NewsHour Weekend

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    June 29, 2014  

    Based largely on a rap he wrote, and accounts of two witnesses given years after the shooting, rapper Antwain Steward was arrested and charged with double murder. Critics contend rap is a musical art form that should not be taken as evidence of criminal behavior. But some prosecutors say they don’t buy the argument that the work is all fiction. Continue reading

  • A screen grab from a video obtained by the AFP reportedly shows the nearly 300 girls kidnapped six months ago by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
    June 28, 2014  

    More than two months after their capture, the search continues for more than 200 girls kidnapped by extremists in Nigeria. New reports suggest search efforts are being scaled back, despite more kidnappings. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michelle Faul, the Associated Press bureau chief in Nigeria, to get the latest on the situation. Continue reading

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    June 28, 2014  

    A new exhibit at the Neue Galerie in New York juxtaposes the classical 19th century paintings and sculptures that Adolf Hitler loved, with the abstract art that he hated and labeled “degenerate.” The Nazis put on a show of so-called “degenerate art” in the 1930s in an attempt to shame artists and convince Germans of the art’s perverse nature. Continue reading

  • payfordelay
    June 28, 2014  

    Are generic drugs being delayed to market by so-called “pay for delay” deals between drug companies? The deals happen after generic drug companies challenge the patents on brand-name drugs. The settlements include a date that the generic drug can enter the market, and in some cases, a payment from brand company to the generic company. Continue reading

  • New sanctions on Russia are targeting some of Putin's closest allies. Photo by Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images
    June 22, 2014  

    Russian president Vladimir Putin expressed his support in Moscow today for a cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Alison Stewart speaks with Andrew Roth, reporting for the New York Times from Donetsk, about the ongoing situation in the country. Continue reading

  • picasso
    June 22, 2014  

    For more than a century, art lovers have studied Picasso’s blue period, which was set in motion by his celebrated work, “The Blue Room.” But for decades, something of a mystery has surrounded the piece. Alison Stewart reports. Continue reading

  • rubik
    June 22, 2014  

    In a classic Rubik’s Cube, twenty-six cubes are designed to interlock and rotate around an axis that can be shuffled 43-quintillion ways. It couldn’t be simpler invention, but for most of us, the Rubik’s Cube poses a daunting task. This year, the famed cube turns 40 and a new exhibit is proving that time is only adding to the mystique of this cultural icon. NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • altcredit
    June 22, 2014  

    Since the financial crisis, small business lending by banks has declined substantially according to federal data. The value of loans of less than $100k is down by more than 18 percent since 2008. But while banks have pulled back, new types of sparsely regulated nonbank lenders have stepped in as alternatives, hoping to disrupt traditional small business lending. Continue reading

  • nhwe_iraq
    June 21, 2014  

    Sunni extremists continue to gain ground in Iraq and now militants led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have captured the town of al Qaim on the border with Syria. Alison Stewart speaks with Gideon Rose of the Council of Foreign Relations about the threat that militant extremists pose in Iraq and America’s role in the situation. Continue reading

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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