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    COVID-19 patient Brian Parisi is treated by staff in the ICU at Providence St Joseph Hospital in Orange, California

    States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge

    7/24/2021 - 1:39 pm

    Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities.

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    Norway v Brazil - Group A, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

    Delayed by a year, Tokyo Olympics kick-off amid COVID-19 fears, protests

    7/24/2021 - 4:43 pm

    A year after they were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Olympics kicked off in Tokyo, Japan- but not without controversies. The opening ceremony was held without spectators and most competitions are being held without an in-person audience. Meanwhile, as COVID-19 cases rise, public outcry against the Games has grown. New York Times Tokyo Bureau Chief Motoko Rich joins.

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    A 'Hail Mary' for Maryland shorebirds pays off

    7/24/2021 - 4:22 pm

    On Maryland's eastern shore, small islands used by birds for nesting are disappearing. That coincides with a steep drop in several species of colonial nesting birds in the state. But this spring, in what's being described as a 'Hail Mary', advocates have launched an artificial nesting platform to provide habitat for birds. Hari Sreenivasan provides an update on a story first broadcasted last month from the coastal bays of Maryland.

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    Activists demand Biden end deportation of Haiti migrants

    7/24/2021 - 4:16 pm

    Amid political instability and violence in Haiti, human rights activists are demanding the Biden administration do more to protect Haitian migrants, especially those at the U.S.-Mexico border. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano spoke with Guerline Jozef, founder and executive director of the non-profit, Haitian Bridge Alliance, about what she calls the lesser known Haitian immigrant crisis.

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    FILE PHOTO: Woman carries an infant as she queues in line for food, at the Tsehaye primary school, in Shire

    On the Ethiopian border, refugees fleeing fighting, famine make for Sudan

    7/24/2021 - 4:10 pm

    Nobel Peace Prize-winner Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia launched a government offensive last November against rebels in the northern region of Tigray. At the time, he promised the war would be over in a matter of weeks. But the ongoing conflict has led to thousands of deaths, displaced almost 2 million people, and led to charges of ethnic cleansing and widespread sexual violence, mostly by government forces. Benedict Moran and Jorgen Samso report.

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Cassie and Sunny identify four potential suspects who trained as police officers together, and two of them are still serving. They have no luck finding the rest of the body and decide to go public about the discovery of Walsh’s remains.

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A Fish Called Water

Professor T

When a blameless librarian is poisoned at a reception at the museum, Professor T is called upon to help narrow down the list of possible suspects, but not everyone on the police team is happy with Professor T's involvement in the investigation.

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On Camera

Icon: Music Through the Lens

What defines an iconic image? This question provides the central theme for Episode 1 as we are introduced to some of music photography's greatest names.

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Pope Francis

In Their Own Words

On March 13, 2013, at the age of 76, Jorge Bergoglio was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Taking the name Francis, he is the first pope from the Americas, the first non-European and first Jesuit priest to be named pope. In Their Own Words delves deeper into his story, revealing the experiences and influences in his life that led him to the highest office in the Catholic church.

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The Latino Experience

An artist longs to paint a hillside community green. A single mother and veteran takes a new job that triggers her PTSD. A woman's deceased parents return to help her during the pandemic. A family grapples with politics during a holiday dinner.

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Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary follows families of those affected by the 2013 legislation stripping citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent, uncovering the complex history and present-day politics of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through the grassroots electoral campaign of a young attorney named Rosa Iris.

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Downing of a Flag

The horror of the Orangeburg Massacre and lack of attention it received provide context for when the Confederate Battle flag was first raised over the South Carolina State House. Efforts throughout history to remove the flag from the grounds are explored. Nine days after the Charleston church shooting, President Barack Obama delivers a memorable eulogy; two weeks later, the flag is removed.

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Roots of Latin Jazz

Great Performances

Celebrate the rhythms of Latin music with the Raices Jazz Orchestra and performances by GRAMMY-winning artists including Richard Bona and Anaadi. Hosted by Sheila E. A co-presentation of Great Performances and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES.

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The Power of the Fed


When COVID struck, the Federal Reserve stepped in to try to avert economic crisis. As the country’s central bank continues to pump billions of dollars into the financial system daily, who is benefitting and at what cost?

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Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, LANDFALL is a
cautionary tale for our times. Set against the backdrop of the protests that toppled the governor in
2019, the film offers a prismatic portrait of collective trauma and resistance as Puerto Ricans navigate dismantled social services and newcomers eager to profit.

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Searching for Albie in Venice, Douglas makes a new friend, Freja. Later, he lands in jail. Back in England, Connie wonders what’s going on.

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Washington in the 80s

It was the decade of Reagan and Barry, the Wall and the Quilt, Go-Go and DC punk, the Air Florida crash and crack, a golden age for local media and sports. WETA explores the 1980s with firsthand accounts from notable Washingtonians including Marion Barry, Carol Schwartz, Maureen Bunyan, Kojo Nnamdi, Pat Buchanan, Arch Campbell and Joe Gibbs.

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The Bat Man of Mexico


An ecologist tracks the lesser long-nosed bat’s epic migration across Mexico, braving hurricanes, snakes and seas of cockroaches, in order to save the species and the tequila plants they pollinate.

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Halifax: Retribution

As the countdown reaches zero, a citywide alarm system broadcasts Daniel’s message – a manifesto about big data and loss of privacy. Daniel displays his hacking skills when he takes control of the Minister’s car while the investigation into Ben’s murder reveals that Jane was the intended target.

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Ship That Changed the World


The Age of Exploration and Europe’s imperial colonization of far-off lands was launched by a revolution in ship design that made long-distance voyages practical. A newly discovered 500-year-old wreck offers vital clues to this momentous innovation.

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