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  • October 27, 2016  

    Economist Todd Buchholz rails against what America has become: a people who want everything but aren’t willing to pay for it. In “The Price of Prosperity,” he suggests that wealthy nations such as the U.S. inflict harm on themselves, even cause their own demise, by racking up debt, having fewer children and increasing governmental regulations. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading

  • September 29, 2016  

    In the 15 years since the U.S. went into Afghanistan, $1.5 billion has been spent to develop women’s rights in the country. But even with significant improvements, there remain many hardships, including domestic violence and the lack of educational opportunity. Special correspondent Jennifer Glasse visits a farming project that aims to provide women with the power to make their own decisions. Continue reading

  • September 20, 2016  

    President Obama gave his final speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. He spoke about the “growing contest” between authoritarianism and democracy in the face of terror and the refugee crisis. He appealed to the world to do more for the millions fleeing war-torn countries and joined other leaders calling for a stop to the fighting in Syria. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, President Obama said there’s “no connection” between Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey and the Minnesota mall stabbings, which the Islamic State claimed it inspired. Also, the Syrian military declared a week-long ceasefire over and said fighting will resume; a U.S-Russia pact expired today, although the State Department is working to extend the deal. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2016  

    Has our political system gone crazy? Jonathan Rauch thinks so. In a recent piece for the Atlantic, Rauch explores what he calls “chaos syndrome” in Washington: government stagnation, he argues, is resulting from politicians’ inability to compromise, combined with constant calls for transparency. Judy Woodruff speaks with Rauch about the history of American politics and where they stand today. Continue reading

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    U.S. military officials said they halted airstrikes Saturday against what were thought to be Islamic State targets in Syria after Russia claimed they killed dozens of Syrian soldiers.
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  • September 16, 2016  

    After a cease-fire started on Monday, Syrian state television showed bulldozers clearing the road into war-torn Aleppo — a crucial step toward getting aid from Turkey. But due to missteps, U.N. convoys were left stuck at the Turkish border. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff for more to discuss what’s gone wrong and what’s gone right since the cease-fire began. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2016  

    Jada was 12 years old and living in New Jersey when her father sent her to Saudi Arabia to be married. With the U.S. government unable to intervene, her astonished family at home took up the challenge of bringing her back. Jada is not alone in her experience, and not everyone has the same happy outcome. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports. Continue reading

  • September 14, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the U.S. signed an aid agreement with Israel that’s worth $38 billion over 10 years. The ceremony took place at the State Department, where National Security Advisor Susan Rice remarked that it serves as a reminder of America’s “unshakable commitment” to Israel. Also, doctors say former Israeli President 93-year-old Shimon Peres has regained consciousness, 24 hours after a severe stroke. Continue reading

  • 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

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