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Has the Catholic Church done enough to address sexual abuse by clergy?

February 6, 2014
A United Nations panel has sharply critiqued how the Vatican responded to widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests, which the Vatican calls distorted and unfair. Rev. Thomas Rosica of the Catholic Salt and Light Television Network and Katherine Gallagher of the Center for Constitutional Rights join Gwen Ifill to offer different views on the report.
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New report forecasts health care reform law will decrease U.S. labor supply

February 5, 2014
In the Congressional Budget Office’s economic outlook report for 2014, analysts predicted that as many as 2.3 million will stop working or work less as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Gwen Ifill talks to NPR’s Julie Rovner about the findings and the political reactions coming from the White House and congressional Republicans.
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Afghanistan’s Karzai reportedly engaged in secret peace talks with Taliban

February 5, 2014
While Afghan President Hamid Karzai has resisted signing a long-term security agreement with the United States, the leader has met secretly with the Taliban to engage in peace talks, according to the New York Times. How would a Taliban peace deal work? Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg.
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‘Talking cars’ could prevent accidents before they happen

February 4, 2014
On some new car models, sensors can monitor outside surroundings and warn drivers of peril or kick in automatic braking. The Department Of Transportation is considering a mandate for all automakers to adopt this vehicle-to-vehicle technology. Gwen Ifill talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Dan Neil about how “talking cars” could improve safety on the roads but at the expense of drivers’ privacy.
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House GOP recasts agenda as White House alternative, not opposition

January 31, 2014
While President Obama pushed his economic agenda on the road, House Republicans met to discuss their way forward on major issues, including immigration. Gwen Ifill gets views on the year’s political outlook from Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and Andrew Rudalevige from Bowdoin College.
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Researchers make stem cell discovery by studying tissue stress and repair

January 30, 2014
For many years scientists have been investigating how to make adult stem cells act more like embryonic stem cells. A new simple treatment from mice has led to the creation of heart cells and others from adult cells. Gwen Ifill talks to one of the study's lead researchers, Dr. Charles Vacanti of Brigham and Women's Hospital.
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Commission finds voting process needs to catch up with how Americans live today

January 24, 2014
Operating on the principle that Americans should not find it difficult to vote, a bipartisan committee came to a unanimous conclusion about how to improve the election process. Robert Bauer and Benjamin Ginsberg, co-chairs of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, join Gwen Ifill to discuss their suggestions.
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Will talks yield any progress for ending the Syrian war?

January 23, 2014
Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill from Switzerland to further discuss the positions held by the opposing sides. Then Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute about whether anything positive can come of the talks.
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Supreme Court considers cases on 'Raging Bull' authorship, labor union limits

January 22, 2014
Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about two cases heard at the Supreme Court. In one, non-unionized health care workers argue they shouldn't have to pay for contract negotiations. Then, can an author's heir claim copyright infringement against the 1980 movie "Raging Bull" decades later?