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  • President Barack Obama said more than 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the new health insurance markets created by his overhaul. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
    December 23, 2013  

    The Obama administration pushed back the government health care enrollment deadline to Dec. 24, giving consumers one more day to sign up for coverage that begins Jan. 1. Officials say the extensions will also help HealthCare.gov deal with the last-minute surge. Gwen Ifill talks to Alex Wayne of Bloomberg News. Continue reading

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    December 23, 2013  

    Recommendations by an advisory panel to review U.S. spying practices were released last week. The report, commissioned by President Obama, raised questions about the NSA’s phone metadata collection program and surveillance on foreign leaders. Jeffrey Brown talks with two members of the panel: Geoffrey Stone and Peter Swire. Continue reading

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    December 23, 2013  

    Despite a push from President Obama for immigration reform, 2013 failed to yield any sweeping legislation. Judy Woodruff talks to Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Research Center, Tamar Jacoby of ImmigrationWorks USA, Angela Maria Kelley of the Center for American Progress and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies. Continue reading

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    NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
    December 22, 2013  

    Studies show that Americans are the most charitable people in the world, but a change to charitable deductions may reduce the overall amount given to charity by billions. Charity Navigator’s CEO Ken Berger explains how to choose a charity which provides the best giving value per dollar. Continue reading

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    NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
    December 21, 2013  

    Over 200 journalists are being detained for their work around the world, making 2013 the second-worst year on record for journalists in prison, according to the most recent report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. John Larson speaks with Robert Mahoney, deputy director of the CPJ for more on the story. Continue reading

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    December 20, 2013  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including their predictions on how the health care law will be viewed in history, what America will remember about the 113th Congress and what holiday gifts they’d bestow to some of America’s politicos. Continue reading

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    December 20, 2013  

    The eruption of violence inside the world’s youngest nation has sparked fears of war. At least 500 people have died and 30,000 displaced in a bout of internal tension in South Sudan. Jeffrey Brown talks to Lesley Anne Warner of CNA Analysis and Solutions, a non-profit research organization, about the conflict’s origins. Continue reading

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    December 19, 2013  

    Was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s amnesty announcement for some high-profile dissidents mostly a public relations tactic? To put Putin’s move in perspective, Judy Woodruff talks to Angela Stent of Georgetown University and Dimitri Simes of the Center for the National Interest. Continue reading

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    December 19, 2013  

    The bipartisan budget plan passed by Congress will avert another government shutdown, give the Pentagon some relief from automatic spending cuts and restore billions of dollars to domestic programs. Gwen Ifill talks to Lori Montgomery of The Washington Post about how most Americans will experience effects of the budget plan. Continue reading

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    December 18, 2013  

    The Federal Reserve announced it will begin to reduce its purchase of bonds and mortgage-backed securities in January. Judy Woodruff gets reaction to the Fed’s decision from David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal, John Taylor of Stanford University and Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Continue reading