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NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's coverage of the 2008 elections beginning with the race for the Democratic and Republican party presidential nominations.

NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's coverage of the 2008 elections beginning with the race for the Democratic and Republican party presidential nominations.
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NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's coverage of the 2008 elections beginning with the race for the Democratic and Republican party presidential nominations.

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‘Ending AIDS’ in New York means finding the most vulnerable

7/13/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Next, we continue our series The End of AIDS? Tonight, we go to New York state, where health care providers are trying innovative approaches to bring HIV infection under control. While pushing widespread use of the HIV prevention drug Truvada, they are also trying to expand care to the state’s hardest-to-reach populations. Correspondent William Brangham and producer Jason Kane continue their reporting, which is supported by the Pulitzer Center...

Duration:00:10:12

Medical marijuana research comes out of the shadows

7/13/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first: how science is increasingly considering the possibilities of medical marijuana as conventional medicine for some cases. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien has the second of his two reports on this for our weekly series The Leading Edge. MILES O’BRIEN, Science Correspondent: It’s a landmark place, and time, on the long road to bring medicinal marijuana into the scientific mainstream. The New England Treatment Access, or NETA,...

Duration:00:08:54

Hot in Cleveland? The city’s new, cool Public Square

7/13/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Cleveland is getting ready for the Republican National Convention next week, and a chance to showcase some big changes in the city. That includes a redesign, renovation and revamping of the city’s central square. Jeffrey Brown has the story with production help from our PBS colleagues at WVIZ ideastream. JEFFREY BROWN: Strike up the band, turn on the fountain, and ask yourself, what makes a 21st century city livable, viable, even exciting? In...

Duration:00:07:30

News Wrap: Lynch urges end to cop-community divide, ceasefire takes hold in South Sudan

7/12/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. GWEN IFILL: And I’m Gwen Ifill. JUDY WOODRUFF: On the “NewsHour” tonight: FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: These slain officers were the best among us. JUDY WOODRUFF: Addressing a divided nation, former President George W. Bush and President Obama honor the five officers who died in last week’s ambush in Dallas. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: The deepest fault lines of our democracy have suddenly been exposed,...

Duration:00:03:02

‘The shock of this evil has still not faded’

7/12/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Dallas mourned its dead today, the police officers cut down by a sniper. The occasion was an interfaith memorial service, where President Obama offered reassurance and a summons to build a better country. It was a moment to honor the five officers who died in Dallas and to speak to a nation on edge after days of bloodshed, protest and racial tension: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: It’s as if the deepest fault lines of our democracy have suddenly...

Duration:00:05:23

Bernie Sanders’ long and winding road to backing Hillary Clinton

7/12/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: After winning 13 million votes, 22 states, and raising $200 million, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders formally stepped aside today, throwing his weight to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Then, both turned their focus to Donald Trump. It was everywhere, emblazoned on the campaign stage and all of the signs, “Stronger Together,” the Clinton campaign motto. But, today, it took on an unmistakably altered meaning, as Bernie Sanders...

Duration:00:10:28

Why the South is the epicenter of the AIDS crisis in America

7/12/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Tonight, we continue our series The end of AIDS. Yesterday, we looked at San Francisco and at one of the nation’s most ambitious plans to curtail AIDS. Tonight, we turn to a city where the struggle is much more difficult. Atlanta, Georgia, and much of the Southeast is, by some measures, the epicenter of America’s AIDS crisis. And, as correspondent William Brangham and producer Jason Kane report, the barriers to stemming the epidemic there are...

Duration:00:09:47

What next in the dispute over the South China Sea?

7/12/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first: A judgment was handed down today by an international tribunal that could have far-reaching effects in Asia. It began as a dispute between China and the Philippines over a huge expanse of the South China Sea, and China’s assertion of control there in waters claimed by many countries. The area is a major fishing, trade and energy production corridor. And, today, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled against...

Duration:00:04:53

Explaining the ‘scandals, lies and incivility’ of the 2016 election to teens

7/12/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s always been the case that the political science taught in textbooks can be a far cry from politics as practiced in the real world. But given how different and unusual this year’s presidential election has been, it’s presented a particular challenge in some school settings, trying to square the civics book with the 2016 campaign as it’s unfolded. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week visits a high school in Maryland just...

Duration:00:06:25

Family of slain journalist Marie Colvin sues Syria for her death

7/12/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Hundreds of thousands of people have died in Syria since the conflict began there nearly five-and-a-half years ago. Few who have lost loved ones have any hope of gaining justice for their deaths. But the family of Marie Colvin, an American journalist killed in Syria in 2012, with French photographer Remi Ochlik, is suing the government of Syria in an American court. The Colvin family says they’re not seeking retribution, but...

Duration:00:05:28

Turning 315 billion pounds of plastic ocean pollution into sea-saving art

7/12/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio In our NewsHour Shares series, we show you things that caught our eye recently on the web. What about you? Leave your suggestions in the comments below, or tweet to @NewsHour using #NewsHourShares. We might share it on air. JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to our “NewsHour” Shares, something that caught our eye that might be of interest to you, too. Seventeen larger-than-life sea creatures have taken up residence in the nation’s capital this summer. The “NewsHour”‘s...

Duration:00:02:05

Police violence protests intensify as Dallas mourns officers

7/11/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: The nation is still grappling tonight with a series of tragedies, recent police killings of black men, and the sniper attack in Dallas. It follows a long weekend of crowds confronting police and of mass arrests. Protesters are taking to the streets across the country. But in Dallas, the anger is tempered by grief for the five officers killed Thursday night. Police Chief David Brown said today he is running on fumes. DAVID BROWN, Chief, Dallas...

Duration:00:04:36

News Wrap: two bailiffs shot dead in Michigan courthouse, Trump addresses sniper killings

7/11/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: There’s been yet another deadly incident with police, this time in Michigan. Two bailiffs were shot dead today at a courthouse in St. Joseph, 200 miles west of Detroit. The local sheriff says the gunman was killed as well. A deputy was wounded, along with one other person, and the complex was put on lockdown. GWEN IFILL: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called today for greater support for police, labeling himself the law and...

Duration:00:04:00

Help purge bad cops, black Dallas police leader urges Obama

7/11/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: The past week has underscored just how deep some of the dividing lines are in the country, and none more so than when it comes to law enforcement and criminal justice. African-American police are walking an especially difficult tightrope. Hari Sreenivasan spoke this weekend with Lieutenant Thomas Glover. He’s the president of the Black Police Association of Greater Dallas. HARI SREENIVASAN: What’s happened to this city in the last couple...

Duration:00:05:37

Is Dallas a turning point in the race and policing debate?

7/11/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Now we get several views about this moment, some of the dividing lines and calls on all sides for change. Kasim Reed is the mayor of Atlanta. He has been dealing with protests throughout the weekend. The Reverend Jesse Jackson, he’s founder and president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. He’s one of the country’s most well-known civil rights leaders. DeRay McKesson, he’s an activist co-founder of Black Lives Matter. He was arrested and released...

Duration:00:11:05

The latest on the veepstakes, Sanders to endorse Clinton

7/11/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Public debates automatically turn political, as the presidential campaigns enter their pre-conventional stretch. Joining us, as they do every Monday, to discuss the issues that are shaping voters’ choices are Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report. Let’s compare and assess what we have seen happen in the last several days. It’s been an amazing period in our nation, and we have seen the way Donald Trump handled it. We...

Duration:00:07:48

NATO reacts to Russia’s aggressive moves in Eastern Europe

7/11/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first: We reported all last week on the fault lines between Russia and the West over the Russian-backed war in Ukraine and Moscow’s new, aggressive posture against NATO. Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty alliance met over the weekend in Warsaw, and we go to John Yang for an update. JOHN YANG: With us now to discuss what came out of the NATO summit and the future of the alliance is Esther Brimmer. She has served in various roles at...

Duration:00:05:24

San Francisco’s bold AIDS mission is ‘getting to zero’ by 2030

7/11/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Now we kick off a special series about efforts to try to end the AIDS epidemic. Leaders and researchers from around the globe will be meeting at the International AIDS Conference in South Africa next week. One major focus, how to stop the epidemic. But with no vaccine or cure in sight, how likely is that? This week, we’re looking at efforts around the world. We start in San Francisco, where we have followed people for the past six...

Duration:00:11:45

EU subsidies in jeopardy for county that voted for Brexit

7/10/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio Read the full transcript below: AMY GUTTMAN: In spring and summer, tourists come to Cornwall to visit the pretty ports that line this part of the southwest coast of England. It’s a five-hour journey by car or train from London, and attracts people for the sea, the surf, and the food — from fish ‘n chips to the world famous clotted cream with scones and Cornish pasties, a meat and potato-stuffed pastry. Half-a-million people live in Newlyn and the other...

Duration:00:09:25

Dallas pastor says nation is ‘all but’ post-racial

7/10/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio The post Dallas pastor says nation is ‘all but’ post-racial appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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