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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Mar. 1, 2015

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On this edition for Sunday, Mar. 1, Congress gears up to continue the debate over funding homeland security. Later, how the arrest of three men in New York and Florida this week reveals the difficulties of fighting ISIS at home. And, in our signature segment, from Ohio, thieves stealing valuable metal put the public in danger. Continue


How the US tracks ISIS threats at home

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PBS NewsHour
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Federal investigators believe they’ve managed to capture three suspected ISIS sympathizers before they launched an attack in the United States. Andrew Grossman of the Wall Street Journal, who has been following this story, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington. Continue


Behind the fight to fund Homeland Security

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PBS NewsHour
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Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. For more on the politics behind this funding fight, Roll Call reporter Niels Lesniewski joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington D.C. Continue


What does Russian leader Nemtsov's death mean for the West?

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Former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, a leading Russian opposition leader, was shot dead in Moscow on Friday. For more about the implications of his death, New York Times reporter Andrew Kramer joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Moscow. Continue


What Homeland Security Lapse Would Look Like

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Washington Week
PBS


On the Webcast Extra, NPR's Juana Summers explains the practical impact of failing to fund the Department of Homeland Security. What does a partial shutdown look like? As she explains, 15% of workers would be immediately furloughed while everyone else deemed essential would work without pay. Continue


The extra costs of extra weight for older adults

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PBS NewsHour
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Lifelong obesity, now common in the U.S., is beginning to change how Americans age. Along Alabama's Gulf Coast, one in three adults is obese, and many who have lived with the negative health effects of excess weight are entering their senior years. Special correspondent Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports on the added costs, disabilities and challenges for older obese patients. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 27, 2015

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Tonight on the program, we examine the looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security as an initial House vote fails to pass. Also: if Netanyahu playing politics with his speech to Congress, destruction of art in Mosul by the Islamic State group, the cost of obesity for older adults, potential presidential contenders court CPAC, and analysis from Mark Shields and David Brooks. Continue


Shields and Brooks on House GOP vs. Homeland Security

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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the biggest talking points at this year’s CPAC, an assessment of the Republicans’ fight over funding Homeland Security and the politics behind Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress. Continue


AAPF Co-Founder Kimberlé Crenshaw

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The respected law professor and Co-Founder of the African American Policy Forum discusses the organization's recent report, entitled "Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected." Continue


How did Mohammed Emwazi become 'Jihadi John'?

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A day after the U.S. arrest of three men attempting to join the Islamic State, officials identified the man known as “Jihadi John,” an IS militant who has been seen in brutal videos executing hostages. What motivated Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen, to embrace extremism? Judy Woodruff talks to Peter Neumann of King's College London about Westerners who may be drawn to terrorism. Continue


New cancer treatments target disease-causing mutations

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Some cutting-edge research is giving new hope to cancer patients. Researchers are zeroing in on the causes of specific cancers and are finding dramatically different ways to fight the disease. To explain the latest findings, Dr. David Hyman from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue


February 27, 2015

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the program: contributor Al Hunt talks to Senator Lindsey Graham about national security and 2016; Mike Allen reviews the latest news out of Washington; National Security Advisor Susan Rice on ISIL; and Ayad Akhtar on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Disgraced." Plus: a sneak preview of Charlie's "60 Minutes" interview with comedy legend Larry David. Continue


Parents push for new rules in youth soccer

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Increased scrutiny over youth soccer, which has become one of the leading causes of concussions for kids in the U.S., has prompted some parents -- including a prominent neurosurgeon and World Cup champion Brandi Chastain -- to petition to take headers out of the game for kids. NewsHour's William Brangham reports. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Feb. 28, 2015

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On this edition for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, a deadline vote keeps Homeland Security funded for one more week, a reporter in Moscow reveals the latest following the assassination of a leading Russian opposition leader, and in our signature segment, one of the most popular youth sports in America now faces scrutiny over the risk of concussions. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Continue


Homeland Security Funding Fight in Congress

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Washington Week
PBS


In the hours before funding for the Department of Homeland Security was set to run out, the House of Representatives failed to pass a 3-week stopgap measure. CNBC's John Harwood and NPR's Juana Summers explain the Congressional holdup. Meanwhile, Republican presidential hopefuls converged outside Washington for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Continue


CPAC speakers talk Islamic State, immigration, Obama

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More Republican presidential hopefuls tried to woo voters and donors at the second day of CPAC, the country’s largest conservative gathering. Which topics caught on, and which were met with boos from the audience? Political director Domenico Montanaro reports. Continue


Is Netanyahu playing politics with speech to Congress?

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Tensions escalated this week between the White House and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his upcoming speech to Congress. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner explores the controversy surrounding the address and whether it damages the U.S.-Israel relationship. Continue


Musician Steve Earle

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Tavis Smiley
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The legendary singer-songwriter discusses and plays a song from his latest album, a blues project entitled "Terraplane." Continue


Gwen's Take: Demographics as Political Destiny

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Washington Week
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"The years ahead promise far more change than stability, chiefly because the face of the nation is undergoing drastic change," Gwen writes. Continue


Identity of militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked

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The masked man with a British accent who beheaded numerous Islamic State hostages and threatened America in propaganda videos was widely reported to have been identified by British and U.S. intelligence. Kuwaiti-born Mohammed Emwazi was previously detained and deported in Tanzania, accused of trying to reach a terror group in Somalia. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


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