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JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: A federal appeals court in San Francisco temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s remain in Mexico policy. Under it, nearly 60,000 legal asylum seekers have been returned to Mexico while their cases are decided. Today’s ruling halts the policy in California and Arizona. Those are the border states in

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JUDY WOODRUFF: Ultimately, it’s for a judge to decide, but the wrangling in the U.S. Justice Department over how much jail time a convicted Trump confidant should receive has led to a second straight day of turmoil. Yamiche Alcindor begins there. YAMICHE ALCINDOR: Today, outrage on Capitol Hill over the Justice Department’s new sentencing recommendation

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In the day’s other news: The outbreak of a new virus in China accelerated, with more than 80 dead and 2,700 cases confirmed. In turn, the U.S. State Department warned Americans to reconsider any plans to travel to China. We will look at all of this in detail after the news summary. The health crisis

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JUDY WOODRUFF: The long-awaited criminal trial of Harvey Weinstein began in New York City this week. Amna Nawaz has the details. AMNA NAWAZ: More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault or misconduct going back decades. But the New York trial, where jury selection began today, is based on charges brought by

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JOHN YANG: Lisa, I’m going to ask you to stay right there, just steps away from the House chamber, while we introduce the rest of our panel here at the desk, where they have been 9:00 this morning. “NewsHour” foreign affairs correspondent Nick Schifrin, who has been anchoring our special coverage of today’s proceedings, Eoyang,

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JOHN YANG: There is other news tonight. A federal appeals court struck down part of Obamacare today, but it stopped short of throwing out the entire law. The three-judge panel in New Orleans today agreed with a lower court in Texas that the individual mandate to buy health insurance is unconstitutional. Congress had already gutted

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JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: China’s central government strongly condemned today what it calls extreme violence from protesters in Hong Kong. The condemnation came after a day of clashes and a general strike that disrupted public transportation and blocked major roads. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News has the story. JONATHAN MILLER: The most violent, most

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bjbjLULU JEFFREY BROWN: Next, another story from our Economist Film Project series. Tonight’s film, titled “Prosecutor,” follows the work of the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, a jurist from Argentina, has a mandate to investigate war crimes around the world, but he and the court have faced criticism

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bjbjLULU GWEN IFILL: Now, a history of forced labor after the Civil War. A new document that airs tonight on PBS tells the story of how American citizens freed by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution remained under lock and key for decades afterward. “Slavery by Another Name,” based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of

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bjbj”9″9 JEFFREY BROWN: And now to a rare and very inside look at the philosophy and practice of a hugely influential and sometimes provocative Supreme Court justice. Margaret Warner talks with Antonin Scalia. MARGARET WARNER: Well, for 26 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia has long grounded his opinions in the words of

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