• Medical marijuana plants are pictured as they dry in the Los Angeles area. Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
    May 29

    As the unemployment rate drops across the country, employers are running into another problem – finding potential job candidates who will take and pass drug tests. Even though the country is amid an opioid epidemic, employers say marijuana has been the biggest hurdle. New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes talks to Hari Sreenivasan about her reporting on the issue. Continue reading

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    After the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the start of the war in Iraq in 2003, 30-year-old Amsterdam native Mahmoud Tighadouini fell into an online community that exposed him to radical Islamic ideology for the first time. Continue reading

  • Migrants wait to disembark in the Sicilian harbour of Catania, Italy, May 28, 2016. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello - RTX2ELFY
    May 28

    On this episode for Saturday, May 28, a war with the Islamic State appears to be escalating on two fronts and the number of migrants crossing from Libya to Europe is surging. Later, hear how South Dakota is trying to attract new lawyers to the state in the wake of an attorney shortage. Lisa Desjardins anchors from New York. Continue reading

  • Shi'ite fighters and Iraqi security forces advance towards Falluja, Iraq, May 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani - RTSFX33
    May 28

    The Islamic State’s most recent advances in northern Syria are some of the group’s biggest in two years, according to human rights leaders. And for the sixth day in a row, Iraqi forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, battled militants in and around Fallujah, less than 40 miles from Baghdad. For more on the situation on the ground in Iraq, Washington Post reporter Missy Ryan in Baghdad joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss. Continue reading

  • 1st Lieutenant Demetrius Ball re-enlisting one of his soldiers while on deployment in Iraq (2005). Photo courtesy of Demetrius Ball
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    High school teacher Demetrius Ball hopes that by sharing a little about what life was like in the military, his students might further understand the meaning of Memorial Day. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he boards his flight after visiting Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park at Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2EG6Y
    May 27

    Friday on the NewsHour, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima and pays tribute to the bombing victims. Also: Inside Obama’s nuclear legacy, a new film recognizes American POWs killed at Hiroshima, the fight for food accountability on Capitol Hill, Shields and Brooks talk politics and how comfort dogs help victims of child abuse make it through court. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama lays a wreath at a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX2EFVU
    May 27

    President Obama on Friday visited Hiroshima, which was devastated when the U.S. dropped the atom bomb on it in 1945. Obama joined Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in paying solemn tribute to the tens of thousands who died in the strike and met with survivors. He offered no apologies but renewed his call for nuclear disarmament. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters/File Photo ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2DL2O
    May 27

    In our news wrap Friday, the G-7 summit in Japan ended with world leaders calling for peaceful resolutions to territorial disputes, a clear warning against China’s bid to expand its reach in the South China Sea by building man-made islands. Also, the UN Nuclear Agency reported Iran is honoring all its major obligations under the nuclear deal it signed with world powers last year. Continue reading

  • The gutted Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, currently known as Atomic Bomb Dome or A-Bomb Dome, is seen after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, in this handout photo taken by U.S. Army in November, 1945, and distributed by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Mandatory credit REUTERS/U.S. Army/Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum/Handout via Reuters  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. MANDATORY CREDIT. SEARCH "HIROSHIMA ARCHIVE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES    TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSF5GY
    May 27

    President Obama used his unprecedented visit to Hiroshima to call attention to the grave threat nuclear weapons still pose to the world. Judy Woodruff talks to former Assistant Secretary of State Stephen Rademaker and Rachel Bronson of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists about that threat — and the president’s own nuclear legacy. Continue reading

  • A video frame grab shows Shigeaki Mori, 77, smiling at his home in a suburb in Hiroshima November 30, 2014. Mori was eight on August 6, 1945 when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, incinerating the city. He survived but says he continues to suffer health problems caused by exposure to radiation to this day. In the 1980s, he got hold of the names of a dozen American prisoners of war (POWs) who were in Hiroshima on that fateful day. He spent over 20 years tracking down their bereaved families to inform them of what happened to their kin and register the POWs in the city's memorial hall. Video taken November 30, 2014. To match Feature PEACE-HIROSHIMA/    REUTERS/Thin Lei Win (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTR4HJKA
    May 27

    Among the thousands killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was the crew of the B-24 bomber “Lonesome Lady,” 12 American POWs who are oft-forgotten in the annals of history. But one man who never forgot was Shigeaki Mori, whose diligent efforts to memorialize the dead Americans are documented in the new film “Paper Lanterns.” John Yang talks to “Paper Lanterns” director Barry Frechette for more. Continue reading