PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 19, 2018


Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Fed raises interest rates for the fourth time this year, signaling confidence in the economy. Also: President Trump’s surprise decision to withdraw troops from Syria, Congress tries to avoid a government shutdown, Iraq’s devastated Mosul struggles to rebuild, why detained migrant children could soon be released, the year in science and poetry with a social message.

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Markets drop as Fed signals it’s not done raising rates yet

News Wrap: Outgoing Speaker Ryan laments ‘broken politics’

Trump administration to withdraw military forces from Syria

Congress scrambles to wrap up legislation before the holiday

Why human toll of battle for Mosul may never be known

New policy may release hundreds of detained migrant children

Genetics, climate change, space mark the year in science

Poet Franny Choi on the value of imagining alternate reality