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Fire crews in Northern California spent another long day laboring to contain the sprawling Carr fire, which has killed at least six people and reduced more than 720 homes and other buildings to ashes in the Redding area. A total of 17 large fires are...
Political protests have raged across Nicaragua for more than three months against the government of Daniel Ortega, accused of being a dictator. More than 300 people have since died in street battles, and the Catholic Church has taken the protestors' ...
Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today join Judy Woodruff to discuss President Trump’s suggestions that he might force a government shutdown over his immigration demands and the potential political fallout for Republicans...
Modern-day human trafficking begins in places like rural Nigeria, where young people dream of economic opportunity and a better life for their families, and are willing to give up everything to try and find it. But as many Nigerians learn, the journe...
Min Jin Lee, author of our July pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer questions from readers, plus Jeff announces August’s book.
From the innards of jet engines to the ingredients of the iPhone, precision is an awe-inspiring aspect of modern life. But how truly beneficial has it really been, author Simon Winchester has wondered: "Hasn’t it perhaps made us lose sight of the bea...
This coming week, The New York Times Magazine will devote an entire publication of the Sunday magazine to the issue of climate change. The single- themed edition called "Losing Earth," will look at scientific discoveries and decisions made on climate ...
As investigations into possible Russian interference in the 2016 elections continue, a new report by POLITICO reveals that Chinese and Russian spies have been targeting Silicon Valley for trade secrets and technology. But firms have sought to downpla...
The Pantheon temple in Rome glistens with precious, white marble from Italy’s town of Carrara, a stone that was prized by the ancient Romans and Renaissance masters. Now, extraction rates of 5,000 tons per year for a modern building bonanza is cuttin...
In other industrialized countries, movement towards a democratic form of socialism has been strong enough to win national elections. So why hasn’t socialism ever become a powerful force in American politics? There are lots of reasons, as well as you...
When Hurricane Maria reached Puerto Rico last year, the island was already facing austerity measures in the wake of a debt crisis. Since then, $3.8 billion has been spent to strengthen the power grid but 260 customers still have no electricity, and d...
Seasonal industries across the country are facing labor shortages this summer because the federal government cut the number of visas it issues to temporary migrant workers. To compensate, cities like Branson, Missouri, known as the "Las Vegas of the ...
Hurricane Maria exacerbated many of the difficulties that Puerto Rico was already facing, including a long-running debt crisis, unemployment and housing shortage. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano, who has been reporting on Puerto Rico, joins Hari ...
In our news wrap Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he had invited President Trump to Moscow. The White House responded that the President is “open” to the meeting and looks forward to hosting Putin in Washington next year. Also, an A...
A banner economic report on Friday showed the strongest quarterly growth in the U.S. since 2014. The U.S. gross domestic product grew by 4.1 percent in the second quarter this year, according to the Commerce Department's initial estimate. Amna Nawaz ...
President Trump is pushing back against claims that he knew in advance of a 2016 meeting between his son and a Russian lawyer. According to CNN, Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen says that the then-candidate approved a meeting that had p...
Firefighters are battling rapidly expanding wildfires across California, facing high winds and triple digit temperatures, while mass evacuations are underway in some areas. Other states like Oregon and Alaska are facing even more severe situations. S...
The New Yorker is reporting that CBS CEO Leslie Moonves allegedly kissed and touched women against their will, and threatened to retaliate against women who wanted to report the behavior. The article also alleges misconduct at CBS News and 60 Minutes...
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including a blockbuster new report on U.S. economic growth, the fallout from President Trump’s trade wars, plus the latest deve...