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Why the place you grow up can limit earning power for life

May 4, 2015
Poor children in Baltimore face worse economic odds than low-income kids elsewhere. That’s according to a new analysis by Harvard’s Equality of Opportunity Project, which found that where a child is born has a huge effect on their future financial success. Gwen Ifill learns more from Nathaniel Hendren of Harvard University.

Justice in Baltimore for Freddie Gray, Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court & Bernie Sanders Challenges Hillary Clinton

May 1, 2015
Charges have been filed against six officers in Baltimore and SCOTUS justices weigh same-sex marriage case.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Orioles’ John Angelos on how the system is failing Baltimore

April 30, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to John Angelos, executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles, about his defense of protestors, the economic factors behind the city’s anger and frustration, as well as why the baseball team closed to the public during a game Wednesday night -- a first in Major League Baseball history.
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New GOP Candidates Set to Enter 2016 Race, Lethal Injection Case at the Supreme Court, Trans-Pacific Trade Negotiations and who is Marilyn Mosby?

May 1, 2015
More contenders to enter the 2016 race next week; the Supreme Court debates lethal injection; President Obama negotiates the Trans-Pacific Trade deal; Who is Baltimore’s Marilyn Mosby?
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How do we change broken police relations in America?

April 29, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Laurie Robinson of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic, and Lester Spence of Johns Hopkins University about the forces driving Baltimore’s upheaval and what’s needed to improve relations between community and police.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Should government play a role in addressing root causes of Baltimore’s upheaval?

April 29, 2015
At the White House, President Obama condemned the violence in Baltimore and called for reflection on systemic troubles driving the anger. Gwen Ifill sits down with Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina -- where another police department came under fire recently for the death of a black man -- to discuss increasing police transparency and improving prospects for struggling communities.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Aftershocks and landslides pose risks after Nepal earthquake

April 27, 2015
Nepal’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake was the strongest to hit that nation in more than 80 years, and international aid workers are struggling to provide support to survivors. Gwen Ifill talks to Andy Bastable of OxFam about the relief efforts, plus David Applegate of the U.S. Geological Survey explains what caused the earthquake and aftershocks.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How will gay marriage play as a GOP campaign issue for 2016?

April 28, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about Republicans’ reactions to the debate on gay marriage, whether questions about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation has become a liability for Hillary Clinton, and whether Jeb Bush’s last name is a problem for his presidential campaign.
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The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln

April 29, 2015
With a 200-year-old building, you're bound to hear stories of strange happenings in the middle of the night, but when the building is the White House, the sightings often take on a more historical flavor. Many people believe the ghost of President Abraham Lincoln is still haunting the White House 150 years after his death. The New York Times' Peter Baker tells the story of Ronald Reagan's dog Rex who exhibited strange behavior in the Lincoln Bedroom. But was it really a ghost? "I think in some ways people might like the idea that Lincoln is still hanging around watching over us," Baker says.