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The Mailbag: After Tiller, After Ferguson and Other Things

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It hasn’t aired yet, but pro-life groups take aim at a new POV program. The ombudsman says let’s wait and see. And, some NewsHour segments are scrutinized. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend | Full episode | Aug. 31, 2014

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On this edition, conflict in Ukraine continues as military prisoners are exchanged overnight. We take an in-depth look at Ebola's strain on the healthcare system in West Africa. And, learn about the experimental new drug for heart patients that might dramatically improve survival rates. Continue


New drug may change treatment of heart failure

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An experimental heart drug developed by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis shows promising results. The new drug, currently referred to as “L C Z 696” may change the course of treatment and prolong the lives of patients suffering from heart failure. For some insight, Dr. Clyde Yancy from Northwestern University joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Windham, New Hampshire. Continue


Multinational corporations take action on water scarcity

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In the first installment of the Financial Times' series, "A world without water," environmental correspondent Pilita Clark looks at the cost to companies as the threat of water scarcity grows. Clark spoke with NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan about global competition for supplies of available water. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend| Full Episode | Aug. 30, 2014

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On this edition for Saturday, Aug. 30, a promising new treatment for heart failure. The European Union weighs additional sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. And how is the Islamic State using social media to promote its agenda? Continue


Ukraine military facing 'overwhelming odds'

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For the latest on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Alan Cullison of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Kiev. Continue


Viewers respond to controversy of background checks

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Viewers respond to a signature report from Saturday, Aug. 23 on the struggles some job seekers face over inaccurate background screenings. Hari Sreenivasan reads your comments in Viewers Like You. Continue


U.S. faces changing alliances and rifts in Middle East

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Relationships in the Middle East have changed drastically since the U.S. occupation in Iraq. Now, as Secretary of State John Kerry attempts to bridge gaps between potential allies against the Islamic State, new tensions have arisen. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Hisham Melham of Al Arabiya News and Steven Simon of the Middle East Institute to lay out the new political landscape. Continue


News Wrap: Separatists in Ukraine seize port town Novoazovsk

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In our news wrap Friday, rebels in Ukraine consolidated control at the border crossing between Russia and the Ukrainian port town of Novoazovsk. Russia’s foreign minister rejected NATO’s claim that satellite images show Russia has sent 1,000 soldiers and heavy weaponry across the border. Also, California moved toward becoming the first state to make colleges define sexual consent. Continue


Teens reflect on impact of Ferguson unrest

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The NewsHour’s network of Student Reporting Labs explore how the shooting of Michael Brown and the violent aftermath affected teens’ views of justice and race in America. Student reporters found responses ranging from frustration and confusion to a sense of promise for the future. Continue


From the front lines: Ukraine army 'very difficult state'

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Overnight there was a rare moment of cooperation between Russia and Ukraine as 9 Russian soldiers were swapped for 63 Ukrainian soldiers at the border. But, the crisis continues as officials said Sunday a Ukraine Navy vessel came under fire from pro-Russian rebels on shore. James Marson of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Mariupol, Ukraine with the latest. Continue


How did the Ebola epidemic get out of control so fast?

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The spread of the most recent strain of the Ebola virus across parts of West Africa has highlighted not just the lethality of the disease but also the strains on the existing medical infrastructures there. For further insight, Stephen Morse, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University and Estrella Lasry, a tropical medical advisor at Doctors Without Borders, join Hari Sreenivasan. Continue


Debunking the ancient Paleo Diet in modern cultures

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Regarding the world's swelling population, the September issue of National Geographic examines the Paleo Diet as a way to feed the planet's future generations and offers a more complete look at what our ancestors really ate. Science writer Ann Gibbons joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how the real Paleo Diet varies among cultures.  Continue


Amid Ferguson fallout, students sound off on race

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High schoolers from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab sites around the country weigh in on the events in Ferguson and how the killing of Michael Brown has affected their view of race in America. Continue


The duality and mission of ISIS on social media

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The Islamic State has entered into the global consciousness for multiple reasons. For more analysis, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution and Philip Smyth, a researcher at the University of Maryland who studies Islamic extremism. Continue


Sanctions ‘only pressure point West has’ in Russia conflict

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For more perspective about what options the United States and its Western allies have to deal with the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, Nicholas Burns joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Massachusetts. Burns is a former Under Secretary of State and now a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Continue


PBS NewsHour | Full Episode | Friday, August 29, 2014

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Tonight on the program, we take a look at the Ebola epidemic in Africa, where the virus has now reached a fifth country. Also: what to expect from a coalition against the Islamic State, the rise of performance-based funding for colleges, Syrian refugees top three million, analysis from Mark Shields and David Brooks and teens reflect on police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri. Continue


3 million Syrian refugees strain neighboring countries

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Over 3 million Syrians have fled the country as refugees since the conflict began in March 2011, going to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. And, according to aid workers, it’s getting worse. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Paul O’Brien of Oxfam America about the basic needs of the refugee population. Continue


Shields and Brooks on Islamic State as ‘cancer’

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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s top news, including the threat of the Islamic State, the struggle to unify allies in the Mideast, the prospects of immigration reform and the Florida gubernatorial race. Continue


Ebola outbreak started with funeral in Guinea, report finds

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The Ebola virus has now reached a fifth country. Officials announced a Guinean student in Senegal was confirmed to have the disease. Meanwhile, a new report traces the deadly outbreak to a funeral in Guinea near the Sierra Leone border. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Stephen Gire of Harvard University about his on-the-ground experience in Sierra Leone and the latest on how the virus has spread. Continue


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