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    November 25, 2016  

    Emily Feistritzer has come a long way from her first entrepreneurial endeavor: going door to door selling glow-in-the-dark statues of the Virgin Mary. After a long career in education, she founded Teach-Now, a global company that provides online teaching degrees for $6,000 in just nine months — a cheaper and faster alternative to what most traditional universities offer. William Brangham reports. Continue reading

  • Syrian refugee Mohammed Badran, 22, demands greater action to end crises driving migrants from their homes before the United Nations General Assembly Monday, Sept. 19. Photo by Laura Santhanam/PBS NewsHour
    November 25, 2016   BY  

    Tired of waiting for the international community to help refugees rebuild their lives, Mohammed Badran decided to take action for Syrian refugees who were “stateless and stuck,” just like himself. Continue reading

  • People demonstrate on the street as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko, sign a new peace accord in Bogota, Colombia November 24, 2016.  REUTERS/Felipe Caicedo   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES - RTST641
    November 24, 2016  

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a new peace deal with FARC rebels on Thursday, weeks after voters rejected an earlier agreement in a referendum. John Yang talks with special correspondent Nadja Drost about the changes in this latest deal, how the Colombian people are reacting to it and why recent violence is creating a sense of urgency to resolve the situation.
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  • Vineyards sit beneath hills at a farm near Stellenbosch, in the country's wine producing region, South Africa, November 13, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama said last week that he planned to revoke duty-free status for South African agricultural goods in 60 days under a program set up to help African exporters. Picture taken November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings - RTS7KEG
    November 24, 2016  

    South Africa is known for its breathtaking vineyards — but the poor urban settlements of Cape Town are not. Yet here, too, farmers are relying on growing grapes to support themselves, in a community where the average annual income is only $1800. The Township Winery represents an experiment that could revolutionize the socio-economics of the city. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
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  • Hurricane Otto is seen approaching the coast of Central America in this NOAA GOES satellite image taken at 9:15 a.m. ET onNovember 24. Photo by  NOAA/Handout via Reuters
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    Hurricane Otto gained speed and intensity today as it slammed into Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast as a Category 2 storm. It made landfall just north of the Costa Rican border, the Associated Press reported. Continue reading

  • Destroyed vehicles are seen at the site of a suicide truck bomb attack, at a gas station in the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, Iraq on November 24.  Photo by Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters
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    The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a truck bomb south of Baghdad, which has killed at least 56 people, including 20 Iranian pilgrims, and wounded another 25. Continue reading

  • South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Wednesday that bans most abortions after 20 weeks. Photo by Grace Beahm/Pool via Reuters
    November 23, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Donald Trump announced that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is his pick for ambassador to the U.N. During the campaign, Haley was a frequent critic of Mr. Trump, backing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio instead. Also, Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote passed 2 million, despite Donald Trump winning the Electoral College. Continue reading

  • A Border Patrol vehicle is seen along the U.S. border fence in Brownsville, Texas, U.S. November 17, 2016.     REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz - RTST0LC
    November 23, 2016  

    Stopping illegal immigration and creating a new deportation task force was a central campaign promise for President-elect Donald Trump, who rallied for building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. But truly separating these two countries is nearly impossible, given their deep connections. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Conflict Reporting. Continue reading

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    November 22, 2016  

    It was as a big surprise to his family when Racheed Benyahia, born and raised in Britain, became a fighter for the Islamic State. In the wake of his death, Racheed’s mother Nicola launched a deradicalization project as part of her personal war against ISIS. That mission is more pertinent than ever, with Britain on high alert for a terrorist attack. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrives for a memorial service for late Social Democratic senior politician Egon Bahr at St. Mary's Church in Berlin, Germany, September 17, 2015. Egon Bahr, an eminent German Social Democrat who with late Chancellor Willy Brandt forged a policy of rapprochement with Communist Eastern Europe known as "Ostpolitik" during the Cold War, died at the age of 93 on August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch - RTS1J4M
    November 21, 2016  

    At 93, Henry Kissinger is still one of the most influential — and controversial — foreign policy figures in America, says Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic editor-in-chief. The former secretary of state recently joined Goldberg for a conversation about the Obama legacy, the president-elect and more. Judy Woodruff reports as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour. Continue reading