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CLIP: Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
Jess Bravin talked about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling the previous day that same-sex marriage was a right. In Obergefell v. Hodges the Court ruled 5-4 that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize marriages from other states.
June 29, 2015 : 7 min. 32 sec.

CLIP: PATRIOT Act Provisions Expire
The expiration of provisions of the PATRIOT Act related to government surveillance as well as possible replacements were discussed. Comments from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) were included.
June 1, 2015 : 5 min. 31 sec.

CLIP: Pending Supreme Court Cases
Kimberly Robinson talked about pending Supreme Court rulings on issues including same-sex marriage, health care subsidies, and lethal injection drugs.
May 26, 2015 : 8 min. 10 sec.

CLIP: Reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act
Neema Singh Guliani and Steven Bradbury talked about the reauthorization of parts of the PATRIOT Act and its effectiveness since its passage shortly after September 11, 2001.
May 18, 2015 : 7 min.

CLIP: Guantanamo Bay Prison Detainees
Charles Stimson talked about the status of prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay and the Defense Department’s efforts to move dozens of detainees out of the detention facility.
May 4, 2015 : 8 min. 51 sec.

CLIP: Baltimore Protests and Riots
The protests and riots in Baltimore following the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining spinal injuries while in police custody, were discussed. Remarks from President Obama were included.
April 29, 2015 : 4 min. 51 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage
David Savage talked about the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on whether states can ban same-sex marriage, the implications of a ruling on the topic, and the status of same-sex marriage in the U.S.
April 28, 2015 : 4 min. 49 sec.

CLIP: Indiana Religious Freedom Law
Sam Baker talked about his piece in the National Journal on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which received backlash after it was signed into law in March 2015 by Governor Mike Pence (R).
April 2, 2015 : 3 min. 6 sec.

CLIP: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) at Selma 50th Anniversary
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) spoke at the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.
March 7, 2015 : 7 min. 31 sec.

CLIP: President Obama on Paris Terror Attack
President Obama made remarks to reporters about the mass shooting at the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in which 12 people died. He condemned the terrorist attack, calling it “cowardly” and “evil,” and pledged to help France track down the perpetrators.
January 8, 2015 : 3 min. 29 sec.
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