May 22, 2024 - PBS NewsHour full episode

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May 22, 2024 - PBS NewsHour full episode

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  • Deadly tornado devastates small town of Greenfield, Iowa: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Deadly tornado devastates small town of Greenfield, Iowa

    S2024 E144 - 3m 16s

    Search efforts continue in Iowa where a devastating tornado tore through a small city and led to multiple deaths. It was part of a series of twisters hitting the state on Monday. The most powerful tornado cut through the heart of Greenfield, a small community about 50 miles southwest of Des Moines. Geoff Bennett reports.

  • News Wrap: 3 more countries will recognize Palestinian state: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: 3 more countries will recognize Palestinian state

    S2024 E144 - 6m 25s

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Norway, Ireland and Spain declared that they will formally recognize a Palestinian state, the families of 19 victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, are suing nearly 100 state police officers for the botched response, the Biden administration is canceling another round of student loans and Nikki Haley says she'll vote for Donald Trump in November.

  • Rep. Raskin on urging DOJ to investigate 'big oil': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rep. Raskin on urging DOJ to investigate 'big oil'

    S2024 E144 - 6m 25s

    In Congress, the top Democrats on two committees are asking the Department of Justice to launch a sweeping investigation of big oil corporations. They allege that the companies have deceived the public for decades about their complicity in climate change and willingness to address it. Lisa Desjardins discussed more with Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin.

  • Trump's plans for healthcare, reproductive rights if he wins: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trump's plans for healthcare, reproductive rights if he wins

    S2024 E144 - 7m 20s

    This week on the campaign trail, Donald Trump suggested he was open to restricting birth control or allowing states to do so. He later walked it back on Truth Social, saying he will “never advocate imposing restrictions on birth control.” President Biden and Trump are proposing vastly different visions for reproductive rights and healthcare. White House Correspondent Laura Barrón-López reports.

  • Social media's role in the rise of youth violence: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Social media's role in the rise of youth violence

    S2024 E144 - 8m 6s

    Violent crime has been on a downward trend across the country since the pandemic-era spike. But today, several cities are reporting a new rise in violent crimes involving youth. In many of these cases, police say social media played a central role. Stephanie Sy reports on the challenges of addressing teen violence.

  • American detained by Syria died in custody, family says: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    American detained by Syria died in custody, family says

    S2024 E144 - 6m 22s

    The family of an American psychotherapist detained in Syria says the U.S. government has informed them he has died in custody. Majd Kamalmaz was one of a half dozen Americans believed held by Bashar al-Assad’s regime, some of whom have allegedly suffered torture, or have even been murdered. Nick Schifrin spoke with two of Kamalmaz’s daughters, Ulaa and Maryam.

  • First Black astronaut flies in space after 63-year wait: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    First Black astronaut flies in space after 63-year wait

    S2024 E144 - 5m 52s

    More than 60 years after he was selected but ultimately passed over to become this country’s first Black astronaut, Ed Dwight finally made it to space. He flew aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket as it skimmed space on a roughly ten-minute flight. Geoff Bennett sat down with Dwight to discuss his long journey.

  • Amy Tan turns her literary gaze on the world of birds: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Amy Tan turns her literary gaze on the world of birds

    S2024 E144 - 7m 35s

    She’s a novelist turned naturalist. New York Times best-selling author Amy Tan has turned her intense gaze to the world of birds and shared her private drawings and musings in a new book. Jeffrey Brown joined Tan at her Northern California home to discuss "The Backyard Bird Chronicles" for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.

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