Full Program: Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday on the NewsHour, a new wave of violence stoked tensions in the Middle East as Hamas launched rocket attacks and Israel waged air strikes. Also: Afghanistan releases disputed election results of the presidential election, questions over who is really benefiting from the GI Bill and protests in California emphasize the debate over undocumented children coming to the U.S.

Segments from Monday, July 7, 2014

  • Monday, July 7, 2014
    Monday on the NewsHour, a new wave of violence stoked tensions in the Middle East as Hamas launched rocket attacks and Israel waged air strikes. Also: Afghanistan releases disputed election results of the presidential election, questions over who is really benefiting from the GI Bill and protests in California emphasize the debate over undocumented children coming to the U.S.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
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  • What’s driving migrant children to cross the U.S. border?
    More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained trying to cross into the U.S. since October. Most hail from areas rife with poverty, violence and smugglers. Judy Woodruff gets debate from Marshall Fitz of the Center for American Progress and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies about what is driving these children and how to respond to the crisis.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
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  • Who’s really benefiting from the GI Bill?
    Veterans can receive the full cost of a college education under the GI Bill for the first time since World War II. However, funds from the bill are flowing mostly to for-profit schools, even though veterans’ prospect are often not appreciably better after attending them. Aaron Glantz of the Center for Investigative Reporting explores the growing scrutiny on the destination of this federal funding.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
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  • Protests spotlight debate over undocumented migrant children
    Protests in the Southern California town of Murietta have added pressure to the mounting debate over how to receive a flood of unaccompanied children migrants from Central America trying to cross into the United States. President Obama has called the surge a humanitarian crisis and says most will not stay in the U.S., yet the timeline for deportation is unclear. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
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  • Preliminary Afghan election results reverses Abdullah’s lead
    Afghanistan’s National Election Commission announced that former finance minister Ashraf Ghani is leading former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah in the preliminary results of the presidential run-off elections. The commission acknowledged there had been fraud, and announced it will audit nearly 7,000 polling stations. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
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  • What Afghan election disputes could mean for the U.S.
    Jeffrey Brown is joined by Andrew Wilder of the United States Institute of Peace and Nazif Shahrani of Indiana University to discuss findings of fraud in the Afghan presidential elections, how the results will influence relations with the U.S. and whether President Karzai holds any sway.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
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  • Mideast tensions escalate in cycle of retribution
    Hamas fired dozens of rockets into Israel in revenge for the killing of six of its members in overnight airstrikes. Meanwhile, three Israeli suspects in last week’s killing of a Palestinian teenager confessed. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Josef Federman of The Associated Press, and former U.S. envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross and Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland offer analysis.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Iraqi government faces political impasse
    In our news wrap Monday, the Iraqi parliament pushed back its next session five weeks, until mid-August, as government forces continue to battle Islamist militants. While Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has refused to step down, lawmakers are at an impasse over choosing new leaders. Also, pro-Russian fighters in Ukraine tried to regroup after major setbacks over the weekend.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2014
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