NewsHour Weekend

  • Police officers walk out of Public Square outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTSIRK0
    January 15, 2017  

    “Behind the Badge,” a survey of 8,000 officers released by the Pew Research Center last week, found that 76 percent of respondents have become more reluctant to use force following several high-profile police shootings. It also found that 72 percent were less likely to stop and question someone they found “suspicious.” Co-author of the report Kim Parker joins Alison Stewart to talk about other trends. Continue reading

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    January 15, 2017  

    While a presidential term lasts four years, the accomplishments of a president’s first 100 days have become the measure of a successful start. The tradition, which dates back to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, has been extended to President-elect Donald Trump, who laid out a 100-day action plan in October. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield has more. Continue reading

  • Capsules of the drug Kratom are seen on May 10, 2016 in Miami, Florida. The herbal supplement is a psychoactive drug derived from the leaves of the kratom plant and it's been reported that people are using the supplement to get high and some states are banning the supplement.  Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
    January 15, 2017  

    The national epidemic of opioid abuse has claimed more than 300,000 lives in the U.S. over the last 16 years — and some researchers claim that kratom, an herbal psychoactive drug that is currently unregulated, could help people struggling with addiction. But federal drug policy-makers may classify kratom as an illegal drug, which would slow down its sale, research and development. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Mike Taibbi reports. Continue reading

  • One of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus' performing elephants enters the arena for it's final show in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S., May 1, 2016. The company that owns the circus announced on Saturday that performances would end in May 2017, after 146 years in operation. Photo By Andrew Kelly/Reuters
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    Slumping ticket sales, high operating costs and the company’s decision last year to eliminate elephants from performances made the business unsustainable. Continue reading

  • A soldier stands guard in a tower overlooking Camp Delta  at Guantanamo Bay naval base in a December 31, 2009 file photo provided by the US Navy. President Barack Obama urged lawmakers on Tuesday to give his plan to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a "fair hearing" and said he did not want to pass the issue to his successor when he leaves the White House next year. REUTERS/US Navy/Spc. Cody Black/Handout via Reuters  THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTX2886S
    January 14, 2017  

    In his 2008 run for the White House, President Barack Obama promised to shut down the prison for suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and on his second full day as president he issued an executive order to close it within a year. Eight years later, that has not happened, though the number of people imprisoned there has dropped from 242 to 55. Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald joins Alison Stewart. Continue reading

  • Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks during a television interview during London Fashion Week Men's 2017 in London, Britain January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall - RTX2XREI
    January 14, 2017  

    Sadiq Khan worked as a human rights lawyer and as a member of the British Parliament before he was elected mayor of London in May, making history as the first Muslim to serve in the position. Khan is also the first Muslim to lead any Western capital city. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent David Tereshchuk interviewed Khan for the PBS program “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.” Continue reading

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference at the Museum of Modern Art Grand Duke Jean during an official visit to Luxembourg, January 12, 2017. On Saturday, she spoke of cooperation to address international issues as President-elect Donald Trump readies for inauguration next week.  Photo By Francois Lenoir/Reuters
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing as she awaits Donald Trump’s inauguration that the world’s problems need solving in cooperation. Continue reading

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    January 14, 2017  

    A camp in Tucson, Arizona, serves about 20 homeless people, the majority of them U.S. military veterans seeking shelter, food, camaraderie and refuge from the streets. The camp, run by the group Veterans on Patrol, has grown with the help of donations from local companies and residents. Mitchell Riley reports for Arizona Public Media. Continue reading

  • Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year old boy who was fatally shot by police last month while carrying what turned out to be a replica toy gun, speaks during a news conference at the Olivet Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio December 8, 2014.  The mother of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by police last month broke her silence on Monday, saying the officers involved should be criminally convicted.   REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk  (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST) - RTR4H5MP
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    One year after a grand jury declined to criminally charge Cleveland police officers for the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice who had a toy gun, the police chief announced Friday that they may face internal disciplinary charges. Continue reading

  • Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower in May 2016. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters
    January 8, 2017  

    With Senate confirmation hearings set to begin this week, the independent Office of Government Ethics on Saturday expressed “great concern” that several cabinet nominees have not yet completed an ethics review. The Trump transition team has pushed back on those concerns, saying they “politicize the process.” For more on the hearings, NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

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