as authorities make near-daily arrests related to those attacks. Lisa Desjardins reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:04:47

News Wrap: Texas lifts COVID mask mandate, ends limits on indoor dining

3/2/2021
In our news wrap Tuesday, Texas lifted its COVID mask mandate and Gov. Greg Abbott ended limits on indoor dining at restaurants, President Biden pitched his $1.9 trillion relief bill to Senate Democrats, the U.S. is imposing economic sanctions over Alexei Navalny's poisoning and jailing in Russia, and three female media workers in Afghanistan were shot dead in attacks. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:05:27

Supreme Court hears challenges to two Arizona election laws

3/2/2021
State legislatures across the country are trying to rewrite election laws after the contentious 2020 election. And as John Yang reports, a U.S. Supreme Court case argued Tuesday will determine how courts will assess those new laws. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:05:31

Lawmakers look at expanding child tax credits to help low-income families

3/2/2021
The U.S. Senate is trying to pass a $1.9 trillion package for COVID and economic-related relief, with one key section providing assistance to families with children by expanding tax credits. Many families could receive a $3,000 credit per child. We hear from parents who say they are looking for help, and Elaine Maag, of the Urban Institute, joins Yamiche Alcindor to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:08:56

Widespread skepticism and misinformation hamper India's vaccine rollout

3/2/2021
As countries across the globe scramble to obtain COVID-19 vaccines, India has access to millions of doses with plans to vaccinate 300 million people by August. But vaccine hesitancy and skepticism are hampering efforts, with the nation reaching just 14 million people since the drive began more than a month ago. Special correspondent Neha Poonia reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:06:58

Vernon Jordan, civil rights leader and presidential confidant, dies at 85

3/2/2021
American civil rights activist, presidential confidant and corporate pioneer Vernon Jordan has died at the age of 85. A family statement said he passed Monday in Atlanta. Jordan was a leading advocate for Black Americans and a mentor to those who came after him. Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Ursula Burns join Judy Woodruff to discuss his legacy, from civil rights to politics to business. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:10:54

Poet Tess Taylor on how verse can provide solace

3/2/2021
For many, it's a time of uncertainty and isolation. But in poet Tess Taylor's humble opinion, turning to verse can provide solace. Her recent book of poems is "Rift Zone," and the following essay is part of our arts and culture series, "CANVAS." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:02:47

As a new vaccine becomes available, CDC chief warns against rolling back safeguards

3/1/2021
​The first batch of a new COVID vaccine from Johnson & Johnson began shipping around the U.S. on Monday. But as some states began loosening pandemic restrictions, the CDC cautioned about opening too quickly. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former advisor to the Biden transition team on COVID and vice provost of global initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:08:06

News Wrap: Biden administration policy will let separated families reunite inside the U.S.

3/1/2021
In our news wrap Monday, the Biden administration says a new policy will let separated families be reunited inside the U.S. but warned migrants not to rush to the border, crowds in Myanmar returned to the streets a day after security forces killed 18 people, the U.N. appealed to donor countries for Yemen, and a Paris court convicted former French President Nicolas Sarkozy of corruption. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:04:51

Victim advocates say U.S. military gets an 'F' on sexual assault prevention

3/1/2021
For a decade, advocates have argued commanders should be removed from deciding the fate of those accused of sexual assault in the U.S. military. But military victim advocates now say they too should be removed from the chain of command. Nick Schifrin talks to four military victim advocates about the widespread and longstanding problem of sexual assault in the military, and possible solutions. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:06:49

New York's governor under fire with new allegations about his personal conduct

3/1/2021
His national profile soared last year, drawing praise for his leadership in New York state during the first months of the pandemic. Now, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under fire, facing allegations not just about his administration's handling of coronavirus data but also new allegations concerning his personal conduct. New York Times Albany Bureau Chief Jesse McKinley joins John Yang to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:04:50

Trump's return at CPAC puts GOP divisions back in the spotlight

3/1/2021
Former President Donald Trump on Sunday delivered his first speech since leaving office more than a month ago. He was centerstage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida, where he took aim at Republicans who voted for this impeachment. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:03:15

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump's CPAC appearance and Biden's immigration policies

3/1/2021
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Amna Nawaz to discuss the latest political news, including President Biden's immigration policies, the debate over COVID relief in the Senate, and former President Donald Trump's appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference and his future in the Republican Party. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:07:34

Can teaching civics in schools help break down barriers in American society?

3/1/2021
Fierce divisions seem to drive a wedge in much of American life at this moment and how we view government. Now, a prominent team of educators has released a new plan that calls for revamping history and civics classes in schools as one way to bridge the gap. Harvard professor Danielle Allen, a principal investigator for the Educating for American Democracy project, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Duration:00:05:53