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From the Vault: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare

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Washington Week
PBS


The Supreme Court is considering a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act that contends only people who sign up for insurance on state exchanges are eligible for the federal subsidies. Just three years ago, the justices narrowly upheld Obamacare in a 5-4 decision with Chief Justice Roberts casting the deciding vote. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Mar. 4, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Supreme Court weighs a provision in the Affordable Care Act that could affect the health care of 8 million people. Also: The Boston bombing trial beings, Gen. John Allen on progress in the fight against the Islamic State, how female veterans are often overlooked in the return to civilian life and the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s emails. Continue


Tsarnaev’s defense depends on why he did it, not if

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Nearly two years since the attack on the Boston Marathon, the trial for suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Wednesday. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Emily Rooney of WGBH about the scene in the Boston courtroom. Continue


Fate of Obamacare hangs in the balance at the Supreme Court

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Supreme Court will decide whether a phrase in the Affordable Care Act was meant to exclude people who bought health insurance on the federal exchange from receiving tax credits. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal offers a look at the arguments, plus Judy Woodruff talks to Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute for two takes on the case. Continue


U.S. Gen. leading coalition sees momentum in IS fight

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


American warplanes are staying out of Iraq’s offensive against Tikrit, instead targeting Islamic State militants elsewhere. Judy Woodruff talks to retired Gen. John Allen, special presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State, about how the U.S. is supporting the Iraqi-led effort, concern about sectarian retribution, the of role Iran and stemming the flow of foreign fighters. Continue


Gunning for Frontline, Part Two

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PBS


Shoot-out over “Gunned Down.” The NRA says Frontline was biased. Frontline says the NRA is shooting the messenger. Continue


March 6 Preview: James Clapper

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


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


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


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


News Wrap: Mexican forces capture Zetas cartel leader

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our news wrap Wednesday, Mexican authorities arrested Omar Trevino Morales, the head of the notorious Zetas cartel, during an early morning raid. Known as “Z-42,” Morales was wanted in both the U.S. and Mexico for drug trafficking, kidnapping and murder. Also, the Justice Department announced it won’t file charges against the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Continue


Islamic State blunted by U.S. efforts, says Pentagon

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


On Monday, Iraq launched an operation to retake Tikrit, its biggest offensive yet against the Islamic State militants who have controlled portions of Syria and Iraq since last summer. A dozen nations have launched thousands of airstrikes against the group, allowing Iraq's military to slowly retake a little of what it lost. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


Fate of Obamacare hangs in the balance at the Supreme Court

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Supreme Court will decide whether a phrase in the Affordable Care Act was meant to exclude people who bought health insurance on the federal exchange from receiving tax credits. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal offers a look at the arguments, plus Judy Woodruff talks to Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute for two takes on the case. Continue


Why the House is trying to get ahold of Hillary’s inbox

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton used a personal email account and a private server based out of her New York home, rather than official government email. In light of that revelation this week, a House Oversight committee subpoenaed her messages for an ongoing investigation on the Benghazi embassy attack. Gwen Ifill learns more from Laura Meckler of The Wall Street Journal. Continue


Why homecoming can be particularly hard for female veterans

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In the return to civilian life, many women find that veteran services fall short of their needs. Unemployment rates for female veterans are higher than for other women, as well as for male veterans. Female veterans are at least twice as likely to be homeless than women who haven’t worn a uniform. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports on the challenges they face. Continue


Stable Life | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


Dionicia and her son, José Luis, have gambled their futures on horse racing. Much like 11 million undocumented immigrants in America, she is trying to find a way out of poverty. In fact she lives and works in the stables at a racetrack. But with the racetrack closing, Dionicia must rethink her family's chances of finding a stable life. 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


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


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


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


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