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Homeland Security showdown ends with budget deal

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Last week, the House was unable to pass a long-term bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Many Republicans wanted to use the budget to take a stand against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. On Tuesday, a minority of Republicans joined Democrats in approving a bill without strings attached. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what changed. Continue


How can Ferguson law enforcement break a pattern of bias?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A new report by the Department of Justice says that police in Ferguson, Missouri, have shown a pattern of racial bias and civil rights abuses. The findings come after a months-long investigation following the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Justin Hansford of Saint Louis University School of Law and Paul Butler of Georgetown University Law Center. Continue


Filmmakers turn camera to sexual assault victims at college

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A new film called "The Hunting Ground" offers a disturbing look at sexual assault at colleges around the country. Producer Amy Ziering and director Kirby Dick previously examined the widespread crisis of sexual assault in the U.S. military in their film "The Invisible War." Ziering and Dick talk to Jeffrey Brown about what they see as an epidemic of rape on campus. Continue


New initiative aims to break barriers to educating girls

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A new U.S. government effort in partnership with the Peace Corps is aimed at educating the 62 million girls around the world who do not attend school. The initiative, called the Let Girls Learn program, will train volunteers to support locals in becoming champions for girls’ education. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the new program. Continue


James Clapper: What Keeps the DNI up at Night

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, talks about the only issue that has him losing sleep: dysfunction in Washington. Continue


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


News Wrap: Petraeus to plead guilty for sharing secrets

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our news wrap Tuesday, retired Gen. David Petraeus agreed to plead guilty for mishandling secrets. The former CIA director admitted illegally keeping documents and allowing his biographer and mistress to use them. Also, thousands of Iraqi troops and Shiite militia members battled for a second day to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State. Continue


Netanyahu urges more Iran sanctions, no deal in U.S. speech

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu railed against a possible nuclear agreement with Iran in a speech to Congress, urging the U.S. to ditch the current outlines for a deal and toughen sanctions. President Obama did not attend, instead offering a rebuttal from the White House. More than 50 Democratic lawmakers boycotted the event, saying it was politically motivated. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue


What are the chances of an Iran nuclear deal now?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, warned Congress of the dangers of making a bad nuclear deal that could pave “Iran's path to the bomb.” What would a good deal achieve? And is Netanyahu right about the threat of Iran? Gwen Ifill gets two views from former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former State Department official Vali Nasr. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Mar. 3, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Tuesday on the NewsHour, Prime Minister Netanyahu warned the U.S. against a possible nuclear agreement with Iran in a controversial speech to Congress. Also: Congress votes to fund Homeland Security, Justice Department finds patterns of racial bias in Ferguson, personal stories of sexual assault at college and the Peace Corp’s new initiative to educate girls around the world. Continue


Artist Amy Franceshini wants to confuse you…and that’s good

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Amy Franceschini creates collaborative art that she hopes will confuse the viewer so that they are more open to discovery. 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


Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


At 45, Laury, an actress and mother of two, had a reputation as the quickest wit in the room. At 46, she began forgetting words and soon could barely speak. Follow Laury in her descent to fronto-temporal dementia (early onset dementia) in a personal portrait of a woman who is facing the unthinkable and the impact her progressive disease has on loved ones in Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury. Continue


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