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In Trump's Taiwan Kerfuffle, Beijing Has Been Uncharacteristically Measured

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:20:25 -0500

Some are in an uproar over President-elect Donald Trump's phone call to Taiwan's president. Yet the Chinese leadership has shown no interest in escalating the matter.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Announces His Resignation

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:13:00 -0500

In a surprising move, John Key said it was the "right time" to leave politics. Key, who spent eight years as leader of his country and his party, says he will formally step down on Dec. 12.

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II On Army Corps Decision

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:33:00 -0500

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II discusses news that the Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Italian Voters Reject Proposed Changes, Prompting Prime Minister's Resignation

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:39:00 -0500

Matteo Renzi had pinned his political future on the proposed constitutional changes, which would have taken some power away from Italy's Parliament. Renzi announced he will resign on Monday.

NFL Targets Kids In Outreach Campaign

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:39 -0500

Sports writer George Dohrmann discusses the NFL's efforts to replenish its viewership and player pipeline with a campaign targeting children, which he compares to the efforts of the tobacco industry.

Fidel Castro Laid To Rest In Private Ceremony

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:39 -0500

Special correspondent for PBS NewsHour Nick Schifrin was on hand as Cuba's longtime ruler Fidel Castro was buried today in Santiago, where he launched his revolution more than half a century ago.

What Election Recounts Mean For Black Voters

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:39 -0500

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has spurred election recounts in multiple states. Charles Ellison of The Root discusses his post titled "4 Ways the Jill Stein Recount Screws Black Voters."

Thousands Of Veterans Travel To Standing Rock To Support Activists

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:39 -0500

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii joined thousands of veterans at the Standing Rock protest in North Dakota this weekend. They traveled to show solidarity against the oil pipeline.

Firefighters Continue Search For Victims In Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:39 -0500

The search continues for victims of a fire that swept through an artists' collective in Oakland, Calif., killing at least 30 people. The toll is expected to rise.

In Victory For Protesters, Army Corps Denies Easement For Dakota Pipeline

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:00 -0500

The Army Corps of Engineers has denied an easement for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, essentially halting the construction of the oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Army Corps Denies Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:45:00 -0500

The decision essentially halts the construction of the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and it also comes as protests at the site continued to grow.

Austria's Far-Right Presidential Candidate Loses In An Election Do-Over

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:30:00 -0500

Alexander Van der Bellen defeated Norbert Hofer of the conservative Freedom Party. Had Hofer won he would have become the first far-right president in Western Europe since World War II.

Death Toll In Oakland Fire Rises To 33 As Searchers Comb Through Wreckage

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:45:00 -0500

"The scope of this tragedy is tremendous," Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said.

Cuban Military Fires 21-Gun Salute As Fidel Castro Ashes Are Interred

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:12:00 -0500

Fidel Castro was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Santiago de Cuba, known as the launching site for the Cuban Revolution. Castro's younger brother Raul delivered the final homage.

Oakland Fire At Warehouse Party Kills At Least 9

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:43:19 -0500

A fire at a warehouse in Oakland, California — the scene of a large party Friday night — has killed at least nine people.