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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, testified on U.S. operations in Afghanistan. Topics included the Doctors Without Borders in Kundhz hospital that was accidentally hit in a U.S. airstrike, U.S. troop levels and the drawdown plan, training and readiness of the Afghan security forces, and the threat of the Taliban and terrorist organizations to the security and stability of the Afghan government.

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    NLRB Labor Violations Ruling

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on a National Labor Relations Board ruling that companies can be held responsible for labor violations committed by their contractors. Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) had authored legislation in hopes of overturning the decision. Business owners from North Dakota and Texas argued that the decision would negatively affect their companies.

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    Strategic Petroleum Reserve

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, advocates, and private sector officials testified on how to modernize the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Marbury v. Madison

    Akhil Reed Amar and Clifford Sloan talked about the 1803 U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison, in which the court ruled unanimously that it was the ultimate arbiter of the constitutional validity of laws, establishing the principle of judicial review. The guests also responded to viewer questions and comments. Topics included the establishment of the Court and the relationship between Presidents Adams and Jefferson. Video clips were shown from interviews for the documentary The Supreme Court: Home to America’s Highest Court. Video clips were shown from tours of the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, the John Marshall House in Richmond, Virginia, and Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, Massachusetts. A video clip was shown of an interview with House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).

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    White House Daily Briefing

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including the October 3, 2015, airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in which at least 22 people were killed. Mr. Earnest called the airstrike a “profound tragedy.” Other topics included trade agreements, Russian activities in Syria, and gun control.

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    Hospital Bombing in Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, commander of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, spoke to reporters about U.S. efforts to support Afghan forces fend off a Taliban attack in which a Doctors Without Borders hospital was accidentally hit by an airstrike, killing 22 people October 3, 2015.