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Diminishing Checks and Balances for U.S. Commanders in Chief Considering War – PBS NewsHour


Diminishing Checks and Balances for U.S. Commanders in Chief Considering War
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The last official declaration of war from the U.S. Congress was in 1941, but the United States has been engaged in frequent military conflict since then. Ray Suarez sits down with Marvin Kalb to discuss the evolving power of the president in his book "The 

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Communities Prepare for Sequester Cuts to Staffing and Social Programs – PBS NewsHour


Communities Prepare for Sequester Cuts to Staffing and Social Programs
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With no compromise in sight, communities across the country are bracing for sequester to kick in during the coming weeks. Ray Suarez looks at effects for workers and government programs at the state-level. Gene Grant of New Mexico PBS, Gretchen Frazee

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SEC Considering New Rule for Political Contributions by Public Companies – PBS NewsHour


SEC Considering New Rule for Political Contributions by Public Companies
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The SEC is considering a proposal to require publicly traded companies to disclose money donated for politics to shareholders — a conflict to the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Ray Suarez hears both sides of the debate from Robert J. Jackson of

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New CDC Report Finds Stunning Suicide Increases Among Middle-Aged … – PBS NewsHour


New CDC Report Finds Stunning Suicide Increases Among Middle-Aged
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More people in the U.S. die from suicide than car accidents. That's according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, which also found that the suicide rate among adults age 35 and 64 has risen 28 percent. Ray Suarez talks with CDC director Dr.

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Book Traces History and Decline of Political Power as Power of ‘No’ Rises – PBS NewsHour


Book Traces History and Decline of Political Power as Power of 'No' Rises
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Moises Naim's new book, "The End of Power," aims to track the history of political power and answer why being in charge isn't what it used to be. Ray Suarez talks with Naim, also a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about

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Pope Francis Brings ‘New Gifts’ to the Future of the Catholic Church – PBS NewsHour


Pope Francis Brings 'New Gifts' to the Future of the Catholic Church
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Pope Francis is known as a humble man, invested in issues of poverty, who is socially progressive and doctrinally conservative. Ray Suarez talks to Chester Gillis of Georgetown University and Sister Simone Campbell of NETWORK, a social justice

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Oscar Front-Runners and Wild Cards in a ‘Good Year’ for Grown-Up Movies – PBS NewsHour


Oscar Front-Runners and Wild Cards in a 'Good Year' for Grown-Up Movies
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Hollywood's biggest night is just around the corner. This year's Academy Award-nominated films include both mainstream blockbusters and darkly-themed foreign and independent movies. Ray Suarez talks with New York Times film critic A.O. Scott about why

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President Obama Tackles Tough Issues Through Campaign-Style Stumping – PBS NewsHour


President Obama Tackles Tough Issues Through Campaign-Style Stumping
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President Obama has been using campaign-style events to push his legislative agenda, including a recent trip to Minnesota, where he spoke about increasing gun control. Ray Suarez discusses the president's tactic with Amy Walter of the Cook Political

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New York Times Computer System Target of Lengthy Chinese Hacking Attack – PBS NewsHour


New York Times Computer System Target of Lengthy Chinese Hacking Attack
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The New York Times fell victim to a four-month cyber attack by Chinese hackers who cracked passwords to more than 50 email accounts, including those of top reporters. Ray Suarez talks with Times reporter Nicole Perlroth and Grady Summers, vice

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