PBS News Hour

June 13, 2024 - PBS NewsHour full episode

Thursday on the News Hour, in a win for reproductive rights advocates, the Supreme Court unanimously votes to protect access to the abortion pill mifepristone. G7 leaders meet in Italy and announce a deal to use frozen Russian assets to support Ukraine. Plus, a look at the debate surrounding arming teachers as more states pass legislation allowing educators to carry guns on school grounds.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to mifepristone

2m 59s

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a group of anti-abortion doctors does not have any legal basis to challenge access to mifepristone, one of the two common drugs used in medication abortion. As a result, access to mifepristone will not change. John Yang reports.

Previews + Extras

  • G7 backs using frozen Russian assets to aid Ukraine: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    G7 backs using frozen Russian assets to aid Ukraine

    S2024 E166 - 8m 40s

    President Biden signed a defense pact with Ukraine on the sidelines of the G7 meeting in Italy. The major industrialized powers also agreed on a plan to take Russian assets held in Europe and use that money to aid Ukraine in its fight. Nick Schifrin discussed more with Adam Smith, a former senior adviser in the Treasury Department during the Obama Administration.

  • Trump visits Capitol Hill to meet with GOP lawmakers: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trump visits Capitol Hill to meet with GOP lawmakers

    S2024 E166 - 5m 54s

    In his first trip to Capitol Hill since the Jan. 6 attack, former President Trump met behind closed doors with congressional Republicans. They aimed to use the visit as a display of unity following Trump’s conviction in his New York hush money case. Amna Nawaz discussed the busy day with John Bresnahan of Punchbowl News.

  • How some Pennsylvania Republicans protesting party extremism: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How some Pennsylvania Republicans protesting party extremism

    S2024 E166 - 10m 28s

    For President Biden and his rival Donald Trump, winning Pennsylvania in November is key to winning the White House. But some lifelong Republicans, frustrated by their party’s embrace of Trump, are getting involved down the ballot. Laura Barrón-López spoke with some of those GOP voters ready to use the 10th Congressional district to make a point about the direction of their party.

  • Inside filmmaker Steve McQueen's new immersive art exhibit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Inside filmmaker Steve McQueen's new immersive art exhibit

    S2024 E166 - 7m 7s

    In 2022, Steve McQueen, a British-born son of Caribbean immigrants, was knighted for his work as a filmmaker and artist, the two worlds in which he’s achieved commercial and critical success. His latest work takes his art in yet a new direction. Jeffrey Brown spoke with McQueen for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.

  • Parents, educators weigh in on safety and arming teachers: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Parents, educators weigh in on safety and arming teachers

    S2024 E166 - 9m 50s

    School shootings have left officials struggling with how to best protect students and staff and secure campuses. During this past year, several states have either approved or are considering measures allowing a teacher to carry a gun in the classroom. We hear varying opinions about this from parents, teachers and educators, and Stephanie Sy discusses more with a school security expert.

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