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How will super PAC money mold the race for 2016?

July 13, 2015
Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Gwen Ifill to discuss super PAC campaign fundraising, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s entrance into the 2016 race and how Hillary Clinton is speaking out on immigration in the wake of comments by Donald Trump.
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OPM hack affecting more than 21 million includes sensitive data

July 9, 2015
More than 21 million Americans had personal data stolen from files held by the Office of Personnel Management. Anyone who went through background checks to apply for a government position since 2000 has been affected, according to the OPM. That makes the data breach six times larger than was originally disclosed. Gwen Ifill learns more from Josh Lederman of the Associated Press.
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New rules require cities to fight housing segregation

July 9, 2015
This week, the Obama administration announced plans to step up scrutiny under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court. Gwen Ifill speaks to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro about the changes, and how they will affect neighborhoods around the nation.
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Can the government get special encryption access while preserving privacy?

July 8, 2015
The U.S. government wants to be able to read certain data that's inaccessible to intelligence agencies due to encryption. At a Senate hearing, FBI director James Comey said the privacy technology can be a double-edged sword, detrimental to public safety. Gwen Ifill speaks to former Homeland Security Department official Stewart Baker and Susan Landau of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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How do you cool down urban violence when summer heats up?

July 7, 2015
Along with high-profile cases like the shooting at Emmanuel AME in Charleston and some of the killings of unarmed individuals by police, cities across the U.S. are experiencing a significant surge in gun violence. Gwen Ifill discusses this trend with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence.
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How will the healthcare subsidies decision affect everyday Americans?

June 17, 2015
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on healthcare subsidies soon. As the country awaits the decision, NewsHour interviewed people who would be personally affected by the ruling, and Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News answers their concerns.
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Former national security advisor on al-Qaida head killed in air strike

June 16, 2015
With the killing of an al-Qaida head Nasir al-Wuhayshi in Yemen, is the group losing ground? Gwen Ifill talks with former National Security Advisor Juan Zarate on what the death of this leader means, as well as the progress of the fight against the terrorist group.
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Should you be prepared for health care sticker shock?

June 3, 2015
Under the Affordable Care Act, the expected health care price spikes for coming year range from 20 to 85 percent. Those who are covered by their employers are also paying more out of pocket. What’s behind the increases? Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund, and Larry Levitt, Senior Vice President of Kaiser Family Foundation.
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Massive airbag recall could take months to notify owners, years to fix

June 2, 2015
The largest auto recall in U.S. history has affected 11 major auto companies, 34 million vehicles and dozens of models.