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    December 22, 2014  

    A massive Internet failure in North Korea has many wondering if retaliation for the Sony hack is underway. Just days after President Obama warned that the U.S. would respond “proportionally” to a cyber-attack on the entertainment company, The New York Times reported that nation’s links to the Internet went completely dark this morning. Judy Woodruff talks to David Sanger of The New York Times. Continue reading

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    December 21, 2014  

    As the investigation into the two New York Police Department officers who were fatally shot over the weekend unfolds, shock and frustration prevail. The incident tops off months of nationwide demonstrations against police and a public fallout between New York City’s mayor and the police union. NewsHour’s William Brangham reports. Continue reading

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    December 20, 2014  

    President Obama, in an apparently unprecedented step, only took questions from female reporters during a news conference Friday. It might be a very small example of how the president, often criticized for his caution, is now doing things his own way. Peter Baker of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C. with more on Obama’s final term strategy. ​ Continue reading

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    December 19, 2014  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the choice to censor a Hollywood film about the assassination of Kim Jong-un, President Obama’s move to renew U.S. ties with Cuba and early signs that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush could be a 2016 presidential candidate. Continue reading

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    December 18, 2014  

    Stephen Colbert is signing off from “The Colbert Report,” his satirical news pundit show and his brash conservative persona, to switch over to CBS, replacing David Letterman for his new take on late night TV. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at Colbert’s greatest hits from the last nine years. Continue reading

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    December 17, 2014  

    Sony Pictures canceled the release of “The Interview,” a movie about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, after the nation’s largest theater chains had said they wouldn’t play the movie. Sony has been the target of a large-scale hack of its computer data, with a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace claiming responsibility for near-daily leaks. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • There's no need for the U.S. to be interfering with Cuba, says Lew Mandell. Just back from the country, he reports on their own transition to a market-based economy. Photo by Flickr user Melody Breaker
    December 17, 2014   BY Larisa Epatko 

    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the U.S. is making historic changes in its dealings with Cuba, because decades of U.S. isolation of the communist nation have had little effect. Continue reading

  • pakistanattack
    December 16, 2014  

    Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing scores of young students. The Pakistani Taliban claimed it was in retaliation for a new government military offensive. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the events and Judy Woodruff turns to The Washington Post’s Tim Craig in Islamabad for more on how the nation is responding. Continue reading

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    December 15, 2014  

    Two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School — and for the first time in more than 20 years — a majority of Americans support gun rights over gun control. Judy Woodruff talks to Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center and Joseph de Avila of The Wall Street Journal about shifting U.S. opinions on guns and safety. Continue reading

  • conngunlaws
    December 14, 2014  

    In the two years since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the state of Connecticut adopted some of the most restrictive gun policies in the country, including a controversial law enacted last year to keep weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill. NewsHour’s John Carlos Frey reports. Continue reading

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