WATCH LIVE: Lori Lightfoot to be sworn in as Chicago mayor


Lori Lightfoot, who made history in April when she defeated a longtime political insider to become the first black woman and openly gay person elected to lead Chicago, is being sworn in *as mayor* on May 20.

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 19, 2019


On this edition for Sunday, May 19, new state laws renew the debate on abortion, India wraps up the seventh phase of a weeks-long election process with exit polls favoring the country's prime minister, and a look at how colleges are finding ways to help a growing number of student-parents. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 19, 2019


On this edition for Sunday, May 19, new state laws renew the debate on abortion, India wraps up the seventh phase of a weeks-long election process with exit polls favoring the country's prime minister, and a look at how colleges are finding ways to help a growing number of student-parents. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.


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State abortion laws open possible Roe v. Wade challenge


Alabama and Missouri enacted laws last week outlawing abortion under almost all circumstances, setting up a legal battle that may challenge Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling on abortion. And in other political news this weekend, Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash accused President Trump of “impeachable conduct." Special correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

Indian elections are a referendum on Modi’s politics


Voting concluded in India on Sunday in the final phase of a weeks-long election. With more than 900 million registered voters, the final results expected Thursday will decide if Prime Minister Narendra Modi stays in power. Jeffrey Gettleman, The New York Times South Asia bureau chief, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss India’s election process and the issues facing the world’s largest democracy.

Little support in U.S for college students raising children


There are nearly 4 million undergraduate students who are raising children, representing 22 percent of all students attending U.S. colleges. Yet only about 8 percent of single mothers in college will obtain associate's or bachelor's degrees within six years, while half of women without children finish their college programs in the same time frame. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports.

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 18, 2019


On this edition for Saturday, May 18, tensions continue to escalate between the U.S. and Iran, Joe Biden focuses on president Trump at a campaign kickoff rally, the South China Sea is facing ecological challenges, and the Brexit-effect during Europe's parliamentary elections could deal a blow to Britain’s established political parties. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Watch Live: Bernie Sanders campaigns in Georgia


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Biden focuses on Trump in Philadelphia speech


With 23 Democrats in the race for their party’s presidential nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden is the most recognizable name. But Biden used a campaign kick-off speech in Philadelphia to focus on President Trump and not on his Democratic rivals. NewsHour’s digital politics editor and senior writer, Daniel Bush, who covered the speech, talks with Hari Sreenivasan about Biden’s strategy.

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 18, 2019


On this edition for Saturday, May 18, tensions continue to escalate between the U.S. and Iran, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden focuses on president Trump at a campaign kickoff rally, the South China Sea is facing ecological challenges, and the Brexit-effect during Europe's parliamentary elections could deal a blow to Britain’s established political parties. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

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Mural highlights Bronx teen’s death from gang violence


It will be one year next month since 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, a Bronx, N.Y. teenager was killed, a victim of gang violence. After his death, the Instagram hashtag #JusticeForJunior began prompted artist George Fernandez to create a mural honoring the teenager’s life.Newshour’s Student Reporting Labs program with help from students at Bronx Arena High School report

WATCH: Joe Biden holds first official presidential campaign rally in Philadelphia


Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in Pennsylvania at 1 p.m. ET, holding an official kickoff rally and delivering remarks on unifying America in Philadelphia. This event culminates a multi-week tour of Pennsylvania, Iowa, South Carolina, Nevada, and New Hampshire.

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With Brexit looming, Britain will vote in European elections


As Britain's departure from the European Union remains on hold, the country will participate next week in the European Parliament elections. Britain's new Brexit Party is forecast to win a majority of the United Kingdom’s seats in the EU's 28-nation legislative body. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

South China Sea threatened by 'a series of catastrophes'


The South China Sea is home to more than a tenth of all the fish caught in the world, but fish stocks there are now on the verge of collapsing. Overfishing and the destruction of coral reefs have been exacerbated by maritime disputes and development projects. Greg Poling, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

PBS NewsHour full episode May 17, 2019


In Hong Kong, crowds are taking to the streets to protest a new law that allows extradition of suspected criminals to China. The city has long valued its independence, and opponents of the policy fear it will enable China to target critics and create a chilling effect on speech. Nick Schifrin talks to Martin Lee, an attorney and the founding chairman of the first pro-democracy party in Hong Kong.

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