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How six words landed the ACA at the Supreme Court again

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In the coming days, the Supreme Court will weigh whether states that rely on the federal health care exchange can provide subsidies to make insurance affordable. Special correspondent Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports on how millions will be affected if the Court wipes out financial help in 34 states. Continue


Unsolved crimes that obsess police inspire Richard Price

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Richard Price’s new book, “The Whites,” centers around the criminals who get away and the police who get obsessed with catching them. Price, who has written eight novels and for the TV show “The Wire,” talks with Jeffrey Brown about using the crime investigation as the structure of a book, and why he writes under the pseudonym Harry Brandt. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode March. 2, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Monday on the NewsHour, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington ahead of a controversial address to Congress. Also: The Supreme Court considers who has authority to redraw voting districts, high costs of health care if federal tax credits are outlawed, Amy Walter and Nia Malika-Henderson on the week ahead in politics and novelist Richard Price on his new crime thriller. Continue


Supreme Court weighs process, not politics, of who draws vot

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In 2000, Arizona voters changed who has the authority to draw district voting lines. Instead of the state legislature, an independent commission was created in an attempt to reduce partisanship. The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing a clause in the Constitution that says voting is prescribed by a state’s legislature. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the case. Continue


Author Richard Price reads from his novel "The Whites"

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Richard Price, author of "The Whites," reads an excerpt from his novel. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Mar. 1, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


On this edition for Sunday, Mar. 1, Congress gears up to continue the debate over funding homeland security. Later, how the arrest of three men in New York and Florida this week reveals the difficulties of fighting ISIS at home. And, in our signature segment, from Ohio, thieves stealing valuable metal put the public in danger. Continue


How the US tracks ISIS threats at home

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Federal investigators believe they’ve managed to capture three suspected ISIS sympathizers before they launched an attack in the United States. Andrew Grossman of the Wall Street Journal, who has been following this story, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington. Continue


Behind the fight to fund Homeland Security

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. For more on the politics behind this funding fight, Roll Call reporter Niels Lesniewski joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington D.C. Continue


What does Russian leader Nemtsov's death mean for the West?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, a leading Russian opposition leader, was shot dead in Moscow on Friday. For more about the implications of his death, New York Times reporter Andrew Kramer joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Moscow. Continue


What Homeland Security Lapse Would Look Like

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Washington Week
PBS


On the Webcast Extra, NPR's Juana Summers explains the practical impact of failing to fund the Department of Homeland Security. What does a partial shutdown look like? As she explains, 15% of workers would be immediately furloughed while everyone else deemed essential would work without pay. Continue


News Wrap: Iraq launches offensive to retake Tikrit from IS

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our news wrap Monday, Iraqi security forces began a ground and air assault on the city of Tikrit, currently held by the Islamic State militant group. Also, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in Congress, announced she won’t seek re-election in 2016. Continue


How Jewish Americans view Netanyahu’s speech

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to play down divisions over his scheduled address to the U.S. Congress. How are Jewish Americans reacting to Netanyahu’s highly anticipated and controversial speech at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday? Gwen Ifill gets two views from David Harris of American Jewish Committee and Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street. Continue


For GOP, a bigger problem than funding Homeland Security

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post about internal struggles within the Republican party, the political tension surrounding an upcoming speech by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, plus pressures on Hillary Clinton to start her presidential campaign. Continue


Author Richard Price breaks down his writing process

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Richard Price, author of the new novel "The Whites," talks about what goes into the writing of his novels with Jeffrey Brown. Continue


Women World Leaders: Interviews with Women in Power

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To The Contrary
PBS


Some To The Contrary Classics: interviews with women who have attained the highest office in their countries. We speak with Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, Helen Clark of New Zealand, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Janet Jagan of Guyana, and Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway. Continue


New cancer treatments target disease-causing mutations

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Some cutting-edge research is giving new hope to cancer patients. Researchers are zeroing in on the causes of specific cancers and are finding dramatically different ways to fight the disease. To explain the latest findings, Dr. David Hyman from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue


February 27, 2015

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the program: contributor Al Hunt talks to Senator Lindsey Graham about national security and 2016; Mike Allen reviews the latest news out of Washington; National Security Advisor Susan Rice on ISIL; and Ayad Akhtar on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Disgraced." Plus: a sneak preview of Charlie's "60 Minutes" interview with comedy legend Larry David. Continue


Parents push for new rules in youth soccer

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Increased scrutiny over youth soccer, which has become one of the leading causes of concussions for kids in the U.S., has prompted some parents -- including a prominent neurosurgeon and World Cup champion Brandi Chastain -- to petition to take headers out of the game for kids. NewsHour's William Brangham reports. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Feb. 28, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


On this edition for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, a deadline vote keeps Homeland Security funded for one more week, a reporter in Moscow reveals the latest following the assassination of a leading Russian opposition leader, and in our signature segment, one of the most popular youth sports in America now faces scrutiny over the risk of concussions. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Continue


Homeland Security Funding Fight in Congress

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Washington Week
PBS


In the hours before funding for the Department of Homeland Security was set to run out, the House of Representatives failed to pass a 3-week stopgap measure. CNBC's John Harwood and NPR's Juana Summers explain the Congressional holdup. Meanwhile, Republican presidential hopefuls converged outside Washington for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Continue


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