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PBS NewsHour: Millions in Egypt Cast Ballots in First Free Election

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Fifteen months after mass protests toppled the regime of President Hosni Mubarak, voters across Egypt went to the polls Wednesday for their first free and genuinely competitive presidential election. Election monitors said the first of two days of voting went smoothly. Gwen Ifill reports.

PBS NewsHour: Catholic Groups Sue Over Contraception Coverage

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A group of Roman Catholic leaders and institutions sued the Obama administration over the federal mandate to provide birth control to employees, saying it violated religious freedom. Gwen Ifill and The Wall Street Journal's Janet Adamy discuss the lawsuit.

PBS NewsHour: Assessing the Indiana Senate Race After Lugar's Loss

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Indiana voters sent Richard Lugar to the U.S. Senate six times, but not again this year. He lost Tuesday to Tea Party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Gwen Ifill, Greg Fettig of Hoosiers for a Conservative Senate and political analyst Brian Howey discuss why Lugar lost and preview the race to fill his seat in the Senate.

PBS NewsHour: Obama's Afghanistan Address: 'This Was Not a Mission Accomplished Speech'

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In a surprise visit Tuesday to Afghanistan, President Obama addressed the nation and said he knew many Americans are tired of war, but underscored a need to "destroy al Qaeda." Gwen Ifill, RAND Corporation's Seth Jones and Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress discuss the implications of the president's speech.

PBS NewsHour: Obama's Afghanistan Pact: What it Does, What it Doesn't Do

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President Obama made a surprise visit Tuesday to Afghanistan to mark the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Gwen Ifill gets an update from the AP's Patrick Quinn in Kabul plus analysis of the agreement the president signed from RAND Corporation's Seth Jones and Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress.

PBS NewsHour: After Escape, Chinese Dissident Reportedly Under U.S. Protection

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The location of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped house arrest, remained a mystery Monday as U.S. and Chinese officials said as little as possible amid a delicate diplomatic situation just ahead of a high-level meeting between the nations. Gwen Ifill reports. 

PBS NewsHour: Examining the Electoral Map, President Obama's Arguments for a Second Term

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In this week's Political Checklist, Political Editor Christina Bellantoni chatted with senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about President Obama's latest campaign video, which reminds voters he inherited a bad economy from President George W. Bush. Gwen notes that argument only works for so long, and also pointed out that the "economy" means different things to different people when it comes to their votes.

PBS NewsHour: How Trayvon Martin Case Could Affect 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Across U.S.

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A grand jury will not investigate the death of Trayvon Martin -- the unarmed black teenager shot in a gated community in February, a special prosecutor said Monday. Gwen Ifill and Daniel Webster of Johns Hopkins' Center for Gun Policy and Research discuss the case's potential effects on other states' "stand your ground" laws.

PBS NewsHour: Medical Groups Call on Doctors to 'Choose Wisely,' Perform Fewer Tests

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Nine medical specialty groups on Wednesday released a list of 45 medical tests and procedures they say are often unnecessary and costly -- and sometimes dangerous. Gwen Ifill discusses the "Choose Wisely" campaign with Dr. Glen Stream of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Dr. Eric Topol of Scripps Health.

PBS NewsHour: Wisconsin's Primary - Setting the Stakes for Romney, Santorum

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With endorsements from Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson, Mitt Romney campaigned exclusively in Wisconsin Monday where 42 delegates are at stake in Tuesday's Republican primary. Gwen Ifill, USA Today's Susan Page and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Craig Gilbert outline the stakes for the Badger State's primary.