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Author Tim O'Brien Recalls Vietnam War Experiences Video

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Marking the 20th anniversary of its publication, author Tim O'Brien reads an excerpt from "The Things They Carried," a novel about the experiences of a group of soldiers in the Vietnam War.

International Community Reacts to Trump’s Win | PBS NewsHour

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Learn how the international community responds to the election of President-elect Donald Trump with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from November 12, 2016.

How Muhammad Ali’s Life Reflected America’s Struggles | PBS NewsHour

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Learn about the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 5, 2016.

Monitoring the Midterms: Manafort, Cohen and Political Corruption | PBS NewsHour

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Directions: Read the summary below first, then watch the video (you may wish to stop the video at 4m:15s if short on time) and answer the discussion questions. To help students follow along, use this transcript. For extra context, read this brief NewsHour summary of events.

Summary: Fallout continues after the August 21 guilty plea and a guilty verdict for two men with close ties to President Donald Trump. A jury found Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty on eight counts of bank and tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. Later that same day, Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to bank fraud, more than $4 million in tax evasion and campaign finance violations for paying off women at the direction of the President. Legal experts have been examining the question as to whether or not the outcomes for both men could pose a legal challenge to Trump. The President has defended himself, reiterating his belief that he is not implicated in the guilty pleas of Cohen.

 August 25, 2018 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.

Voting Rights Restored for Felons in Virginia | PBS NewsHour

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Find out why the governor of Virginia restored voting rights for felons with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from April 22, 2016.

Israel and Hamas Announce Open-Ended Cease-Fire

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Help your students understand the conflict between Israel and Hamas with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from August 26, 2014. Also have your students check out interviews from students their age in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank that NewsHour Extra collected via Skype and email this August (located in Support Materials).

Technology: How Companies Use Tech That Tracks You at Home and on the Road

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This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on January 24, 2014.

Smart gadgets collect user information so that they can adapt to individual habits and personal tastes. But as this technology becomes more pervasive -- embedded in automobiles, refrigerators, even fire alarms and thermostats -- many fear the ways that private companies could misuse private customer data.

Release of American Soldier Causes More Concern than Relief

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Get students up to speed on the controversial prisoner swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource from June 4, 2014. In the days since his release, fellow soldiers have disputed his account of his capture and the Pentagon concluded he walked away from his unit of his own accord. President Obama defended the prisoner swap with the Taliban, saying the U.S. gets American soldiers back from captivity no matter what the circumstances may be.

Wave of Undocumented Students Challenges Schools

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See how an influx of undocumented child immigrants is affecting school systems with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from September 26, 2014.

Famed Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond Remembered

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Learn about the legacy of civil rights leader Julian Bond with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from August 16, 2015.

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