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A demonstrator participates at a rally "Love Our Communities: Build Collective Power" to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence outside the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles Saturday, March 13, 2021.

Asian American Community Battles Surge In Hate Crimes Stirred From COVID-19

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WASHIGNTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — As the U.S. continues its battle against COVID-19, it is also battling a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. A recent report found that hate crimes against Asian Americans in major U.S. cities surged by nearly 150 percent in 2020 —even as the number of overall hate crimes fell. NewsHour’s… Read More

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WATCH: Raising Children For A Second Time, ‘Grandfamilies’ Struggle During The Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — More and more older adults are raising kids for the second time around because of illness, incarceration, addiction, or any number of reasons. And since the start of the pandemic, almost 40 percent of “grandfamilies” say they struggle to pay for housing, and a third have trouble accessing food. Stephanie Sy… Read More

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WATCH: Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Underway In Senate | Day 4

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Warning: Some video shown during the trial may contain graphic images of violence and profanity. WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial continues for a fourth day beginning at noon EST on Feb. 12. With House Democrats having concluded presenting their evidence against Trump, his defense team now takes over, making the… Read More

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WATCH: How A Powerful Corporate Consulting Firm Helped Create The Opioid Epidemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The opioids crisis that has taken hundreds of thousands of American lives has received less attention in the pandemic, but drug overdoses and deaths have grown during the last year. Now, one of the world’s most powerful corporate consulting firms has agreed to a major settlement for its role in the sale… Read More

President Donald Trump takes questions from the media before boarding Maine One at the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, en route to Camp David in Maryland.

WATCH: Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Underway In Senate | Day 2

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Warning: Some video shown during the trial may contain graphic images of violence and profanity. WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) — President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial continues for a second day beginning at noon EST on Feb. 10. House Democrats will present evidence demonstrating why they believe Trump should be convicted for his role in… Read More

President Donald Trump addresses supporters at a rally in Circleville on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

WATCH: Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Begins In Senate | Day 1

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Warning: Some video shown during the trial contains graphic images of violence and profanity. WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) —  Former President Donald Trump faces his second impeachment trial in the Senate on Feb. 9, when lawmakers will begin the process of considering whether to convict him on a charge of incitement of insurrection following the… Read More

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Is The U.S. Government Paying Twice For Coronavirus Vaccine?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — COVID-19 vaccine development continues to be the subject of political jostling, with President Trump contradicting top U.S. health officials regarding timeline and efficacy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they expect to distribute vaccines publicly at no cost to the patient. But what will the government pay, and how much… Read More

A box to drop off absentee ballots sits in the parking lot of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland.

WATCH: How Election Officials And USPS Handle Mail-In Ballots

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The pandemic is pushing more voters to cast ballots by mail. While most evidence shows that voting fraud is extremely rare, President Trump has been claiming the opposite. Now he’s criticizing the idea of more funding for the U.S. Postal Service, which congressional Democrats say is needed to support the increase… Read More

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WATCH: Parents And Students Reevaluate College Costs Amid Virtual Learning

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — For higher education, the pandemic has forced major questions about affordability and cost into the spotlight. Both students and parents are hesitant to spend tens of thousands of dollars on classes taken via video, and many feel that the loss of on-campus life upends the college value proposition entirely. Scott Galloway,… Read More

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban

WATCH: How Authoritarianism Has Spread Since The Coronavirus Pandemic Began

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — According to pro-democracy institutions, authoritarianism was on the rise globally even before the coronavirus pandemic hit. But experts say the distraction of the crisis has allowed some leaders to indulge their dictatorial impulses without attracting much attention from the people they govern. NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports and talks to The Atlantic’s… Read More

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos testifies remotely during a House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington.

WATCH: Is U.S. Regulatory Framework Capable Of Reining In Big Tech Companies?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google encountered intense scrutiny from House lawmakers on Wednesday, particularly over whether they leverage unfair business practices to prevent their competition from succeeding. Is American antitrust law sufficient to handle the rapidly changing landscape of technology? Dipayan Ghosh of the Harvard Kennedy School joins… Read More

A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

WATCH: How Has Campaigning Changed Amid COVID-19?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The COVID-19 pandemic has affected campaigning not only for candidates, but also the Americans volunteering for them. PBS NewsHour’s Daniel Bush, who was recently reporting in Michigan, noticed in-person campaigning restrictions recently beginning to loosen. There is still a ban on large gatherings in most states, but some campaign volunteers are… Read More

In this July 26, 1990 file photo, President George H. W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Joining the president are, from left, Evan Kemp, chairman of the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission; Rev. Harold Wilke; Sandra Parrino, chairman of the National Council on Disability, and Justin Dart, chairman of The President's Council on Disabilities. TheAmericans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law 25 years ago, on July 26, 1990.

WATCH: 30 Years After ADA, Inaccessibility Persists For The Disabled

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — On the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, NewsHour looks at what the landmark civil rights law, which guarantees equal access to public resources and employment to disabled people has achieved and how much work remains. Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, assistant professor at the University of Michigan and a disabled person… Read More

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WATCH: Colleges And Universities Grapple With Decision To Return To Campus

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — U.S. colleges and universities are scrambling to finalize their fall plans as coronavirus infections continue to rise significantly in much of the country. While some students, faculty and staff are looking forward to returning to campus, others are raising serious health and safety concerns. NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan reports on how schools… Read More

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WATCH: Why This Supreme Court Term Was So Unusual

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — From landmark decisions on immigration and LGBTQ protections to virtual oral arguments amid the pandemic, the Supreme Court’s recent term was certainly one for the history books. NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz talks to Paul Clement, former U.S. solicitor general under President George W. Bush, Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general under President Obama… Read More

Offerings sit in front of a mural of slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen painted on a wall in the south side of Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, July 11, 2020. U.S. Army officials say they will begin an independent review of the command climate at Fort Hood, examining claims and historical data of discrimination, harassment and assault, following calls for a more thorough investigation into the killing of the soldier from the Texas base.

WATCH: How Should The U.S. Military Respond to Vanessa Guillen’s Murder?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The disappearance and murder of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen has sparked an outpouring of stories from other service members. Mostly female, they say that they also experienced sexual harassment and abuse in the ranks, but felt that the military’s reporting system was not built to help them. NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports… Read More

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The Supreme Court’s ‘Landmark Decision’ On Tribal Sovereignty

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed Native American rights to millions of acres of land in eastern Oklahoma. The 5-4 opinion granted jurisdictional control to the Muscogee Nation and extends to four neighboring tribal nations, which together make up more than half the state. Allison Herrera, a reporter for KOSU public… Read More

A caregiver tests a patient for coronavirus at University Hospitals, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

WATCH: In States Where Coronavirus Is Surging, Reopening Plans Put On Hold

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The U.S. is now averaging roughly 40,000 new confirmed infections of COVID-19 each day. The caseload has more than doubled this month in at least 10 states, mostly in the South and the West. As some states put their reopening plans on hold, the nation’s top health experts are sounding new warnings… Read More

In this June 10, 2020, file photo, driver Bubba Wallace waits for the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Martinsville, Va. Bubba Wallace now counts Spike Lee and Demi Lovato – his admitted celebrity crush – as those loudly in his corner since he’s become the leader of NASCAR’s push for change.

WATCH: NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace On Banning The Confederate Flag And A New Generation Of Fans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag represents a major shift for a sport at whose races they have been ubiquitous. Successfully pushing for the ban this week was Bubba Wallace, a driver in NASCAR’s top series. He joins PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz to discuss how his sport is showing leadership,… Read More

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WATCH: What The Latest Jobs Numbers Say About A U.S. Economic Recovery

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The number of weekly jobless claims is the lowest since the economic shutdown began in March, but it remains far above what the U.S. has experienced during other financial crises. Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, said earlier this week that he expects unemployment to remain elevated for years to… Read More

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WATCH: What This Global Health Expert Sees In States Where COVID-19 Is Surging

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — As Americans attempt to return to pre-pandemic habits and activities, COVID-19 continues to spread. More than 20 states have seen a jump in coronavirus cases in the past couple of weeks, and hospitalizations have increased significantly in at least eight. Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, joins NewsHour’s… Read More

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WATCH: Pandemic Increases Workload, Health Risks For Postal And Delivery Employees

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans are relying on mail carriers and delivery workers for essential supplies. The workload for many of these employees has increased significantly with so many consumers ordering from home. Stress and fatigue are at high levels, as workers worry about virus exposure —… Read More