Courtney Norris is a national affairs producer for the NewsHour. She can be reached at email@example.com
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Nation Nov 11After failed legislative attempts on DACA, fate of ‘Dreamers’ lies with Supreme Court
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments that could decide the fate of some 700,000 “Dreamers,” members of a younger generation of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. They are currently protected from deportation by an…
Nation Oct 23Lawmakers grill Zuckerberg on cryptocurrency, false claims in political ads
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday ostensibly to advocate for his company’s proposed new cryptocurrency, Libra -- but he faced intense scrutiny from lawmakers on multiple fronts. Facebook's controversial position of allowing false claims in political ads…
Nation Sep 24How Chanel Miller, victim of Brock Turner sexual assault, is no longer just ‘Emily Doe’
Miller's memoir details her fight for justice against Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, the man who sexually assaulted her in 2015, and her subsequent personal journey to healing.
Arts Aug 30What makes a good biopic? Here are 8 movies that mastered the form
A biographical film is delicate territory. Here are eight films that have avoided the pitfalls of an off-base biopic, according to two critics.
Arts Aug 16What Woodstock taught us about protest in a time of polarization
It’s been 50 years since Woodstock made music history. The groundbreaking festival is seen today as a nexus of freedom, drugs and rock and roll -- and as a defining symbol of 1960s counter-culture, idealism and anti-war sentiment. Jeffrey Brown…
Nation Jul 16Justice Department won’t charge New York officer in Eric Garner’s death
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying…
Nation Jun 2550 years after Stonewall, why so many LGBTQ people are ‘still grieving’
During the era of 1969’s Stonewall Riots, police raids against LGBTQ establishments were common. But when Stonewall patrons fought back, the modern gay rights movement was launched. On Stonewall’s 50th anniversary, Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Reverend Emma Chattin, activist…
Health May 03What the new religious exemptions law means for your health care
Advocates for reproductive and LGBTQ rights are questioning whether the administration’s rule is constitutional, and worry it will lead to women and LGBTQ people being denied health care.
Politics Apr 15Where 2020 Democrats stand on student loans, teacher pay and other education issues
Beneath the surface, there’s broad disagreement between the 2020 Democratic contenders about education policy specifics, including how to implement and pay for a range of ambitious education proposals.
Nation Mar 27Why the U.S. and New Zealand’s responses to mass shootings are so different
New Zealand’s response to this month’s terrorist attack has some Americans asking how that country moved so quickly to change its laws.