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Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Brooks and Capehart, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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News Wrap: Rudy Giuliani is target of a criminal investigation involving 2020 election

In our news wrap Monday, former President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is now a target of a criminal investigation in Georgia involving the 2020 election, China's military launched new drills around Taiwan, William Ruto won Kenya's presidential election, Brittney Griner appealed her prison sentence, India marked 75 years of independence from Britain, and actress Anne Heche has died. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

6m
Aug 15
Women, girls struggle for basic rights in Afghanistan one year after the Taliban takeover

It was a year ago on Monday that the Taliban completed its conquest of Afghanistan, capturing Kabul and sending the nation into yet another spiral of turmoil after the chaotic withdrawal of the U.S. and NATO allies. Now, one year on, we begin a series looking back at life under Taliban rule with the plight of Afghan women and girls, whose freedoms have been snatched away. Jane Ferguson reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

9m
Aug 15
Rep. Liz Cheney faces steep opposition in Wyoming's primary after becoming a Trump critic

Seven of the Republican House members who voted to impeach former President Trump have already retired or lost their primary races. There has not been a more vocal GOP critic of Trump than Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, and she is now facing an uphill battle to retain her seat in Congress. Laura Barrón-López traveled to Wyoming to speak with voters ahead of Tuesday's primary election. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

8m
Aug 15
Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Republican primaries, Democrats' legislative victories

NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including this week's closely watched primary elections, President Biden prepares to sign the Inflation Reduction Act, and the continuing fallout from the FBI search of former President Trump's home. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

9m
Aug 15
Why the CDC is loosening some of its COVID-19 guidelines

As students and teachers across the U.S. prepare to head back to school, the CDC is relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines. It marks a significant shift in how the nation approaches the pandemic as the new guidance prioritizes keeping kids in class. But some health experts worry the agency has gone too far. Julia Raifman, who leads the COVID-19 U.S. State Policy Database, joins Stephanie Sy to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

6m
Aug 15
Examining Salman Rushdie's lifelong fight for free speech

Three days after being repeatedly stabbed onstage as he was preparing to give a lecture, author Salman Rushdie is recovering while the man accused of attacking him has been charged with attempted murder. Ayad Akhtar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist and president of PEN America, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss Rushdie's life, work and the wider impact of the attack against him. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

5m
Aug 15
Democrats celebrate legislative win in passing of climate, health and tax bill

Congressional Democrats are celebrating a landmark legislative victory after passing the Inflation Reduction Act, which President Biden is set to sign into law this week. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is investigating Donald Trump for potentially violating the Espionage Act after classified documents were found in his home. Special correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

6m
Aug 14
News Wrap: Online threats rise to 'unprecedented' levels after FBI search

In our news wrap Sunday, online threats against federal officials are increasing after the FBI's search of Trump's home, a man drove into a Capitol barrier and died in an apparent suicide, a Palestinian gunman opened fire on a bus in Jerusalem, author Salman Rushdie is "on the road to recovery" after being stabbed in New York, and Freya the walrus has been euthanized by Norwegian authorities. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

2m
Aug 14
Climate change is worsening heat waves in oceans. Here's why that's a problem

This summer has seen record-high temperatures around the world, but the damaging effects of heat do not stop at the water's edge. In Europe, the Mediterranean Sea has been experiencing elevated temperatures since May, with deadly consequences for delicate underwater ecosystems. Ali Rogin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

4m
Aug 14
Abbi Jacobson on re-telling 'A League of Their Own' for a new generation

"A League of Their Own" quickly became a cult classic after its initial release in 1992. Now, 30 years after the film based on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League premiered in theaters, the Rockford Peaches are coming back to screens. Abbi Jacobson, co-creator and star of the new Prime Video series "A League of Their Own," joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

7m
Aug 14
News Wrap: Trump's lawyer told DOJ classified documents had been returned

In our news wrap Saturday, a Trump attorney told the Justice Department that all classified documents had been returned, the Southern Baptist Convention's handling of sexual abuse claims is under investigation, Salman Rushdie's alleged attacker is charged with attempted murder, Sen. Sinema's campaign donations from Wall Street come under scrutiny, and Italy's largest lake drops near historic lows. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

2m
Aug 13
How a Trump-era policy that separated thousands of migrant families came to pass

The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy separated over 5,000 children from their parents, with no tracking process or records that would allow them to be reunited. Atlantic staff writer Caitlin Dickerson joins Geoff Bennett to discuss her investigation into the policy. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

7m
Aug 13
One year after evacuating Afghanistan, teen refugee pursues musical dreams

This month marks one year since the U.S. withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan, leading to the evacuation of tens of thousands of Afghan nationals since last August. Now, one teen refugee is pursuing her musical dreams thanks to a guitar donated through a youth-led organization in Phoenix. PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs' Alexis Schmidt reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

4m
Aug 13
Author Sophia Nelson shares self-care lessons for pandemic times

Stress levels shot up in the spring of 2020 and for a lot of people, they never came back down. Best-selling author Sophia Nelson has a new self-care book aimed at offering some help during the pandemic, "Be The One You Need: 21 Life Lessons I Learned While Taking Care of Everyone but Me." She joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

5m
Aug 13
FBI retrieved top secret documents from Trump's Florida home

A federal judge on Friday unsealed and made public the search warrant for former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. A review of the warrant reveals that the FBI collected more than 20 boxes of items, including some material classified as top secret. Sadie Gurman of The Wall Street Journal and Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, join Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

9m
Aug 12
News Wrap: House lawmakers give final approval to the Inflation Reduction Act

In our new wrap Friday, Democrats are celebrating another legislative victory after House lawmakers gave final approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, author Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage before a lecture in western New York, the polio virus has been detected in New York City's sewage water, shelling continued at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine, and wildfires rage in France. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

5m
Aug 12
Assessing rising extremism on the right

In response to the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, Trump supporters have increased calls for a civil war. Those dangerous threats are being fueled by conspiracy theories, and mistrust of the FBI and Justice Department promoted by many Republican politicians. Barbara Walter, professor at UC San Diego and author of "How Civil Wars Start," joins Laura Barrón-López to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

6m
Aug 12
Charlottesville reckons with trauma 5 years after a deadly white supremacist rally

Five years ago on Friday, extremists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia in a violent demonstration that forced the city and the nation to confront the growing threats of white supremacy and domestic terrorism. Laura Barrón-López visited the city to see what's changed and how residents think President Biden and the country have reckoned with what they witnessed that summer. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

8m
Aug 12
U.S. special envoy for Iran discusses the prospects for reviving a nuclear deal

European, Irania and American negotiators flew to Vienna last weekend to see if they could once and for all come to an agreement over Iran's nuclear program. The Biden administration has been negotiating to re-enter a nuclear deal from which the Trump administration withdrew. U.S. Special Representative for Iran Robert Malley, the chief negotiator, joins Nick Schifrin to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

8m
Aug 12
Brooks and Capehart on the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, the investigations surrounding Trump

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the multiple investigations hanging over former President Trump and primary victories by his supporters who are election deniers. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

12m
Aug 12
DOJ files motion to unseal search warrant used for Trump's Florida residence

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday he personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant for former President Trump's home in Palm Beach, Florida. FBI agents executed the warrant at Mar-a-Lago this week. They were reportedly searching for classified documents but more details could soon be revealed. Former federal prosecutor Jessica Roth joins William Brangham to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

9m
Aug 11
News Wrap: Nation's average gas price drops below $4 a gallon

In our news wrap Thursday, the average gas price in the U.S. dropped below $4 a gallon for the first time in months, the CDC removes a longstanding recommendation to quarantine after close contact with those infected with COVID, an armed man was killed by police after trying to force his way into the FBI's Cincinnati field office, and parts of the arctic are warming faster than the global average. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

3m
Aug 11
Rainforests in the Congo Basin are under threat as the DRC opens land to oil, gas drilling

On a multi-country tour of Africa this week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has been making the case that the U.S. can be a quote "equal partner" with African nations. In that vein, he recently announced a new partnership between the U.S. and the Democratic Republic of Congo in an effort to protect some of that nation's natural treasures. William Brangham reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

4m
Aug 11
Faith leaders discuss how their religions approach the divisive issue of abortion

While many say the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is the answer to decades of prayer, some faith leaders fear their religious rights will be infringed amid new abortion restrictions. Amna Nawaz spoke with three faith leaders about how their religions approach the issue of abortion. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

12m
Aug 11
Firearms industry scrutinized for how it markets to consumers

The debate over gun control in America often centers around firearms production and distribution. But in recent years gun company marketing techniques have come under scrutiny, as major manufacturers seek out a new and arguably vulnerable audience. Paul Solman has the story. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

9m
Aug 11
Examining the tax provisions in the Democrats' budget bill

As the House prepares to cast the final vote Friday on the Democrats' sweeping climate and health care bill, we take a look at how the legislation also impacts tax policy. Michael Graetz, a professor of tax law at Columbia University and co-author of "The Wolf at the Door: The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight It," joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

7m
Aug 11
Iranian artist's surrealist work explores restrictions on women and immigrants

As a young woman in Iran, and later as an immigrant to the U.S., artist Arghavan Khosravi has been subjected to many restrictions. But on the canvas, she renders it all through fanciful and magical layers. Jared Bowen of GBH Boston met up with her at Khosravi's first museum show at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. It's part of our arts and culture series, "CANVAS." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

5m
Aug 11
News Wrap: Trump refuses to answer questions in civil investigation

Wednesday on the NewsHour, former President Trump says he refused to answer questions in a civil investigation into his real estate dealings, inflation in the U.S. has eased with consumer prices up 8.5 percent in July from a year ago, China says it's winding down military drills around Taiwan, Kenyans await election results, and President Biden signed a bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

4m
Aug 10
Iranian man charged for trying to assassinate former national security adviser John Bolton

The U.S. Justice Department charged an Iranian national with plotting to kill John Bolton, who was national security adviser to President Trump. Federal officials say the suspect was a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, who allegedly tried to hire a hitman for $300,000 that was actually an FBI informant. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

5m
Aug 10
Sen. Tim Scott discusses his new book 'America, a Redemption Story'

The month of August has been full of surprises, from President Biden's recent legislative victories, to the overwhelming victory for abortion rights in Kansas and the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago. But it's unclear if such events will influence the midterms. South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott, who is up for reelection, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his new book, "America, a Redemption Story." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

8m
Aug 10