Play News Wrap: California bars worker productivity quotas

n our news wrap Thursday, California is now the first state to bar Amazon and other giant warehouse employers from punishing or firing workers over productivity quotas. Democratic congressional leaders now say they have a framework deal to pay for a huge spending measure covering social and environmental programs. A shooting today in Tennessee left 2 dead — including the gunman — and 12 wounded.

Play Artist upends porcelain traditions with personal roots

Special correspondent Jared Bowen of GBH Boston brings us a look at artist Roberto Lugo, who puts family, tradition, and historical figures like Harriet Tubman at the center of his work in New Hampshire. It's part of our ongoing arts and culture series, CANVAS.

Play World still could combat climate crisis, climate envoys say

The U.N. warns that unless the world acts faster than promised, Earth's temperatures will rise to catastrophic, irreversible levels. The U.S. calls the upcoming climate summit the last chance for the world to avoid disaster. Nick Schifrin discusses the crisis with John Kerry, the president's special envoy on climate, and Frans Timmermans, executive vice president of the European Commission.

Play Lack of access, infrastructure hurt Ugandan vaccine goals

The U.S. plan to donate 500 million vaccines to developing countries aims to address the lopsided distribution and exacerbated impact of the virus. In Africa, Uganda is still struggling to vaccinate those most at-risk. It has recorded more than 120,000 cases of COVID-19 and over 3100 deaths, but the true toll is likely much higher. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kampala.

Play Here's the latest on the fate of Haitian migrants in Texas

Daniel Foote, the U.S. special envoy to Haiti, resigned in protest Thursday, over the Biden administration's move to deport Haitian migrants back to their troubled home country. Foote called the handling of migrants in Del Rio, Texas, “inhumane” and “counterproductive.” White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor broke the story of the special envoy's resignation and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Play How booster shot back-and-forth may hurt U.S. vaccinations

An advisory panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended the Pfizer booster shots for people 65 and older, nursing home residents, and younger adults with underlying health issues. For a deeper look at that decision, Amna Nawaz is joined by Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo. She is a physician, epidemiologist and professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

Play China's vaccine faces scrutiny as vaccinated Indonesians die

As the U.S. commits to vaccine distribution, Indonesia has recorded more than 4 million COVID cases. More than 140,000 people have died. Initially, Indonesia turned to China for vaccine aid. But Nick Schifrin explores how the U.S. and its allies are trying to achieve vaccine inroads in China’s backyard.

Play EU diplomat: Europe can deploy military without U.S., NATO

President Joe Biden spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday for the first time since France erupted with anger over a new Indo-Pacific defense alliance between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Nick Schifrin looks at European-U.S. relations with Josep Borrell, the high representative for foreign affairs and security policy and vice president of the European Commission.

Play News Wrap: Senate ends police reform talks

In our news wrap Wednesday, Democratic Senators say they ended bipartisan negotiations on police reform and collecting data on use of force. Senators have also reached a stalemate on the fight over the debt ceiling. There's word that large numbers of Haitian migrants in Texas are being released into the U.S. and told to report to immigration within 60 days.

Play 'How America faced 'Peril' in final days of Trump presidency

The first draft of history is being written about the final, chaotic days of Donald Trump's presidency and the earliest days of Joe Biden's. A new book by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa reveals the alarm and lengths that then-president Trump's top advisors went to in order to prevent him from acting on his worst impulses. Woodward and Costa join Judy Woodruff with more.

Play Louisiana's parishes feel 'forgotten' after Hurricane Ida

Residents in Louisiana have begun the long process of recovery following Hurricane Ida, which destroyed or caused major damage for about 8,000 homes statewide. While the city of New Orleans has largely recovered, the coastal parishes of Lafourche and Terrebonne are struggling with prolonged power outages and a growing housing crisis. Community reporter Roby Chavez reports from the ground.

Play Government funding, debt ceiling face uphill Senate battle

Congress must act soon just to keep the federal government functioning. But Democratic leaders are navigating internal divides and logjams as they try to pass two bills that would together dole out trillions of dollars toward infrastructure, child care and combating climate change. The road ahead on all of these issues is bumpy. Lisa Desjardins walks us through what's happening on Capitol Hill.

Play Ex-CDC director says U.S. plan to share Pfizer doses flawed

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that the U.S. was purchasing an additional 500 million Pfizer COVID vaccines to donate to other nations. The move is what critics and organizations like the WHO have been calling for — a much more robust effort on behalf of rich countries. Yet some are saying this still isn’t enough. William Brangham discusses with Tom Frieden, former head of the CDC.

Play Here are the issues America’s allies want U.S. to deliver on

President Joe Biden on Tuesday delivered his first speech to the United Nations as part of its annual general assembly. Biden touted diplomacy and the endurance of democracy as he faces tensions with old allies, and global challenges, like COVID and climate change. Nick Schifrin reports from New York, and white house correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins with more from the White House north lawn.

Play Rising heat, sea levels hurt life in Sicily, Italy

Climate change experts in Sicily, Italy are warning that rising sea waters are threatening some of the island's most crucial heavy industrial plants. They are also forecasting food shortages because crops are being destroyed. The island endured record temperatures this summer. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Sicily for NewsHour's climate change series.

Play News Wrap: White House continues deporting Haitian migrants

In our news wrap Tuesday, the Biden administration stepped up deportations of Haitian migrants gathered in Del Rio, Texas, on the border with Mexico. Johnson & Johnson says a booster for its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine triggers a strong immune response. The U.S. House of Representatives is set to fund federal operations into December and raise the debt ceiling.

Play Inmates on pandemic home confinement fear return to prison

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Justice Department has released more than 30,000 non-violent inmates to home confinement to try to limit the virus' spread in prison. But, as John Yang reports for our ongoing "Searching for Justice" series, some of these men and women could be forced to return to prison once the pandemic ends.

Play Bill Gates on vaccine equity, climate, Epstein meetings

With world leaders visiting New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is calling on the world's richest nations to take what he says are urgent steps needed to end "the crisis phase of this pandemic." Judy Woodruff spoke with Gates about those steps earlier this afternoon in a wide-ranging discussion.

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