Yasmeen Sami Alamiri is the digital news editor for the PBS NewsHour.
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Nation Jun 02WATCH: George Floyd’s family on ‘what those officers took from us’
The family of George Floyd, a Minnesota man who died after been held down by the neck by police in Minneapolis, held a news conference Tuesday where they spoke to the void his death had left in their lives.
Nation May 29Read Obama’s statement on George Floyd: ‘It can’t be normal’
"If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better," the former president wrote.
Nation May 06WATCH: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives coronavirus update
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave an update on May 6 on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nation Mar 16READ: White House guidelines on novel coronavirus
President Donald Trump on Monday released guidelines about slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The release comes as the number of infections from the virus reached around 3,800, with at least 70 deaths in the U.S.
Politics Feb 27WATCH: ‘Of course we were supposed to do that,’ Bloomberg says of surveillance of American Muslim community post 9/11
Bloomberg, who took office months after the attacks, has since said the program was part of an effort to keep the United States safe. In an interview with PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, Bloomberg said that surveilling…
Politics Feb 04WATCH: Trump impeachment trial — Feb. 4
Senators weighed in on Feb. 4 for the second day on how they will vote on whether to remove President Donald Trump from office.
Politics Feb 03WATCH: Sen. Manchin calls for a censure vote in Trump impeachment trial
The “question is not whether the president’s conduct warrants his removal from office but whether our nation is better served by his removal by the Senate now with impeachment or by the decision that voters will make in November," the…
Nation Jan 27Lawyer says Mulvaney didn’t know about Bolton’s Ukraine conversation with Trump
"The latest story from the New York Times, coordinated with a book launch, has more to do with publicity than the truth," Mick Mulvaney's lawyer said in a statement.
World Jan 09Why Trump’s sanctions threat revives painful memories for Iraqis
Thirty years after devastating sanctions were first imposed on Iraq, President Donald Trump’s threat of new sanctions is a chilling reminder for Iraqis of the pain they experienced amid policies of global economic pressure.
Politics Dec 04WATCH: The Trump impeachment hearings – Judiciary Committee – Day 1
The House Judiciary Committee is taking up public impeachment hearings, starting on Wednesday.