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The most interesting interviews, reports and discussions from the past week. Updated each Friday.

The most interesting interviews, reports and discussions from the past week. Updated each Friday.
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The most interesting interviews, reports and discussions from the past week. Updated each Friday.

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What the 'Rock Star' Discovery of the Higgs Boson Means for Science

7/4/2012
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What exactly is the Higgs boson, and why is its discovery so fundamental to understanding particle physics? Author and Guardian science correspondent Ian Sample has the details.

Duration: 00:06:27


How Will the Health Care Law Work? Americans Ask, We Answer

7/3/2012
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Susan Dentzer of the journal Health Affairs answers specific questions about the health care law from Americans visiting the National Mall. Among the questions, what will the law mean for small businesses, how soon can someone with pre-existing conditions buy coverage and how will the law get funded?

Duration: 00:08:51


Alan Alda's 'Flame Challenge' Illuminates Importance of Communicating Scien

7/2/2012
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Clarity, specificity and humor are among the best tools for making kids grasp even simple questions like "What is a flame?" Science correspondent Miles O'Brien talks to actor Alan Alda and scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the need to explain science concepts to the public.

Duration: 00:09:29


Chief Justice Roberts' Key Role in Health Care Ruling

7/2/2012
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Jeffrey Brown talks to Laurence Tribe, a professor at Harvard Law School who had Chief Justice John Roberts and President Obama as students, and David Rivkin, who represented the states that challenged the health care law, about what the Supreme Court's landmark health care ruling means and its broader impacts.

Duration: 00:10:33


What's Causing Unusually Hot Temperatures in U.S.?

7/2/2012
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Lack of water, "the great air conditioner", is causing unusually high temperatures and extreme weather events in the United States, Kevin Trenberth with the National Center for Atmospheric Research tells Judy Woodruff.

Duration: 00:05:59


From 'Hallelujah' to 'Sadness,' Health Care Stakeholders React

6/28/2012
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Ray Suarez gets some reaction on the Supreme Court's ruling from Ron Pollack, founding executive director of Families USA; Karen Ignagni, president of America's Health Insurance Plans; Dr. Donald Palmisano, a physician and an attorney; and Bill McCollum, a former congressman and Florida attorney general.

Duration: 00:13:08


In Real Health Care Terms, What Does the Court Decision Mean for Citizens?

6/28/2012
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Susan Dentzer, editor in chief of the journal Health Affairs and an analyst for the NewsHour gives an overview of the possible implications of the high court's ruling.

Duration: 00:06:09


Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law: Mandate Is Constitutional

6/28/2012
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The Supreme Court upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul Thursday. Betty Ann Bowser reports from the Supreme Court, while Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal parses the ruling with Jeffrey Brown.

Duration: 00:09:14


Remembering the Life and Work of Writer, Director Nora Ephron

6/27/2012
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Author, director and screenwriter Nora Ephron, known for her wistful romantic comedies including "When Harry Met Sally," died Tuesday at age 71. Gwen Ifill and Charles McGrath of the New York Times discuss the life and legacy of a woman whose movies, books and essays captured the spirit of changing times.

Duration: 00:09:34


Public Universities Grapple with Money, Technology and Mission

6/27/2012
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A recent battle involving University of Virginia's president is highlighting the increasing pressures facing public universities. Jeffrey Brown discusses the national context with Gordon Gee of Ohio State University, George Cohen of University of Virginia Law School and Anne Neal of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

Duration: 00:12:10


In Mexico, War Against Drug Cartels Inflicts High Cost

6/27/2012
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With elections around the corner, a top concern for Mexican voters is the war on drug cartels. Margaret Warner continues her reporting from Mexico with a look at the devastating impact of the widespread drug violence.

Duration: 00:10:46


Thousands Flee After Colorado Fire Doubles in Size

6/27/2012
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A fire near Colorado Springs has consumed more than 24 square miles as record heat and drought continue. Gwen Ifill gets an update from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on the challenge of containing the blaze.

Duration: 00:09:08


'Little America' Delves Into U.S. Presence in Afghanistan

6/26/2012
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In 2008, President Obama promised to make Afghanistan a top priority. Soon after, he agreed to a troop surge. Ray Suarez talks with author Rajiv Chandrasekaran about the U.S. strategy, the administration's role in Afghanistan and what he calls "the war within the war" in his new book, "Little America."

Duration: 00:07:48


Women, Work and Having it All: Article Reignites Old Debate

6/26/2012
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An article on balancing career and motherhood has drawn nearly a million views online and sparked a bigger debate about the role of women in the work force. Judy Woodruff discusses the subject with Anne-Marie Slaughter, Monica Olivera of MommyMaestra and Naomi Decter, vice president of the public relations firm, Beckerman.

Duration: 00:12:19


Supreme Court Upholds 'Most Controversial Part' of Arizona's Immigration La

6/25/2012
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According to the Supreme Court, Arizona police may still stop people they believe to be illegal immigrants, but cannot arrest them without a warrant. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and law professor Steven Gonzales weigh in on the ruling.

Duration: 00:17:54


Shields, Brooks on Health Care, Immigration Fallout and an 'End Zone Dance'

6/22/2012
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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news with Jeffrey Brown, including the fallout over the president's new immigration policy and the implications of upcoming Supreme Court decisions.

Duration: 00:12:46


At Euro 2012, Germany and Greece Face Off in Battle of the Eurozone

6/21/2012
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When mighty Germany meets debt-ridden Greece in soccer's European championship quarterfinal on Friday, it will be hard to ignore the symbolism through which many will view the match. Jeffrey Brown speaks with longtime soccer analyst Tommy Smyth about the mood ahead of the clash.

Duration: 00:06:42


Community Colleges Struggling With Spreading the Knowledge

6/21/2012
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Special correspondent John Tulenko reports on the struggle inside community colleges trying to help students at all learning levels.

Duration: 00:07:30


Americans with a Front Row Seat to the Rise of Hitler

6/20/2012
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Never before has the story been told of a group of Americans who lived in Berlin as Hitler and his Nazi party clawed their way to ultimate power. Margaret Warner speaks with former Newsweek journalist and author Andrew Nagorski about his new book, "Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power."

Duration: 00:08:55


Why Rise in Motorcycle Deaths Hasn't Meant Tougher Helmet Laws

6/19/2012
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More and more states are repealing and relaxing helmet laws, even as the death toll continues to rise from motorcycle accidents. Judy Woodruff interviews Rick Schmitt, a reporter for Fair Warning.org on the subject.

Duration: 00:07:58

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