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  • October 8, 2012    

    President Obama announces the creation of a national monument for Cesar E. Chavez in Keene, Calif. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages. President Obama has been heavily campaigning in California over the past two days, with events in Los Angeles and San … Continue reading

  • October 8, 2012    

    Nguyen Chi Thien, a Vietnamese dissident poet who spent 27 years in communist prisons and was the acclaimed author of “Flowers of Hell,” died last week in California after a long bout of illness.
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  • October 8, 2012    

    On Monday’s NewsHour: The differences between the presidential candidates on foreign policy A deadly meningitis outbreak, now in nine states The Nobel Prize for discovering how to reprogram adult cells to behave like embryonic stem cells And Salman Rushdie’s memoir … Continue reading

  • October 8, 2012  

    In his new memoir, Salman Rushdie recounts, in the third person, his upbringing as a secular muslim trying to understand his religion, as well as living under fatwa, a period when he says he discovered his own resilience. Jeffrey Brown talks to the author about recent clashes over free speech and Islamic ideology. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2012    

    It’s another episode of the Doubleheader, where we talk about the sport of politics and the politics of sports with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Tonight’s semi-serious topic is how our two analysts feel … Continue reading

  • October 5, 2012    

    On Friday’s NewsHour: The jobless rate slides under 8 percent for the first time since January 2009 The hotly contested Senate race in Missouri Mark Shields and David Brooks And, an election story from Venezuela — where an opposition candidate … Continue reading

  • October 4, 2012    

    On Thursday’s NewsHour: The candidates are back on the campaign trail, fresh off their first debate We drill down into two issues from last night: taxes and the deficit Florida voters tell us what they heard And, baseball’s first triple … Continue reading

  • October 4, 2012    

    Jeffrey Brown talks to Kevin Powers, author of the novel “The Yellow Birds” and who served in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2004 and 2005.
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  • October 4, 2012  

    Miguel Cabrera, pro baseball player for the Detroit Tigers, is the first in 45 years to claim the ‘triple crown’: he has the best annual batting average, the highest number of homeruns and the best RBI. Jeffrey Brown gets perspective from Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press on Cabrera’s record and his place in baseball history. Continue reading

  • October 3, 2012    

    On Wednesday’s NewsHour: Mark Shields and David Brooks preview the first presidential debate Early voting begins in the swing state of Iowa Loose seats and labor troubles for American Airlines And a breakthrough in genetic testing for critically ill newborns … Continue reading