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Video: Independence Day for South Sudan

As South Sudan prepares to become the world’s newest nation, Need to Know reports on the election and the subsequent violence in the region through the eyes of Salva Dut, a so-called Sudanese “Lost Boy.”

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Video: Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the presumption of innocence

Jami Floyd discusses the lessons to be learned from the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, including the prosecutors’ hasty public comments, which “serve only to undermine the presumption of innocence,” Floyd says.

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In America

To celebrate the nation’s founding, VII photographer Antonin Kratochvil presents a unique portrait of modern-day America, from sea to shining sea.

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Video: Simon Johnson on Europe’s debt crisis

Simon Johnson, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, talks with host Alison Stewart about how debt on both sides of the Atlantic will shape our economic futures for years to come.

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Video: Greece’s debt crisis and the age of austerity

How has Greece’s debt created so much turmoil within Europe, and how could this crisis threaten to involve the United States and the world?

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Video: David Carr and Brian Stelter on New York Times documentary ‘Page One’

Alison Stewart talks to two of the journalists featured in the documentary “Page One: Inside The New York Times,” which goes inside the paper’s newsroom.

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Deadlocks and headlocks: Steve Brodner on the wrestling match that is Congress

Wrestling and politics have a lot in common, as editorial cartoonist Steve Brodner demonstrates regarding the inability of Congress and the Obama administration to agree on a deficit deal.

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Need to Know, July 1, 2011: Greece’s debt crisis, congressional redistricting, ‘Page One’ and the New York Times

How will Greece’s debt crisis affect the U.S. and the rest of the world? Also: California’s radical new approach to statewide redistricting, and journalists Brian Stelter and David Carr discuss “Page One: Inside the New York Times.”

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Lebanon: Conflict in a combustible country

Clashes in northern Lebanon have heightened fears of growing sectarian tensions with Syria. This series of images by VII photographer Stephanie Sinclair showing previous conflicts in Lebanon asks: Is the past the future?