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Will the MH17 disaster cause Putin to change course in Ukraine?

July 22, 2014
Since the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a tenuous U.S.-Russia relationship has deteriorated even further.
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What kind of missile could have downed the Malaysian plane?

July 18, 2014
How safe was it for a Malaysia Airlines plane to be flying in airspace over conflict-torn Eastern Ukraine?
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Yellen cautions against being overly-optimistic before raising interest rates

July 16, 2014
Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen told a Senate hearing Tuesday that the Fed remains on course to end a stimulus program of monthly bond purchases in October.
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Is Germany overreacting to allegations of U.S. espionage?

July 11, 2014
Germany announced today that it is kicking America’s top spy out of the country after new reports of U.S. espionage. For debate on the expulsion request, Gwen Ifill talks to Mark Lowenthal, former Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council and Annette Heuser of the Bertelsmann Foundation.
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Crisis centered on children affects tone of immigration debate on Capitol Hill

July 10, 2014
The immigration debate flared back to life on Capitol Hill a day after President Obama requested $3.7 billion to cope with the flood of children at the southern U.S. border. For a closer look at the politics and rhetoric driving the debate, Gwen Ifill turns to Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico and Todd Zwillich of The Takeaway.
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Chicago grapples with how to curb gun violence after deadly weekend

July 8, 2014
In Chicago, about a dozen people were killed and up to 80 people were in injured in shootings during the city's most violent weekend of the year thus far. The city has made some progress in reducing the number of murders, but it’s still struggling to control gun violence. Gwen Ifill learns more from Paris Schutz of WTTW.
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White House proposal to stem flow of migrant children aims to tackle root causes

July 8, 2014
President Obama is requesting $3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to deal with the flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border of the U.S. Gwen Ifill talks to Cecilia Muñoz of the White House Domestic Policy Council about the goals of the proposal will slow the flow of migrants and the challenge of providing judicial representation for these children.
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How the Civil Rights Act changed America

July 3, 2014
Wednesday marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race, ethnicity and sex. Gwen Ifill is joined by Todd Purdum to discuss his new book, "An Idea Whose Time Has Come," which tells the story of how the legislation came to be.
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Assaults on Iraqi oil fields sow worry over global gas prices

June 27, 2014
Both Iraq's government army and fighters from ISIL have claimed to have the upper hand in a week-long battle for Iraq's biggest oil refinery. The clashes have stopped oil production at the Beiji complex, but amid the chaos, the price of crude exports has risen by only $2.35 a barrel. Gwen Ifill talks to Gianna Bern of Brookshire Advisory and Research and Greg Priddy of the Eurasia Group.