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TTC Extra: Antiquated Policies

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To The Contrary
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At a rally in Ohio, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton compared the stance republican candidates are taking on women to that of a terrorist organization. Stating that their beliefs stem from a post-modern era. Continue


TTC Extra: Historic Ranger Graduation

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To The Contrary
PBS


Captain Kristen Griest and Lt. Shay Haver became the first women to graduate from the military's Ranger program. Their triumph may allow future female soldiers to be eligible for upcoming Ranger regiments. Continue


Can U.S. afford plan to buy 12 nuclear-armed subs?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Naval historian and consultant Norman Polmar says buying new nuclear-armed submarines is necessary to replace the aging ones in today's arsenal, but not in as many numbers as the Navy plans. Polmar tells the PBS NewsHour alternatives must be explored. Continue


Critic: Navy’s plan to buy new nuclear-armed subs outdated

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Navy blueprint calls for spending over $100 billion to replace 14 nuclear-armed submarines with 12 new ones. But Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, tells the PBS NewsHour buying so many new subs is overkill and not necessary. Continue


Nuclear submarine captain: Nobody wants a launch to happen

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Onboard the USS Pennsylvania, one of 14 nuclear armed U.S. Navy subs, Commander John Cage talks With the PBS NewsHour about the challenges of captaining one of the most powerful weapon systems in America’s arsenal. Continue


Behind the Scenes at the Iran Talks & Donald Trump's Money

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Washington Week
PBS


Over months of negotiations at the Iran nuclear talks, several key players are people you've never heard of including the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi. David Sanger explains the vital role he played. Plus, Indira Lakshmanan reports on the intense negotiations between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif. Continue


Escaping ISIS

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Using undercover footage, FRONTLINE presents the gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS -- and follows an underground network that's helping them escape. Continue


Massive Government Data Breach & Donald Trump Unnerves GOP

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Washington Week
PBS


After the personal data of 21 million federal employees and their families was stolen, the director of the Office of Personnel Management resigned Friday. CNBC's John Harwood reports. The Confederate flag is no longer flying on the grounds of the South Carolina State House. Plus, Donald Trump's controversial comments about immigration have Republican Party leaders wondering how to respond. Continue


Food Security

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To The Contrary
PBS


Part I: The threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Amber Smith, Rina Shah, Debra Carnahan. Part II: The transportation of goods. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Karin Agness, Erin Matson, Clara Del Villar Continue


"Escaping ISIS" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Using undercover footage, FRONTLINE presents the gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS -- and follows an underground network that's helping them escape. Continue


"My Brother's Bomber" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


When Ken Dornstein was 19, his brother was one of 270 people killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Only one person was ever convicted of the plot; who else was involved remains an open case. In "My Brother’s Bomber," a 3-part FRONTLINE series starting 9/29, Dornstein embarks on a gripping search for answers to one of the deadliest attacks on Americans before 9/11. Continue


Intelligent Intelligence

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The Open Mind
PBS


Former Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Senator Bob Graham talks about how to combat terrorism and what we still need to know about 9/11. Continue


Can U.S. afford plan to buy 12 nuclear-armed subs?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Naval historian and consultant Norman Polmar says buying new nuclear-armed submarines is necessary to replace the aging ones in today's arsenal, but not in as many numbers as the Navy plans. Polmar tells the PBS NewsHour alternatives must be explored. Continue


Top Navy commander: U.S. uses nuclear subs to deter foes

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Replacing America’s 14 nuclear-armed submarines with 12 new ones is said to be the Navy's highest priority. Vice Admiral Michael Connor tells the PBS NewsHour that buying too few new submarines could tempt adversaries to think if they struck America on the right day, they could succeed in delivering a knockout blow. Continue


Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty

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FRONTLINE
PBS


A feature documentary about two filmmakers who set out to interview "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels in history. Before his capture in 2014, "El Chapo" had been on the run from the U.S. and Mexican governments for over a decade -- and after his July 2015 escape from prison, he's now on the lam once again. Continue


Iran Nuclear Deal & Big Money Raised in Election 2016

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Washington Week
PBS


The new nuclear deal with Iran has managed to rile up some in the U.S. and abroad. With the disapproval of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and politicians alike, the new deal leaves questions in its wake. Reporters break down the deal's future implications. Plus, a report on the staggering political fundraising that will impact the race to 2016. Continue


Nikki Haley's Popularity Grows and the Ex-Im Bank Standstill

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Washington Week
PBS


South Carolina Gov Nikki Haley's impassioned fight to remove the Confederate flag has seemingly raised her political capital. Karen Tumulty talks about the attention she's receiving. A procedural tactic to reestablish the Export-Import Bank legislation will be added to the highway spending bill. And Gen. Joe Dunford's assessment that Russia is the top military threat to the United States. Continue


The Afternoon of Conversation: David Petraeus

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


Former CIA director and retired general David Petraeus speaks with the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. Continue


America’s Role in the World & the Role of Democracy at Home

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) discusses Iran, the Confederate flag in the wake of racist violence in South Carolina and his presidential campaign. Continue


The Vault: 2006 Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program

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Washington Week
PBS


As the June 30 deadline nears for the nuclear talks with Iran, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to June 2006 when the United States joined with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as Germany to propose discussions with Iran to suspend its nuclear enrichment program. Bloomberg's Janine Zachariah joins Gwen Ifill to explain the proposal. Continue


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