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Orlando Shooting: Investigation and Political Fallout

June 17, 2016
The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history has sparked a debate on guns and terrorism.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Measuring the ‘Trump effect’ on the 2016 presidential race

June 15, 2016
With one of the most contentious and unusual primary seasons in history winding down, presumptive nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are gearing up for what promises to be an equally volatile general election. Gwen Ifill talks to senior Trump campaign adviser Barry Bennett, Beth Reinhard of The Wall Street Journal and Ann Selzer of Selzer & Company for more on what to expect this fall.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Inside Russian hacking of Democrats’ opposition research on Trump

June 14, 2016
For nearly a year, Russian hackers have been penetrating Democratic National Committee computers and stealing, among other things, research compiled on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Gwen Ifill talks to Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike and Sasha Issenberg of Bloomberg Politics for more on the stunning sophistication of these breaches and the reasons behind them.
From the Vault

Donald Trump's Campaign Anniversary

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June 19, 2015
One year ago, Donald Trump launched his unlikely campaign for the Republican nomination. Within weeks, he was leading the polls as the frontrunner, a position he would maintain until becoming the presumptive GOP nominee in May. "We’ll see how long he stays in," The Washington Post's Dan Balz said days after Trump entered the race with a speech that said Mexican immigrants are "bringing in drugs" and are "rapists."
From the Vault

Charleston Church Shooting

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June 19, 2015
Early Sunday morning, 49 people were killed and 53 others injured when a gunman opened fire at a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, and it came just one year after a white gunman opened fired during a Bible study at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people. The Florida shooting once again raises questions about gun violence, hate crimes, and what lawmakers are prepared to do to prevent the next mass shooting.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton react to Orlando mass shooting

June 13, 2016
Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s standoff over the Orlando shooting, what Orlando could mean for the presidential election, Clinton’s take on the struggle against radical Islamic terrorism and Donald Trump’s appeal to the LGBT community.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

LGBT Americans target of violent hate crimes more than any other group

June 13, 2016
The Orlando mass shooting put a new focus on efforts to pass hate crime laws — and the sobering reality that LGBT Americans are more than twice as likely to be the target of a violent hate-crime than Muslims or African-Americans. Gwen Ifill talks to Rachel Tiven of Lambda Legal and Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center on how recent LGBT rights successes may be stoking more anti-gay violence.
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President Obama: Orlando shooting 'an act of terror and hate'

June 12, 2016
President Obama called the shooting at a gay club in Orlando that left at least 50 people dead "an act of terror and an act of hate." "Attacks on any American, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation is an attack on all of us," he said.

The General Election Begins: Clinton clinches nomination, Obama endorses and Trump criticized by GOP leaders

June 10, 2016
Hillary Clinton makes history, Bernie Sanders keeps fighting and Donald Trump takes fire