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March 24, 2024 - PBS News Weekend full episode

Sunday on PBS News Weekend, with the Supreme Court set to hear arguments Tuesday in a case about mifepristone, we look at the ways the executive branch can shape reproductive rights and abortion access in post-Roe America. Then, as a cease-fire remains elusive, what the Israel-Hamas war is doing to education in Gaza. Plus, fears of a wider regional conflict rise as fighting in the Congo worsens.

March 24, 2024 - PBS News Weekend full episode

26m 44s

Sunday on PBS News Weekend, with the Supreme Court set to hear arguments Tuesday in a case about mifepristone, we look at the ways the executive branch can shape reproductive rights and abortion access in post-Roe America. Then, as a cease-fire remains elusive, what the Israel-Hamas war is doing to education in Gaza. Plus, fears of a wider regional conflict rise as fighting in the Congo worsens.

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    Why D.C.’s beloved Stumpy is seeing its final peak bloom

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    An annual, celebrated event took place this past week in Washington, D.C., and it didn’t have anything to do with politics. It’s known as peak bloom, the day 70 percent of blossoms are open on Washington’s iconic cherry trees around the Tidal Basin. But for 158 of the trees, this year will be their last bloom. John Yang reports.

  • Intense fighting in the Congo sparks fear of regional war: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Intense fighting in the Congo sparks fear of regional war

    S2024 E85 - 6m 12s

    Violent conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is worsening the humanitarian crisis there, the World Health Organization warned this past week. As armed rebels close in on Goma, hospitals are overwhelmed and hundreds of thousands civilians have been displaced. Now, there are fears of a wider regional conflict. John Yang speaks with Jason Stearns to learn more about the situation.

  • How the Israel-Hamas war has devastated education in Gaza: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How the Israel-Hamas war has devastated education in Gaza

    S2024 E85 - 6m 2s

    The World Health Organization says the future of an entire generation in Gaza is at risk, with children dying of the effects of malnutrition and disease. Another casualty is Gaza’s education system — more than 800 schools are estimated to have been bombed or destroyed in five months of war between Israel and Hamas. David Skinner from Save the Children joins William Brangham to discuss.

  • How 2024 election could shape the future of abortion rights: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How 2024 election could shape the future of abortion rights

    S2024 E85 - 6m 34s

    The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case challenging FDA rules that make it easier to get mifepristone, the medication that accounts for more than half of all U.S. abortions. John Yang speaks with legal historian Mary Ziegler about the role executive branch agencies can play in a post-Roe world and the potential consequences of the 2024 election for reproductive rights.

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    News Wrap: Russians mourn victims of Moscow terror attack

    S2024 E85 - 2m 19s

    In our news wrap Sunday, Russia held a national day of mourning for victims of the concert hall massacre in suburban Moscow, a barrage of Russian missiles hit targets in Kyiv and farther west as Putin blames Ukraine for the terror attack without evidence, and Nigeria’s military says 137 of nearly 300 schoolchildren kidnapped more than two weeks ago have been released.

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