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Obama Calls Ebola Outbreak Potential Global Security Threat

September 17, 2014
Alex Wayne, Angela Greiling Keane | Bloomberg News
President Barack Obama said the Ebola outbreak in western Africa is spiraling out of control and the U.S. must take the lead in delivering supplies and medical personnel to stem its spread.
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U.S. to Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola in Africa

September 16, 2014
Helene Cooper, Michael D. Shear, Denise Grady | The New York Times
Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama on Tuesday is to announce an expansion of military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus, administration officials said.
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Africa's Changing Reputation

August 8, 2014
The altering African narrative and persistent problems in Afghanistan
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Turning a narrative of struggle into success story in Africa

August 6, 2014
President Obama announced billions of dollars in new public and private investment in Africa’s rapidly growing markets -- on everything from construction to banking to clean energy infrastructure -- at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. Gwen Ifill talks to Chris...
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Keeping safe in Ebola territory

August 5, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 887 people, and sickened more than 1,600. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Stern, reporting from Guinea for Vanity Fair, about the conditions in the village where the outbreak originated, how the international community has...
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Faced with challenging Ebola outbreak, medical workers use education to combat fear

July 29, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 670 people and spread to four countries. Among those now infected are two American aid workers and the lead Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone. Gwen Ifill interviews Dr. Estrella Lasry of Doctors Without Borders about factors...
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House Benghazi committee would cut out other panels

July 8, 2014
Susan Davis | USA Today
House Republican leaders unveiled late Tuesday a resolution authorizing the creation of a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attack on a U.S. consulate in 2012 that resulted in the death of four Americans.
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Kerry defends Obama foreign policy, vows not to give up on Middle East peace

May 30, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry weighs in on the U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine, a terror resurgence in North Africa, the long, bloody war in Syria and a Mideast peace process that ground to a halt just a few weeks ago. He joins Gwen Ifill for an extended interview on...
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