PBS NewsHour Extra
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Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months from his anchor chair at NBC Nightly News after it was revealed that he lied about an incident that he said happened in Iraq. Why is it important for journalists to be truthful?
The World Cup. The Michael Brown shooting. Scotland’s bid for independence. The war in Gaza. The advance of ISIL through Syria and Iraq. 2014 has brought many events that have forever changed the world and whose effects will reverberate for years to come. What events had the most impact on the world in 2014? Why?
This month’s election brought sweeping victories for the Republican party, who secured control of the Senate, retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and made numerous gains in local and state governments. What are the challenges of a divided government?
The recent spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa has left the international community scrambling to handle what has become its largest outbreak ever. What are the challenges of fighting Ebola, and how can the international community overcome them?