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Shrinking U.S. deficit shows stability amid market jitters

October 16, 2014
Worries about Ebola, Europe and the U.S. economy drove another dive on Wall Street. On the same day, the Obama administration announced the national deficit has declined to its lowest level since 2007. Gwen Ifill talks to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Budget Director Shaun Donovan about signs of a stabilizing economy, as well as why Americans are skeptical of the improvement.
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Independently-minded Coloradans make Senate race unpredictable

October 15, 2014
In Colorado, one of the GOP’s main midterm battlegrounds to take control of the Senate, the candidates seem to be advocating to women to decide the race. But Rocky Mountain voters are just as likely to legalize marijuana as expand oil exploration. Gwen Ifill reports on the many factors making Colorado’s election unpredictable.

Tackling Ebola Anxiety, Same-Sex Marriage Surge, Panetta on Obama, and Midterm Campaigning

October 10, 2014
America tackles Ebola on the global stage and fears at home.
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Why Ebola is outpacing health efforts on the ground

October 10, 2014
Despite increased pledges of support for the Ebola epidemic, Nancy Aossey of International Medical Corps says there are still not enough operational efforts on the ground. Gwen Ifill talks to Aossey, CEO of one of the few nongovernmental groups treating patients in West Africa, about the current treatment resources available for patients and training efforts and equipment for health workers.
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Supreme Court rules on voting rights, Obama & Romney raise 2014 campaign cash

October 10, 2014
Voter ID laws blocked, President Obama's role in Election 2014, and AP history in Colorado.
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Supreme Court reignites same-sex marriage as campaign issue before midterms

October 9, 2014
Same-sex marriage is resurfacing as a campaign issue right before midterm elections. Competitive Senate races are underway in at least five states where gay marriages are or could soon be legal. Gwen Ifill takes a closer look at the political landscape with Jonathan Allen of Bloomberg News.
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How Islamic State uses systematic sexual violence against women

October 8, 2014
The Islamic State has gained notoriety for their beheadings and mass executions, but the group has also abducted thousands of women to make into sex slaves. A former female captive shares her story with the NewsHour, plus Gwen Ifill talks to Manal Omar of the United States Institute of Peace and David Jacobson of the University of South Florida about the exploitation of women by the Islamic State.
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The Backstory | 15 Years of News: A Look Back

October 8, 2014
How much has the world changed since Gwen Ifill became the moderator of Washington Week? That is the question she tackles with TIME Magazine's Michael Duffy, who was a panelist on her first show on October 1, 1999. From the impeachment of President Clinton to the consequences of September 11th to the 2008 election of President Barack Obama, they traverse the key historical news moments of the last 15 years.
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What’s next in the legal battle over same-sex marriage?

October 7, 2014
The Supreme Court decided on its first day of the term not to consider five cases challenging same-sex marriage, immediately sanctioning weddings for gay couples in five states. The cases originated from states that have overturned same-sex marriage bans. Gwen Ifill reports on the evolution of legalized gay marriage.