NewsHour Weekend

  • Iraqi troops raise up their weapons as they arrive to support the Sunni anti-Al-Qaeda militia Sahwa (Awakening) in its fight against anti-government militants, including from the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Anbar province on June 21, 2014 in the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad. Photo by AFP/Getty Images
    July 13, 2014  

    What are Iraq’s chances of displacing the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria? And what impact can international aid, including military aid pledged by Iran, the United States and Russia have on the conflict? To unpack these questions, Anthony Cordesman of the Center of Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington. Continue reading

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    July 13, 2014   BY Connie Kargbo 

    Although illegal scrapping typically makes the headlines, there are also legal ways to scrap for a living. NewsHour wondered: How much metal would a scrapper need to collect to make the minimum wage? Continue reading

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    July 13, 2014  

    “Cosmos Copa” is a New York City-based World Cup giving 40 international teams the chance to claim their own trophy. The all-male teams are local groups, comprised of amateur, semi-pro and former professional athletes representing their national heritage. Continue reading

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    July 12, 2014  

    The latest round of violence triggered by the kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teenagers escalated Saturday when Israeli bombs destroyed a mosque on the Gaza strip. At least 125 Palestinians have been killed during recent fighting. For more, Josef Federman of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Jerusalem. Continue reading

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    July 12, 2014  

    There are nearly four billion registered e-mail accounts and more than one billion Facebook accounts worldwide. But what happens to all of that online information after we’re gone? Entrepreneurs and legislative groups are trying to offer solutions and build awareness of the complications surrounding digital estate planning after death. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

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    July 6, 2014  

    Authorities have arrested six men they believe are responsible for the revenge murder of a Palestinian teenager. The 16-year-old was beaten and burned in an incident apparently sparked by the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers. Josef Federman of the Associated Press joins John Larson via Skype from Jerusalem. Continue reading

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    July 6, 2014  

    Authorities in Kenya say at least 29 people were killed in a series of attacks by Al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia. One Kenyan official said the extremists “went around shooting at people and villages indiscriminately.” For the latest developments, Heidi Vogt of the Wall Street Journal joins John Larson via Skype from Nairobi. Continue reading

  • Israeli security block the entrance to the Petah Tikva Justice court where suspects in the brutal murder of a Palestinian teenager who was burned to death in a suspected revenge killing. are held for a hearing, on July 6, 2014 in the central city of Petah Tikva. Israeli police have arrested a group of Jewish extremists in connection with the kidnap and murder of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
    July 6, 2014   BY Elisabeth Ponsot 

    Israeli authorities have arrested a group of suspects in connection to the murder of a Palestinian teenager, whose burned body was found in a forest on Wednesday. Josef Federman of the Associated Press told NewsHour Weekend that officials said six … Continue reading

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    July 6, 2014  

    What types of information are companies gathering about you? How can they use this information, or even trade it? And what rights do consumers have to learn how they’re being tracked? Julia Angwin, senior reporter at ProPublica and the author of “Dragnet Nation” spoke with Hari Sreenivasan at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado to shine some light on these complex questions. Continue reading

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    July 6, 2014  

    KVIE reports on Valley Fever, a fungal disease that is is not always taken seriously in its early stages — and can be easily misdiagnosed. 40 percent of people who come down with symptoms are able to keep the fungus in check in their lungs, but for others, the fungus spreads. According to the CDC, 22,401 new infections were recorded across the U.S. in 2011. Continue reading