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What’s made IS one of the richest terrorist armies ever?

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How does the Islamic State militant group make money to fund its operations? A key source is oil extraction, which has helped make the group one of the richest terrorist armies in history. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at the Islamic State’s revenue sources, while William Brangham learns more from Cam Simpson of Bloomberg Businessweek.

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PBS NewsHour full episode June 21, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode for June 21, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode June 21, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode June 20, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode June 20, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode June 19, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode June 19, 2017

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 17, 2017

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 17, 2017

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 17, 2017

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For Alan Alda, the heart of good communication is connection

Alan Alda has used his trademark humor and wit to help others express complicated ideas.

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For Alan Alda, the heart of good communication is connection

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For vulnerable Californians, Medicaid is a lifeline at risk

Fourteen million Medicaid recipients could lose health coverage under the replacement bill

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For vulnerable Californians, Medicaid is a lifeline at risk

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Lankford: Flynn accusations ‘more open to interpretation’

Jeh Johnson testified Wednesday before the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

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Lankford: Flynn accusations ‘more open to interpretation’

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News Wrap: Republicans celebrate Ga. special election win

Congressional Republicans and the Trump White House celebrated Karen Handel's win.

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News Wrap: Republicans celebrate Ga. special election win

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The Virginia cavern that can play the Moonlight Sonata

The largest musical instrument in the world is built into Virginia’s Luray Caverns.

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The Virginia cavern that can play the Moonlight Sonata

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What we learned from GOP victories in Georgia and South Caro

What we learned from GOP victories in Georgia and South Carolina.

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What we learned from GOP victories in Georgia and South Caro

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Why planes can't fly when it's too hot

How high heat can ground air flight and the larger trend of our warming climate.

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Why planes can't fly when it's too hot

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Will the Senate’s health care proposal sway key Republicans?

Republican Senate leaders plan to release their proposal for health care on Thursday.

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Will the Senate’s health care proposal sway key Republicans?

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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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