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President Trump on Monday again denied any improper conduct with Ukraine, and lashed out at Democrats over the impeachment inquiry. Last week, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged the president withheld military aid to Ukraine in part to force a probe into the 2016 election. Now growing cracks have appeared in Trump's GOP support. Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff.
As U.S. troops follow President Trump's orders and pull out of northeast Syria, they leave behind men they fought side by side with against the Islamic State group. Amid fears of ethnic cleansing by Turkey, the Kurds have agreed to withdraw from a border area where fighting is underway, and now terrified civilians are also fleeing. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
In our news wrap Monday, Lebanon's leaders approved economic reforms aimed at stopping mass protests. Over the weekend, vast crowds filled central Beirut in a revolt against the ruling elite. Also, new protests in Hong Kong brought new street clashes with heavily armed police.
After suffering a heart attack a few weeks ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders held a large weekend rally in New York where the Democratic presidential candidate got a boost in the form of the endorsement of Rep. Alexandria Oasio-Cortez. Meanwhile, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg spent the weekend building on gains they made during the last debate. Judy Woodruff reports.
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday defended his Medicare for All plan, which has faced criticism from some of his 2020 rivals for its price tag. The Democratic presidential candidate, who also said a recent heart attack has not slowed him down, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss health care, the difference between him and his progressive rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren and President Trump's Syria decision.
Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the criticism of President Trump on Syria and the suggestion that his resort would host the G-7, the danger for Democrats of an impeachment inquiry that drags on through 2020, takeaways from an interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders and the state of the Democratic presidential race in Iowa.
Monday was supposed to be the start of a landmark trial against drug companies and distributors. But before arguments could start, several companies announced a $260 million settlement with two Ohio counties. With lawsuits still pending from thousands of communities, can a bigger national settlement be reached? William Brangham talks with Lenny Bernstein of The Washington Post for more.
After a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan, triggered by high levels of lead in the drinking water, a number of programs are working to encourage good nutrition for children in order to prevent recurring effects of the neurotoxin on growing bodies. John Yang reports.
The rapid expansion of ICE detentions in Louisiana has injected depressed rural communities with a new source of income while increasing profits for private companies. With more than 51,000 migrants detained by ICE, upwards of 8,000 are being held in Louisiana jails and prisons. Joanne Elgart Jennings reports in the second of a two-part series in partnership with The New Orleans Advocate and ITVS.
Canadians are heading to the polls on Monday to vote in Parliamentary elections. But after four years in power and a string of recent controversies, current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his majority Liberal Party are facing a tough race against Conservative and progressive challengers, who are campaigning on a platform of change. Special Correspondent Benedict Moran has a preview.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is currently detaining more than 51,000 people. But with detention centers near the U.S.-Mexico border at capacity, more than half of those detainees are being held in remote prisons and jails, often far from legal representation. In the first of a two-part series, Joanne Elgart Jennings reports from Louisiana in partnership with The New Orleans Advocate.
From frequent flyer programs to customer loyalty rewards to secret clubs, there are many ways some Americans chase status. But to author and comedian John Hodgman, losing that status can be as illuminating as the journey. Hodgman recently spoke to NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker about life since becoming a "very famous minor television personality" and his new book, "Medallion Status."
The battleground in northeastern Syria appears to be quieting, after a cease-fire between Turkish forces and Kurdish fighters got off to a rocky start. But will Turkey keep its word -- and was the U.S. pullout from the region appropriate? President Trump's decision to withdraw troops has drawn bipartisan condemnation, with Sen. Mitch McConnell calling it a "grave mistake." Amna Nawaz reports.
In our news wrap Friday, President Trump is facing new criticism from Republicans over the issue that launched the impeachment inquiry. Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida said acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney cannot erase comments about tying military aid for Ukraine to an investigation of Democrats. Also, a bomb exploded in an eastern Afghanistan mosque, killing at least 62 during Friday prayers.
Mexico's president defended his security forces Friday for releasing the son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after they caught him, when members of the cartel opened fire and seized soldiers. Analysts say the failed raid casts doubt on the Mexican government's ability to contain drug violence. Nick Schifrin reports on the significance for the U.S. fight against illegal narcotics.
Boeing is facing new questions about its dealings with federal safety regulators over the grounded 737 MAX jet. At issue are 2016 messages from a Boeing pilot who says he lied to officials about a flight-control system now linked to two deadly crashes. The FAA wants to learn what else Boeing knew about the flaw -- and when. Amna Nawaz talks to David Shepardson of Reuters, who broke the story.
Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich served in public office for over three decades. But in his new book, "It's Up to Us," he calls on the American people to pay less attention to the president and political drama in Washington -- and more to their own actions and communities. Kasich sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss President Trump, impeachment and the 'gifts' that let us move the country forward.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's political news, including how the impeachment inquiry is affecting President Trump's support among Republicans, fallout from Trump's handling of northern Syria and the military advance by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the changing dynamics of the 2020 presidential race.
"Hearts of Our People" is the country's first ever exhibition devoted solely to the works of Native American women. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts assembled the retrospective, which is currently at Nashville's Frist Art Museum and will visit Tulsa and Washington, D.C. in 2020. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the show brings attention to a realm previously "not at all addressed in the art world."
NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch conducted the first all-female spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday. The occasion represented a momentous milestone for the space program, which long disregarded women. Meir and Koch held a news conference from space, during which President Trump called them to offer congratulations. William Brangham reports.