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Sen. Bob Casey on why he supports the Iran nuclear deal

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PBS NewsHour
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President Obama is now just one vote away from being able to veto legislation blocking approval of the Iranian nuclear deal. Two Senate Democrats, Chris Coons of Delaware and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, announced their support today. Sen. Bob Casey joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his stance. Continue


How disadvantaged neighborhoods amplify racial inequality

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PBS NewsHour
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Where you grow up can profoundly affect your life in real, measureable ways. For young, poor children, moving out of high poverty neighborhoods can substantially improve long-term economic prospects. What are the implications for addressing racial inequality in America? Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Raj Chetty, visiting professor at Harvard University. Continue


How young Tunisians went from Arab Spring to Islamic State

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PBS NewsHour
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In the wake of the Arab Spring, Tunisians hoped that jobs and prosperity would follow the rise of democracy in their country. But persistent unemployment and poverty have disenchanted many young people, sending waves of former protesters to fight for the Islamic State. Special correspondent Yasmeen Qureshi reports from Tunis. Continue


White House calls for more Arctic icebreakers

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PBS NewsHour
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The White House called for faster construction of massive ocean icebreakers in a bid to catch up to Russia's Arctic fleet. That comes during President Obama's visit to Alaska, where he is appealing for action on global warming, while also catching fire for allowing offshore oil drilling. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue


New Orleanian Poet Kataalyst Alcindor

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Tavis Smiley
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The award-winning New Orleanian artist recites his powerful poem, "Greater than Hurricanes," commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode August 31, 2015

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Monday on the NewsHour, why some presidential frontrunners are struggling to appeal to voters. Also; a trash epidemic triggers protests in Lebanon, major data hacks are used by China and Russia to reveal U.S spies, President Obama visits Alaska, chemical changes in the ocean threaten mass extinction, a critic’s take on the Iran deal, and young and old learn together in a Detroit park. Continue


Lebanese say #YouStink to government's garbage crisis

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PBS NewsHour
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In Lebanon, citizens are angry that their government cannot provide them with even the most basic services. After years of water shortages and rolling blackouts, its halting of garbage collection was the tipping point, provoking protests that transcend religious differences. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports on how a trash crisis is raising calls for revolution. Continue


Candidates seen as insiders struggle to appeal to voters

PBS NewsHour
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Donald Trump is still dominating the polls, but how are the other top Republican candidates like Ben Carson, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker faring? Gwen Ifill looks at the week ahead in politics -- including another State Department email dump from Hillary Clinton -- with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR. Continue


Leaked NSA Spy Gadgets

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NOVA
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These NSA spy gadgets were recently leaked. What would you do if someone were using them to spy on you? Continue


The Storm Makers

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POV
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A chilling exposé of Cambodia’s human trafficking underworld, The Storm Makers weaves the story of Aya, a young peasant sold into slavery at age 16, with that of two powerful traffickers (known as "storm makers" for the havoc they wreak) who use deception to funnel a stream of poor and illiterate people across the country's borders. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode September 1, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
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Tuesday on the NewsHour, Pope Francis allows priests to forgive Catholic women who have had abortions. Also: Drilling for oil and conserving wildlife in the Arctic, an effort to stop young Tunisians from joining the Islamic State, confronting economic challenges that heighten racial divides in the U.S. and Jonathan Franzen talks about his new novel. Continue


Timing and strategy behind the Pope’s abortion forgiveness

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PBS NewsHour
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Pope Francis announced that Catholic priests will be given discretion to forgive women who have had abortions across the coming year. Judy Woodruff discusses the change in rhetoric with Elizabeth Dias of TIME. Continue


News Wrap: California to scale back solitary confinement

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In our news wrap Tuesday, a new California policy limits the use of solitary confinement to gang members who commit new crimes in prison. Also, a county clerk in Kentucky has refused again to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, even after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal. Continue


Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater & Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Grammy-winning jazz singer, along with renowned trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, talks about and performs from her new album "Dee Dee's Feathers," a tribute to New Orleans. Continue


How China and Russia are mining major U.S. data hacks

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Intelligence services in Russia and China are cross-referencing hacked U.S. databases to reveal the identities of U.S. intelligence workers, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Jeffrey Brown learns more from reporter Brian Bennett. Continue


Obama visits Alaskan Arctic for climate change show-and-tell

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President Obama makes a historic trip to Alaska this week, during which he’ll attend a meeting of the Arctic Council to stress the importance for action on climate change and meet with Native Alaskans whose lives have been affected by rising tides and temperatures. William Brangham talks to NPR contributor Elizabeth Arnold of NPR. Continue


News Wrap: Austria holds up traffic amid migrant crisis

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PBS NewsHour
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In our news wrap Monday, after 71 people were found in a truck last week, Austria held up traffic and trains on its border with Hungary, saying it was targeting traffickers. Meanwhile, EU countries traded criticism for the mass migration crisis. Also, General Mills, one of the world's largest food companies, announced it plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025. Continue


Young and old learn from each other in Detroit’s green space

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PBS NewsHour
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Detroit‘s Clark Park has offered young people opportunities to grow and learn from community elders for generations. Student Reporting Labs fellow Evan Gurlock took a close look at this vital community asset Detroit Public Television Continue


TTC Extra: Gun Control

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To The Contrary
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The father of slained WBDJ reporter Alison Parker, is fighting for effective gun control laws. As the number of shootings continue to rise, many question what politicians will do to end this surge in violence. Continue


Thousands take to Beirut streets to protest government

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PBS NewsHour
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Thousands gathered in the capital city of Beirut on Saturday to demand changes to the government -- including an effort to have the garbage picked up, something that hasn’t happened in a month. Learn the latest on the “You Stink” campaign, as well as the mass protests happening in Lebanon. Continue


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