NewsHour Weekend

  • student debt
    April 9, 2017  

    College student loan debt in the U.S. now stands at $1.4 trillion — more than what Americans owe on their credit cards or car loans. To determine whether the investment pays off, students and lawmakers are asking schools for more data on graduation rates, earnings potential and other measures of post-college success. Melissa Korn, reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. Continue reading

  • immigration
    April 9, 2017  

    The Trump administration announced in March its plans to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities like San Francisco, which limit local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration officials. Other cities, like Fresno, are more cooperative with federal authorities. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Elgart Jennings reports on the showdown. Continue reading

  • A relative of one of the victims reacts after a church explosion killed at least 21 in Tanta
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    Two explosions at Coptic Christian churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday, claimed by the Islamic State, have left at least 43 dead and dozens injured. Continue reading

  • People attend a protest against American airstrikes in Syria, in front of the United Nations (UN) building in Damascus
    April 8, 2017  

    Syrian officials on Saturday surveyed the damage caused by recent U.S. military strikes on a government airfield that were in retaliation to a chemical attack on Syrian civilians. American officials also threatened new sanctions against the country. For more on the situation in Syria and the U.S. military’s role there, New America fellow Doug Ollivant and political science professor at Columbia University Kimberly Marten join Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

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    April 8, 2017  

    Since it was founded in 2011, U.S.-based nonprofit GiveDirectly has given cash unconditionally to villagers in eastern Africa, particularly Kenya and Uganda. The nonprofit’s most recent project involves providing a basic income consisting of cash payments to every adult in a rural Kenyan village. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from Kenya. Continue reading

  • FILE PHOTO: A worker fixes the Hyundai logo on a vehicle at a plant of Hyundai Motor in Asan, south of Seoul
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    The South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and South Korea over engine problems. Continue reading

  • People hold up symbols of the "Artisans Of Peace" while attending a rally following the announcement of disarmament by armed separatists ETA in Bayonne
    April 8, 2017   BY  

    The Basque militant group ETA surrendered its inventory of remaining weapons, ending some 40 years of political violence in southwest France and northern Spain. Continue reading

  • Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (unseen) at the El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo
    April 2, 2017  

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will visit the White House on Monday after the Trump administration said the president is looking to reboot the bilateral relationship between Egypt and the U.S. But the visit raises questions about U.S. foreign aid to Egypt along with al-Sisi’s human rights record. Peter Baker, White House correspondent for The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan for a preview. Continue reading

  • rikers
    April 2, 2017  

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed a proposal to shut down Rikers Island jail complex that holds 7,500 inmates. The facility, notorious for violence at the hands of guards and among inmates, has been the subject of multiple local and federal investigations. To discuss the feasibility of the plan, Crain’s New York Business reporter Rosa Goldensohn joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2017  

    Last week, British Prime Minister Theresa May began the formal process of the United Kingdom’s exit from the 28-nation European Union, nine months after British voters chose to leave the EU. This has the British citizens of Gibraltar, a 3-square-mile sliver of land in southern Spain that’s more than 1,000 miles away from London, worried about effects on travel and trade regulations. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Amy Guttman reports. Continue reading