• Children play along a street in the rebel-held al-Sheikh Said neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail  - RTX2NT94
    September 13, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the cease-fire in Syria seemed to be holding. The war torn city of Aleppo was markedly quiet, and some ventured outdoors. Also, Russian-backed rebels in Eastern Ukraine announced a unilateral cease-fire. The change came as Ukraine’s president said parliament will soon vote on granting autonomy to eastern provinces. Continue reading

  • Three storm systems are shown (L TO R) Tropical Depression Nine to the southeast of Florida, Tropical Depression Eight just off the coast of the Carolinas and Hurricane Gaston in the central Atlantic Ocean are shown in this GOES East satellite image captured August 29, 2016.  NOAA/handout via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTX2NMJV
    September 1, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, residents along Florida’s Gulf Coast are bracing for a direct hit by Hurricane Hermine, the first to make landfall there in 11 years. Early rain has already caused minor flooding. Also, California state lawmakers voted to regulate methane emissions from landfills and dairy farms for the first time, amid objections by industry and farming interests. Continue reading

  • The $1.1 billion to battle the Zika virus is long overdue and has been held up by a series of battles and setbacks. Photo by Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor/Handout via REUTERS
    August 19, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the CDC warned pregnant women to avoid traveling to Florida’s Miami Beach in light of the recent Zika outbreak there. Officials say mosquitoes are now transmitting the virus in the tourist destination; five local cases have been reported. Also, 86,500 people have filed for federal aid in the wake of the Louisiana floods, and many remain without power or in shelters. Continue reading

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    August 19, 2016  

    In January, Iran released American hostages in a development coinciding with a U.S. payout of $400 million — money that had been owed for decades. The Obama administration previously denied a connection between the two events, but on Friday, the State Department modified its response, saying the money was used as “leverage.” Judy Woodruff talks to department spokesman Adm. John Kirby for more. Continue reading

  • File photo of Paul Manafort by Brendan McDermid/Reuters
    August 15, 2016  

    Ukraine’s political turmoil has again made its way into the general election dialogue here in the U.S. The New York Times reported on Sunday that the name of Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, appears in a ledger documenting payments from a pro-Russian political group now under investigation for corruption. John Yang speaks with Times reporter Andrew Kramer for details. Continue reading

  • Paul Manafort, campaign manager to Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, escapes a mob of reporters asking about the Republican National Convention Committee on Rules in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 14, 2016.  Photo by REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is questioning Donald Trump’s top political aide’s ties to a pro-Kremlin political party in the Ukraine and claiming it is further evidence of the Republican nominee’s cozy relationship with Russia. Continue reading

  • Ukrainian servicemen watch Sukhoi Su-24 front-line bombers fly during military aviation drills as Russia accuses Ukraine in incursion into annexed Crimea, in Rivne region, Ukraine, August 10, 2016.  Picture taken August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer          FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTSMNK1
    August 14, 2016  

    Russia said Friday that the country would break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over what it says were recent attempts to sabotage infrastructure in Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Russia two year ago. Last week, Ukraine put its army on combat alert after Russian troops reportedly amassed in Crimea. Washington Post reporter Andrew Roth joins William Brangham from Moscow. Continue reading

  • UNITED STATES - MARCH 3: Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., speaks with reporters as he leaves the House Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
    August 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) lost the GOP primary on Tuesday. During his three terms, he repeatedly conflicted with party leaders, a pattern that cost him his seat on the House Agricultural Committee. Also, President Obama commuted 214 prison sentences, mostly for nonviolent drug offenders. In total, he’s pardoned more prisoners than the last nine presidents combined. Continue reading

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    August 2, 2016  

    In our new series, we go beyond the headlines to take a closer look at the presidential candidates. On Sunday’s “This Week,” Donald Trump asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not go into Ukraine — but Russia is already there. Lisa Desjardins reviews the recent history of Russia’s relationship with Ukraine and analyzes Trump’s previous statements on the subject. Continue reading

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    August 1, 2016  

    How will Donald Trump’s recent criticism of Khizr and Ghazala Khan’s speech and his comments on Russia and Ukraine affect his campaign? And as both candidates go after Rust Belt voters, whose strategy will prevail? Gwen Ifill talks with Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report. Continue reading

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