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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.
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What should we be doing to defeat the Islamic State?

November 23, 2015
Militarily and diplomatically, what can the U.S. and others do to stop the Islamic State? Gwen Ifill gets views from James Jeffrey of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago.
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How terrorists exploit Europe’s divided intelligence efforts

November 19, 2015
French authorities say the ringleader of the Paris attacks was killed in a raid outside Paris on Wednesday. So how did he return to Europe undetected after joining the Islamic State in Syria? Lorenzo Vidino of George Washington University and Stacy Meichtry of The Wall Street Journal join Gwen Ifill to discuss.
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Terror attacks bring greater urgency to finding migrant crisis solutions

November 18, 2015
Recent attacks have inspired growing calls among governments to restrict the unprecedented migration flowing into Europe and beyond. Gwen Ifill speaks with David Miliband, CEO of International Rescue Committee, and former Hungarian Ambassador András Simonyi about how countries can balance security with response to the refugee crisis.
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Sanders: Turning our backs on refugees destroys the idea of America

November 17, 2015
How would Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders handle terror threats at home and abroad, in light of the Paris attacks and the shifting threat of the Islamic State? Sanders joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his views on combatting terrorism and the anti-refugee backlash in the U.S.