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  • 2index66
    December 17, 2013  

    The fate of Ukraine is not only the concern of President Viktor Yanukovych and the nation’s citizens; Russia, the U.S. and other Western nations also have stakes in its future. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss deep ties between Ukraine and Russia and factors behind Yanukovych’s motivation. Continue reading

  • othernews
    December 11, 2013  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged Americans who have tried unsuccessfully to shop for a plan on HealthCare.gov to try again. Sebelius also reported more than 364,000 people have signed up on the exchanges as of Nov. 30. Also, security forces in Kiev, Ukraine, withdrew from a protest camp. Continue reading

  • index54
    December 6, 2013  

    In our news wrap Friday, unemployment in the United States dipped to 7 percent in November, the lowest rate since 2008. But the number of people actively looking for work remained near a 35-year low. In addition, snow and freezing rain fell from Texas up to Indiana on Friday. Continue reading

  • August 14, 2013  

    Gunfire and tear gas filled the streets of Cairo, which took on the sights and sounds of a war zone. As warned, security forces swept pro-Morsi protesters in attempt to break a standoff. More than 200 people died and the interim government declared a state of emergency as violence ripples across Egypt. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • July 24, 2013  

    Pope Francis, the first pontiff from Latin American, was greeted by jubilant crowds as he made his inaugural international trip as leader of the Catholic Church. Margaret Warner talks to The Washington Post’s Marie Arana for more on what his visit means for Brazilians and the greater Latin American Catholic population. Continue reading

  • July 16, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, more rallies and protests were held in reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict. Attorney General Eric Holder said at an NAACP convention that "Stand Your Ground" laws encourage violent escalation. Also, a North Korean ship was stopped and held after Panamanian officials found ballistic missile equipment. Continue reading

  • July 16, 2013  

    A march led by supporters of the former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi turned violent when protesters clashed with police. At least seven people were killed and more than 260 were hurt. Ray Suarez talks to GlobalPost editor-at-large Charles Sennott, who witnessed the violence in Cairo while filming for PBS’s FRONTLINE. Continue reading

  • July 15, 2013  

    Attorney General Eric Holder called the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin "tragic," but he did not comment on whether the federal government would file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. Gwen Ifill reports on how Americans — who turned out for vigils and protests this weekend — are reacting to the verdict. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2013   BY NewsHour Poetry Series  

    Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. His poem — simply called “Massacre” — was an angry, howling rant against the government and a plea for support for the fledgling pro-democracy movement.
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  • July 11, 2013   BY NewsHour Poetry Series  

    Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. His poem — simply called “Massacre” — was an angry, howling rant against the government and a plea for support for the fledgling pro-democracy movement.
    Continue reading