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Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.

    New York sees signs of virus plateau; in China, Wuhan lockdown finally lifted

    New York sees signs of virus plateau; in China, Wuhan lockdown finally lifted

    The coronavirus has claimed more than 12,000 lives in the U.S., but signs of hope are emerging. The number of patients being hospitalized in New York, the nation's top virus hot spot, has dropped, in an indication that physical distancing measures are working. Across the globe in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the outbreak originated, an 11-week lockdown has finally lifted. Stephanie Sy reports.

    • 4 min
    Bill Gates on where the COVID-19 pandemic will hurt the most

    Bill Gates on where the COVID-19 pandemic will hurt the most

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has spent the last few decades working to improve global health through his philanthropic organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. One area of focus has been reducing the spread of infectious disease -- a mission taking on new significance amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Gates joins Judy Woodruff to discuss vaccine outlook, economic impact and more.

    • 12 min
    Why Larry Hogan is proud of fellow governors' response to COVID-19

    Why Larry Hogan is proud of fellow governors' response to COVID-19

    Governors across the country are working together to ensure frontline medical workers receive the protective gear that can keep them from contracting or transmitting COVID-19. Maryland's Larry Hogan is the chairman of the National Governors Association, and he joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the ongoing effort to "catch up" to the crisis and why he feels proud of how U.S. governors are responding.

    • 6 min
    News Wrap: Acting Navy Secretary Modly resigns after controversy

    News Wrap: Acting Navy Secretary Modly resigns after controversy

    In our news wrap Tuesday, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has resigned after a tirade against the former captain of a warship hit by COVID-19. Modly had said that fired Captain Brett Crozier was "too naive or too stupid" to hold his post. Also, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post to become the first lady's chief of staff. She never held a formal press briefing.

    • 4 min
    What these New York EMTs are seeing as they respond to COVID-19 cases

    What these New York EMTs are seeing as they respond to COVID-19 cases

    New York remains the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. Medical teams there are facing a surge of seriously ill patients, and doing so while concerned about their own level of protection from the disease. William Brangham talks to Adam Bliden and Pearse Matthews, EMTs in the state's Rockland County, about the "terrifying" ordeal of knowing that many patients they pick up won't survive.

    • 8 min
    Patients dying of COVID-19 are disproportionately black. Chicago's mayor isn't surprised

    Patients dying of COVID-19 are disproportionately black. Chicago's mayor isn't surprised

    According to early data about the scope of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., COVID-19 is hitting Americans of color especially hard. The CDC has not published racial breakdowns of deaths, but some states are -- and they show that patients dying of the disease are disproportionately black. That trend is evident in Chicago, whose mayor, Lori Lightfoot, joins Yamiche Alcindor to discuss.

    • 7 min

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