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  • August 1, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Justice says St. Louis County’s juvenile justice system treats black children more harshly than white children “because of their race.” According to the DOJ, black children in St. Louis County are one and a half times more likely than white children to end up in Family Court in the first place. If convicted, they are more than two and a half times likely to be held in custody after trial. Reporter for USA Today, Yamiche Alcindor, joins Hari Sreenivasan with more detail. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2015

    Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments on NewsHour Weekend’s report from last week on how the definition of “employee” is changing in the sharing economy — where companies like Uber and Instacart have taken off. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2015

    Short-term housing rental industry giant Airbnb now lists more than 1 million rooms available in 192 countries. The platform’s largest market is in New York City, with more than 25,000 listings per night, but it’s also where the debate over how to regulate short-term rentals is the most contentious. In light of a new report by the NY Attorney General that says nearly three-quarters of Airbnb’s listings in the city are technically illegal, the city is cracking down. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2015

    Facebook is offering new tools for political candidates, and your personal account could be used in the process. For the first time, Facebook is allowing campaigns to track users’ political comments and likes to create a master list of target voters and potential donors. Ashley Parker, reporter for The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2015

    The giants of Silicon Valley — Google, Twitter, Facebook — report that just three to four percent of their workforce is black or Hispanic, and men outnumber women by more than two to one. Now, tech companies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to address the imbalance. In New York, one camp is training such a new generation of software coders. NewsHour Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports. Continue reading