NewsHour Weekend

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    June 21, 2014  

    An 18th century viola by Antonio Stradivarius, the famed Italian lute-maker, is up for auction at Sotheby’s starting at $45 million. The old stringed instruments, known as “Strads” are praised for their masterful craftsmanship. But a French researcher who blindfolded top international soloists found the musicians could not tell the difference between a modern violin and the high-priced “Strads.” Hannah Yi reports. Continue reading

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    June 21, 2014  

    In May, Colorado became the first state to pass a so-called ‘right to try’ law, allowing terminal patients access to experimental drugs without FDA approval — and Missouri is about to follow suit. NewsHour Weekend examines the issue by speaking with the Missouri bill’s sponsor and his daughter, who is suffering from cancer. Continue reading

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    June 15, 2014  

    For gays living in Uganda, just walking outside of their homes can be dangerous. And today, long-standing prejudice has been institutionalized into law with the country’s “Anti-Homosexuality Act,” which calls for harsh sentences for gay acts. Offenders convicted of “aggravated homosexuality” face life in prison. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Kampala. Continue reading

  • Two-year-old African penguin named Aochan, wearing the Japanese soccer team jersey, prepares to make a prediction on the result of Japan's 2014 World Cup soccer match against Ivory Coast at Shinagawa Aqua Stadium aquarium in Tokyo
    June 15, 2014  

    Animals and World Cup predictions have a storied history. In 2010, an octopus in a German aquarium named Paul became famous after correctly predicting 8 cup matches in a row, outperforming many soccer analysts. Continue reading

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    June 14, 2014  

    How does the fighting in Iraq impact oil exports to Europe and the United States? Matt Bradley of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from the northern Iraqi city of Erbil to discuss the fluctuations in global oil markets. Continue reading

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    June 14, 2014  

    The Pentagon confirmed Saturday that a U.S. aircraft carrier is being sent to the coast of Iraq in response to the advance of Islamic militants in the country. What are America’s military options in Iraq? For more, Janine Davidson, a senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations joins Hari Sreenivasan in New York. Continue reading

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    June 14, 2014  

    Teams representing 31 countries have descended on Brazil hoping to bring home the World Cup trophy. But amid the excitement, scientists and health specialists are concerned that tourists and players may bring something else home with them: dengue fever, a disease with no immunization and no cure that has long been a problem in Brazil. Continue reading

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    June 14, 2014  

    A major clash in California is taking place between environmentalists trying to protect the abundant wildlife off shore and commercial fishers who depend on the ocean’s bounty for their livelihood. Recently released images of sea life killed by drift gill-nets have heightened this debate. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent John Carlos Frey reports from California’s coast. Continue reading

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    Six months after Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines, NewsHour Weekend traveled to one of the hardest hit parts of the country, Tacloban, to report on how the recovery effort has progressed. Continue reading

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    June 1, 2014  

    Critics weighed in on the Sunday morning talk shows about potential foreign policy ramifications of the prisoner exchange with the Taliban for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Adam Entous of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan to take a closer look at the administration’s decision. Continue reading