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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week?s news, including the continuing revelations from the investigation into Russian election meddling, President Trump?s Twitter attacks on the House Freedom Caucus and the battle over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

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Colleges’ intentions are good when they use affirmative action, says doctor and author Andrew Lam. But seeing Asian-American kids fear they will be disadvantaged because of race has made him think we can make the system better. Lam offers his humble opinion on giving truly disadvantaged but accomplished kids greater opportunity.

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As a combat photographer in the army, Jacob Fadley spent time close to heart-thumping blasts, yet he came home without a scratch — at least on the outside. In part three of our series War on the Brain, special correspondent Soledad O?Brien reports on how talks to a neuropathologist who is studying the brains of […]

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President Trump wasn’t expected to win in Michigan, but his supporters there aren’t surprised that he took the state back in November. Now two months into the new administration — and on the heels of a failed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act — how do pro-Trump voters assess his presidency so far? William […]

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New developments on the connections between the Trump White House and the Russian government seem to emerge every day. To help you keep it straight, Lisa Desjardins and John Yang join Judy Woodruff to walk through what we know and what we don’t about the alleged ties and what they mean.

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On the campaign stump, Donald Trump promised to give the U.S. military more freedom to strike terrorist targets around the world. Now the president has approved the Pentagon?s plan to intensify its targeting of al-Shabab strongholds in Somalia. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with former State Department official Sarah Sewall about the new changes for military operations.

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In our news wrap Friday, President Trump moved to reshape American trade policy with a pair of executive orders, initiating a review of trade deficits and increasing the collection of duties on imports. Also, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned NATO allies to boost their defense spending within the next two months during his first […]

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Quebec's Vacant Church Buildings Resurrected as Community Spaces

on March 31, 2017

The novelist Mark Twain is said to have referred to Montreal as a city of spires, writing that “you couldn’t throw a brick without breaking a church window” in Canada’s largest French-speaking city. “In Quebec cities, the church is the landmark,” historian Paul Mackey says. “In Europe you have castles –here, we’ve built churches.” From […]

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Ramona Africa Talks Mumia, US Prisons and Donald Trump

on March 31, 2017

Ramona Africa?sat down to share her experiences as a member of the MOVE Organization and an organizer with the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The former US political prisoner and longtime freedom fighter is the only living survivor of the 1985 MOVE bombing, when the FBI and Philadelphia police dropped two C-4 […]

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Advocates say now only mass grassroots efforts can save Baltimore’s $15 wage bill that would lift wages of 100,000 workers. Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.

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While the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago is best known for its contributions to nuclear energy development, it is also an incubator for technological innovation and discovery that, among other things, is leading to breakthroughs set to dramatically reshape environmental cleanup efforts. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh has more from Chicago. Originally […]

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As Texas lawmakers try to push through SB6. a harmful bill that discriminates against transgender people, Texans are rising up in support of the trans community. SB6, a carbon copy of many of the most egregious parts of North Carolina?s infamous House Bill 2, bars transgender individuals from using restrooms and other single-sex spaces that […]

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Battle for Full Control of Mosul VOA Cairo correspondent Heather Murdock, reporting from Iraq, and VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb talk about the final stages of the fight against IS militants in Mosul. Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/a/3790982.html

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