NewsHour Weekend

  • Inmates Jonathan Tieu, 20, Hossein Nayeri, 37, and Bac Duong, 43, (L to R) are seen in an undated combination photo released by the Orange County, California, Sheriff's Department. The three inmates, an accused murderer and two other California prisoners, were still at captured this week after escaping an Orange County jail on Jan. 22, 2016. A massive manhunt for the trio Orange County Sheriff's Department/Reuters
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    Three fugitives are in custody after an audacious escape from a Southern California jail last week. Continue reading

  • A new study in the journal Lancet outlines three laws that could cut gun-related deaths. Photo By Jim Young/Reuters
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    Facebook is banning private gun sales from being advertised on its social media networks, the company announced late Friday. Continue reading

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    January 30, 2016  

    Over the past six years, earthquakes in Oklahoma have skyrocketed – from less than a handful of 3.0 quakes before 2009 to well over 900 last year. The likely culprit: salty wastewater that bubbles up during oil and gas drilling. The rash of quakes has led to tough questions for the energy industry that provides one in five jobs in the state and comprises nearly a third of Oklahoma’s economy. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee reports. Continue reading

  • The Exercise yard at Camp 6 is pictured at the Camp Delta detention center for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay
    January 24, 2016  

    Since the beginning of his presidency, President Barack Obama has vowed to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, which he says is expensive, unnecessary and serves as a recruitment tool for America’s enemies. Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the legal and logistical obstacles of President Obama’s goal. Continue reading

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    January 24, 2016  

    For nearly a decade, scientists have used motion-triggered cameras to capture animals living in protected areas around the world. Researchers from the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network have sifted through those pictures, which show that efforts to preserve habitats worldwide may be paying off. Lydia Beaudrot joins NewsHour’s Stephen Fee to discuss. Continue reading

  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Istanbul, Turkey January 23, 2016, in this handout photo provided by the Presidential Palace. REUTERS/Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THE PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.   - RTX23NXD
    January 23, 2016  

    Vice President Joe Biden says the United States and Turkey are prepared for a military solution in Syria if a political settlement is not possible. On Saturday, 45 opposition groups issued a statement saying they support a political process but the biggest players are still at odds. New York Times reporter Anne Barnard joins Alison Stewart via Skype from Beirut. Continue reading

  • WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09:  (L-R) Deputy Assistant Homeland Security Secretary Kelli Burriesci of the Office of Policy's Screening Coordination Office, Deputy Assistant Commissioner in Customs and Border Protection's Office of Field Operations John Wagner, Principal Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism in the State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism Justin Siberell, Senior Director of Steptoe & Johnson LLP and former Director of the Homeland Security Department's Visa Waiver Program Marc Frey testify during a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee December 9, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on "Roundtable - Strengthening the Visa Waiver Program After the Paris Attacks."  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    January 23, 2016  

    As more radicalized foreigners join ISIS militants, U.S. officials this week tightened the Visa Waiver Program, which allows visitors from 38 countries to enter the U.S. for 90 days without a visa. This week, anyone from a Visa Waiver country who also has dual citizenship with Iran, Iraq, Syria or Sudan was forbidden from entering the U.S. visa-free. The Washington Post’s Karoun Demirjian joins Alison Stewart to discuss. Continue reading

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    January 23, 2016  

    A deadly fungus, known as Panama disease, is decimating banana plantations around the world and threatens to wipe out the most common species, the Cavendish banana. Scientists in Honduras are working to create a resistant banana before the disease hits Latin America, where the majority of the fruit is grown. NewsHour’s Mori Rothman reports. Continue reading

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    January 23, 2016  

    Following two years of highly publicized deadly shootings by police officers, some police departments around the country are looking into new training methods they hope will not only reduce the number of officer-involved shootings, but also keep their officers in the field safer. NewsHour Special Correspondent Chris Bury reports. Continue reading

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signs a series of documents, including the certification to the U.S. government that International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had certified Iran's compliance in their report and waivers to implement the lifting of the U.S. Congressional nuclear-related sanctions as outlined in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in Vienna January 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX22P86
    January 17, 2016  

    On Sunday, the Treasury Department announced new sanctions on 11 foreign companies or individuals supplying parts for Iran’s ballistic missile program. Bloomberg News White House correspondent Angela Greiling Keane joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to discuss the economic impact of the Iran deal. Continue reading