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"Losing Iraq" -- Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military leaders, the film traces the U.S. role from the invasion to today's violence, showing how Iraq is coming undone, how we got here, what went wrong, and what happens next. "Losing Iraq" premieres Tuesday, July 29 on PBS and at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


Pope Francis picks new leader for troubled Vatican Bank

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Vatican officials announced that Pope Francis will replace top management of the Vatican Bank, plagued for years by scandals involving corruption, money laundering and mismanagement. Hari Sreenivasan talks to John Allen of The Boston Globe about the Pope’s new strategy for reforming the bank, as well as his recent meeting with victims of sexual abuse. Continue


Israel masses tanks at border but signs of diplomacy emerge

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Israeli forces continued Gaza airstrikes, while Hamas aimed more rockets at Tel Aviv. Israeli officials suggested a possible ground offensive. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Josef Federman of The Associated Press from Jerusalem about the casualties, the emotions for civilians on both sides and early signs of diplomatic efforts to halt the violence. Continue


Why has Russia toned down its rhetoric on Ukraine?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss recent victories of the Ukrainian military over pro-Russian separatists, the obstacles to reclaiming military control of the city of Donetsk and the chances that President Obama will impose further sanctions on Russia without European partnership. Continue


Sen. Flake responds to Obama’s migrant kids crisis proposal

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., joins Gwen Ifill to share his take on President Obama’s $3.7 billion proposal to tackle the wave of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border. He criticizes the proposal for allocating too much money to the Department of Health and Human Services, and discusses changes to an anti-smuggling law and the prospect for immigration reform in a divided House. Continue


Sizing up the firepower of Israel and the Palestinians

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


More rocket attacks and airstrikes ratcheted up tensions between Israel and Palestinians. One militant rocket reached as far as Tel Aviv, while Israeli air force strikes killed at least 25 people inside Gaza. Judy Woodruff talks to Josef Federman of The Associated Press from Jerusalem about the capabilities and motives of both sides, as well as the sense of fear gripping the region. Continue


Authors Elizabeth Economy & Michael Levi

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The CFR senior fellows discuss their text, "By All Means Necessary," which tackles China's meteoric rise and the impact it will have on the rest of the world. Continue


USAID & Maternal Health; Abortion & Film; PAST Act

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To The Contrary
PBS


USAID & Maternal Health: The agency is spending more money on saving mothers and children. Abortion & Film: "Obvious Child" depicts abortion in a rare light by movie standards. PAST Act: The law the US Humane Society says will stop cruelty against horses. PANEL: Megan Beyer, Nicole Kurokawa Neily, Erica Williams SImon, Holly Hazard Continue


Hillary Clinton talks ‘Hard Choices’ and battle scars

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, senator and first lady, joins Gwen Ifill for an extended conversation on international concerns like the crisis in Iraq and political upheaval in Ukraine, as well as the state of economic recovery in the United States, why Democrats should be embracing health care reform and the reason she's waiting to decide whether she'll rub for president in 2016. Continue


The Oath

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Global Voices
PBS


The Oath is the story of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a Guantanamo Bay prisoner and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Filmed in Yemen and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, the film captures a fateful encounter in 1996 which set these men on a journey that would lead to Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue


Fallen City: Hong's Dream

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POV
PBS


In this extra scene from Fallen City, Hong dreams about the aftermath of the earthquake and recalls his father's disappearance. Continue


Gaza casualties grow from Israeli airstrikes

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Israeli military said it has hit more than 550 Hamas targets in two days in efforts to stop the group’s barrage of rocket fire into Israel. Hamas vowed retaliation, and continued to shoot rockets deeper than ever before into Israeli territory. Judy Woodruff reports Israeli tanks at the border suggest a ground offensive may be coming soon. Continue


Poroshenko dismisses rebel hopes for Donetsk battle

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is lauding the government’s recent gains in the eastern city of Slovyansk. Now, rebels have retreated to the regional capital Donetsk, and they say new recruits are materializing. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the tipping balance of power and the impending fight for Donetsk. Continue


The Elephant Who Found a Mom - Preview

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My Wild Affair
PBS


Learn how the death of a baby elephant led to the rescue of more than 150 elephant orphans. Continue


Airstrikes and rocket attacks grip the Middle East

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Israeli forces blasted Gaza with airstrikes and naval gunfire in retribution to Hamas militants who have been firing rockets into southern Israel. More than 130 rockets were fired from Gaza 24 hours, said Israelis. Despite President Obama’s appeal for peace, Israeli officials warned their offensive will continue until the rockets stop. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


Polarizing candidates vie for presidency in Indonesia

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


As the world’s largest muslim country, Indonesia stands out for its transition from past dictatorship to vibrant political openness. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports from Indonesia on the rival candidates who running for the presidency: a relative newcomer to politics who rose from the ranks of the working class and advocates social reforms and an experienced former military general. Continue


Sexism & Tech; Immigration Crisis; Fertility Decline

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To The Contrary
PBS


Sexism & Tech: Yet another scandal in the tech industry leads to accusations of "frat culture." Immigration Crisis: Thousands of minors who crossed into the US illegally are being deported. Fertility Decline: Why the US's record-low fertility rate may not be cause for alarm. PANEL: Rina Shah, Kim Gandy, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Darlene Kennedy Continue


Assaults on Iraq oil fields sow worry over global gas prices

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Both Iraq's government army and fighters from ISIL have claimed to have the upper hand in a week-long battle for Iraq's biggest oil refinery. The clashes have stopped oil production at the Beiji complex, but amid the chaos, the price of crude exports has risen by only $2.35 a barrel. Gwen Ifill talks to Gianna Bern of Brookshire Advisory and Research and Greg Priddy of the Eurasia Group. Continue


Getting to the root of malnutrition in Guatemala

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


About half of Guatemala’s children will face physical or developmental challenges due to malnutrition, yet vegetables grown for export overflow in the countryside. Hari Sreenivasan reports in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on efforts by the country’s leaders to reduce hunger and promote nutrition. Continue


Before the Spring, After the Fall

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Global Voices
PBS


Filmed before, during, and after the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, this film tells the stories of a few remarkable young people as they seek the freedom to define themselves and shape their world. In 2008, a film crew began documenting Egypt's small heavy metal community. Oppressed by massive social forces beyond their control, the kids saw music as their outlet. Then the revolution began. Continue


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