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In our news wrap Friday, officials in Seattle warned against federal intervention in protests this weekend after agents arrived in the city. Mayor Jenny Durkan said federal action will incite new trouble and urged demonstrators to stay calm. Also, China has ordered the closure of a U.S. consulate in the western city of Chengdu, as the diplomatic rift between the two countries continues to widen. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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In Alabama, doctors and nurses are seeing record numbers of hospitalizations associated with COVID-19. The state has reported more than 1,300 deaths since the pandemic began. But certain regions and populations within the state are faring far worse t...
The Democratic Republic of Congo is a massive country, with a land area the size of Alaska and Texas combined. It's also home to a large part of the Congo Basin rainforest, a habitat for countless species and a crucial absorber of atmospheric carbon ...
With President Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in nearly every major national poll, Democrats see November's election as a major opportunity. But the contentious political contests extend beyond the White House to the Senate. Jessica T...
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including how declining support for President Trump is shifting the momentum in several key Senate races toward Democrats,...
As we have every Friday for the past several months, we take a moment to remember some of the lives lost to the novel coronavirus pandemic, including a high school English teacher and a 39-year-old mother of six.
As protests and rallies against racism continue throughout the country, one Boston artist says he'll paint the backdrop to the momentous national conversation. Robert "ProBlak" Gibbs has been creating street art for years, teaming with Boston's Museu...
The NewsHour has long been committed to reporting on arts and culture through our ongoing series, Canvas. This weekend, that effort expands into primetime on PBS with "Beyond the Canvas." Jeffrey Brown and Amna Nawaz join Judy Woodruff to share a pre...
In our news wrap Thursday, as confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. top 4 million, another 1.4 million Americans have filed for unemployment. But Senate Republicans say they have a tentative agreement with the White House for a new aid package in res...
President Trump is sending federal law enforcement into cities he claims are being overrun by violence -- even as local officials tell him the officers are not needed or welcome. Many of the agents are dressed in military-style gear that obscures the...
The divide between President Trump and local leaders in places where he has deployed federal agents is widening. This week, 15 mayors asked Trump to withdraw federal forces from their cities, citing "fundamental constitutional protections." Former Pe...
Weeks before George Floyd's death fueled national protests over racism and police violence, the killing of Breonna Taylor sparked outrage in Louisville, Kentucky. Her case has now become a national touchpoint for protesters, who often chant, "say her...
Both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have set records with their 2020 campaign fundraising. But the pandemic has drastically altered how that money is spent, with events moving from in-person to online. Guy Cecil, political direct...
In the U.S., child care was expensive and difficult to obtain long before the pandemic. But coronavirus has closed schools, forced parents to work from home and shuttered some care facilities for good. With COVID-19 surging in much of the country, ma...
Months after the start of spring training, the first pitch of the 2020 Major League Baseball season will be thrown Thursday night. Opening Day gets underway with the Washington Nationals hosting the New York Yankees. But the season will be very unusu...
Writer and performer Aasif Mandvi has made his way through the entertainment industry with memorable stops at "The Daily Show" and on Broadway. He currently stars in the CBS series "Evil," which returns later this year. But navigating Hollywood as a...
President Trump announced late Thursday that the 2020 Republican National Convention will no longer be held in Jacksonville, Florida, in August. While some local officials expressed appreciation for the decision, Democrats argued it came much later t...
The summer surge in coronavirus cases is now fueling a corresponding spike in deaths, with over 1,000 recorded in just 24 hours for the first time in weeks. In California, which now has the most confirmed infections in the nation, officials are worki...
More than 1,000 U.S. deaths from COVID-19 were reported Tuesday. As many states struggle with outbreaks, Dr. Tom Frieden, former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the country desperately needs improved data collection to un...
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump will send federal agents to Chicago, Kansas City and Albuquerque to fight violent crime. They will be drawn from the FBI, the U.S. Marshals, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the D...