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Select the specific PBS NewsHour updates, in-depth reports, interviews and analysis that match your interests. (Updated daily)

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  • 'All kinds of red flags' as parents of accused Michigan high school shooter are charged

    03/12/2021 Duration: 05min

    There were dramatic twists and turns Friday in the aftermath of this week's shooting attack at a Michigan high school. The parents of the accused 15-year-old killer were charged with involuntary manslaughter and declared fugitives by authorities a short while later. Russ McNamara, host of "All Things Considered" for Detroit Public Radio, joins John Yang to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How Michigan educators are talking to students about the Oxford school shooting

    03/12/2021 Duration: 03min

    This week's shooting at a Michigan high school was the deadliest school shooting in three years and has led to fear, anger and anxiety at school districts around the state. And so have closings in dozens of schools because of threats and out of an abundance of caution. Our Student Reporting Labs and colleagues at Detroit Public TV talked to educators about how they are talking to students. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Biden signs short-term spending bill, averting government shutdown

    03/12/2021 Duration: 04min

    In our news wrap Friday, President Biden signed a short-term spending bill that averts a government shutdown, the latest jobs report shows fewer Americans were hired in November, a Virginia recount confirmed a Republican sweep in major races in the November election, and the Taliban announced a ban on forced marriage of women in Afghanistan. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • NIH director on the spread of the omicron variant amid the ongoing pandemic

    03/12/2021 Duration: 07min

    Maryland, Nebraska and Pennsylvania are the latest states reporting cases of the new omicron variant in the U.S., while it has now spread to more than 40 nations worldwide. And the CDC director said Friday the omicron variant could become the dominant COVID strain in the U.S. this winter. Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Analyzing the shipping backlog from one of America's busiest ports

    03/12/2021 Duration: 08min

    Friday's jobs report offered mixed signals about the state of hiring, but one thing was clear: more people are trying to get back into the labor force. Supply chain issues are one key challenge as companies compete for workers and wait for products to reach customers. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports from the Port of Los Angeles, where container imports have been clogged for months. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Brooks and Capehart on the future of abortion rights, government funding brinkmanship

    03/12/2021 Duration: 12min

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the omicron variant, U.S. government funding, and a major abortion case before the Supreme Court. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Actor André De Shields's Brief But Spectacular take on living his most authentic life

    03/12/2021 Duration: 03min

    For more than five decades, actor André De Shields has shared his talents with New York theater audiences. With Tony, Grammy, and Emmy awards already under his belt, De Shields is still looking forward to what's ahead. He shares his Brief But Spectacular take on living his most authentic life. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • U.S. launches new effort to fight omicron variant's spread with 'science and speed'

    02/12/2021 Duration: 05min

    The United States' COVID-19 watch has turned up more cases of the omicron variant Thursday. They appeared as President Joe Biden unveiled new initiatives on vaccines, masking and treatment. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Biden to re-implement Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy

    02/12/2021 Duration: 04min

    In our news wrap Thursday, the Biden administration announced plans to reinstate the "Remain in Mexico" policy for asylum seekers as of Monday. Major League Baseball shut down overnight after the league's collective bargaining agreement expired. The U.S. sounded a new warning to Russia over Ukraine. Kellogg announced a tentative deal with striking cereal plant workers after nearly two months. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Does South Africa's COVID uptick signal greater threat from omicron? Here's what we know

    02/12/2021 Duration: 06min

    While we don't know whether the omicron variant will lead to more severe cases of COVID-19, its ability to spread is becoming clearer. Cases in South Africa are spiking at the fastest rate since the pandemic began, and European officials said their modeling found that omicron would likely be responsible for more than half of their cases this winter. William Brangham looks at the global picture. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Sen. Durbin on deal to avoid shutdown, debt ceiling debate, Build Back Better bill

    02/12/2021 Duration: 07min

    Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the second highest ranking Democrat, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest congressional negotiations over government funding to avoid a federal shutdown, debate over the debt ceiling and progress in talks about the Build Back Better bill. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Dozens of suburban Detroit schools close amid threats after high school shooting

    02/12/2021 Duration: 06min

    Dozens of schools across suburban Detroit cancelled classes Thursday, two days after four students were killed in a shooting at Oxford High School. The alleged shooter, who is 15, remains held without bail, charged with murder and terrorism. The prosecutor is considering charging his parents, saying their actions went "far beyond negligence," making guns "freely available." John Yang reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Last-minute temporary funding deal may help U.S. government avoid shutdown

    02/12/2021 Duration: 03min

    Funding for the federal government runs out Friday at midnight. House Democrats passed a short term measure Thursday to keep the government funded through February, but a group of Republican lawmakers in the Senate are threatening to force a shutdown over President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate. Judy Woodruff and congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins to break down the latest negotiations. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Why artist Sanford Biggers remixes different forms, styles of art to express himself

    02/12/2021 Duration: 05min

    Sanford Biggers is an artist who mixes media and pushes boundaries to create an art all his own. Jeffrey Brown looks at his interdisciplinary work, focusing on a signature piece, "Fool's Folly." This report is part of our arts and culture series, CANVAS. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • A Brief But Spectacular take on talking to children about sex

    02/12/2021 Duration: 04min

    For more than 25 years, Peggy Orenstein has broken new ground with her intimate explorations of adolescence. In her bestselling books "Girls and Sex" and "Boys and Sex," she dives into the lives of young people to unravel the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of their lives. This is her Brief But Spectacular take on talking to kids about sex. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Why the Supreme Court may reverse Roe in Mississippi abortion ban case

    01/12/2021 Duration: 11min

    The future of abortion rights took center stage at the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday as justices heard arguments over a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Recognizing one of the most consequential cases about the issue in decades, dozens of protesters on both sides gathered en masse outside the court building. Judy Woodruff reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • U.S. to release new rules for foreign travelers amid growing concerns over omicron variant

    01/12/2021 Duration: 02min

    The first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus was detected in the U.S. Wednesday -- a discovery most health officials had said was inevitable. A case was confirmed in San Francisco, California, on the eve of new requirements for travelers arriving in the U.S. William Brangham reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Fourth student dies after Michigan school shooting, suspect charged with murder

    01/12/2021 Duration: 03min

    In our news wrap Wednesday, a fourth student died of wounds from Tuesday's school shooting in Michigan. The suspect -- 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley -- was charged with murder and terrorism. Published reports said former President Trump tested positive for COVID three days before his first debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden. Russia ordered a number of U.S. diplomats to leave the country by Jan. 31. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • What early evidence tells us about omicron, and how it may affect need for booster shots

    01/12/2021 Duration: 06min

    The first case of COVID-19 from the omicron variant in the U.S. was in a person who had been vaccinated, but hadn't received a booster. Dr. Fauci said it was a mild infection, and none of the traveler's close contacts have tested positive. While many have said this was just a matter of time, it begs many questions. William Brangham has more with Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • India extends door-to-door vaccine campaign as omicron variant worries officials

    01/12/2021 Duration: 05min

    The trajectory of omicron infections is being watched closely in India, where the official death toll from COVID-19 is approaching half a million. The true toll is likely much higher. Memories are still fresh of the devastation caused by the delta variant last spring. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on efforts to combat the new variant. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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