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  • June 19, 2013  

    President Barack Obama said the U.S. could reduce its stockpile of long-range nuclear weapons by up to a third, and called upon Russia to make similar cuts. Margaret Warner gets reactions to Mr. Obama’s call from former State and Defense Department official Eric Edelman and Joseph Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund. Continue reading

  • June 19, 2013  

    At the U.S. Capitol’s Emancipation Hall, lawmakers honored the legacy and spirit of Frederick Douglass — freed slave, abolitionist and human rights advocate — with a new statue in his likeness. Ray Suarez offers excerpts from the ceremony. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2013    

    The pre-trial hearing on the five suspected 9/11 plotters continued Tuesday at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — without the accused present. The day focused on why the International Red Cross opposes requests to disclose its confidential condition reports on Guantanamo detainees. Continue reading

  • June 17, 2013    

    Starting Sept. 7, the PBS NewsHour is expanding its family, adding a “NewsHour Weekend” newscast on Saturdays and Sundays. The 30-minute show will be anchored by veteran NewsHour correspondent and director of digital partnerships, Hari Sreenivasan.
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  • June 17, 2013    

    The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States and four suspected co-conspirators appear in a Guantanamo court Monday for the first time since detainees went on a hunger strike earlier this year. Continue reading

  • June 16, 2013    

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, identified in the 9/11 Commission Report as the “principal architect of the 9/11 attacks,” is slated to appear in court with four suspected co-conspirators on Monday. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2013    

    In a recent New York Times article, media reporter Elizabeth Jensen underscored the financial and new media challenges faced by the PBS NewsHour. Jensen cited anonymous public television sources who critiqued the NewsHour’s broadcast format and its website: But with … Continue reading

  • June 14, 2013  

    The city of Detroit is facing difficult decisions in the face of billions of dollars of debt. Emergency manager Kevyn Orr laid out a last-ditch plan to 150 creditors to accept pennies on the dollar to keep the city running. Some residents are skeptical of Orr’s approach. Ray Suarez talks to Matt Helms of the Detroit Free Press. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2013  

    Twenty-six seconds of silence were observed in honor of the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial organized to mark six months since the massacre. Margaret Warner reports on how lawmakers and activists are engaged in the debate about new forms of gun control. Continue reading

  • June 13, 2013    

    PBS NewsHour senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchored 50 hours of live coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions in 2012. TV critic David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun used recent news of layoffs at the PBS NewsHour … Continue reading