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    December 4

    A new documentary takes an in-depth look at the difficulties of prosecuting mass rape in international courts. “The Uncondemned,” in theaters this month, reviews the landmark case in Rwanda that changed how mass rape could be prosecuted as an act of genocide. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano spoke with filmmaker Michele Mitchell and has more on the case. Continue reading

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    December 3

    On this edition for Saturday, Dec. 3, a deadly fire engulfs a warehouse party in Oakland, California in what officials call a “mass casualty event,” and President-elect Donald Trump reaches out to world leaders, disrupting diplomatic protocol. Later, learn how newly restored diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba have slowly boosted trade. Alison Stewart anchors from New York. Continue reading

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    December 3

    In Europe, anti-establishment, populist political parties are on the rise, a development playing out as Austrians prepare to select their next president on Sunday. The race pits the left-leaning independent candidate Alexander Van Der Bellen against Norbert Hofer, the leader of the right-wing Freedom Party. Francois Murphy, bureau chief for Reuters in Vienna, joins Alison Stewart to discuss. Continue reading

  • Supporters wave flags during a rally led by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in downtown Rome, Italy October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo - RTSTT5D
    December 3

    Italians on Sunday will vote on a referendum to amend their post-World War II constitution, a move aimed at alleviating years of gridlock in the country’s central government by strengthening the office of the prime minister. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay joins Alison Stewart from Rome to discuss the referendum and its potential impact on the the European Union. Continue reading

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    December 3 BY  

    “On the Inside,” an exhibition at the Abrons Art Center in New York City, showcases work produced by LGBTQ prisoners. Continue reading

  • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) and Vice President-elet Mike Pence (R) greet retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for a meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSSFDF
    December 2

    Friday on the NewsHour, President-elect Donald Trump chooses retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his secretary of defense. Also: U.S. unemployment hits a nine-year low, behind Mr. Trump’s pick for defense secretary, the stand-off over the Dakota Access Pipeline heats up, Fidel Castro’s mixed legacy, the political analysis of Shields and Brooks and three reasons to do away with youth football. Continue reading

  • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 1, 2016 as part of their "USA Thank You Tour 2016". REUTERS/William Philpott - RTSUABZ
    December 2

    President-elect Donald Trump used a rally in Cincinnati on Thursday night to “unofficially” announce retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his secretary of defense, telling the audience to keep the news hushed. Meanwhile, at Harvard University’s traditionally civil post-election forum, discussion between the Clinton and Trump teams of campaign tactics and the popular vote became heated. Continue reading

  • Corporate recruiters (R) gesture and shake hands as they talk with job seekers at a Hire Our Heroes job fair targeting unemployed military veterans and sponsored by the Cable Show, a cable television industry trade show in Washington, June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo                      GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD PACKAGE    SEARCH BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD 10 OCT FOR ALL IMAGES - RTSRJ2F
    December 2

    In our news wrap Friday, the unemployment rate in November hit a nine-year low, dropping to 4.6 percent, as 178,000 new jobs were added and many people stopped looking for work. Also, House lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a nearly $619 billion bipartisan defense bill that would give troops their biggest pay raise since 2010 and prohibit the Pentagon from closing bases or the Guantanamo Bay prison. Continue reading

  • Veterans have a confrontation with police on Backwater bridge during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith - RTSUA9V
    December 2

    As temperatures in North Dakota plunge into the single digits, the standoff over an oil pipeline near a Native American reservation is intensifying. Monday is the deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers and the state’s governor for thousands of protesters to leave — but they say they’re staying. William Brangham talks to David Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council. Continue reading

  • People react as the caravan carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro passes them in Las Tunas, Cuba, December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSUE0C
    December 2

    In the week following Fidel Castro’s death, reactions have been mixed among those who remember his reign or are still influenced by it. For many, Castro was a symbol of Cuba’s hope, following the Batista dictatorship, for strong leadership in a new era of prosperity. But for others, his legacy represents unfulfilled promises and relentless control. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports. Continue reading