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  • Overseas products processed by child or slave labor, in some cases shrimp, now face tougher restrictions for coming into the U.S. Photo taken on August 28, 2015. Photo by Reuters
    March 12, 2016   BY  

    Last month President Obama signed a bill banning the import of goods made by slave labor. But implementing it may be a challenge. On this week’s Shortwave podcast, we talk about what comes next with Melysa Sperber of the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking. Continue reading

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    March 12, 2016  

    Research has long established that wealthy people tend to live longer than the poor, but despite advances in medicine, technology and education, the economic ladder has been widening dramatically. Dr. Lisa Berkman, the director of Harvard’s Center for Population and Development Studies, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the implications of this gap. Continue reading

  • Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (2nd from L) looks up as rival candidates Marco Rubio (L), Ted Cruz and John Kasich (R) bow their heads for a moment of silence for former first lady Nancy Reagan at the start of  the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CNN at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTSAA1J
    March 11, 2016  

    Republican candidates past and present were out on the stump today, as Dr. Ben Carson threw his support behind former rival Donald Trump. Carson’s endorsement followed an unusually civil GOP debate Thursday night. Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio doubled down on campaigning efforts in his home state of Florida while Hillary Clinton left the trail to attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral. Continue reading

  • A car lies submerged in the Tall Timbers subdivision after flooding near Shreveport, Louisiana March 9, 2016, in a photo provided by the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office. Picture taken March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Deputy Josh Cagle/Bossier Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTSA71P
    March 11, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, residents of the flood-stricken South faced overnight downpours that brought total rainfall to two feet in some places, uprooting trees and collapsing roads–with more rain expected this weekend. Also, the UN issued a warning that the civil war in South Sudan has left the central African nation with “one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world.”
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  • Family members surround the casket after attending the funeral services for former first lady, Nancy Reagan, at her late husband's presidential library in Simi Valley, California March 11, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTSAF5O
    March 11, 2016  

    Former first lady Nancy Reagan was laid to rest at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley Friday morning, in a carefully choreographed ceremony attended by friends, family and first ladies past and present. Judy Woodruff reports on the day’s somber events, and syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks offer their takes on Reagan’s legacy. Continue reading

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    March 11, 2016  

    Hari Sreenivasan joins syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss the week in politics, including takeaways from a surprisingly tranquil GOP debate, what’s at stake for trailing candidates in Ohio and Florida, the chances that a brokered RNC convention could stymie Trump and how Bernie Sanders is still hanging tough against Hillary Clinton. Continue reading

  • Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz said it is time for law enforcement to "patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized." Photo by Jason Miczek/Reuters
    March 10, 2016  

    Sen. Ted Cruz landed his first senatorial endorsement Thursday, as Utah Sen. Mike Lee threw his support behind the trailing presidential contender. The move could potentially cut into frontrunner Donald Trump’s lead. Trump, meanwhile, blasted Cruz as “unelectable” and turned his sights on a familiar target in Islam, as Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders traded barbs in Wednesday’s debate. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the White House Rose Garden in Washington March 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  - RTSA7UT
    March 10, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, President Obama refused to accept blame for the rise of antiestablishment populists like Donald Trump in the 2016 election, saying that the fault lies with the GOP’s years of hardline opposition to his administration. Also: British and German news sources indicated that they have received leaked files listing the names and backgrounds of Islamic State operatives. Continue reading

  • Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane arrive at a campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette  - RTSA9EX
    March 10, 2016  

    Ohio and Florida have constituted critical battlegrounds in recent election cycles — a trend that promises to continue even in a 2016 election that is breaking all kinds of rules. Hari Sreenivasan joins Michelle Everhart of the Columbus Dispatch and Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times for more on the unfolding contests in their states and which candidates seem to have the edge. Continue reading

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    March 10, 2016  

    What is President Obama’s real foreign policy legacy? Through a series of interviews with the commander in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic set out to determine an answer — one divorced from the partisan rhetoric that tends to dominate such discussions. As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff joins Goldberg to find out what he learned.
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