Play How prejudice affects the cases of missing Indigenous women

While Gabby Petito's death has captured national attention, tens of thousands of people are reported missing or murdered every year in the U.S. Native women are murdered at rates 10 times the national average. In Wyoming alone, 710 indigenous people were reported missing from 2011 to 2020. Amna Nawaz discusses those statistics with Abigail Echo-Hawk, director of the Urban Indian Health Institute.

Play News Wrap: R. Kelly found guilty in sex-trafficking trial

A federal jury in New York found rhythm and blues star R. Kelly guilty of racketeering and crossing state lines for immoral acts. President Joe Biden defended giving booster shots for COVID-19 now that the Centers for Disease Control has approved Pfizer's third dose for certain groups. At least two-thirds of Britain's gas stations are out of fuel due to a shortage of truckers and panic buying.

Play How low-wage workers are getting better opportunities

As the American economy recovers from the worst impacts of the pandemic, questions remain about the labor force and the problems that plagued the economy even prior to the start of COVID-19. In the eighth and final installment of our "Work Shift" series, Paul Solman recaps what we've learned.

Play Germany's election deadlock highlights a generational divide

Angela Merkel is staying on as interim German chancellor after the country’s election ended in virtual deadlock. Talks aimed at establishing a new coalition government are underway, but could take months. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Berlin.

Play Rep. Gottheimer ‘optimistic’ about major Biden agenda bills

Two major bills are at stake amid Democratic infighting in Congress. The first is a bipartisan infrastructure deal, and the second a larger reconciliation bill that focuses on climate, child care, health care and more. To break down the latest in the discussions, Judy Woodruff is joined by co-chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey.

Play Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on reconciliation, AZ vote count

NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the stalemate over the reconciliation bill and how that affects the Democrats’ and President Joe Biden’s agenda, and the counting of election ballots in Arizona.

Play The latest on infrastructure, reconciliation bill stalemate

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are huddling behind closed doors as they remain divided on how to advance two major bills. House speaker Nancy Pelosi promised a vote later this week on infrastructure, but some members of her party are holding out — seeking more progress on a separate, larger reconciliation bill. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Play Can urban reforestation help lower rising temperatures?

This past summer was the hottest on record in more than a century. To shield against rising temperatures, many cities around the country are taking a closer look at trees, which have been shown to cool the air by as much as 10 degrees. Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports from Cleveland — a city once known as 'The Forest City' — to take a look at efforts to restore its tree canopy.

Play Broadway throws open its doors after longest shutdown

New York City’s theaters are finally reopening after they were shut down on March 12, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to hit the city. This has been the longest shutdown in Broadway’s history. NewsHour Weekend’s Zachary Green spoke with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Martyna Majok, whose new play, “Sanctuary City,” opened a year-and-a-half later than planned.

Play With Angela Merkel leaving, Germans vote in key election

Exit polls show a neck-and-neck race in Germany’s parliamentary elections held on Sunday. More than 60 million adults are eligible to vote in the landmark election. Chancellor Angela Merkel who has served for 16 years is stepping down, marking the start of a new era in German politics. Deutsche Welle Television Political Correspondent Thomas Sparrow joins to discuss.

Play How the expulsion of migrants is affecting Haiti

Thousands of Haitian migrants who have been deported by the U.S. have been arriving home as authorities scramble for resources including food and medical supplies. Haiti is reeling from a convergence of crises, and critics say America’s actions will worsen the humanitarian crisis. Widlore Merancourt, editor-in-chief of Ayibopost, joins from Port-Au-Prince.

Play In Michigan, an effort to take politics out of redistricting

In a gerrymandered state, it's not unusual to see towns carved in half and school districts split. This is by no means accidental — the redistricting process has long been conducted behind closed doors, under the watchful eye of the very politicians hoping to tip voting lines in their favor. But Michigan may have found a way to break this pattern — and take the politics out of the process.

Play News Wrap: CDC approves boosters for older, high-risk adults

In our news wrap Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved booster shots for older and high-risk Americans, adding frontline workers to the list. Vice President Kamala Harris had her own COVID scare moments before an interview with ABC's "The View." A migrant encampment in Del Rio, Texas where thousands of Haitian migrants had converged this week has now been cleared.

Play Jury begins deliberations in R. Kelly case

R. Kelly has faced sexual abuse allegations for decades, settling multiple cases. In his first criminal trial since being acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008, prosecutors argued Kelly oversaw a criminal enterprise, sexually assaulting and imprisoning underage girls, boys, and young women. Kelly pled not guilty. Reporter Emily Palmer of The New York Times joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.

Play Brooks and Capehart on Democratic infighting, debt ceiling

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the divide among Democrats over the $3.5 trillion spending bill, the looming debt ceiling deadline, and the Biden administration’s response to the Haitian migrant issue on the southern border.

Play A Brief But Spectacular take on post-pandemic opportunity

Whether teaching NYU marketing students or co-hosting the podcast “Pivot," Scott Galloway rarely misses an opportunity to share his insight on the effects of big tech. Tonight, he shares his Brief But Spectacular take on this country's response to the pandemic. It’s also the subject of his latest book: "Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity."

Play Germany faces tight race to fill Angela Merkel's shoes

Germany is one of America's most important allies. Nearly every American president since George W. Bush has worked closely with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But for the first time since 2005, she will not be a candidate when Germans head to the polls this Sunday to vote for her successor. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant is in Berlin with a preview of this upcoming election.

Play AZ's ballot review a playbook for disgruntled politicians

Republicans in the Arizona State Senate had commissioned a review of 2020 ballots in Maricopa County even though election officials found no large-scale fraud. But a partisan group called Cyber Ninjas undertook a controversial review of the vote and affirmed Joe Biden won Maricopa County and Arizona. Nate Persily, an election law scholar at Stanford University, joins William Brangham with more.

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