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COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., but children in some southern states returned to school Monday -- causing parents to worry about potential virus transmission. Meanwhile, negotiations over a new economic relief bill continued between the White House and Congress, with both sides reporting progress. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the numbers and when to expect a deal. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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In our news wrap Monday, coastal North and South Carolina braced for Hurricane Isaias. The storm is a minimal hurricane but will still challenge residents with another disruption during the coronavirus pandemic. Also, thousands of people in Southern ...
With the election nearing and many parts of the U.S. in the grips of COVID-19, mail-in ballots have become a prominent issue. But President Trump has disparaged both the U.S. Postal Service and the integrity of voting by mail. What effect could his c...
TikTok is under intense political scrutiny. The U.S. Department of Justice has expressed concerns that the video-streaming app's Chinese parent company, ByteDance, may be sharing user data with the Chinese government. Now tech giant Microsoft says it...
Summer means swimming, crafts and camaraderie for the roughly 26 million children who attend camp in the U.S. But the pandemic has closed an estimated 82 percent of the country's overnight camps and many more daytime programs, causing layoffs and los...
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including what to look for in upcoming state primaries, President Trump's campaign messaging about former Vice President Joe Biden...
Sunday marked what would have been literary icon James Baldwin's 96th birthday, in a year when the resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests across the world has renewed interest in his work. A new book, "Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its ...
The largest teacher's union in the U.S., the American Federation of Teachers, announced recently it would support any local chapters that strike due to their school's reopening without any safety measures. Randi Weingarten, the union's president, sp...
As the emergency $600-per-week unemployment benefit expired on July 31, officials expressed optimism for another relief package. The bill, being negotiated right now, would be the fifth since the pandemic hit and likely the last before the November e...
Since the killing of George Floyd, legislators and police departments have moved to ban the use of neckholds, which have long been controversial. LAPD had restricted the use of these back in 1982. What led to this change in police policy? Cardiologis...
As school districts across the country are trying to determine how or if they can open their doors in the fall, a California coalition has come together - offering districts everything from curriculum to architecture advice to take their classrooms o...
In 2016, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged to revitalize many of the country's most iconic blue collar industries. In Oregon, where the timber industry has lost tens of thousands of jobs over the past few decades, candidate Trump promi...
Ultimate creative bravery is putting your work on the theater stage in front of a live audience. It takes courage and an acceptance of artistic vulnerability. In this episode of Beyond the CANVAS, we speak to some of theater's brightest stars. Multi-...
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are expected to land back on Earth on Sunday afternoon. The historic mission aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavor, which has been docked at the International Space Station since May, will mark the first...
As the emergency $600-per-week unemployment benefit expired on July 31, officials expressed optimism for another relief package. The bill, being negotiated right now, would be the fifth since the pandemic hit and likely the last before the November e...
The coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, bringing with it immense economic damage. So far, Congress has been unable to deliver another pandemic relief measure, prompting House Democrats to cancel a planned August recess. But ther...
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., chairs the Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, which heard testimony Friday from top U.S. health officials about the status of the pandemic. Clyburn joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the hearing, plus his vie...
In our news wrap Friday, Hong Kong postponed September's legislative elections by a year, citing the ongoing resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was a setback for pro-democracy forces, who hoped for an overwhelming win at the polls....
The U.S. is countering China on several fronts, including economic, military and diplomatic. The Trump administration is also making a major push to challenge China through legal action, over allegations of intellectual property theft and spying. Nic...
As the coronavirus continues to rage, logistical questions remain about August's scaled-back and mostly virtual Democratic National Convention. But the biggest unknown is who will share the stage with former Vice President Joe Biden when he accepts ...