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Hillary Dodges Keystone & A Challenge to John Boehner

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Washington Week
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A new Pew Study shows that Republican trust the presidency has never been at a lower point. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton -citing conflicts from her tenure as secretary of State- dodges questions about whether the controversial Keystone oil pipeline should be built. And House Speaker John Boehner is fighting off a lone Republican congressman trying to remove him from his position of power. Continue


Essential Documentaries About the Arab Spring

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POV
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Filmmakers, journalists and programmers share their top five documentaries about life in the Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring. Click on the menu to learn more about each of the contributors and see their picks, or click on each film image to read about their choices. Continue


Undercover Planned Parenthood video stokes abortion debate

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PBS NewsHour
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A hidden camera video showing a Planned Parenthood staff member discussing the transfer of fetal tissue has enflamed the longstanding abortion debate; conservative lawmakers have called for investigations. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports, offering a look at the unedited version of the video. Continue


JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

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Secrets of the Dead
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In many ways, President Lyndon B. Johnson was the most unlikely champion of Civil Rights. But his actions in the White House told a different story when he dared to champion two laws that changed America and the world—the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Continue


Massive Government Data Breach & Donald Trump Unnerves GOP

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Washington Week
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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


Is Politics Destroying our Mental Health?

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The Open Mind
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Director of the National institute for Civil Discourse, founded in response to the Tucson massacre of 2011, Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer talks about how to reduce dysfunction in American government. Continue


Web Junkie: Parents

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The clip begins with a group of boys talking after lights out: “Parents are brainwashed by psychiatrists.” It ends with one of the boys saying, “At least that's one thing I’m better at than others.” Continue


Web Junkie: Hacker's Father

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The clip begins with a therapist asking, “Are you Hacker's father?” It ends with Hacker’s father saying, “That was the most violent I was with him.” Continue


Web Junkie: The Mothers

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The clip begins with a conversation among mothers of sons at the treatment center describing their sons’ problems. It ends with one mother saying, “He changed into a different person.” Continue


Web Junkie: Electronic Heroin

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The clip begins with Professor Tao – a psychiatrist, addiction specialist, and director of the Daxing Bootcamp – saying, “Internet addiction is a critical problem among Chinese teenagers.” It ends with Professor Tao saying, “That's why we call it ‘electronic heroin.’” Continue


TTC Extra: Successful Anti-Sexual Assault Program

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To The Contrary
PBS


Two Canadian universities have implemented a program which successfully reduced sexual assault. The program gives self-defense and risk-awareness programs to first-year female students. Some critics fear that the program's success is only temporary because it does not address the perpetrators' behavior. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Francesca Chambers, Sam Bennett, Karin Agness Continue


StoryCorps: Traffic Stop

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Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a color-blind world—and nearly lost his life. Warning: This video contains strong language and graphic images. Directed by Gina Kamentsky and Julie Zammarchi. Continue


TTC Extra: Khadijah Moon

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To The Contrary
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Khadijah Moon's performance at WPFW's Live at Five. Through song and poetry she discusses women issues, #BlackLivesMatter and the Charleston church shooting. 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


Entitlements; Discipline in Public Schools

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To The Contrary
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Entitlements; Lawmakers proposing restrictions to welfare. Discipline in Public Schools; Are minority girls disciplined in school more harshly than others? PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Jennifer Marshall, Danielle Moodie-Mills, and Darlene Kennedy. Continue


Web Junkie: Filmmaker Interview

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Filmmaker Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia discuss the making of Web Junkie. Continue


Web Junkie: Family Therapy

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The clip begins with Hope, one of the boys at the treatment center, saying “I want to talk to my dad.” It ends with Hope asking the therapist, “What is reality?” Continue


Web Junkie: Disease or Social Phenomenon?

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The clip begins with one of the boys at the treatment center, Nicky, saying, “Most of us don't think we have Internet addiction. It's not a real disease. It's a social phenomenon.” It ends when Nicky says he was just getting good at the game when he “had to come to this camp.” Continue


Web Junkie: Loneliness

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The clip begins with Nicky saying, “When I feel lonely...” It ends with Professor Tao saying that Internet addiction can “evolve from a medical disorder into mental illness.” Continue


Web Junkie: Daxing Bootcamp

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The clip begins with a shot of teens playing games at an Internet cafe. It ends with teens marching and chanting at the Daxing Bootcamp at the Beijing Military Hospital. Continue


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