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In rescue raid on Islamic State prison, U.S. military advisors step back onto Iraq battlefield

October 22, 2015
American and Kurdish forces raided an Islamic State prison in Northern Iraq after learning that captives there were facing imminent execution. In all, 70 were freed, but one American soldier was killed -- the first U.S. military casualty since 2011. To learn more about the operation, Gwen Ifill speaks with Michael Gordon of The New York Times.
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Hillary Clinton Testifies on Capitol Hill on Health Care

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October 1, 1993
As Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to October 1993 when the then-First Lady went to Capitol Hill to advocate for President Bill Clinton's health care reform.
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Lincoln Chafee's Brief & Unspectacular Campaign, FBI Probes Benghazi, Obama Vetoes Defense Bill and Debt Ceiling Deadline Approaches

October 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s email’s investigated by FBI, Lincoln Chafee’s presidential run comes to an end, Obama vetoes defense bill, and debt ceiling deadline approaches.

Clinton Testifies About Benghazi, Biden Forgoes 2016 Race, Ryan Announces Speaker Bid and Trump Remains at the GOP Forefront

October 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony, VP Joe Biden will not enter the 2016 race, Rep. Paul Ryan enters his bid for the House Speakership, and Donald Trump’s unorthodox Republican brand.
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Why Biden’s 2016 campaign window has closed

October 21, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden will not join the presidential race, despite months of pondering the possibility. What drove his decision and how does it affect the other candidates in the race? Gwen Ifill gets perspective from Glenn Thrush of Politico.
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Benghazi Committee Chair: This is not about Hillary Clinton

October 22, 2015
Hillary Clinton​ is testifying today before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. In his opening statement, Chairman Trey Gowdy​ sought to distance the committee from some recent Republican comments that the committee was established for political purposes. "I understand some people - frankly in both parties - have suggested this investigation is about you," Gowdy said. "Let me assure you it is not."
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The little-known causes and physical side effects of PTSD

October 22, 2015
Yochi Dreazen, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a regular Washington Week panelist, provides a glimpse into the history of PTSD and elaborates on both the surprising sources and the physical side effects that have only recently been recognized as associated with the condition. Learn more about Yochi's research and his in-depth story of one family determined to make a difference in his book, The Invisible Front.
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Hillary Clinton at Benghazi hearing: I didn't do most work via email

October 22, 2015
After being shown stacks of Libya-related emails sent during her tenure as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton​ told the House Benghazi committee that most of her work as secretary was done on the phone or in person. "I did not conduct most of the business that I did on behalf of our country on e-mail," Clinton said. The Benghazi committee is responsible for uncovering Clinton's use of a private email server.
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Hillary Clinton: I've lost more sleep than all of you

October 22, 2015
Hillary Clinton got emotional while reflecting on the 2012 attacks in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. "I've lost more sleep than all of you put together," Clinton told the House Select Committee on Benghazi during testimony today. "I have been wracking my brain about what more could have been done or should have been done."