NewsHour Weekend

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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

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    April 13, 2014  

    Following 12 years of research and testing, designers and pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg debuted a huge solar-powered plane in Switzerland this week. The plane, which boasts a wingspan wider than a 747′s, is covered in more than 17,000 solar cells. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

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    April 13, 2014  

    Experts at Columbia, MIT and Harvard have concluded through scientific testing that a small papyrus fragment that quotes Jesus making references to “my wife,” is in fact from ancient times. What do these new findings reveal? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michael Peppard, a theology professor at Fordham University, about the religious ramifications of this discovery. Continue reading

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    April 13, 2014   BY Kayla Ruble 

    Triggered in part by a security officer’s death, Ukraine’s acting president Oleksander Turchinov said on Sunday that the country’s armed forces were planning to launch a “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” against the pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Continue reading

  • Addiction in Vancouver
    April 13, 2014  

    British Columbia has successfully stemmed an epidemic of AIDS in one of the hardest to reach populations: intravenous drug addicts. Correspondent William Brangham examines the ways that medical professionals are taking on the spread of H.I.V, including a look inside a controversial facility where nurses help drug addicts inject illegal drugs. Continue reading