Yasmeen Sami Alamiri is the Senior News Editor for the PBS NewsHour.
Yasmeen’s Recent Stories
Nation Nov 24Analysis: What the Arbery verdict reveals about race and justice in America
“We know for a fact that this was about race. We know for a fact that the reason that the men chased after Mr. Arbery was because of his race."…
Politics Nov 06WATCH: What is happening now in the 2020 election?
As votes are still being tallied in the 2020 presidential race, we take a look at the paths forward for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden and which states still hang in the balance.
Nation Aug 03WATCH: 2020 Hutchins Forum ‘America’s racial reckoning: The pandemic(s) and the election’
Join PBS NewsHour’s special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Henry Louis Gates Jr. (PBS’ “Finding Your Roots”) as they host and moderate the 2020 Hutchins Forum "America's racial reckoning: The pandemic(s) and the election."…
Politics Jul 28Read the full prepared opening statement by Attorney General Barr
Attorney General William Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, July 28 for the first time as the panel examines whether he has inappropriately politicized the Justice Department.
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.