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How did Mohammed Emwazi become 'Jihadi John'?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A day after the U.S. arrest of three men attempting to join the Islamic State, officials identified the man known as “Jihadi John,” an IS militant who has been seen in brutal videos executing hostages. What motivated Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen, to embrace extremism? Judy Woodruff talks to Peter Neumann of King's College London about Westerners who may be drawn to terrorism. Continue


Risky Business of Climate Change

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The Open Mind
PBS


An original founder of the Green Jobs Movement, Kate Gordon, Director of Energy and Climate Policy for Next Generation, explains the Risky Business initiative and how its coalition of business leaders are confronting global warming. Continue


Susan Rice on Netanyahu's Proposed Congress Speech

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


National Security Advisor Susan Rice explains why she feels that Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israel's Prime Minister to address Congress is "destructive" to the fabric of the U.S.-Israel relationship. Continue


Singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The legendary singer-songwriter discusses her highly anticipated new album, "You Gotta Love the Life." Continue


Unearthing toxic conditions in the gold mining industry

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In Indonesia and the Philippines, children can earn a few dollars a day mining artisanal gold under dangerous conditions. Workers are also exposed to poisonous mercury when they process the precious metal. The NewsHour's P.J. Tobia reports with photographer Larry C. Price on the true price of gold. Continue


Growing up in Africa inspires a ‘very honest’ divorce memoir

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Alexandra Fuller’s childhood in Southern Africa was the inspiration for two past memoirs. In her third, “Leaving Before the Rains Come,” she writes about moving to the U.S. and the collapse of her decades-long marriage. Fuller joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation. Continue


Egypt launches airstrikes at Islamic State in Libya

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Egypt retaliated against Islamic State targets with airstrikes after the militant group released a video Sunday showing the decapitation of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya. The vice president of the Libyan General National Congress expressed condolences for the deaths, but condemned Egypt's military action. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue


Minsk deal offers ‘glimmer of hope’ amid major obstacles

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine emerged after 16 hours of peace talks to declare they had reached a deal. Under the cease-fire, Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian rebels will lay down their arms and heavy weapons will be withdrawn from a buffer zone. But not all disputes for the agreement have been resolved. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue


Why is Iran holding a U.S. journalist?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


With a court ruling that two Al Jazeera journalists who were imprisoned in Egypt for more than a year will be released on bail, Judy Woodruff looks at a new survey of press freedom and abuses around the world. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner speaks with Ali Rezaian, brother of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been jailed in Iran on secret charges since July. Continue


After gains, Ebola efforts shift to eliminating the epidemic

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


President Obama announced that almost all of the 2,800 troops fighting Ebola in West Africa will be coming home earlier than planned due to the declining number of cases, but also said the outbreak has been a “wake-up call” to the world. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Rajiv Shah of USAID about what the public health field has learned and how the U.S. will continue its support in the next phase. Continue


Identity of militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The masked man with a British accent who beheaded numerous Islamic State hostages and threatened America in propaganda videos was widely reported to have been identified by British and U.S. intelligence. Kuwaiti-born Mohammed Emwazi was previously detained and deported in Tanzania, accused of trying to reach a terror group in Somalia. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


Does China have a secret plan to take America’s place?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In the bestselling but controversial new book "The Hundred-Year Marathon," author and former Pentagon official Michael Pillsbury argues that China is angling to replace the United States as a global superpower. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner interviews Pillsbury about what he thinks the U.S. can do to counteract the “secret strategy.” Continue


TTC Extra: Trans Women Rights at Women's Colleges

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To The Contrary
PBS


Trans women activists want women's colleges to incorporate gender inclusive language, in a larger bid to gain more acceptance. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers Continue


Greek bailout talks falter amid threat of default

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The European Union has demanded that Greece agree to an extension bailout program by Friday or risk losing assistance altogether. The Greek finance minister called the plan absurd, but did not rule out a deal. Without an agreement, the current bailout will expire at the end of the month. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue


Can Greece’s new leadership deliver on election promises?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


As bailout talks continue between Greece and other EU members without clear progress, the new Greek government’s election promises seem at odds with economic reality. Gwen Ifill talks to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and journalist John Psaropoulos about the potential for a rude awakening for Greece and its new leaders. Continue


Islamic State exploits the chaos of civil war in Libya

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The murder of Egyptian Christian hostages by the Islamic State in Libya raises the alarm that the militant group is expanding from its territory in Syria and Iraq. Gwen Ifill talks to Frederic Wehrey of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Continue


Rising Hate Crimes; Challenged CEOS, Minority Women in STEM

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To The Contrary
PBS


Rising Hate Crimes: 5 transgender women of color are recent victims of social injustice. Targeted Women CEOS: certain companies have proven itself biased as more female CEOs get challenged by investors than males. Diversifying STEM: Women hold 46% of degrees in STEM fields, but less than 30% maintain a career. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Rina Shah Bharara, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Patrice Lee Continue


Will the Ukraine-Russia deal stick?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A previous cease-fire last year between Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels barely took hold, eventually collapsing altogether. What are the chances the new agreement will last? Gwen Ifill talks to Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul. Continue


2002 Authorization for Military Force in Iraq

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Washington Week
PBS


President Obama is officially asking Congress to authorize military action against the Islamic State militant group. Obama's three-year proposal would limit the use of ground troops in the fight. This is the first formal request for military force by President Obama and the first since the 2002 resolution that gave President George W. Bush the authority to invade Iraq. Continue


February 13 Preview: Lynsey Addario

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the show this week, war photographer Lynsey Addario speaks to Charlie Rose about her experiences as a photojournalist and her new memoir, "It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War." Continue


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