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Sanitary and living conditions for an estimated 2,000 homeless people along Los Angeles’ Skid Row are so severe that the United Nations recently compared them to Syrian refugee camps. How does extreme poverty persist in one of the country’s most expensive real estate markets? NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Simon Ostrovsky reports. This is part of an ongoing series of reports called 'Chasing the Dream,' which reports on poverty and opportunity in America.

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A day after 11 people at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh were killed in the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in U.S. history, communities there were mourning and considering what precautions will help them feel safe. Meanwhile, suspect R...
In addition to thousands of civilians in Yemen who have already died in a war between a Saudi-led coalition and Iran-backed Houthi rebels, less documented war tactics may also push the poorest Arab country into a catastrophic famine. Declan Walsh wro...
On Saturday morning, a man opened fire during a naming ceremony at Tree of Life Congregation, a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and killed 11 people while injuring six, including four police officers. Law enforcement took into custody a man th...
Thousands of migrants from Central America are expected to reach the U.S. - Mexico border in coming weeks, after declining an offer by Mexico to stay. The Trump administration, which has already stationed thousands of troops and guardsmen there, aims...
Cesar Sayoc, who was arrested on Friday on suspicion of sending more than a dozen mail bombs to Democratic party leaders, traversed many lifestyles until he started engaging in politics in 2015. Trevor Aaronson of the Florida Center of Investigative ...
A record number of women are running for office this year, with more than 3,300 winning major party nominations for state legislature seats. NewsHour Weekend in the spring asked Republican women in the deep red state of Indiana about their motivation...
Authorities arrested a 56-year-old Florida resident in connection with a series of mail bombs sent to prominent Democratic politicians and public figures. Cesar Sayoc faces up to 48 years in prison on multiple federal charges. Attorney General Jeff S...
Now that a Florida man has been arrested and charged in the series of mail bombs over the past week, we turn to considering his motives. What do we know about the relationship between ideological extremism and violent behavior? And how does social me...
In our News Wrap Friday, the U.S. economy has posted its highest back-to-back quarterly growth since 2014. Between July and September, growth ran at an annual rate of 3.5 percent, following a second quarter when it exceeded 4 percent. The positive ec...
For two weeks, thousands of Central American migrants have been making their way north toward the U.S. Many hope to escape violence, corruption and poverty, or to be reunited with family members living in the U.S. But they face a treacherous journey—...
West Virginia was once a Democratic stronghold, but its political landscape has shifted solidly Republican in recent elections: in 2016, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton there by 42%. But now, a Democratic congressional candidate who himself voted f...
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the series of pipe bombs, extreme political divisions in America and campaigning on issues vs. values.
The new film “What They Had” explores the painful journey of a family coping with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Its accomplished cast includes Blythe Danner as an ailing mother and Hilary Swank as the daughter who comes home to care for her. Swank speaks...
Hasan Minhaj, a former correspondent for “The Daily Show,” grew up in California as the son of immigrants, experiencing childhood as a "brown kid in America." With his new show "Patriot Act" premiering this week on Netflix, Minhaj shares his brief bu...
Three more mail bombs were intercepted today: two in Delaware, addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden, and another sent to Robert De Niro’s New York City office. After President Trump blamed the "hateful" media for stoking national tensions, fo...
In our News Wrap Thursday, stocks rebounded from their big Wednesday losses. Strong earnings reports contributed to a 400-point climb. Also, calling the caravan of 7,000 Central American migrants heading to the U.S. a “national emergency,” President ...
Discovery of explosives addressed to prominent Democratic figures this week took the country’s political divisiveness to grave new heights. How did we get here, and how can we recover? Judy speaks to Professor Joanne Freeman, author of “The Field of ...
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder has thrust U.S.-Saudi relations into the spotlight. President Trump asserts that Saudi business is too significant for the U.S. to jeopardize. But is it? And how did the economies of the two countries become so int...
President Trump has announced several proposed changes to how Medicare buys certain expensive prescription drugs, relying in part upon a benchmark price index of other developed countries, who negotiate lower prices. But critics wonder why the U.S. g...