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ISIL Executes Journalist James Foley; Eric Holder In Ferguson & Rick Perry Indicted

August 22, 2014
The ISIL threat and President Obama's response following the execution of journalist James Foley; Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson, Plus, the felony indictment against Texas Governor Rick Perry. Joining Gwen: Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News, Pierre Thomas, ABC News; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

In remembering James Foley, sobering lessons for protecting journalists

August 21, 2014
James Foley’s journalistic career spanned multiple countries and conflicts; his reporting from Afghanistan and Libya appeared on the NewsHour, as well as other news outlets. Gwen Ifill remembers Foley and discusses the dangers reporters face with Charles Sennott, co-founder of GlobalPost, and Robert Mahoney of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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Rick Perry's Indictment and Government Watchdogs

August 15, 2014
Rick Perry Indicted and Inspector Generals Strong-armed

Missouri Teen Shooting, Upheaval in Iraq, Obama-Hillary Rela

August 15, 2014
Ferguson Unrest, New Iraq Prime Minister, Obama-Hillary Relationship
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Webcast Extra: The IRS and Obama's Second Term

August 14, 2014
The IRS targets the tea party, and President Obama reacts to Benghazi.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Snowden and supporters fear Americans will lose interest from ‘NSA fatigue’

August 14, 2014
NSA leaker Edward Snowden discloses in an extensive profile in Wired magazine that the U.S. government ran a top secret cyber-war program, which he claims could accidentally start a war. Gwen Ifill gets an update on Snowden and his latest revelations from the man who interviewed him, James Bamford of Wired.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

States stretch the limits of geography for politically uniform districts

August 13, 2014
It’s no accident that 90 percent of Congress is re-elected every time; districts can be carefully drawn to protect incumbents. In Florida, a federal judge ruled that the design of two districts illegally favor sitting politicians, and ordered new maps just weeks before the primary elections. Political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill for an in-depth explanation.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Can Abadi form a workable government for Iraq?

August 12, 2014
Iraq’s president named a new prime minister, but Nouri al-Maliki refuses to give up his post, while the fight against Islamic militants continue. Gwen Ifill is joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Brett McGurk for an update on the political turmoil in Iraq, plus analysis from Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, and Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy.
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Africa's Changing Reputation

August 8, 2014
The altering African narrative and persistent problems in Afghanistan