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JUDY WOODRUFF: While the impeachment trial dominates the spotlight in Washington, the president turns his focus to touting the American economy. He flew to Europe for the annual meeting of the world’s business and economic elite. “NewsHour” special correspondent Ryan Chilcote reports from Davos, Switzerland. RYAN CHILCOTE: High in the Alps and 10 months away

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JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s been an awful summer in Australia, with extreme weather and terrible consequences. Thunderstorms and hail have been pelting eastern sections of the country, but strong winds have also created dust storms. Drought conditions and the bushfires remain a major problem. This fire season is hardly over. Miles O’Brien has been reporting from

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AMNA NAWAZ: By almost any measure, 2019 was a year of especially sobering news about climate change, not only because of new findings and grim warnings about what could happen, but because some — of some extreme weather events happening now. It was also a year where a movement grew from the ground up to

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JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: no end in sight:. The shelling of civilians continues in Syria. Meanwhile, the suspicious death of a humanitarian working in the country is raising concerns. Then: the Trump agenda — efforts by the president to resist new environmental rules now a rallying cry on

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JUDY WOODRUFF: Global climate talks in Madrid ended yesterday with little agreement on addressing what many say is the single greatest challenge facing humanity. William Brangham has more on why the talks failed to achieve nearly any of its stated goals. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: That’s right, Judy. These marathon talks ended with a small compromise and

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JUDY WOODRUFF: A growing number of Americans are worried climate change is a real crisis. That is one of the findings of a new poll by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation. It found that eight in 10 Americans believe human activity is fueling climate change, and nearly 40 percent now consider it

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Greta your first climate strike was a lonely event a little over a year ago and in the intervening time you have sparked the interest of millions literally of children around the globe demanding action for climate change what’s your message to world leaders today my message is that we’ll be watching you this is

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bjbjLULU JUDY WOODRUFF: Some of the biggest stories of 2011 involved extreme weather that wreaked havoc in many states and cities. As the year comes to a close, it’s sparking plenty of discussion in the world of science about the causes and meaning of those events. Hari Sreenivasan explores all that following some background. HARI

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NICK SCHIFRIN: The teachers strike in Chicago is over. The teachers union agreed today to go back to work, after the city agreed to make up five of the 11 school days lost to the strike. The two sides had already reached a tentative deal with pay raises over five years. Mayor Lori Lightfoot welcomed

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JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: all eyes on the storm. Hurricane Dorian churns toward the U.S. mainland, as Florida residents batten down for a dangerous landfall. Then: hearing from home. It’s the time of year when members of Congress head back to their districts, and voters have a lot

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