The Latest: November 2012

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Prosecution Cross-Examines WikiLeaks Suspect

Much of the testimony was focused on PFC Bradley Manning's troubled behavior in custody. (read more »)

Social Issues
Who’s Winning (and Losing) The Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS

There are more people today than ever living with HIV/AIDS. But far fewer people are contracting the virus now than they were more than a decade ago. Who came out on top — and who's falling behind? Here's a look around the world. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
WikiLeaks Suspect: “I Remember Thinking I’m Going to Die”

In a highly anticipated moment, PFC Bradley Manning took the stand in his pre-court martial hearing this week, for the first time presenting the court and the world the story of his confinement in his own words. (read more »)

Leveson Inquiry Recommends New Regulator for British Press

A long-awaited inquiry of the British press in the wake of the nation's phone-hacking and bribery scandal has recommended the creation of an independent regulator to police a media culture that "at times, can only be described as outrageous," according to the report. (read more »)

Afghanistan / Pakistan
Interactive: David Coleman Headley’s Web of Betrayal

An interactive film that explores the tangled web of relationships that helped the American behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks move from small-time drug smuggler to international terrorist and spy. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Latest Sanction Against BP Goes Beyond Gulf Spill

The Obama administration temporarily banned BP from federal contracts yesterday -- a move that's been years in the making. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Psychiatrists Testify to WikiLeaks Suspect’s Mental State

Two military psychiatrists who cared for PFC Bradley Manning during his confinement at Quantico testified today that their recommendation that Manning be removed from a suicide watch was disregarded. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Hearing Focuses on Conditions of Alleged WikiLeaks Suspect’s Detention

PFC Bradley Manning's lawyers claim his treatment in military prisons constituted "illegal pre-trial punishment." (read more »)

Social Issues
CDC Reports Troubling Rise in HIV Infections Among Young People

Every month, 1,000 young Americans are infected with HIV. What can be done to stop it? (read more »)

Social Issues
Live Chat Transcript — Helping America’s Poor Kids

Join a chat for "Poor Kids" with the film's producer Jezza Neumann, author Alex Kotlowitz and poverty expert Ron Haskins, Wednesday 11/21 at 12 pm ET. You can leave a question now. (read more »)

Former Murdoch Executives Charged with Bribery

In the most serious charges to date in the Murdoch scandal, two top aides are accused of paying officials for information. (read more »)

Social Issues
By the Numbers: Childhood Poverty in the U.S.

One in five children live below the federal poverty line, but what else do the numbers reveal about the jarring problem of childhood poverty in the U.S.? (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
What’s the Future for Campaign Finance Reform?

Studies suggest that Americans are concerned about the influence of wealthy donors in politics. But when it comes to finding feasible solutions for reforming campaign finance, there's little consensus, and plenty of challenges. (read more »)

NFL Board Paid $2M to Players While League Denied Football-Concussion Link

The decision by the NFL's retirement board could be critical evidence in a blockbuster player lawsuit over concussions. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
House GOP Faults Corzine, Regulators for MF Global Collapse

House Republicans have released a scathing postmortem of the collapse of MF Global, blaming the leadership of Chief Executive Jon Corzine and a breakdown in regulatory oversight for the brokerage's 2011 bankruptcy. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
BP to Pay Record $4.5 Billion for 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Oil giant British Petroleum announced today that it will pay $4.5 billion to settle charges for the April 2010 explosion at its Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 workers and unleashed more than 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. (read more »)

Social Issues
Live Chat Transcript: Inside the Murky World of Assisted Suicide

Join a chat for "The Suicide Plan" with the film's producers Miri Navasky and Karen O'Connor, Thursday 11/15 at 2 pm ET. You can leave a question now. (read more »)

Social Issues
The Shadow Side of Assisted Suicide

The underground world of assisted suicide has added new layers of moral and legal complexity to one of the nation's most polarizing issues. For example, what does it mean to actually assist in a suicide? Who, if anyone, should be allowed to pursue aid in dying? Six experts weigh in. (read more »)

Social Issues
What Does Poverty Mean to Children?

Today, FRONTLINE is hosting a conversation at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to explore what is being done to alleviate child poverty -- and how we can address this urgent national issue. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
Check ‘Em Out: Donations to Dark Money Group Revealed

FRONTLINE and ProPublica are putting checks written to Western Tradition Partnership online. Released under a court order last week, the records give a rare look inside the controversial dark money group. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Bradley Manning Hints at Guilty Plea in WikiLeaks Case

Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accused of providing thousands of military records and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, has signaled he may plead guilty to a portion of the 34 charges currently facing him. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
Dark Money Group’s Donors Revealed

Bank records released under a court order show that Western Tradition Partnership’s donors included an Oklahoma businessman, a Colorado builder and other dark money groups linked to Ron Paul. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
Dark Money Group’s Bank Records Suggest Ties to Campaign Work

Records show that WTP checks were signed by an advisor to political candidates. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
A Protest and a Break-In: Fallout from “Big Sky, Big Money”

"Big Sky, Big Money" is causing ripples in Montana, where protesters gathered outside ATP, and the office investigating the group reported a break-in. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
Update: Supreme Court Will Put Voting Rights Act on Trial

The Supreme Court is set to decide on Friday whether it will take up two cases to determine the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act. Here's why. (read more »)

Social Issues
Will Massachusetts Legalize Assisted Suicide?

Massachusetts could become the third state to legalize physician-assisted suicide, if voters approve a ballot initiative on Nov. 6. The … Continue reading (read more »)



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