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Bill Clinton reflects on fixing the wealth gap, embracing the Affordable Care Act and Hillary’s health

May 15, 2014
Former President Bill Clinton sat down with Gwen Ifill in Washington to discuss growing inequality, how Democrats should talk about the Affordable Care Act, the controversy around the Benghazi attack, Putin’s motives in Ukraine and Hillary Clinton’s potential presidential candidacy for 2016. Their conversation was hosted as part of a fiscal summit run by the Peterson Foundation.
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U.S. military sends plane to scan for abducted girls in Nigeria

May 14, 2014
Nigeria's government confirmed that a "window of negotiation" is open to Boko Haram with respect to the return of hundreds of teenage girls kidnapped from a school in a remote village. Meanwhile the U.S. began manned surveillance flights over the region and authorities tried to piece together how the attack and abduction was carried out. Gwen Ifill has an update.
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Debating Piketty’s theory on how wealth begets wealth, widens the economic gap

May 14, 2014
In "Capital," French economist Thomas Piketty explores how wealth and the income derived from it magnifies the problems of inequality. Gwen Ifill gets debate on his data and conclusions from Heather Boushey of Washington Center for Equitable Growth and Kevin Hassett of American Enterprise Institute.
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How does the separatist referendum affect Ukraine’s upcoming presidential election?

May 13, 2014
Separatists in Eastern Ukraine declared they are ready to join Russia in Sunday’s secession referendum, but no government has yet recognized the move. Gwen Ifill talks to Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution and Nadia Diuk of the National Endowment for Democracy for analysis on how it affects Ukraine’s attempts at rebuilding its government and whether there is any chance for negotiation.

Nigerian Girls Kidnapped, Obama's Climate Change Push, Supreme Court on Prayer, Primaries Recap

May 9, 2014
Nigerian Girls Kidnapped, Obama's Climate Change Push, Supreme Court on Prayer, Primaries Recap
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‘Slow progress’ for U.S. on addressing terror insurgencies in Africa

May 9, 2014
The U.S. is sending a team of military, law enforcement and hostage negotiators to Nigeria to join efforts to locate the girls who were kidnapped by Islamist militants in Nigeria. Gwen Ifill talks to Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, about the tools available to track the whereabouts of the girls and what’s been going on diplomatically behind the scenes.
May 9 2014
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Webcast Extra: Benghazi Investigations and Climate Change

May 9, 2014
Supreme Court rejects gun case and the impact of climate change.
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In first primaries, Republicans gain footing for Senate showdown

May 8, 2014
On Tuesday, voters headed to the polls for midterm election primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio. Republican contenders backed by the Washington establishment, like Senate candidate Thom Tillis in North Carolina, and incumbents like House Speaker John Boehner, made a good showing. NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to make sense of the results.
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Harnessing boys’ strengths and passions to improve academic achievement

May 8, 2014
Increasingly, boys appear to be falling behind girls academically. Test statistics, grades and college degrees are part of the story, but experts are also concerned about the messages young men get about masculinity. Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Thompson, author of "Raising Cain," Ever Forward Club founder Ashanti Branch and Christina Hoff Sommers, author of "The War Against Boys."