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'A long way from zero': NYC takes on traffic fatalities

pbs.org — Although New York City streets over the past few years have been the safest in decades, traffic accidents and pedestrian fatalities have recently started to tick back up. Now, city officials are looking to "Vision Zero," an initiative based on a model from Sweden.
Nov 23, 2014

Following a Swedish model, New York City tries to reduce traffic fatalities with its "Vision Zero" program pbs.org/newshour/bb/vi…

Nov 23, 2014

RT @samkweber: The VISION ZERO approach to street safety in New York. @hari reports for @pbs @newshour weekend pbs.org/newshour/bb/vi…

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Harvest Apple Pie with Jim Dodge

video.pbs.org — Chef Jim Dodge makes an old fashioned, American apple pie. Watch online: Harvest Apple Pie with Jim Dodge from In Julia's Kitchen With Master Chefs. On demand, streaming video from PBS
Nov 23, 2014

Going to the archives for pie crust inspiration. Jim Dodge and Julia Child w/ an awesome technique I'll try on T-day video.pbs.org/video/22444325…

Study shows gun violence surged in Missouri after repeal of gun control laws

pbs.org — A study claims to have new evidence that proves tighter gun control laws can reduce gun violence. After the repeal of a 2007 Missouri law - a law that required potential gun buyers to be vetted and licensed by a local sheriff - Researchers in Missouri tracked changes to the homicide and non-negligent manslaughter rates.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @CoopFogg: Study shows gun violence surged in Missouri after repeal of gun control laws | PBS NewsHour to.pbs.org/1zPkv3a via @NewsHour

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Nov 23, 2014

RT @BookViewNow: And now @richfahle is chatting w/ @mattbai about "All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid" @ #MBFI31! bit.ly/MBFI31live

Nov 22, 2014

RT @BookViewNow: "The Innovators" looks @ people who shaped the digital revolution. We're talking w/ author @WalterIsaacson @ #MBFI31! bit.ly/MBFI31live

Fired nuke commander now linked to counterfeit poker chips

pbs.org — WASHINGTON - The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

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Obama quietly broadens US mission in Afghanistan

pbs.org — WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday.

Holder urges calm ahead of Ferguson decision

pbs.org — He also says in a video post by the Justice Department that protests are most effective when they're nonviolent. The Holder video released by Justice Friday doesn't specifically refer to the situation in Missouri where a St. Louis County grand jury is deliberating whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug.

Policy & Politics of Immigration Reform & What Lies Ahead in Washington

pbs.org — President Obama's immigration decision and the Republican response questioning the president's authority. Also what will Obama's lame duck years look like going up against a new GOP Congress? Plus, will an immigration overhaul impact Election 2016?

Article on sexual assault provokes investigation at UVA

pbs.org — A story in Rolling Stone details the gang rape of an 18-year-old student by seven men at a fraternity house at the University of Virginia. Journalist Sabrina Erdely says that the young woman reported the assault to the administration but nothing was done.

WATCH LIVE: hear from the authors at Miami Book Fair International

pbs.org — The 31st year of the annual Miami Book Fair International is underway, with hundreds of thousands of book lovers browsing the stalls set up along the streets of the coastal city in southern Florida. Throughout the weekend Street Fair, PBS will be live streaming interviews and special segments with distinguished authors.

Firestone and the Warlord

video.pbs.org — FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Based on the inside accounts of Americans who ran the company's Liberia rubber plantation, and diplomatic cables and court documents, the investigation reveals how Firestone conducted business during the brutal Liberian civil war.
Nov 22, 2014

Revealing PBS documentary: the tiremaker Firestone and Liberia's war (lord) : video.pbs.org/video/23653714…

House Intelligence Committee investigation debunks many Benghazi theories

pbs.org — WASHINGTON - A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.
Nov 22, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

RT @HBPolitico: “@NewsHour: House Intelligence Committee investigation debunks many Benghazi theories to.pbs.org/1v4N0JW” Emphasis on Republican-led...

Tonight: Policy & Politics of Immigration Reform, Lame Duck Legislation, and Obama's Legacy

pbs.org — November 21, 2014 President Obama's executive action to overhaul of the nation's immigration enforcement system will allow as many as five million undocumented immigrants to stay in the country without threat of deportation. The plan will also expand the current "Dreamers" program that protects immigrants who came to the U.S.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @washingtonweek: Joining @GwenIfill tonight on @WashingtonWeek: @JohnJHarwood @FawnJohnson @JeffZeleny @JohnDickerson ow.ly/EGkDV #FF #WashWeek

Nov 21, 2014

RT @washingtonweek: Joining @GwenIfill tonight on @WashingtonWeek: @JohnJHarwood @FawnJohnson @JeffZeleny @JohnDickerson ow.ly/EGkDV #FF #WashWeek

Nov 21, 2014

RT @jeffzeleny: Looking forward..RT @washingtonweek:Joining @GwenIfill tonight @JohnJHarwood @FawnJohnson @JeffZeleny @JohnDickerson ow.ly/EGkDV

Nov 21, 2014

Looking forward..RT @washingtonweek:Joining @GwenIfill tonight @JohnJHarwood @FawnJohnson @JeffZeleny @JohnDickerson ow.ly/EGkDV

Some colleges reconsider ties to Cosby

pbs.org — At least one college is distancing itself from Bill Cosby, the once-family-friendly comedian who has been accused of sexual assault by more than a dozen women. Cosby's involvement in higher education is extensive. He has been among the most prominent and generous donors to historically black colleges, especially with a $20 million donation to Spelman College.

Obama’s Immigration Plan Includes End to “Secure Communities”

pbs.org — President Barack Obama's speech introducing his long-promised executive action on immigration centered on deferring deportations for nearly 5 million people. But the president also made substantial changes to how officials will deal with the other roughly 6 million people in the country without proper documentation.

New Report: Adam Lanza “Did Not Just ‘Snap’”

pbs.org — In association with Doctors at Yale offered Adam Lanza treatment for what they identified as profound emotional disabilities six years before he went to Sandy Hook Elementary and carried out a shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead. His mother, Nancy Lanza, didn't agree to the treatment.

Slim chances for a full Iran nuclear deal by the deadline?

pbs.org — With the deadline for a deal on Tehran's nuclear program just days away, talks are on between U.S and Iranian negotiators in Vienna. How likely is it that they can bridge the gap between their demands by Monday? Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Sanger of The New York Times.
Nov 22, 2014

On Friday's PBS Newshour I discussed the obstacles to a nuclear deal with Iran with HariSreenivasan: the video: pbs.org/newshour/bb/sl…