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    Question Time

    Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his party and the opposition. He announced that the death toll of British nationals killed in the Tunisia terror attack rose to 27, and was expected to rise over the coming days. The prime minister also answered questions on concerns over the term “Islamic State” and cutting the costs of politics by reducing the number of members in the British Parliament.

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    Criminal Justice Reform, Incarceration and Sentencing

    Adam Gelb talked about a Pew Charitable Trusts study on the growing number of prisoners incarcerated in federal and state corrections systems, the taxpayer costs involved, and proposed changes to sentencing guidelines.

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    Politico Playbook Breakfast on Obama Administration Policy Priorities

    Politico Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen hosted a discussion on the Obama administration’s policy priorities. It followed a week of victories for the White House, including Supreme Court rulings affirming a constitutional right for same-sex marriage and the legality of subsidies for Affordable Care Act customers using the federal health care exchange. Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman were among those speaking at the event.

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    Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention in Cuba

    Cuban Public Health Minister Dr. Roberto Morales talked about his country’s efforts to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), including HIV. In addition to STD prevention, Dr. Morales spoke about the overall success of Cuba’s health care system, and what the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba would do to further improve health care.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on June 30, 2015, declared that Cuba is the first country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.


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    Governor Chris Christie Presidential Campaign Announcement

    Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) announced his intention to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He made the announcement at his alma mater, Livingston High School.

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    U.S.-Brazil Relations

    President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff held a joint news conference following a meeting in the Oval Office. In addition to issues of U.S.-Brazilian relations, President Obama addressed questions on the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran and a string of positive moments for his presidential legacy over the prior week.

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    Civil War History and the Confederate Flag

    Author Gary Gallagher talked about the causes of the Civil War and how perceptions of that conflict was affecting public reaction to displays of the Confederate battle flag.

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    Dr. Ben Carson at National Sheriffs' Association Conference

    Dr. Ben Carson, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, spoke about community policing, investing in U.S. cities, mental health care, immigration, border security, and counter-terrorism.

    This was part of a Presidential Forum at the National Sheriffs' Association’s 75th Anniversary Conference and Exhibition, held at the Hilton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore.

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    Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    Legal experts analyzed the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize marriages from other states.