On the PBS NewsHour Tonight

BY News Desk  November 15, 2012 at 12:26 PM EDT

On Thursday’s NewsHour:

  • Oil giant BP will pay $4.5 billion and plead guilty to felony charges connected to the 2010 Gulf Coast spill

  • The stepped-up conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza

  • China’s new leader Xi Jinping

  • Plus, what humans can learn from dolphins about sleep

Correspondent Ray Suarez has your preview:

While the above radio promo is written in the morning, it is a tentative snapshot of what we’re covering on the show. With the ebb and flow of news headlines, chances are segments will be added, scrapped or moved to another night.

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