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  • Detroit residents engage the community with signs of hope

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    10/21/13

    Detroit residents are hoping to breath new life into their communities, despite the city's filing for bankruptcy earlier this year. Neighborhoods are working to attract developers to rehab blighted buildings, create new jobs and assist would-be buyers and renters. Jeffrey Brown reports on the optimism driving their efforts.moreless
  • What's next in nationwide struggle over same-sex marriage?

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    10/21/13

    Wedding bells rang for same-sex couples in New Jersey, after Gov. Chris Christie dropped his opposition and that state joined 14 others and the District of Columbia in officially allowing gay marriage. David Crary of the Associated Press joins Ray Suarez to discuss the legislative policies at work in these matrimonial matters.moreless
  • Bay Area transit workers go on strike

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    10/21/13

    In our news wrap Monday, 400,000 Bay Area Rapid Transit riders will face clogged commutes this week after more than 2,000 BART employees walked off the job over pay raises and workplace rules. Also, the Supreme Court will hear a case considering how states decide who is mentally fit to face the death penalty.moreless
  • Rocky health care rollout raises concerns of low enrollment

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    10/21/13

    With coverage deadlines for the Affordable Care Act nearing, and estimates by Internet experts that it may take weeks to fully fix the glitches plaguing the online insurance exchanges, what's the outlook of health care reform? Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Sherry Glied of New York University and Gail Wilensky of Project HOPE.moreless
  • Sunday, October 20, 2013

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    10/20/13

    We report from Hawaii, where a battle has erupted in Kauai between residents concerned about public health and large companies developing genetically modified seeds. Analysis of the JP Morgan penalty and Mark Twain is back.moreless
  • The Pope reaches out to the Jewish Community

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    10/19/13

    Pope Francis made several overtures to the Jewish community this week, sending an email to the son of two Holocaust survivors to laud him on a lecture discussing faith and the Holocaust, and refusing to grant a former Nazi war criminal a funeral mass. Kim Lawton from PBS's Religion and Ethics Weekly talked to Hari Sreenivasan about the improving relationship between the Catholic church and the Jewish community.moreless
  • Full Episode | Saturday, October 19, 2013

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    10/19/13

    On this edition, are both sides of the Syrian conflict headed to the table? The Pope reaches out to the Jewish community. And, in our signature segment, while United States immigration policy makes it difficult for immigrant entrepreneurs to get visas to set up shop in the United States, Chile is welcoming them with open arms.moreless
  • Jonathan Lethem on American Communism in 'Dissident Gardens'

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    10/18/13

    Jeffrey Brown talks to author Jonathan Lethem about his look at American Communists in his new novel, 'Dissident Gardens.'
  • Entrepreneurs very welcome

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    10/18/13

    While United States immigration policy makes it difficult for immigrant entrepreneurs to get visas to set up shop in the United States, Chile is welcoming them with open arms. Through an initiative called Start-Up Chile, the country is aiming to be the high-tech hub of South America.moreless
  • President Obama taps Jeh Johnson to head Homeland Security

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    10/18/13

    President Barack Obama nominated Jeh Johnson to lead the Department of Homeland Security Friday afternoon.
  • Jonathan Lethem reads an excerpt from 'Dissident Gardens'

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    10/18/13

    Jonathan Lethem reads an excerpt from his new novel, 'Dissident Gardens.'
  • Thursday, October 17, 2013

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    10/18/13

    On our program tonight, Washington and the nation's federal employees got back to work after a 16-day shutdown. We take a look at the deal struck in Congress and what the impact has been for the government and the economy. Also: Senator-elect Cory Booker on his priorities and political cynicism, smart guns that recognize an owner's touch and new privacy settings for teens on Facebook.moreless
  • Shields and Brooks on who will come out ahead after the shutdown 'cease-fire'

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    10/18/13

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top political news, including outcomes of the shutdown fight for the Republican party and the president, the outlook for the online insurance exchanges, plus remembrances of former House Speaker Tom Foley.moreless
  • Looking back at Tom Foley's time as House speaker

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    10/18/13

    Tom Foley, former speaker of the House and long-time Democratic congressman, has died at the age of 84. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman digs into the NewsHour archives to review highlights from Foley's career and the legacy he left on the House of Representatives.moreless
  • Saudi Arabia rebukes UN Security Council

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    10/18/13

    In our news wrap Friday, Saudi Arabia accused the UN Security Council of failing to resolve conflicts like the civil war in Syria, and appeared to reject its newly acquired seat on the body. Also, one of the gunmen in the Nairobi mall attack has been identified as a Norwegian citizen originally from Somalia.moreless
  • Glitches persist for online insurance exchange shoppers

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    10/18/13

    Beset with glitches and registration problems, the launch of the online insurance exchanges at the start of October were rockier than expected. For an update on the status of the site and user experiences, Ray Suarez talks to Sarah Kliff of The Washington Post and Louise Radnofsky of The Wall Street Journal.moreless
  • Unearthed skull revises understanding of human evolution

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    10/18/13

    Research based on a 1.8 million-year-old skull shows that human evolution may have followed a straighter line than scientists previously thought. The skull, unearthed in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, is the most complete ever found of a human ancestor and marks the earliest evidence of human ancestors leaving Africa.moreless
  • Jeh Johnson tapped for Homeland Security

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    10/18/13

    President Obama nominated former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson to be the next secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, tapped to succeed Janet Napolitano. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at Johnson's career and challenges he could face with Daniel Klaidman of The Daily Beast and Charlie Savage of The New York Times.moreless
  • Ancient skull discovery offers researchers a view into past

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    10/18/13

    The discovery of a 1.8 million-year-old skull at Dmanisi in Georgia has revolutionized scientists' idea of human evolution. Paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson of the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what these ancient remains teach us about our ancestors and origins.moreless
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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    10/17/13

    On the program tonight, House Republicans try to derail a Senate plan to reopen the government. Also: The issue of affirmative action at public universities returns to the Supreme Court, we take a closer look at how bond markets are anticipating a possible default, new training for educators who teach reading, an Afghan war vet receives the Medal of Honor and Jim Lehrer discusses his new novel.moreless
  • Prohibiting affirmative action violates equal protection?

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    10/17/13

    The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether Michigan voters can pass a law that prohibits racial preference in college admissions. Gwen Ifill gets background from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, plus views from Lee Bollinger of Columbia University and Joshua Thompson, an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation.moreless
  • Bond market braces for U.S. debt ceiling deadline

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    10/17/13

    If lawmakers fail to avert a debt default, there could be a devastating impact on the national economy: mortgages soaring, consumers unable to borrow, the government forced to pay more to borrow more, plunging us deeper into debt. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how the bond market is anticipating the situation.moreless
  • Impacted U.S. communities pay price of shutdown

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    10/17/13

    From local economies dependent on defense spending to tourist hot spots reeling from closures, communities across the nation are feeling the pinch of the government shutdown. Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Cathy Lewis of WHRV in Hampton Roads, Va., Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Radio and Scott Shafer of KQED in San Francisco.moreless
  • Senate suspends negotiations pending plan from House GOP

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    10/17/13

    Negotiations in the Senate towards a shutdown solution were interrupted by news that the House GOP would attempt to pass a bill that Majority Leader Harry Reid disparaged as "a blatant attack on bipartisanship." Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico.moreless
  • GOP 'picked a fight that they couldn't win,' Dems reunited

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    10/17/13

    What are the practical and political outcomes of the 16-day stalemate in Congress that's finally drawing to a close? Although the GOP retained sequester spending levels, Democrats come out "energized and unified." Judy Woodruff talks to Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today.moreless
  • Al-Libi pleads not guilty to planning bombings

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    10/17/13

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Abu Anas al-Libi pleaded not guilty in an arraignment in New York on charges of planning the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa that killed 220 people. Also, The Washington Post reported that the NSA has collected millions of contact lists from e-mail and online chats.moreless
  • Sens. Reid, McConnell both 'optimistic' on shutdown deal

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    10/17/13

    Both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., expressed optimism that a deal on the shutdown would be reached by the end of the week. However, it remained unclear how House Republicans would receive any Senate resolution. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports.moreless
  • 'The American people are completely fed up with Washington'

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    10/17/13

    President Barack Obama spoke Thursday,Oct.17 after the federal government reopened.
  • Afghan war hero awarded Medal of Honor for brave actions

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    10/17/13

    President Obama awarded former Army Captain William Swenson the Medal of Honor for his brave actions to aid his fellow soldiers when his unit was ambushed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. For insight on the controversy surrounding Swenson's nomination, Ray Suarez speaks with David Nakamora of The Washington Post.moreless
  • Haunting 'what-if' in novel on the JFK assassination

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    10/17/13

    What if the glass bubble top on the car in which President John F. Kennedy was riding in Dallas had not been removed by a Secret Service agent? The NewsHour's own Jim Lehrer explores that idea in "Top Down: A Novel of the Kennedy Assassination." Jim joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his personal experience that inspired the book.moreless
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