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News Wrap: Obama warns against Trump isolationism

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  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Good evening. I'm Judy Woodruff. Gwen Ifill is away.

    On the "NewsHour" tonight: a chilling attack at Turkey's busiest airport. At least 41 are dead and hundreds wounded, the latest in a wave of violence to hit a country active in the anti-ISIS coalition.

    Also ahead this Wednesday, I sit down with CIA Director John Brennan to talk repercussions of the Istanbul bombing, the ISIS threat, and the Benghazi report.

    Plus, hope behind bars, how convicted juveniles in Massachusetts are planning for a brighter future by earning their degree while serving time.

  • JOSH, Resident:

    I have two younger brothers, so they look up to me. I have people that see a lot in me, and I don't want to really let them down, or myself down.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    All that and more on tonight's ""PBS NewsHour."

    (BREAK)

    Meanwhile, the shockwaves from Istanbul also reverberated in the U.S. presidential campaign. At a rally last night, Republican Donald Trump warned of dangers at home and abroad. He said — quote — "We better get tough, or we're not going to have much of a country left."

    And in a statement, Democrat Hillary Clinton called the attack — quote — "a reminder that the United States cannot retreat."

    President Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada defended free trade today at a North American summit. Their comments were partly in response to Donald Trump's threats to quit the North American and Pacific trade deals. Mr. Obama met in Ottawa with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexican President Pena Nieto. He said cutting off trade will only make everyone poorer.

  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:

    The prescription of withdrawing from trade deals and focusing solely your local market, that's the wrong medicine. We can't disengage. We have got to engage more.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The leaders also called for more liberal immigration policies and action against climate change.

    European Union leaders issued a warning today. If Britain wants continued access to the euro market, it must accept European workers. Member states met in Brussels just days after Britain voted to quit the E.U.

    French President Francois Hollande summed up the message to leaders in London.

  • PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE, France (through translator):

    They have to understand that they can't just hang on to their existing advantages. You can't just say what is ours is ours, and what is yours is up for negotiations. It's an old principle, but, no, it doesn't work like that.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Part of what drove the Brexit vote was opposition to accepting thousands of workers from other E.U. states.

    The U.S. Senate moved today to give final approval to a financial rescue package for Puerto Rico. It cleared a key procedural hurdle with votes to spare. The bill already passed the House. It would let the island restructure $70 billion in debt, and it would set up an oversight board. Puerto Rico faces a $2 billion debt payment on Friday.

    Toyota has announced two major recalls affecting almost 3.4 million vehicles worldwide. About half-a-million of those are in North America. The recalls involve faulty air bags and fuel emissions controls. The automaker says there have been no reports of injuries or fatalities related to the problems.

    And Wall Street made up more of its losses from the Brexit sell-off. The Dow Jones industrial average gained back nearly 285 points to close at 17694. The Nasdaq rose 87 points, and the S&P 500 added 34.

    Still to come on the "NewsHour": the CIA director talks global security after the Istanbul attacks; overcoming barriers to educate incarcerated teens; a spacecraft's five-year journey to Jupiter, and much more.

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