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The Mailbag:‘Thief’ ‘Liar’ ‘Old White Men’ Lend Us Your Ears

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The words in the headline in quotes are from emails from viewers received in the Ombudsman's Office after the first NewsHour segment of an already controversial and potentially historic agreement had aired Tuesday evening. Continue


Is cancer the legacy left by world's first atomic bomb test?

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This July marks the 70th anniversary of the first ever test of an atomic bomb in New Mexico. But a group called the Downwinders -- local residents whose homes were downwind of the blast site -- aren't celebrating the milestone. People here believe the radiation from the bomb has caused a spike in cancers in their communities. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports. Continue


Teens sing in support of Black Lives Matter

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In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a teen a capella group from Oakland, California, use the stage to pay homage to the Black Lives Matter movement. Continue


How slavery and murder goes unpunished on the high seas

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The global economy and our daily lives have become increasingly dependent on shipping, as millions of ships carry roughly 90 percent of the world's goods. But we know little of the crime and lawlessness that takes place at sea. Ian Urbina of The New York Times joins William Brangham to discuss cases of murder, enslavement and pollution and why little can be done to stop it. Continue


News Wrap: Turkey strikes Kurdish rebels after soldier death

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In our news wrap Tuesday, representatives from 28 nations convened an emergency NATO meeting to discuss the threat of the Islamic State in Turkey. Meanwhile, a Turkish soldier was shot by a Kurdish militant near the border with Iraq, causing Turkey to retaliate with airstrikes. Also, the Obama administration returned to Congress for another round of testimony on the Iran nuclear agreement. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode July 28, 2015

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Tuesday on the NewsHour, convicted spy Jonathan Pollard was granted parole after 30 years in jail for selling information to Israel. Also: The Boy Scouts of America lifts a ban on gay scout leaders, why Boston terminated its 2024 Olympics bid, residents near the first atomic blast say they've been plagued by cancer, slavery and lawlessness out at sea and how a once-lost Dr. Seuss got published. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode July 27, 2015

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Tonight on the program, we examine Turkey's plan with the U.S. to attack Islamic State fighters. Also: Obama speaks on human rights in visit to Ethiopia, examining the edgier statements of presidential candidates, retracing the lives of those who died on D-Day, Fiat Chrysler facing record fines for recall failures and New York Magazine profiles the women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assaults. Continue


Does Obama's Africa visit come too late?

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What’s the significance of President Obama’s historic trip to Africa? Judy Woodruff discusses the visit and the president’s record on Africa with Johnnie Carson of the United States Institute of Peace and William Gumede of the University of the Witwatersrand. Continue


Fiat Chrysler faces record fines for failing to recall cars

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Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back hundreds of thousands of Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles, as well as pay $105 million in penalties as part of a federal settlement. The government found that the company had failed to notify owners and delayed fixing vehicles in connection to steering and control problems. Judy Woodruff talks to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. Continue


News Wrap: Yemen airstrikes resume despite cease-fire

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In our news wrap Monday, the Saudi-led coalition pounded Houthi targets with airstrikes in Yemen, despite a five-day humanitarian truce. Also, the death toll from a suicide bombing by al-Shabab in Somalia’ capital rose to 15. Continue


How slavery and murder goes unpunished on the high seas

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The global economy and our daily lives have become increasingly dependent on shipping, as millions of ships carry roughly 90 percent of the world's goods. But we know little of the crime and lawlessness that takes place at sea. Ian Urbina of The New York Times joins William Brangham to discuss cases of murder, enslavement and pollution and why little can be done to stop it. Continue


How Dr. Seuss’s publisher helped finish a forgotten book

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In 2013, an unfinished book by Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was discovered in a box. Now “What Pet Should I Get” has been published and become an instant bestseller. It was completed by Cathy Goldsmith, who worked with Geisel on his last six books. Goldsmith and children's book author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli join Jeffrey Brown. Continue


Is there a connection between Pollard release and Iran deal?

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Lawyers for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard announced today that he would be granted parole after nearly 30 years. Pollard, a former Naval intelligence analyst, was convicted of selling classified information to Israel. Judy Woodruff discusses the case with Devlin Barrett from The Wall Street Journal. Continue


What dropping the ban on gay leaders means for Boy Scouts

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Last night, the Boy Scouts of America voted to end a ban on leaders who are openly gay. The policy would allow exceptions for church-sponsored scout units, but several religious organizations are either apprehensive or in opposition. Gwen Ifill discusses the change with Zach Wahls, executive director of Scouts for Equality. Continue


How slavery and murder goes unpunished on the high seas

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The global economy and our daily lives have become increasingly dependent on shipping, as millions of ships carry roughly 90 percent of the world's goods. But we know little of the crime and lawlessness that takes place at sea. Ian Urbina of The New York Times joins William Brangham to discuss cases of murder, enslavement and pollution and why little can be done to stop it. Continue


Why hosting the Olympics may not be a golden opportunity

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Yesterday, the city of Boston withdrew its bid to host the 2024 Olympic games, renewing debate on whether the costly feat of hosting the games is worth it. Judy Woodruff speaks with Olympic campaign strategist George Hirthler and Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College. Continue


Women accusing Bill Cosby of assault share similar stories

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The latest issue of New York magazine features interviews and photos of 35 women who say they were assaulted by actor and comedian Bill Cosby, often after being drugged. Cosby has repeatedly been accused of rape and assault over decades, but the allegations took on new momentum last year; now 46 women have come forward so far. Gwen Ifill talks to New York magazine’s Noreen Malone. Continue


Obama promotes inclusivity, human rights during Africa visit

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Making the first ever American presidential visit to the nation of Ethiopia, President Obama addressed the crisis of civil war in neighboring South Sudan. In a news conference with the Ethiopian prime minister, the president urged respect for human rights, a message that was also central to his visit to Kenya over the weekend. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


Why the presidential candidates are getting provocative

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Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about why some of the Republican presidential candidates are getting edgier in their statements in the face of the media monopolization by Donald Trump, plus a look at what the latest polls tell us about the competition. Continue


Learning history to honor fallen heroes of D-Day

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To make the history of World War II more vivid and meaningful, teams of students and teachers are tracing the footsteps of those who served and died during the invasion of Normandy. Participants in the National History Day's Normandy Institute spend months doing intensive research on a single "silent hero," before offering a personalized graveside eulogy. The NewsHour's April Brown reports. Continue


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