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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. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
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Coronavirus infections are on the rise in 42 states, with the national total passing the 3 million mark. In the hardest-hit areas, including parts of Florida, intensive care units are filled to the brim with patients, and communities are grappling with testing shortages and delays. But some officials, including President Trump, are downplaying the crisis and pushing to reopen. John Yang reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
In our news wrap Tuesday, the Trump administration has officially notified Congress and the United Nations that the U.S. is withdrawing from the World Health Organization. The U.S. has previously contributed over $400 million annually to the organization -- more than any other country. Also, one person has been hospitalized after a driver sped through a protest in Bloomington, Indiana, on Monday. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Parents across the U.S. are wondering what the next school year will hold for their children. While reopening decisions will ultimately be up to state and local officials, President Trump said Tuesday he'll pressure governors to resume in-person classes. Judy Woodruff talks to Noel Candelaria of the Texas State Teachers Association and Elliot Haspel, an education policy expert and former teacher. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
The Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, is one of the federal government's signature efforts to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, there is new data from the Trump administration about how this money was distributed during the past few months, and to whom. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss where PPP funds went and whether the program is likely to be extended. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
During this coronavirus pandemic, we hear repeatedly from public health officials to stay at home. But many Americans don't have stable housing -- and now, a growing number of people are being forced out of where they live because they can't pay the rent. William Brangham reports on the causes and consequences of a national rise in evictions. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
This summer is shaping up to be a bloody one in many cities and neighborhoods. What's behind the recent surge in gun violence? Amna Nawaz talks to Pastor Mike McBride of the Live Free Campaign, a faith-based movement committed to reducing gun violence and ending mass incarceration of people of color, and Thomas Abt of the Council on Criminal Justice and an author of the nationwide homicide study. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
President Trump will welcome the president of Mexico to the White House on Wednesday. The country has more than 215,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the second-highest total in Latin America. More than 20,000 deaths have been recorded from the pandemic in Mexico -- but its government admits the number is a major undercount. Nick Schifrin reports on Mexico's failures to contain the coronavirus. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Fourth of July celebrations in many parts of the United States were muted this year, overshadowed by a virus spreading with alarming speed. The national death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 130,000, and hospitals in the South and West particularly are struggling to keep up with the demand for urgent care. Still, some Americans oppose shutdowns and mask requirements. William Brangham reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
In our news wrap Monday, a federal judge has ordered the shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline pending an environmental review. The decision represents a major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Also, Chicago suffered one of its bloodiest holiday weekends, with 17 people shot and killed -- including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy. An additional 70 people were wounded by gunfire. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
For months, it's been clear that the pandemic is taking a disproportionate toll on people of color. Now, new data quantifies the disparities, showing that African American and Latinx people are nearly three times as likely to contract COVID-19 as white Americans and twice as likely to die from it. Amna Nawaz talks to Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo of the University of California, San Francisco. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
With the U.S. economy in shambles due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Latina workers have suffered the worst job losses, with 19 percent reporting being unemployed in May. Latinx Americans are also among the groups most likely to contract COVID-19 -- and to die from it. We spoke to several Latina women, including two undocumented immigrants, about their experiences of the past few months. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Weather forecasters say the current tropical storm season is likely to be more active than normal, with as many as six major hurricanes. But planning for these disasters is more complex this year. The coronavirus pandemic has made it harder to stock up on emergency supplies and will almost certainly complicate evacuation efforts. John Yang reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Recent headlines out of Hong Kong have focused on politics, with the imposition of a controversial new national security law from Beijing. But on the public health front, Hong Kong has been a coronavirus success story, suffering much less infection and death than was expected considering the semi-autonomous city's high population density and proximity to China. Nick Schifrin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including President Trump's inflammatory rhetoric on race and American history, what polls say about how effective he is on these issues and why he's not talking more about the coronavirus pandemic. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
In Britain, pubs reopened over July 4th weekend after nearly three months of coronavirus lockdowns. Patrons expressed their desire to get out and socialize after the long period of isolation, and business owners took special precautions to prepare. But many revelers ignored appeals for social distancing, and police had to disperse drunken crowds. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Mike Smith co-founded the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in 1987. Now living through his second pandemic, Smith is finding ways to help out amid COVID-19 -- and to inspire others to do the same. He shares his Brief But Spectacular take on turning grief into action. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
As businesses reopen and cases across several states in the U.S. and across the world surge, experts worry that "superspreaders," a small percentage of infected people are transmitting the virus to a much larger percent, could be fueling the pandemic. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Ben Lopman, an epidemiology professor at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, about the transmission data he and his team are studying. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Suspected cases of drug overdoses soared between March and May, according to data from medical teams,hospitals and the police. According to a Washington Post report, the isolation and economic upheaval caused by the pandemic are fueling this hidden epidemic. Heather Long who co-wrote that story joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
President Trump's campaign will focus on claiming Trump is all that stands between America and the 'un-American left wing forces' trying to destroy the country's cultural heritage, and paint Joe Biden as too weak to stop it, according to Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield, who spoke with Hari Sreenivasan about the 2020 election. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
In a fiery speech, President Trump railed against "angry mobs" that were trying to "tear down statues" at a rally at Mt. Rushmore on Friday. Despite warnings, there were few facemasks and little social distancing at the event, which saw protests by Native Americans on roads leading up to the site. Chase Iron Eyes, Special Adviser to the Oglala Sioux tribe president joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
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