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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.
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Two Republican Candidates from Florida, Compensating Families of Killed Hostages, U.S. Contractors Fueling Arab Wars & Mammogram Funding

April 24, 2015
Jeb Bush & Marco Rubio will face off in 2016; Compensation for families of killed al Qaeda hostages; U.S. defense contractors fuel Arab wars; Congress debates mammograms.

Al Qaeda Captives Killed in Drone Strike, Loretta Lynch Confirmed, Hillary Clinton Scrutinized & U.S. Navy Monitors Yemen

April 24, 2015
Two civilians killed in U.S. operation in Pakistan, Senate confirms new Attorney General and questions about Clinton Foundation contributions.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

‘Intelligence failures’ led to accidental drone deaths, says former counterterror center director

April 23, 2015
Revelations about the accidental deaths of two hostages by a U.S. drone in Pakistan raises questions about American war tactics and casualties. Gwen Ifill leads a discussion with Adam Entous of The Wall Street Journal, Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Oklahoma links earthquakes to oil and gas industry wastewater

April 22, 2015
There has been a sharp increase in the number of earthquakes in Oklahoma in recent years. Some observers have suggested the rise of oil and gas drilling is responsible. The state’s government, however, hasn’t acknowledged that link until now. Gwen Ifill talks to Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma about the connection.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Was the human trafficking compromise worth delaying vote on Loretta Lynch?

April 21, 2015
Senate negotiators struck a deal to tweak the human trafficking bill that has held up the confirmation proceedings for President Obama's nominee for U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch. The holdup was due to an unrelated fight over access to abortion for human trafficking victims. Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., about the deal and the delay.