Daily Archives: September 14, 2016

Inmates get a ‘second chance’ at federal grants for higher ed under experimental program. PBS NewsHour video

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In a pilot project announced this summer, the Department of Education will partner with dozens of colleges to provide higher education to prisoners who can’t afford to pay; eligible inmates will be able to apply for federal grants under the experimental trial. Hari Sreenivasan explores what both advocates and critics are saying.

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NIGHT LIFE BUSINESS CRIMINALS , CULTURE , POLITICS, HUMOR

Uncovering the problem of forced marriage in the U.S.A. . PBS NewsHour video

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Forced marriage in the U.S.A. ?

She was never verbally or physically threatened or restrained. But at age 19, Nina Van Harn felt like she couldn’t say no when she was expected to marry a man chosen by her family. And she is not alone in her experience. In a two-year period, it’s estimated that there were 3,000 such forced marriage cases in the United States. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports.

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Inside the candidates’ plans for paid leave and child care. PBS News Hour video

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When it comes to paid family leave, the United States lags behind every other developed country in the world. Hillary Clinton has stressed childhood issues for decades and has proposed 12 weeks of paid leave and universal preschool. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is the first GOP nominee ever to propose paid family leave and child care help. Lisa Desjardins compares their plans. PBS News Hour video

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What each candidate must do to win the Electoral College. PBS NewsHour video

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While polls show the presidential race is tightening, in the end it comes down to this: The candidate who wins at least 270 electoral votes will prevail. Gwen Ifill examines different paths to the White House with Republican strategist John Brabender and former Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton. PBS News Hour video

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