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  • July 28, 2014

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 670 people and spread to four countries. Among those now infected are two American aid workers and the lead Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone. Gwen Ifill interviews Dr. Estrella Lasry of Doctors Without Borders about factors, including fear and hostility, that are hindering efforts to stop the outbreak. Continue reading

  • July 28, 2014

    What’s the best engine to drive the economy? More money for the rich, or better wages for the working class? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the debate between those two lines of thought with billionaire venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and noted libertarian law professor Richard Epstein. Continue reading

  • July 28, 2014

    Stability in Libya has continued to deteriorate due to regional rivalries and the lacking of strong governance since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Jeffrey Brown talks to Frederic Wehrey of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about the risk of Libya becoming a failed state, spillover effects for the region and whether the United States and other allies can play a role in easing the chaos. Continue reading

  • July 28, 2014

    In Libya, rival militias fighting for control of Tripoli airport set ablaze a major fuel depot. Some Western governments, including the U.S., have pulled their personnel from the country, as factional violence and regional rivalries unravel the gains of the 2011 revolution. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • July 28, 2014

    House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise on how to improve patient care in the VA health care system. The $17 billion proposal would provide money for vets to seek out private care if their access is limited, hire additional doctors and nurses and lease new clinics around the country. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Florida Rep. Jeff Miller join Judy Woodruff to discuss the deal. Continue reading