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  • December 12, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Syrian army and its allies appeared on the verge of recapturing the city of Aleppo. The military said it now controls 99 percent of eastern Aleppo, leaving rebels with a tiny enclave. Also, in Turkey, police round-ups were in full swing after twin bombings killed 44 people in Istanbul on Saturday. Officials detailed more than 200 people. Continue reading

  • November 10, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump still faces legal troubles over his now-defunct Trump University. A federal judge in San Diego refused to issue a blanket ban on using campaign statements as evidence in the civil lawsuit, which goes to trial Nov. 28. Also, on Tuesday night, anti-Trump protests erupted in at least 10 cities across the country. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2016  

    In light of the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, science correspondent Miles O’Brien takes a look at a new technology that is increasingly being used by law enforcement: bomb-disarming robots. Operated from a safe distance, these robots can blast through car windows and even kill, raising ethical issues about how they should be used. Continue reading

  • September 20, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, The New York Times reported that the FBI briefly investigated Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings, in 2014, after he allegedly stabbed his brother. Also, French authorities have made eight new arrests in connection to the Bastille Day truck attack that killed 86. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2016  

    The suspect behind this weekend’s bombings has been apprehended; now authorities are trying to figure out what motivated him and whether he acted alone. Judy Woodruff talks to George Washington University’s Lorenzo Vidino and former Department of Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem about what the investigation has uncovered so far and how we can try to prevent future attacks. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the fast-moving fire just 60 miles east of Los Angeles flared even more; 1500 firefighters are battling flames only 4 percent contained. The inferno has charred nearly 50 square miles since Tuesday and forced 82,000 to evacuate. Also, Amnesty International reports that 18,000 detainees have died in Syrian government prisons, while others suffered torture and disease. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, a U.S. drone attack has killed a top ISIS leader in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon. The designated ‘global terrorist’ Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a strike on July 26. Meanwhile, a series of bombings ripped across southern Thailand on Friday. The coordinated strikes targeted popular tourist destinations and left at least four dead and dozens more wounded. Continue reading

  • August 7, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department’s July jobs report revealed another solid month. Employers added a net of 215,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate held steady. Also, Kabul was rocked by bombings that killed scores of people. A massive truck bomb flattened an entire city block and a suicide bomber blew himself up at a police academy. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2015  

    As many as five separate bomb blasts reportedly killed at least 54 people and wounded 143 others in Northeastern Nigeria on Saturday. Suicide bombers targeted several crowded markets and a busy bus station. Michelle Faul, the Associated Press Nigerian bureau chief, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Nigeria with more. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, to begin the interim nuclear deal, Iran unplugged banks of centrifuges used to enrich uranium to high levels. In exchange, the U.S. and European Union announced easing of economic sanctions. Also, a wave of bombings killed at least 31 people near Baghdad. Continue reading

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