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    News Wrap: Mistrial for South Carolina police officer who killed Walter Scott
    December 5, 2016
  • Cuba's President Raul Castro (C) salutes after placing the box containing the ashes of Cuba's former President Fidel Castro into a boulder at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, in Santiago de Cuba, December 4, 2016. REUTERS/ACN/Marcelino Vazquez/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSULX1
    December 4, 2016  

    Fidel Castro was laid to rest on Sunday during a private ceremony that capped nine days of mourning in Cuba. Castro ruled the island nation for 49 years before he stepped down in 2008. His remains were carried in a military procession to a cemetery in the city of Santiago. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin joins Alison Stewart from Cuba. Continue reading

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    December 4, 2016  

    A new documentary takes an in-depth look at the difficulties of prosecuting mass rape in international courts. “The Uncondemned,” in theaters this month, reviews the landmark case in Rwanda that changed how mass rape could be prosecuted as an act of genocide. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano spoke with filmmaker Michele Mitchell and has more on the case. Continue reading

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    December 3, 2016  

    In Europe, anti-establishment, populist political parties are on the rise, a development playing out as Austrians prepare to select their next president on Sunday. The race pits the left-leaning independent candidate Alexander Van Der Bellen against Norbert Hofer, the leader of the right-wing Freedom Party. Francois Murphy, bureau chief for Reuters in Vienna, joins Alison Stewart to discuss. Continue reading

  • Supporters wave flags during a rally led by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in downtown Rome, Italy October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo - RTSTT5D
    December 3, 2016  

    Italians on Sunday will vote on a referendum to amend their post-World War II constitution, a move aimed at alleviating years of gridlock in the country’s central government by strengthening the office of the prime minister. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay joins Alison Stewart from Rome to discuss the referendum and its potential impact on the the European Union. Continue reading

  • People stand on balconies prior to a fashion show displaying creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his latest inter-seasonal Cruise collection for fashion house Chanel at the Paseo del Prado street in Havana, Cuba, May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini  - RTX2CPT7
    December 3, 2016  

    In 2014, after a five-decade freeze, President Obama announced the U.S. would begin re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba. But last week’s passing of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is a reminder that the U.S. embargo remains in effect for most economic sectors while Cuba’s government has been slow to approve new deals. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Amy Guttman reports. Continue reading

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    December 2, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the unemployment rate in November hit a nine-year low, dropping to 4.6 percent, as 178,000 new jobs were added and many people stopped looking for work. Also, House lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a nearly $619 billion bipartisan defense bill that would give troops their biggest pay raise since 2010 and prohibit the Pentagon from closing bases or the Guantanamo Bay prison. Continue reading

  • U.S. Marine Corps four-star general James Mattis arrives to address at the pre-trial hearing of Marine Corps Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich at Camp Pendleton, California U.S in a March 22, 2010 file photo.  REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files - RTSUDP4
    December 2, 2016  

    Who is James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the president-elect’s choice for secretary of defense? Judy Woodruff sits down with two who know the retired general well: Michael Gordon of The New York Times and Steve Simon, a former national security council staffer in the Obama administration. They discuss why Mattis is an ‘unconventional’ option, the challenges he may face and his monk-like temperament. Continue reading

  • People react as the caravan carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro passes them in Las Tunas, Cuba, December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSUE0C
    December 2, 2016  

    In the week following Fidel Castro’s death, reactions have been mixed among those who remember his reign or are still influenced by it. For many, Castro was a symbol of Cuba’s hope, following the Batista dictatorship, for strong leadership in a new era of prosperity. But for others, his legacy represents unfulfilled promises and relentless control. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports. Continue reading

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    December 1, 2016  

    On the front lines of Mosul, Iraq, two young American volunteers aid those injured in battle. Pete Reed and Derek Coleman treat Iraqi soldiers and civilians right in the path of fire, far closer than other medical providers. Without their proximity to the fighting, many more wounded would die. But their location also means they are at enormous risk. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports. Continue reading

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    December 1, 2016  

    In his new book, “The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East,” The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon discusses the U.S. power struggle with Iran, including the Obama administration’s nuclear deal and controversial cash delivery and whether Iran complicated the American stance on Assad. Solomon sits down with Margaret Warner to discuss his work. Continue reading

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