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U.S. at a unique time in history for justice reform, says Attorney General Lynch

October 9, 2015
As attorney general, Loretta Lynch leads the Justice Department amid a spike in violent crime in several major U.S. cities, as well as national outcry over police-involved shootings. Gwen Ifill sits down with Lynch to discuss better transparency on law enforcement data, finding solutions for reducing mass incarceration and the national conversation about race and police-involved shootings.
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Bill and Melinda Gates on the political debate over Common Core standards

October 7, 2015
Bill and Melinda Gates, two of the world’s leading philanthropists, sit down with Gwen Ifill in Seattle to discuss their efforts to support education reform and the political battles over the Common Core standards.
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Will Bernie Sanders’ gun rights record help Hillary Clinton?

October 5, 2015
Hillary Clinton laid out a plan for greater gun control at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, days after a massacre at an Oregon community college. Gwen Ifill talks to Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about how the politics of gun control are playing out in the race for the White House, plus Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s comments affect the race for Speaker of the House.
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Will the pope’s visit to Congress bring a political miracle of unity?

September 24, 2015
When Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress, he'll speak from the same podium where Father Patrick Conroy, chaplain of the House of Representatives, delivers the opening prayer each morning. Father Pat joins Gwen Ifill to reflect on the pope's visit and his own role as a spiritual resource for a polarized group of lawmakers.
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Navy secretary: Gender should not bar women from Marine combat roles

September 23, 2015
The U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy are expected to allow women to serve in all combat roles starting next year. But the Marine Corps commandant has asked that Marines be excluded from the new rule. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus joins Gwen Ifill to explain why he feels that gender should not bar servicewomen from Marine combat roles.
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U.S. considers Russian intentions, involvement in Syria

September 21, 2015
The conflict in Syria has become ever more complicated as factions have splintered. As Russia steps up its military support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Moscow is calling for greater coordination with the U.S. against the common threat of the Islamic State. Gwen Ifill speaks to chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner.
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Europe was ‘ill-prepared’ for refugee deluge, says German ambassador to the U.S.

September 15, 2015
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for an emergency summit to deal with the refugee crisis, a day after Europeans ministers failed to reach a deal on resettlement quotas. German Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Wittig joins Gwen Ifill to discuss how his country and the continent are grappling with the crisis.
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Above the campaign noise, candidates talk issues

September 14, 2015
Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his message on inequality to students at Liberty University, while Carly Fiorina turned comments by Donald Trump into a campaign ad about women’s empowerment. Susan Page of USA Today and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill for an update on the 2016 presidential race, plus what to watch for in the upcoming Republican debate.
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What we’ve learned about racial inequity in Ferguson

September 14, 2015
A new report by the Ferguson Commission, appointed to respond to racial inequity, calls for 200 changes to policing, education, housing, health care access and more across St. Louis and Missouri. Gwen Ifill discusses the reform recommendations with Rev. Starsky Wilson of the Ferguson Commission and Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Missouri state senator.