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New rules require cities to fight housing segregation

July 9, 2015
This week, the Obama administration announced plans to step up scrutiny under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court. Gwen Ifill speaks to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro about the changes, and how they will affect neighborhoods around the nation.
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Nikki Haley's Popularity Grows, Export-Import Bank Standstill and the Military Threat Posed by Russia

July 10, 2015
Nikki Haley's upturn in approval, the Ex-Im Bank hangs in limbo, and Russia's risk to U.S. national security.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Can the government get special encryption access while preserving privacy?

July 8, 2015
The U.S. government wants to be able to read certain data that's inaccessible to intelligence agencies due to encryption. At a Senate hearing, FBI director James Comey said the privacy technology can be a double-edged sword, detrimental to public safety. Gwen Ifill speaks to former Homeland Security Department official Stewart Baker and Susan Landau of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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How do you cool down urban violence when summer heats up?

July 7, 2015
Along with high-profile cases like the shooting at Emmanuel AME in Charleston and some of the killings of unarmed individuals by police, cities across the U.S. are experiencing a significant surge in gun violence. Gwen Ifill discusses this trend with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence.

Victories for Obama Help Fight "Lame Duck" Status and Christie & Webb Enter 2016 Race

July 3, 2015
President Obama announced plans to open a U.S. embassy in Cuba and the state of the 2016 race.
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The Long Road to Same-Sex Marriage, Latest Clinton Email Release & Jeb Bush's Tax Returns

July 3, 2015
An in-depth look at the battle to win same-sex, an analysis of Clinton through her emails, and Bush releases his tax returns.

Ten Years of The Roberts Court

July 1, 2015
As the Supreme Court wrapped up its term this week with major decisions on the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, the death penalty and Congressional redistricting, Chief Justice John Roberts also marked 10 years as the leader of the nine justices. How has Chief Justice John Roberts left his mark on the Supreme Court in his first decade?

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare & Affirms Right to Marry for Gay Couples and Charleston Shooting Reignites Conversation About Race in America

June 26, 2015
Affordable Care Act survives Supreme Court challenge and marriage equality spreads to all 50 states
From the Vault

Gay Rights at the Supreme Court in 1996

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May 24, 1996
With the Supreme Court ruling expanding marriage recognition to same-sex couples in all 50 states, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to another opinion written by Justice Kennedy nearly 20 years ago that began a string of gay rights cases at the Supreme Court.