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World Apr 28Indians suffer, die in the streets as overcrowded hospitals turn patients away
The COVID-19 disaster in India piled up huge new numbers again, passing 200,000 deaths overall. Many hospitals are overcrowded and underfunded, and have been forced to turn patients away. Ali Rogin has our report on India's ongoing crisis.
Arts Apr 22‘It was like freedom:’ How a camp for disabled children changed lives
Can summer camp change the world? The documentary “Crip Camp” makes the case that one particular camp impacted the lives not only of the young people there but the culture at large, through the fight for disability rights. The film,…
Nation Apr 12George Floyd’s brother remembers him as a caring ‘leader’ in Chauvin trial testimony
In the Derek Chauvin trial Monday, prosecutors wrapped up their case, with jurors hearing testimony from George Floyd's brother about Floyd's character, and his role as a "leader" in the family. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro reports.
World Feb 24Global disparities highlighted by uneven access to COVID vaccines
The West African country of Ghana on Wednesday became the first nation to receive a delivery of COVID-19 vaccines through a global initiative called COVAX, which aims to give more equitable access to the vaccine. Nick Schifrin reports and speaks…
Politics Oct 05What we know about Trump’s COVID-19 illness
What the president’s spokespeople have said about his illness, the therapies he has been given so far and what his return to the Oval Office may look like.
World Jun 26‘I became a full-throttled warrior.’ Frontline workers on their fight against COVID-19
Globally, the fight against the coronavirus pandemic has depleted resources, resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths and put continued strain on health care workers who are on the frontlines of the crisis.
Agents for Change Jan 06How to help the victims of Australia’s wildfires
The blazes are estimated to have burned an area double the size of the state of Maryland, and killed or displaced up to 480 million animals since September 2019.
Nation Aug 01‘Why did you leave me?’ In new testimonies, migrants describe the ‘torment’ of child separation
After nearly two and a half weeks, one father was able to speak with his 6-year-old daughter. When she got on the phone, she began to cry and asked her dad, “Why did you leave me?”…
Agents for Change Jul 223 innovative ways former inmates are getting help to restart their lives
Most people who are released from prison are arrested again, but nonprofits are trying to combat that by helping former inmates get back on their feet.
Nation Jun 26What Stonewall means to the people who were there
The PBS NewsHour spoke with five LGBTQ people about what they remember about Stonewall, what led to the uprising, and how far we’ve come 50 years later.