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What’s different about the latest challenge to affirmative action?

December 9, 2015
Should race be a consideration in college admissions? For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court justices are considering the constitutionality of that question. Gwen Ifill examines the opposing viewpoints with Richard Kahlenberg of the Century Foundation and Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
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Are politics of fear driving anti-Muslim sentiment?

December 8, 2015
The threat of attacks at home can drive divisive and dangerous rhetoric. How do we keep our fear in check? Gwen Ifill explores that question with Ronald Brownstein of The Atlantic, Dalia Mogahed of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and Khaled Beydoun of the Barry University School of Law.
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Supreme Court mulls representation in ‘one person, one vote’ case

December 8, 2015
Who should be counted when states divvy up their territory for representation: all residents or only those who can vote? The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday involving the very nuts and bolts of how American democracy works. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the case.
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Full Interview: Ash Carter on a military turning point for women in combat

December 3, 2015
In a historic move, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that all combat jobs in the U.S. military will now be open to women. Gwen Ifill sits down with Carter to discuss the decision, as well as the U.S. approach to the war on the Islamic State.
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San Bernardino attack suspects killed in police shootout

December 2, 2015
Gunmen in military-style gear opened fired at a at banquet facility in a social services complex in San Bernardino, California, killing at least 14 and wounding 17 more. After fleeing, two suspects -- one male and one female -- later died in a shootout with police. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Gwen Ifill from the scene about what authorities are investigating Wednesday night.
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How Zuckerberg and Chan just changed big charitable giving

December 2, 2015
Following the birth of their daughter Max, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced they will donate 99 percent of their wealth to charity. The money will be managed by a limited liability corporation called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and will focus on health and education. Gwen Ifill discusses the move with Stacy Palmer of The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
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World leaders depart Paris, leaving negotiators to hash out climate accord

December 2, 2015
At the Paris climate conference -- where one sticking point is finding money to help poor countries adapt -- President Obama met with leaders of Pacific island nations whose very existence is threatened by rising sea levels. French President Francois Hollande meanwhile talked with African leaders about the climate threats they face. Gwen Ifill reports.
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Do accuracy and truth still matter on the campaign trail?

December 1, 2015
Some of the presidential candidates have been playing with the truth on the campaign trail. Political director Lisa Desjardins takes a look at some questionable comments, while Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Gwen Ifill to examine why candidates are emboldened to defy fact-checkers, plus a Gov. Chris Christie endorsement and the Planned Parenthood shooting.
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Campaigns tap Islamic State fears by zeroing in on national security

November 23, 2015
Many Republican candidates are pouncing on fears about the Islamic State to flex ideological and political muscle. Political director Lisa Desjardins offers a roundup of rhetoric in the debate over national security, and Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill to take a closer look.