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Ukrainian military recaptures airport in the east

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Ukraine’s military said its forces regained control of a small airport just outside of Kramatorsk, a city close to rebel-controlled Sloviansk. The country’s acting president had announced an operation to take back buildings held by separatists in at least nine cities in Eastern Ukraine. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports from Izyum, where Ukrainian forces are positioned. Continue


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Tonight on the program, we take a look at the Boston Marathon one year after deadly bombings rocked the race. Also: Ukraine still faces confrontation with separatists, how the U.S. is dealing with obstacles to climate policy, Myanmar looks to preserve its past while embracing its future, Pulitzer Prize winner Eli Saslow talks food stamps and young and old share support at Oregon housing community Continue


How can U.S. overcome obstacles to climate policy?

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The latest U.N. report on climate change suggests ways to potentially ward off the worst impacts of rising emissions. But these scenarios come with real costs, and have faced political opposition as well as reluctance from the American public. Judy Woodruff learns more from Robert Stavins of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Maura Cowley of the Energy Action Coalition. Continue


In Ukraine, will a propaganda war turn into civil war?

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Gwen Ifill talks to Independent Television News correspondent Lindsey Hilsum, who reports from the ground in Eastern Ukraine on the special operation launched by military forces against pro-Russian separatists. They also discuss how Russian and Ukrainian media may be helping fuel the confrontation. Continue


One year later, Boston pauses to remember marathon bombings

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One year has passed since bombings exploded on the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Survivors, citizens and public officials gathered together, along with Vice President Biden, to honor the dead and offer hope for the future. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


The architecture in Myanmar's capital city

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Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown takes an architectural tour of Myanmar's capital city Yangon with Thant Myint-U, director of the Yangon Heritage Trust. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/arts Continue


Kiev calls for peacekeepers in pro-Russian standoff

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The Ukrainian government in Kiev appealed for intervention from U.N. peacekeepers after armed pro-Russian protesters defied orders to surrender, instead calling on Moscow for support. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News talks to a pro-Russian group in Donetsk. Continue


Robot submersible dives deep in search of Flight 370

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Search crews prepared a U.S. Navy robot to dive deep into the Indian Ocean, six days after the last known signal from what may be the recorder from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Judy Woodruff talks to David Kelly, CEO of Bluefin Robotics, the company that makes the submersible that can create a 3-D sonar map of any debris on the ocean floor. Continue


Feds classify Kansas shootings as hate crimes

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Federal authorities confirmed that they believe shootings at two Jewish community sites in Kansas were motivated by hate. Gwen Ifill talks to Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center to learn more about the 73-year-old suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross, who faces first-degree murder charges for the deaths of three people. Continue


Monday, April 14, 2014

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Tonight on the program, we look a look at deadly shootings in Kansas which have been ruled as hate crimes. Also: examining the campaign of pro-Russian fervor in Eastern Ukraine, inside Myanmar’s transition from isolation to openness, a robot submersible takes technology to the bottom of the ocean in search of Flight 370 and the Pulitzer Prize renews debate over NSA surveillance reporting. Continue


News Wrap: Militants kidnap more than 100 girls in Nigeria

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In our news wrap Tuesday, more than 100 female students were abducted from a boarding school overnight in northeast Nigeria. The abductions came hours after militants bombed a bus station in the country’s capital. Official blamed the Islamist group Boko Haram for both attacks. Also, an Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia is now linked to more than 120 deaths. Continue


Young and old share support at Oregon housing community

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At a special housing development in Oregon, families who adopt foster children live side by side with seniors who volunteer their time in exchange for affordable rent. The NewsHour's Cat Wise reports how members of the intergenerational community find support and connection together. Continue


Pulitzer winner dug beyond politics for food stamps series

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Forty-seven million Americans rely on government assistance to feed their families each month. Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow set out to trace this lifeline in a series of stories that transcend the typical Washington debate. Gwen Ifill talks to Saslow, whose series won him the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. Continue


Will development overshadow Myanmar's rich cultural history?

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There is no urban landscape like Yangon in the world. Largely isolated from the rest of the world for decades, Myanmar's capital city has been frozen in time, filled with temples and grand buildings from the colonial era. But as the country embraces a more open society, how will it manage to preserve its past while building its future? Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue


Who Will Provide Care When Military Caregiver's Can't?

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Many of the nation's "hidden heroes" are boomer parents in their 50s and 60s. Continue


News Wrap: Bomb explosion at Nigerian bus station kills 71

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In our news wrap Monday, a car bomb ripped through a bus station in Nigeria’s capital, killing 71 and wounding 124. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram, the Islamist group that has killed thousands. Also, the Chilean military prepared to evacuate 700 more families in Valparaiso, where a deadly wildfire has been burning for three days. Continue


Pulitzer Prize renews debate over NSA surveillance reporting

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Journalism's highest honor was awarded to The Washington Post and The Guardian U.S. for reporting that raised questions about privacy, surveillance and security, despite criticism about whether they should have published the stories in the first place. Gwen Ifill discusses this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners with Geneva Overholser of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. Continue


Examining the pro-Russian campaign in Eastern Ukraine

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In Eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian gunmen who had seized control of key buildings in 10 cities defied demands to surrender on Monday. Who is behind these separatist takeovers and what is their motivation? For an assessment, Judy Woodruff talks to Adrian Karatnycky of the Atlantic Council and Michael McFaul of Stanford University. Continue


Inside Myanmar’s transition from isolation to openness

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Myanmar, rocked by civil strife, has been kept isolated from the world for more than half a century. In recent years, however, the government has been proposing democratic reform and peace treaties with ethnic groups, prompting the U.S. to lift most sanctions. But how does a country move from being closed to open society, and who is to gain? Jeffrey Brown reports from Myanmar. Continue


Nigeria explosion aftermath

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A massive explosion ripped through a bus station during the morning rush hour in Nigeria's capital on Monday, killing at least 71 people and wounding 124. The bombing marked the bloodiest militant attack ever in Abuja. Continue


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