Full Program: Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday on the NewsHour, good jobs news from June with a strong hiring report and a dip in the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent. Also: increased airport security and screening, the backlash against Common Core education standards, consumerism in rural Bangladesh, a reporter and his son embed with U.S. troops in Afghanistan and a new interpretation of the Declaration of Independence.

Segments from Thursday, July 3, 2014

  • Finding empowerment in the words of our founding fathers
    We have lost something in our reading of the Declaration of Independence. This is the argument of Danielle Allen’s new book, “Our Declaration,” where she explores the document through a careful look at the words themselves. Jeffrey Brown talks to Allen about her findings, and why the Declaration is actually a coherent argument of equality.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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  • Could ISIL’s uprising be impetus for al-Qaida bomb threats?
    American officials are warning that al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen and Syria are trying to make bombs that current security measures won’t detect. In response, the Department of Homeland Security is calling for tighter airport security. For a closer look at the threat warnings, Judy Woodruff talks to Richard Barrett, former leader of the U.N. al-Qaida Monitoring Team.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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  • Thursday, July 3, 2014
    Thursday on the NewsHour, good jobs news from June with a strong hiring report and a dip in the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent. Also: increased airport security and screening, the backlash against Common Core education standards, consumerism in rural Bangladesh, a reporter and his son embed with U.S. troops in Afghanistan and a new interpretation of the Declaration of Independence.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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  • A reporter and his son embed with U.S. troops in Afghanistan
    Veteran war correspondent and ABC News producer Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos spent time over the course of two years with various Army and Marine Corps units as they went out on patrol and fought the Taliban. In addition to regular news reports, the father and son reporting team made a feature-length film, “The Hornet’s Nest.” Judy Woodruff talks to Boettcher.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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  • Consumerism stirs age-old beauty biases to rural Bangladesh
    Most commercial products don’t reach rural communities. But now, about 7,000 women in these communities are selling products and a new consumer culture to the world’s poorest people. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the controversy surrounding commercial ideas of beauty in the conservative rural areas of Bangladesh.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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  • Why more states are backing off Common Core
    A growing number of states are dropping the Common Core education standards. And several states committed to keeping the guidelines have postponed implementation. Jeffrey Brown talks to Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute and Carmel Martin of the Center for American Progress about the backlash behind the standards, and the debate that lies ahead.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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  • Possible bomb threats prompt tighter airport security
    Potential plots to smuggle bombs on flights to the U.S. are prompting American officials to call for expanded passenger screening at a number of airports in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen and Syria, said officials, are trying to make bombs that current security measures won’t detect. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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  • What’s driving the good jobs news for the month of June?
    The unemployment rate in the U.S. dropped to 6.1 percent in June, its lowest point since just before the financial crisis of 2008. Moreover, a strong hiring report is lifting hopes that momentum is building in the jobs market. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a closer look at what, and who, is driving the numbers.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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  • U.S. plays down prospects for major action in Iraq
    In our news wrap Thursday, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said he does not see the need for “industrial strength” force in assisting Iraqi forces combat the Sunni militants of the “Islamic State,” or ISIL. Meanwhile, the militant group extended their grip on eastern Syria. Also, Hurricane Arthur prompted evacuations as it headed toward the outer banks of North Carolina.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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