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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 "many worlds" theory in quantum mechanics suggests that with every decision you make, a new universe springs into existence containing what amounts to a new version of you. Bestselling author and theoretical physicist Sean Carroll discusses the concept and his new book, "Something Deeply Hidden," with NewsHour Weekend's Tom Casciato.
Two days before nationwide elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday held a cabinet meeting in the occupied West Bank, an area he says he would annex if re-elected. Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving prime minister, is in his second tight race this year after being accused of corruption. Special correspondent Ryan Chilcote joins Hari Sreenivasan from Tel-Aviv with more.
Much of the analysis from last week's Democratic debate focused on which candidates "won" or "lost," or had the best or worst moments. But NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield tells Hari Sreenivasan the debate also revealed a significant division among the candidates, as progressives and moderates battle for control of the party.
In 2015, an Alabama police officer shot and killed a teenager burglarizing a home. While the officer was cleared, four other teens who were involved in the crime were all charged with their friend's murder. But how can that be? NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports on the little-known legal doctrine behind the case, called the felony murder rule.
The Trump administration this week rolled back Obama-era regulations on the Clean Water Act, which was established to limit the amount of pollution in U.S. bodies of water and to protect sources of drinking water. Critics called the regulations an example of government overreach. Coral Davenport, a New York Times reporter covering energy and environmental policy, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
In our news wrap Friday, a new tropical weather system has hit the northern islands of the Bahamas, with forecasts calling for up to four inches of rain and winds of 30 miles per hour. The storm complicates relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Also, parts of southeastern South Dakota were submerged after two days of downpours delivered more than seven inches of rain in some areas.
Although more Americans than ever are worried about climate change, less than 40 percent expect to make "major sacrifices" to tackle the problem. But according to Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager and climate activist, drastic action is exactly what's needed to address the problem. William Brangham sits down with Thunberg to discuss galvanizing young people across the globe to the climate cause.
The college admissions scandal that engulfed several Hollywood figures this year has essentially delivered a public indictment of some elite institutions. It has also sparked a larger conversation about admissions, access and inequity throughout American higher education. Paul Tough has written a book about this very topic, titled "The Years that Matter Most," and he joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.
On Thursday night, the top 10 Democratic presidential candidates faced off on a debate stage for the first time, in Houston. The extended debate duration -- three hours instead of two -- enabled longer, more in-depth policy explanations. For the most part, the tone was civil, but Julian Castro's attack on Joe Biden's memory struck some viewers as overly personal and mean. Lisa Desjardins reports.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's political news, including the third Democratic debate of the 2020 presidential campaign, results of the special congressional election in North Carolina, the departure of John Bolton from the Trump administration and movement toward gun reform legislation.
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