NewsHour Weekend

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    December 6, 2015  

    A striking lack of economic mobility exists in America, according to a new report released this week by the Brookings Institute and the American Enterprise Institute. Authors of the report, Kay Hymowitz and Larry Aber join NewsHour’s Megan Thompson to discuss the findings. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the conclusion of his visit to Paris, France December 1, 2015. Obama was in Paris to attend the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21).   REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RTX1WOFV
    December 6, 2015  

    For only the third time in his presidency, President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office, focusing on the ongoing terrorism investigation into Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 people and wounded 21 others. Carol Lee, a White House reporter for The Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. Continue reading

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    December 6, 2015  

    The ability of the U.S. government to regulate broadband internet service is back in court, as the Washington D.C. federal appeals court on Friday heard arguments by the cable and telecom industry challenging rules the FCC established earlier this year regarding net neutrality. Re/code Senior Editor Arik Hesseldahl joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. Continue reading

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    December 6, 2015  

    Last week, Puerto Rico managed to make a $354 million payment on $72 billion worth of bond debt, which the government says it cannot pay off. Officials hope that boosting the agriculture sector will help dig the island out of its economic hole, but first it must solve its looming food crisis. NewsHours Ivette Feliciano reports. Continue reading

  • Weapons confiscated from last Wednesday's attack in San Bernardino, California are shown in this San Bernardino County Sheriff Department handout photo from their Twitter account released to Reuters December 3, 2015.  REUTERS/San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department/Handout  ATTENTION EDITORS - 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 - RTX1X439
    December 5, 2015  

    A main concern following the San Bernardino mass shooting is how those in the U.S. may become radicalized — and the challenge that poses to law enforcement trying to track those individuals. David Schanzer, Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • Syrian civilians who volunteered to join local Self Protection Units to protect their neighbourhoods alongside the Syrian army attend training in Damascus countryside, Syria December 5, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki  - RTX1XCDP
    December 5, 2015  

    In the fight against ISIS, France has stepped up airstrikes in Syria since the terror attacks in Paris, shortly after the U.K. authorized its own airstrikes, and Germany has voted to support the military campaign against the group. But what effect will the bolstered efforts have? Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington D.C. Continue reading

  • A replica of the Statue of Liberty is seen with smoke trailing out from its torch during a street parade as part of the "Global Village of Alternatives" events held in Montreuil, near Paris, France, December 5, 2015 as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) continues at Le Bourget near the French capital. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RTX1XB6E
    December 5, 2015  

    The climate talks that began last week in Paris have reached the halfway point, and early Saturday, delegates from 195 nations approved a draft text they hope will be the basis for an agreement to reduce global carbon emissions. But major political issues still remain. Matt Dalton of The Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Paris. Continue reading

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    November 29, 2015  

    In Nigeria, poverty and corruption have fueled the terror group Boko Haram, which is the subject of the new series, “Pain and Promise.” NewsHour Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin, who traveled to the country to report on the threat of Boko Haram, the economy, corruption and anti-gay violence for the series, joins Hari Sreenivasan with more on the series. Continue reading

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives for a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey in this December 1, 2014 file photo. Putin signed a decree imposing economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian-Turkish border. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/Files - RTX1W9MQ
    November 28, 2015  

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is ordering sanctions against Turkey in retaliation for Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane on Tuesday. Turkey says the Syria-bound Russian plane had entered the country’s airspace without permission. Now, Russia will restrict the import of certain Turkish goods and prohibit travel agencies from selling tours to Turkey. Kimberly Marten, professor at Barnard College, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more analysis. Continue reading

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    November 28, 2015  

    NewsHour’s John Carlos Frey reports in this updated segment on San Francisco’s plan to zero out the number of new HIV infections. The city’s public health officials, doctors, and activists have made huge strides battling the epidemic and are now pushing for wider use of a drug shown to reduce HIV infections in at-risk men. Continue reading