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  • July 8, 2013  

    Judy Woodruff talks to Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, and former managing director of the NTSB, Peter Goelz, for more on the crash of the Asiana Airlines flight and the continuing probe into the accident, including the pilot’s technical experience and whether fatigue could have played a role. Continue reading

  • July 8, 2013  

    In Canada, a fiery oil tanker train derailment has so far claimed the lives of 13 people, while 37 people remain missing, some of whom may never be found. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Sophie Tremblay of the Canadian Broadcasting Company, about how the accident may prompt debate about the safety of oil pipelines. Continue reading

  • July 8, 2013  

    Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed landed at San Francisco International Airport, killing two passengers and sending more than 180 to the hospital. Federal investigators say the plane was flying significantly below the necessary landing speed and was too low to the ground. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading

  • July 8, 2013  

    In other news Monday, The Guardian has released comments made by Edward Snowden in an interview with the newspaper before the U.S. began efforts to find and prosecute him. Over the weekend Snowden was offered asylum in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua. Also, an Alaskan air taxi crashed on Sunday, killing all 10 people on board. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2013    

    Update: 9:00 a.m. EDT – AP reports that all passengers have been accounted for. Two teenage Chinese citizens were killed in the crash. A survivor describes the landing and evacuation to the AP: Survivor describes San Francisco plane crash (video): … Continue reading

  • July 5, 2013    

    Despite church scandals and restrictive rules, the late Popes John Paul II and John the XXXIII could be canonized before the end of this year. Ray Suarez spoke with Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter about sainthood in the modern Catholic church.
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  • July 5, 2013    

    Pope John Paul II blesses a young man. There is speculation that he and Pope John XXIII may become saints before the year is out. Photo by James L. Stanfield/National Geographic/Getty Images. This week word came from Vatican City, the … Continue reading

  • July 5, 2013  

    In other news Friday, Pope Francis cleared the way for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II to be made saints. Also, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law requiring women seeking abortions to first have an ultrasound. Abortion providers would have to point out features of the fetus before performing the abortion. Continue reading

  • July 4, 2013    

    The Statue of Liberty reopened this Fourth of July, months after Hurricane Sandy damaged the island’s infrastructure last fall. Crowds ferried to Liberty Island to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking at the ceremony, … Continue reading

  • July 4, 2013  

    In other news Thursday, Americans in the U.S. and abroad celebrated the Fourth of July, the Statue of Liberty reopened for the first time since Hurricane Sandy and President Barack Obama thanked U.S. troops for their service. Also, fire crews fighting a deadly wildfire in Arizona made more progress containing the flames. Continue reading