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Dec. 16, 2014

Dec. 16, 2014

PBS NewsHour

Tonight on the program, we look at the aftermath of a massacre of schoolchildren by the Taliban in Pakistan.

Dec. 15, 2014

Dec. 15, 2014

PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, we examine the bloody aftermath of the Australian hostage showdown.

Dec. 14, 2014

Dec. 14, 2014

PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, Dec. 14, the Senate passes the $1.1 trillion spending bill that will keep the government running in a late night deal.

Dec. 13, 2014

Dec. 13, 2014

PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, Dec. 13, protests against killings by police continue in New York and Washington D.C. Later, a look inside a covert United States government hip hop program in Cuba.

Dec. 12, 2014

Dec. 12, 2014

PBS NewsHour

Tonight on the program, we examine the continued dropping of oil prices which drove the sharpest stock market drop in more than three years.

Dec. 9, 2014

Dec. 9, 2014

PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Senate Intelligence Committee releases an executive summary of a five-year investigation into the CIA’s interrogation tactics used on terror suspects after 9/11. 

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