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After hammering out a deal to suspend the U.S. debt limit and avert a default disaster, leaders in both parties are already looking ahead. Bloomberg congressional reporter Erik Wasson and The 19th’s founder and editor at large Errin Haines join…
The White House and Congressional Republicans have reached an agreement in principle to raise the debt ceiling and limit new spending. The deal will avert a potentially calamitous federal default if Congress passes it by June 5. Congressional correspondent Lisa…
As plastic waste piles up in the world’s landfills, sewer systems and oceans, the United Nations has set a goal to reduce plastic pollution by 80 percent by the year 2040. Inger Andersen, head of the United Nations Environment Programme,…
Louisiana police have a new way of using DNA to track down criminal suspects. But while police say it’s a boon for solving cold cases, privacy advocates worry about the tool’s growth and potential for improper use. Communities correspondent Roby…
AI is finding its place in all sorts of scientific fields, and health care is no exception. Programs are learning to answer patients’ medical questions and diagnose illnesses, but there are problems to be worked out. Dr. Isaac Kohane, editor-in-chief…
It's been an exciting time for astronomers, astrophysicists and other scientists who specialize in deciphering the far reaches of space. Since the beginning of May, observations of some never-before-seen celestial events have been reported in science journals. Science correspondent Miles…
This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re highlighting people whose contributions have often been overlooked. Tonight, we explore the legacy of Kalpana Chawla, the first American of Indian descent to travel to space, who gave her life in…
As conservative lawmakers push anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, new data from The Trevor Project underscores the mental toll on LGBTQ+ youth. We hear from young people around the country about the challenges they face and their hopes, and John Yang speaks with…
A 2018 survey found that only 18 percent of photojournalists worldwide were women. Women Photograph is a nonprofit group working to elevate more female and nonbinary photographers. Founder Daniella Zalcman joins John Yang to discuss a new book published by…
As technology grows more sophisticated, so does the potential for deception. Last month, images went viral that purported to show police arresting Donald Trump and the former president in an orange prisoner’s jumpsuit — but they were fakes. Jack Stubbs,…
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