NewsHour Weekend

  • Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning profanity in media and the arts .  Photo by Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
    April 26, 2014  

    Leaders from the Group of Seven have agreed to quickly impose more sanctions against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine. How will these measures affect Russia’s business partners in the West? Alison Stewart speaks with Stephen Szabo at the Transatlantic Academy about the significant economic ties between Europe and Russia. Continue reading

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    April 26, 2014  

    Major tech companies including Apple, Adobe, Google and Intel have settled a huge class action lawsuit alleging they colluded not to go after each others’ employees, effectively holding down salaries. Alison Stewart talks with Arik Hessedahl of Re/code about the economic and social tensions troubling Silicon Valley. Continue reading

  • In October, a new rule goes into effect making it easier for people to safely dispose of unneeded prescription drugs throughout the year at participating retail pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, narcotic treatment programs and prescription drug manufacturers. Credit: Flickr user ep_jhu.
    April 20, 2014  

    A new study from Stanford University’s School of Medicine found that doctors who are allowed to hand out free samples of expensive drugs prescribe those drugs more often than doctors who don’t have access to free samples. Dr. Alfred Lane, senior author of the report, talks with Hari Sreenivasan about the implications of the findings. Continue reading

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    April 20, 2014  

    More and more websites are including online commenting as a feature for their visitors. But sometimes the comment boards become venues for rudeness and insults. These comments can influence how a reader perceives the story. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with web experts who help manage online communities and comments in different ways. Continue reading

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    April 20, 2014  

    Millions of Christians marked Easter Sunday in various forms with both Catholic and Orthodox celebrations landing on the same day. From the Vatican to Nigeria, Christians found ways to commemorate the end of the Holy Week, which celebrates the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Continue reading

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    April 19, 2014  

    There was word this week of what is being described as a pioneering clinical trial being done in the U.K. for patients with advanced lung cancer. What’s so novel about this development?Hari Sreenivasan spoke to Dr. Mark Kris, an oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, about what makes this clinical trial so interesting. Continue reading

  • A Russian flag is seen on top of an armoured personnel carrier in Slaviansk
    April 19, 2014  

    On Friday’s program, deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes called on Russia to influence pro-Russian demonstrators to leave the government buildings they’re occupying in eastern Ukraine. To follow up on these comments, Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Timothy Frye, the director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, about the possibility of imposing more sanctions on Russia. Continue reading

  • Technician working with biosimilars and biologic drugs.
    April 19, 2014  

    NewsHour looks at a revolutionary class of drugs called “biologics.” Americans have been paying more for their benefits than patients in Europe or Asia some say, because the “generic” versions or “biosimilars” have not hit the U.S. market. Dr. Emily Senay looks into why there’s a delay and when American consumers can expect discounts. Continue reading

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    April 19, 2014   BY Kayla Ruble 

    The 68-year-old captain of the ferry that sank off the southern coast of South Korea was arrested on Saturday for suspicion of negligence and abandonment. Continue reading

  • Pro-Russian armed men stand guard while pro-Russian protesters gather near the police headquarters in Slaviansk
    April 13, 2014  

    On Sunday, the Ukrainian crisis escalated as government forces took on pro-Russian secessionists with reports of causalities on both sides. For more about this intensifying crisis, Peter Leonard of the Associated Press joined Hari Sreenivasan from Donetsk, Ukraine via Skype. Continue reading