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'The Girls of Atomic City' Book Conversation

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In this interview, NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez chats with Denise Kiernan, author of "The Girls of Atomic City." In the book, Kiernan tells the story of the women who worked on the Manhattan Project, a secret government effort in the 1940's to enrich fuel for first atomic bomb used at the end of World War II.

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PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 7, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 7, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 6, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 6, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 5, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 5, 2016

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Dec. 4, 2016

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Dec. 4, 2016

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Dec. 4, 2016

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Does a Wall St Cabinet discredit Trump's Main St message?

Do Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross discredit Trump's “beware of Wall Street” cries?

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Does a Wall St Cabinet discredit Trump's Main St message?

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How far will Scott Pruitt take EPA regulatory reform?

Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, a critic of climate-change regulations, to head the EPA.

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How far will Scott Pruitt take EPA regulatory reform?

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Remembering John Glenn, space pioneer and American statesman

Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn has died at age 95.

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Remembering John Glenn, space pioneer and American statesman

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The ‘thin legitimacy’ of social media as a news source

Getting people to read serious journalism is harder than ever.

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The ‘thin legitimacy’ of social media as a news source

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Trump meets with first responders to Ohio State stabbings

Trump flew to Ohio to meet with first responders to the stabbings at Ohio State University

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Trump meets with first responders to Ohio State stabbings

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Women train for the military combat roles they've aspired to

William Brangham follows three aspiring Marines as they embark upon physical training.

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Women train for the military combat roles they've aspired to

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Ambassador, small business advocate among latest Trump picks

Donald Trump announced he'll nominate Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as ambassador to China.

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Ambassador, small business advocate among latest Trump picks

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Exhibit illuminates the divine art of the Quran

An exhibition on the art of the Quran is being billed as the first of its kind in the U.S.

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Exhibit illuminates the divine art of the Quran

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Interview and Town Hall with President Obama

Exclusive interview & town hall with President Obama airs Wednesday, June 1 at 8/7c

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Interview and Town Hall with President Obama

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Watch the PBS NewsHour Town Hall

Watch the PBS NewsHour Town Hall

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Watch the PBS NewsHour Town Hall

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PBS NewsHour Democratic Presidential Debate

Live from Milwaukee, Wis., Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the debate.

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PBS NewsHour Democratic Presidential Debate

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State of the Union 2016

PBS NEWSHOUR offers live coverage of President Obama's speech and the Republican response.

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State of the Union 2016

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