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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords injured in 2011 Tucson shooting

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January 14, 2011
On January 8, 2011, an armed gunman opened fired at a "Congress on Your Corner" event in Tucson, Arizona. Six people were killed and 13 others were injured including U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. In the five years that have followed, Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, have become fierce advocates for gun reform, and just this week they were at the White House as President Obama announced new executive action to curb gun violence. Among his proposals: more money for mental health screening and increased requirements for background checks.
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State of the Union Preview, Next Democratic Debate, and Building a Left-Wing Tea Party

January 8, 2016
Obama final State of the Union, O'Malley fights to get on the stage and the complicated Iran-Saudi Arabia relationship
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How should the world respond to North Korea’s bombshell claim?

January 6, 2016
Gwen Ifill talks with former Obama administration official Wendy Sherman and Siegfried Hecker, former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, about why we should be worried about North Korea’s purported test of a hydrogen bomb, how world powers should respond and possible motivations for Kim Jong Un.
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Obama announces executive action on guns

January 5, 2016
President Obama announced new executive actions to curb gun violence, including licenses for gun sellers and requiring background checks for gun buyers. The president teared up while remembering the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting that left 26 elementary school students and teachers dead.
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After Newtown shooting, President Obama calls for gun control

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December 14, 2012
President Obama invoked the shooting in Newtown that killed 26 elementary school students and teachers as a reason for pushing gun reform.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Did the U.S. spy on Israel amid Iran deal lobbying in Congress?

December 30, 2015
The rift between the U.S. and Israel over the Iran deal was no secret, but according to The Wall Street Journal, that dispute was fed by high stakes political espionage by both countries and ensnared members of Congress. Adam Entous of The Wall Street Journal discusses the story with Gwen Ifill.
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Marijuana Legalization at the Voting Booth

December 31, 2015
17 states are considering marijuana legalization efforts in 2016.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Why the kerfuffle over DNC voter information matters

December 22, 2015
Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Gwen Ifill to discuss why Martin O’Malley hasn’t gained much campaign traction, political divisions on regime change in Syria, plus a farewell to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s 2016 campaign.
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The Rise of Vitriol on the Campaign Trial

December 22, 2015
The two ends of the political spectrum aren’t talking – they’re shouting.