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Can Nigeria’s new president advance the search for the missing schoolgirls?

April 14, 2015
One year since Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian school girls, most are still missing and the militant group continues to terrorize the region. Gwen Ifill talks to Christopher Fomunyoh of the National Democratic Institute about how the nation has balanced the mission of finding the missing girls and fighting the terrorists, and whether the country’s new president can help Nigeria "bring back our girls."
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Why Clinton’s campaign wants us to think we don’t really know her

April 13, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the strategy behind -- and responses to -- Hillary Clinton’s weekend announcement of her 2016 presidential campaign, plus a look at what distinguishes Sen. Marco Rubio, the third GOP candidate to announce he’s running.
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Iraqi PM to appeal to U.S. for more firepower and support against Islamic State

April 13, 2015
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is heading to Washington to ask President Obama for weapons and other support to fight the Islamic State. Special correspondent Jane Arraf, reporting from Baghdad, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss Abadi’s requests and the counterattack against the Islamic State’s strongholds in Anbar province.
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Guilty verdict in Boston bombing trial may bolster chance of death sentence

April 8, 2015
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 charges relating to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260. With multiple counts punishable by death, the next phase of the trial will decide whether Tsarnaev should receive the death penalty. Gwen Ifill talks to Adam Reilly of WGBH, who was in the courtroom when the verdict was read.
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How a bystander’s video revealed the truth about a police shooting in South Carolina

April 8, 2015
A video showing a white police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man in the back has sparked protest in South Carolina and beyond, and the officer has since been charged with murder. Gwen Ifill talks to Brian Hicks of The Post and Courier, Jessica Pierce of the Black Youth Project 100 and Philip Stinson of Bowling Green State University about the story’s resonance.
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What drove a small sect to take control of Yemen?

April 7, 2015
The U.S. will speed up delivery of arms and intelligence to Saudi Arabia for the fight against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, according to the State Department. How did the Houthis rise to stage a government coup? Gwen Ifill learns more from journalist Safa al-Ahmad, who offers a rare inside look in a new documentary on Frontline.
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Boston bombing jury to begin deliberations after emotional trial

April 6, 2015
Attorneys for both sides in the Boston Bombing trial have presented their closing arguments, and the case has gone to the jury for a verdict. Gwen Ifill talks to Adam Reilly of WGBH, who has been reporting on the trial throughout, about the dramatic testimonies, courtroom tactics and what happens after the verdict comes in.
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Why Hillary Clinton’s campaign announcement won’t look like Ted Cruz’s

April 6, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today about Sen. Rand Paul’s evolving role in the Republican party, predictions about how Hillary Clinton might announce a presidential campaign and how the Iran nuclear deal framework may play out on the 2016 race.
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How Michelle Obama’s upbringing shaped her White House priorities

April 3, 2015
In “Michelle Obama: A Life,” veteran political journalist Peter Slevin tackles a different side of politics by examining how the first lady’s life story influenced her priorities in the White House. Gwen Ifill sits down with the author to discuss what he discovered.