Debating Poverty in America
Simon Ostrovsky and Zach Fannin
In a controversial report, U.N. Special Rapporteur Philip Alston focused on widespread poverty in the United States, highlighting that nearly one in five American kids suffer from being poor. In response, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley declared that it was "patently ridiculous" for the United Nations to examine poverty in "the wealthiest and freest country in the world." PBS NewsHour special correspondent Simon Ostrovsky and producer Zach Fannin examine the debate, visiting a county in Alabama where a septic system serving white neighborhoods backs up into the yards of black residents who aren't connected to it.
No Longer Best Mates?
Sylvia Varnham O'Regan
Since Australia amended its immigration law in 2014, the number of New Zealanders being detained and deported has soared. As Sylvia Varnham O'Regan reports for The New York Times, the roundups have strained relations between the two countries.