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The Mailbag: A Frontline Challenge and Response

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Frontline gets hit hard on its journalism by a former top CIA official after a hard-hitting episode about the CIA and “Secrets, Politics and Torture.” Continue


News Wrap: Biden calls Iraq’s PM after Carter comments

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In our news wrap Monday, Vice President Joe Biden called Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to try and to reassure the leader a day after the U.S. defense secretary blamed Iraqi forces for the loss at Ramadi. Also, for the first time in 14 years, no American troops were involved in major ground combat on this Memorial Day. President Obama honored the occasion at Arlington National Cemetery. Continue


Why tech entrepreneurs are setting up shop in Pakistan

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After attending college in the U.S., Pakistani-born tech entrepreneur Umair Aziz returned to his home country to start one of Asia’s fastest-growing startups. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Karachi on how some are hoping to tap the labor potential of the country’s young population. Continue


Will hawkish Republican candidates resonate with voters?

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Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss what Republican candidates are saying about U.S. surveillance rules and the strategy against the Islamic State, plus three more politicians plan to announce presidential candidacies this week. Continue


How one veteran pays tribute to troops killed in Afghanistan

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In a personal tribute to those who died in the Afghanistan war, Navy veteran Ron White memorized every name and rank in order to write them in a single undertaking. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 24, 2015

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On this edition for Sunday May 24th, new criticism from the Obama administration that Iraqi forces showed "No will to fight" for Ramadi. And in our signature segment, Colorado's legalization of marijuana has angered some neighboring states and now they're suing. Finally, some perspective on the death of a Nobel prize winning mathematician. Hari Sreenivasan Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Continue


Saudi Arabia on edge after ISIS-claimed mosque attack

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This weekend, Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a mosque in Saudi Arabia where at least 21 people were killed. The Saudi king later vowed to punish those involved. Erin Cunningham, a reporter for The Washington Post, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Cairo. Continue


Protests simmer, but Cleveland calm after cop's acquittal

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Protesters marched in Cleveland Saturday after police officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty on all counts in the shooting of deaths of two black, unarmed suspects. Mark Naymik from The Plain Dealer joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype. Continue


California farmers give up water to help fight drought

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A group of farmers in California are making an unprecedented offer to help the state fight a record-breaking drought. They've agreed to give up a quarter of their water this season. Dale Kasler from the Sacramento Bee joins Hari Sreenivasan from Sacramento with more on the crisis. Continue


Singer Josh Groban

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The multi-platinum selling singer and musician discusses his new album, "Stages." Continue


Are strained relations with Iraq hurting the IS fight?

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On Sunday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter blamed Iraqi soldiers for losing the key city of Ramadi to the Islamic State group. Iraqi leaders condemned the comments and a top Iranian commander charged that the U.S. is the one that lacks the will to fight. Judy Woodruff talks to Douglas Ollivant of the New America Foundation about U.S. relations with Iraq and the current strategy against the militants. Continue


On Memorial Day, remembering the loved ones left at home

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While more than 2 million men and women serve in the American military, a new documentary, “The Homefront,” focuses on the additional 3 million husbands, wives and children who remain behind, waiting for their loved ones to return from deployment. Hari Sreenivasan talks to documentary host Bob Woodruff, an ABC correspondent who was severely wounded while covering the war in Iraq. Continue


What the end of the war means for Afghanistan’s future

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What will happen to Afghanistan when the United States finally exits its longest war? That’s the focus of “Foreverstan,” a reporting project on the impact for those living through the conflict and those still fighting. Charles Sennott of the GroundTruth Project joins William Brangham to discuss how Afghans see their future. Continue


What’s next for U.S. surveillance rules?

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The Senate failed to extend key provisions of the Patriot Act before the holiday recess, leaving little time before the expiration deadline for lawmakers to come to a consensus. Judy Woodruff talks to political editor Lisa Desjardins about what lies ahead. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode May 25, 2015

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Monday on the NewsHour, a look at tensions between the U.S. and Iraq in the fight to beat back Islamic State forces. Also: What’s next for rules governing U.S. surveillance, the week ahead in politics, why tech entrepreneurs are moving business to Pakistan, struggles at home for loved ones of re-deployed soldiers and a veteran’s mission to memorize the names of the fallen. Continue


Nash was 'genius of a different kind,' colleague says

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John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose life story was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film "A Beautiful Mind" died Saturday in a taxi crash. Nash's colleague and friend Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey, joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 23, 2015

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On this edition for Saturday, May 23, 2015, the dramatic verdict in the case against the Cleveland officer accused of killing two unarmed suspects, the Senate fails to extend a controversial domestic surveillance program after a late-night vote, and in our signature segment, the potential dangers of transporting oil across the country by rail. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Continue


What's life like for the residents of ISIS-held areas?

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While there is a lot of focus on the recent takeover of Palmyra in Syria by the Islamic State due to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status, less attention has been paid to the residents of those areas. Loveday Morris of the Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan from Baghdad, Iraq, via Skype. Continue


May 22, 2015

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On the program: Robert Gates talks to Charlie Rose about the fight against ISIS, Ian Bremmer looks at the challenges facing U.S. foreign policy and John Dickerson takes a look at the GOP presidential field as the campaign rolls into Oklahoma. Plus: Neil deGrasse Tyson on our place in the Universe, George Clooney on his life as a newlywed and a view from the top of One World Trade Center. Continue


Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Gregory Pardlo

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The author, poet, and Teaching Fellow at Columbia University discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Digest." Continue


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