Daily Archives: May 26, 2016

PBS News Hour full episode. Video News from New York

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Thursday on the NewsHour, President Obama takes aim at Donald Trump as the billionaire clinches the GOP nomination. Also: Ecuador looks to rebuild after its devastating earthquake, new “superbug” becomes first drug-proof bacteria to hit U.S. soil, how patent trolls are shaking down American innovators, D.C.’s music scene goes “Live at 9:30” and Tim Heidecker wants you to stop stealing his content. PBS NewsHour video

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World leaders wary of a Donald Trump presidency. Video PBS News Hour

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Donald Trump’s rise to the top of the Republican party has perturbed many observers in the U.S., but how is the international community reacting to the New York billionaire? Judy Woodruff talks to Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times, Joyce Karam of Al-Hayat and Alan Gomez of USA Today for more on how the GOP nominee is perceived around the globe. PBS NewsHour video

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10th Annual Procurement Fair, New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy, City Housing Preservation. Video NYC Mayor’s Office

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• The City’s helping more Minority and Women-owned businesses win contracting opportunities through the 10th Annual Procurement Fair
• Workforce1 is providing free training opportunities in construction to help low-and-middle income New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy
• City Housing Preservation teams are taking action against building owners whose homeless units have fallen into disrepair. Video NYC Mayor’s Office

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U.S. innovators dogged by money-grubbing ‘patent trolls’. Video PBS News Hour

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The U.S. economy is driven by innovation, but unwelcome “patent trolls” are gunking up the system. Patent reform bills sit idle in Congress as the “trolls” set up companies for the sole purpose, critics say, of shaking down inventors while never creating anything. “We just have to write ’em a check so they’ll go away,” says one disgusted app maker. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. PBS NewsHour video

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A look inside the impressive library of Priceline founder Jay Walker. Video PBS News Hour

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Priceline founder Jay Walker‘s “Library of the History of Human Imagination” is home to some 25,000 books and countless artifacts. Among them: a 1957 backup Russian sputnik, an original anastatic facsimile of the Declaration of Independence and a 17th century atlas with the first maps to show the sun at the center of the universe. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. PBS NewsHour video

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