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  Block by block: Violence in Chicago

This week, an 8-year-old girl was killed by stray gunfire in Chicago. Need to Know traveled to some of the most dangerous parts of the city to find out what’s causing the violence there.

  Boxing out negativity

Need to Know traveled to some of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods to understand what causes violence there. In this video, a former gang member teaches Chicago youth to get their aggression out in the ring, not in the streets.

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  A curtain rises in Jenin

The West Bank city of Jenin rolls out the red carpet for the opening of its only movie theater.

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  WikiLeakgate

Jon Meacham speaks with military analyst and Need to Know contributor Joshua Foust about the eternal tension between transparency and security

  White House and WikiLeaks founder discuss release of records

Julian Assange, the elusive founder of WikiLeaks, defended his organization’s release of more than 91,000 confidential military documents on the war in Afghanistan.

Readers: Help us sift through the WikiLeaks files on Afghanistan

Need to Know is inviting readers to help us in our investigation of the WikiLeaks documents and sort through the database for new details that we or other news organizations may have missed.

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Secret reports posted by WikiLeaks paint grim portrait of Afghan war

Confidential military records obtained by the group WikiLeaks paint a more complex and, in many cases, bleaker portrait of the war in Afghanistan than U.S. officials have publicly maintained.

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  Drawing parallels between Afghanistan and Vietnam

Jon Meacham calls upon Senator John Kerry to revisit a role he played 40 years ago, when Kerry took to the Senate floor to question the morality of the Vietnam War. Meacham revisits Kerry’s arguments and asks him to assess the war in Afghanistan.

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  Evan Thomas and ‘The War Lovers’

Alison Stewart speaks with Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas about his book, “The War Lovers,” which draws parallels between the Spanish-American War and the war in Iraq.