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Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
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The investigation and subsequent prosecution of entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein for sexual misconduct marked a watershed moment for an international conversation around sexual abuse and harassment. Now, what does Weinstein's conviction on two felony sex charges mean for the broader MeToo movement? Amna Nawaz sits down with Fatima Goss Graves of the National Women's Law Center.
With a decisive victory in the Nevada caucuses, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the front-runner among 2020 Democrats. Sanders says he is supported by a "multi-generational, multi-racial coalition" that would propel him ahead of President Trump in a national election. But his fellow candidates are criticizing his policy proposals, Senate record and campaign practices. Lisa Desjardins reports.
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Lisa Desjardins to discuss the latest political news, including fears Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' ideology is too far left for him to be the 2020 Democratic nominee, why the race is currently a "referendum on Donald Trump," Nevada caucus results along racial lines and which moderate candidates could struggle to gain traction.
In his first official visit to India, President Trump was greeted largely with warmth and enthusiasm. But his arrival, at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing widespread criticism for a new law that opens pathways to citizenship for non-Muslim immigrants from neighboring countries, also touched off demonstrations against the two leaders. Special correspondent Neha Poonia reports.
More than 20,000 people gathered Monday at Los Angeles' Staples Center -- known by Lakers fans as "The House that Kobe Built" -- to honor NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed in a January helicopter crash. Speakers included fellow athletes and celebrities, from Michael Jordan to Beyonce, who paid tribute to both Bryants' passion and drive. John Yang reports.
The remaining tally of votes in the Nevada caucuses continued streaming in on Sunday, a day after Sen. Bernie Sanders took a commanding lead among the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates vying for the White House. Megan Messerly, a reporter for The Nevada Independent, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Las Vegas with more on the results from the caucuses.
Millions of senior citizens in America are living with dementia, with the heavy burden of caregiving often left to family members. But a new adult day care center for those with dementia, called Town Square, may serve as a model for helping families cope with the costs and stresses that can come along with caregiving. Special correspondent Karla Murthy reports from San Diego.
It's been 55 years since human-rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated in Harlem in front of hundreds of witnesses. But new evidence suggests two of the three men convicted of the crime are actually innocent. A new Netflix documentary, "Who Killed Malcolm X," explores the mysteries surrounding the murder. Ivette Feliciano sat down with a historian and one of the film's directors and has more.
More than 70,000 people went to the polls this week in early voting for the Nevada caucuses, nearly eclipsing the total number of voters in the state's 2016 caucuses. The surge comes as many voters focused on the issue of health care, which may have benefited Sen. Bernie Sanders. Nevada Public Radio's Joe Schoenmann joins Hari Sreenivasan with more.
Immigration from Bangladesh into India's northeastern state of Assam has long been a contentious issue, often boiling over into violence. Last year the government declared nearly 2 million people there to be non-citizens in an effort that has been widely criticized. Many now fear similar measures across the country. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
This week's Nevada caucuses and next week's South Carolina primary have the most diverse electorates thus far in the 2020 presidential race. But there are stark divides in gender representation in those states' own legislative halls. Capri Cafaro, a former Ohio state senator and current American University School of Public Affairs executive-in-residence, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
In our news wrap Friday, the World Health Organization warns the window of opportunity to contain the international spread of novel coronavirus is closing. South Korea has become the latest front in the outbreak, with officials declaring a health emergency there after cases quadrupled. Also, Russian warplanes backed by the Syrian government targeted the last rebel-held areas in northwestern Syria.
A week-long "reduction in violence" between the U.S. and the Taliban represents a potential breakthrough for peace in Afghanistan. If it holds, the two sides will sign the first phase of a peace agreement that could pave the way to ending the 18-year-long war. Nick Schifrin reports and talks to New York University's Barnett Rubin, a former State Department official in the Obama administration.
Multiple news outlets report that U.S. intelligence officials told House lawmakers recently that Russia is actively trying to help President Trump be reelected. In response, Trump has lashed out at Democrats, saying they are starting a "rumor" about Russian election interference. Yamiche Alcindor talks to Laura Rosenberger of the Alliance for Securing Democracy about what's at stake.
The Nevada caucuses officially begin Saturday, but a massive number of voters has turned out already for early participation. Because the demographics of the diverse state more closely resemble those of the Democratic Party overall, this contest is attracting particular attention. The stakes are also higher due to the confusing results of the previous 2020 caucuses, in Iowa. Amna Nawaz reports.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including how the Las Vegas debate changed the 2020 Democratic race, new reports of Russian election interference and President Trump's response to them, the sentencing of Trump ally Roger Stone and the outcry over Trump's flurry of pardons and commutations.
Amid Venezuela's political and economic upheaval, millions of children are facing hunger, preventable diseases, lack of education and violence. Chronic poverty and food shortages drive kids and their families to desperation, whether sifting through garbage for scraps or joining a gang -- and facing brutal consequences. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports on Venezuela's lost generation.
The fallout from a major cheating scandal in Major League Baseball continues. After investigators found that the Houston Astros used an elaborate sign-stealing scheme in 2017, when they won the World Series, members of the team's front office were disciplined. But players, and the championship title, remain unscathed, prompting resentment within the league. John Yang talks to ESPN'S Jeff Passan.
A U.S. District Court judge in Washington has sentenced Trump ally Roger Stone to 40 months in prison for witness tampering and lying to Congress. Stone is the seventh presidential associate to face jail time for crimes stemming from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and his fate sparked recent controversy at the Justice Department. William Brangham joins Judy Woodruff.
In our news wrap Thursday, Germany is reeling after a shooting rampage killed nine people overnight. The gunman, suspected to have far-right ties, opened fire in an immigrant neighborhood near Frankfurt. Also, while the novel coronavirus appears to be spreading at a slower rate in China, Japan reported its first deaths from the illness: two elderly passengers from a quarantined cruise ship.
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