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  • The coronavirus human and economic toll continue to expand

    The coronavirus' human and economic toll continue to expand

    28/05/2020 Duration: 04min

    The U.S. death toll from coronavirus is a number of epic proportions: more than 100,000. But health officials believe that even that staggering number may be an undercount due to testing shortages and incomplete reporting of cases. Meanwhile, the pandemic's economic fallout continues to grow, with another 2.1 million Americans filing for unemployment in the past week. John Yang reports.

  • We want justice for George Floyd, local activist says as violence erupts in Minneapolis

    'We want justice' for George Floyd, local activist says as violence erupts in Minneapolis

    28/05/2020 Duration: 09min

    Communities in Minneapolis are reeling from the death of George Floyd, the bitter dynamic many residents feel with law enforcement and how protests have changed over the past day. Minnesota's governor called in the National Guard Thursday to help quell demonstrations that left one person dead. Yamiche Alcindor reports, and Amna Nawaz talks to Tyrone Terrill, a Minneapolis community leader.

  • News Wrap: House Democrats shelve FISA bill after Trumps veto threat

    News Wrap: House Democrats shelve FISA bill after Trump's veto threat

    28/05/2020 Duration: 03min

    In our news wrap Thursday, House Democratic leaders shelved a bill to renew government surveillance tools. The move followed President Trump's promise to veto, after which congressional Republicans "abandoned their commitment to security," according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Meanwhile, Trump signed an executive order aimed at social media companies, accusing them of bias against conservatives.

  • Why U.S. economic policy needs to support all Americans to be successful

    Why U.S. economic policy needs to support all Americans to be successful

    28/05/2020 Duration: 08min

    The economic toll of the pandemic and the ensuing shutdowns continues to grow, with more than 40 million people losing jobs so far. Although economic activity will pick up as businesses reopen, there is growing debate about how government policy can support struggling Americans and a fragile economy. Judy Woodruff talks to Mary Daly, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

  • What Chinas move to crack down on Hong Kong means for citys autonomy

    What China's move to crack down on Hong Kong means for city's autonomy

    28/05/2020 Duration: 05min

    China's National People's Congress has created a legislative process to criminalize certain behavior in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong, as well as the Trump administration, have criticized the move, arguing it erodes the city's freedoms and goes against Beijing's prior promises to respect its autonomy. Nick Schifrin reports on the reaction from Hong Kong and Washington, D.C.

  • What Americans are looking for from leaders at a time of extraordinary loss

    What Americans are looking for from leaders at a time of extraordinary loss

    28/05/2020 Duration: 09min

    More than 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 so far -- a number unimaginable before the pandemic began. The U.S. has nearly 30 percent of reported deaths worldwide. How does this tragic moment fit into American historical context? Judy Woodruff talks to Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and presidential historian Michael Beschloss.

  • Could the pandemic usher in a new era of working from home?

    Could the pandemic usher in a new era of working from home?

    28/05/2020 Duration: 07min

    Many Americans are working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, and it's unclear when people will or should return to the workplace. The shift toward more remote work could have significant repercussions for employees, companies and the marketplace. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores these transformations -- and their advantages and drawbacks -- in a two-part series.

  • A young black pastors Brief But Spectacular take on preaching with hope

    A young black pastor's Brief But Spectacular take on preaching with hope

    28/05/2020 Duration: 03min

    Todd Johnson is the youngest pastor in Warren, Ohio, and preaches at the oldest black Baptist congregation in Trumbull County. He says he has always felt driven to help the people he serves, especially during difficult times -- such as when a community member was killed by police in January 2019. Pastor Todd Johnson offers his Brief But Spectacular take on ministering in the city that raised him.

  • U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 100,000 milestone

    U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 100,000 milestone

    27/05/2020 Duration: 03min

    The coronavirus pandemic has reached a fearsome new milestone as of Wednesday night -- 100,000 U.S. lives lost. That number exceeds all the American dead in the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined. Although the House of Representatives made history by allowing proxy votes for the first time to avoid travel amid the pandemic, businesses across the country continued to reopen. Lisa Desjardins reports.

  • Dr. Fauci on the terrible hit of 100,000 deaths and being realistic about the fall

    Dr. Fauci on the 'terrible hit' of 100,000 deaths and being realistic about the fall

    27/05/2020 Duration: 09min

    The American death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic passed the 100,000 milestone on Wednesday. Dr. Anthony Fauci is one of the country's leading public health officials and a key member of President Trump's Coronavirus Task Force. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the country's "terrible ordeal," how we can contain the virus moving forward and why he is cautiously optimistic about a vaccine.

  • Pelosi on COVID-19 testing, FISA bill and whether to hold in-person convention

    Pelosi on COVID-19 testing, FISA bill and whether to hold in-person convention

    27/05/2020 Duration: 12min

    Lawmakers agree struggling Americans need another economic relief package due to the pandemic's fallout. But congressional Republicans and Democrats differ over who should receive that assistance. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins Judy Woodruff to discuss a new House proposal for COVID-19 testing, being more "prescriptive" about how federal aid is spent and whether to hold an in-person convention.

  • News Wrap: NASA scrubs rocket launch due to storms

    News Wrap: NASA scrubs rocket launch due to storms

    27/05/2020 Duration: 06min

    In our news wrap Wednesday, NASA had to scrub the first launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade due to bad weather. Storms kept the SpaceX rocket stalled at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but the crew will try again Saturday. Also, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has stepped up criticism of President Trump for refusing to wear a mask in public, calling Trump a "fool."

  • Remembering influential AIDS activist Larry Kramer

    Remembering influential AIDS activist Larry Kramer

    27/05/2020 Duration: 02min

    Playwright and pioneering AIDS activist Larry Kramer has died of pneumonia at age 84. He fought for greater resources and awareness of HIV, as well as for gay rights, during the 1980s and 1990s. Kramer was also a novelist and nonfiction writer who was taking on the topic of the coronavirus pandemic at the time of his death. Jeffrey Brown looks back at Kramer's life.

  • A knee on the neck of black America: the symbolism of George Floyds death

    'A knee on the neck of black America': the symbolism of George Floyd's death

    27/05/2020 Duration: 09min

    It has been a painful two days in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd in police custody. The incident, captured on video, raises questions about the conduct of the specific police officers involved, as well as the department's broader relationship with citizens of color. Yamiche Alcindor reports, and Amna Nawaz talks to Andrea Jenkins, vice president of the Minneapolis city council.

  • As China tightens its grip on Hong Kong, how will the U.S. respond?

    As China tightens its grip on Hong Kong, how will the U.S. respond?

    27/05/2020 Duration: 06min

    In Hong Kong, demonstrators have grown increasingly violent as the threats from China mount. Beijing said recently it would make behavior that it deems anti-Chinese illegal, in a move that is prompting the Trump administration to rescind certain trade and travel privileges for the territory. But how far will the U.S. go? Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what's next for Hong Kong.

  • Many child care facilities remain closed. Who will watch kids as parents return to work?

    Many child care facilities remain closed. Who will watch kids as parents return to work?

    27/05/2020 Duration: 05min

    Who will care for the children of working parents when they return to their jobs, if schools and many child care providers remain closed? The CARES Act allocated $3.5 billion to support child care programs, but a national organization says many providers have yet to receive any funding. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Oregon, where a shortage of child care slots preceded the pandemic.

  • Tayari Jones answers your questions about The Street

    Tayari Jones answers your questions about 'The Street'

    27/05/2020 Duration: 14min

    Author Tayari Jones wrote the introduction to a new edition of Ann Petry's 1946 novel "The Street," our May pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This. Jones joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions about the "The Street," and Jeff announces the June book selection.

  • Meat-processing plants remain source of concern for new COVID-19 outbreaks

    Meat-processing plants remain source of concern for new COVID-19 outbreaks

    26/05/2020 Duration: 04min

    The pace of new U.S. fatalities from COVID-19 has been slowing as the pandemic's toll nears a milestone of 100,000 deaths. Still, restrictions are being lifted, and more economic activity is resuming. On Tuesday, the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange was partially opened for the first time since March. But concerns remain, especially around meat-packing facilities. Stephanie Sy reports.

  • News Wrap: Afghan government begins releasing Taliban prisoners

    News Wrap: Afghan government begins releasing Taliban prisoners

    26/05/2020 Duration: 03min

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the government of Afghanistan began releasing Taliban prisoners, simultaneously urging the militant group to extend a three-day cease-fire. Dozens of inmates walked out of a jail near Kabul as part of the deal the U.S. signed with the Taliban in February. Also, Hong Kong's chief executive, Carrie Lam, has dismissed fears that mainland China is moving to snuff out dissent.

  • Not the America that we want to live in, says St. Paul mayor of George Floyds death

    'Not the America that we want to live in,' says St. Paul mayor of George Floyd's death

    26/05/2020 Duration: 09min

    An African American man in Minneapolis died Monday night after a police officer kneeled on his neck while apprehending him. Echoing the 2014 Eric Garner case, George Floyd told the officer, "I can't breathe." The incident, captured on video, prompted outrage in the Twin Cities and beyond -- and led to the dismissal of four police officers involved. Amna Nawaz talks to St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.

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