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  • NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27:  Activist Amanda Nguyen attends MTV Total Registration Live at MTV Studios on September 27, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for MTV)
    October 28, 2016  

    Rape kits are essential evidence for prosecuting sexual assault. But in many parts of the country, they’re destroyed after six months. While assault victims can fight to preserve them longer, that information isn’t necessarily shared. It’s an issue Amanda Nguyen took to Capitol Hill, yielding the first time the phrase “sexual assault survivor” has appeared in federal law. John Yang reports. Continue reading

  • Delegates point to an electoral map at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. July 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Mostoller - RTSJYXU
    October 21, 2016  

    With just over two weeks until Election Day, there are some surprising shifts occurring in the electoral map. Judy Woodruff speaks with correspondent Lisa Desjardins and Nathan Gonzales of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report about which voters are deserting Donald Trump, the latest poll numbers and the possibilities for down-ballot races changing the power balance in the House and Senate. Continue reading

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    October 21, 2016  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump’s “reckless” questioning of the election’s legitimacy, the country’s vast ideological divide, the caustic tone at Thursday night’s Al Smith charity dinner and the candidates’ rhetoric on the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren waves at the 2015 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference in Washington, D.C. Photo by Yuri Gripas/Reuters
    October 18, 2016   BY  

    The wind-down of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has left Sen. Elizabeth Warren onstage as arguably the most influential liberal politician in the country. Continue reading

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    October 10, 2016  

    Numerous Republican leaders have rescinded their support for Donald Trump since the release of a 2005 tape in which he makes sexually aggressive comments about women. On Monday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he would no longer defend or campaign with the nominee. John Yang speaks with former Trump campaign adviser Barry Bennett and former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) about the party’s divide. Continue reading

  • New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan speaks at the No Labels Problem Solver Convention in Manchester, New Hampshire October 12, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTS43ZV
    October 3, 2016  

    In New Hampshire, a high-profile contest is drawing outsized attention and outside money due to its stakes in shaping the Senate. Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, both well-respected and popular political figures in their state, are running a neck-and-neck race while keeping the presidential candidates at an arm’s length. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

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    September 30, 2016  

    Since Monday night’s debate, Donald Trump’s taxes and tweets have drawn rapt attention. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the “bizarreness” of the week’s campaign developments, Hillary Clinton’s struggle to win millennial voters back from third-party candidates and the congressional decision to override a presidential veto. Continue reading

  • U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) arrives at his news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSQ1ZX
    September 29, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Republican congressional leaders opened the door for changes in a new law allowing the relatives of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. White House spokesman John Earnest said Congress may be having buyers remorse after overriding President Obama’s veto of the measure. Also, the U.S. is on the verge of ending its Syrian talks with Russia, due to to the assault on Aleppo. Continue reading

  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks with reporters regarding a stop-gap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown later this week on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 27, 2016.          REUTERS/Gary Cameron      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSPQAP
    September 28, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Senate easily approved bill to keep the government funded until early December and the House moved to follow suit. Also, a Dutch investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 released its findings today. Continue reading

  • Protesters and family members of 9/11 victims hold placards in front of the White House regarding President Barack Obama's threatened veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSOMWL
    September 28, 2016  

    In a rare show of unity, 97 senators voted to override President Obama’s veto of a bill permitting families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged support of the hijackers. The president has warned that it could strain relations or spur retaliation. Judy Woodruff gets two perspectives from Jack Quinn, a lawyer representing 9/11 families, and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey. Continue reading

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