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    Secretary of State John Kerry on the Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary of State John Kerry talked about the Iran nuclear agreement in a speech to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Opening remarks were made by former Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard Lugar (R-IN).

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls reacting to the 24 police officer deaths that had occurred due to gunfire so far in 2015.

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    Peter Grier on the 2016 Elections

    Peter Grier talked about his Christian Science Monitor article, "How Do Voters Really Decide?", on how voters choose a candidate in a presidential election campaign.

    This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.

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    2018 Health Plan Tax

    Julie Appleby talked about the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac” excise tax that goes into effect in 2018. The 40 percent tax is levied on any job-based health insurance plan that costs over $10,200 per year for an individual worker or $27,500 for a family plan. Ms. Appleby’s Kaiser Family Foundation put out a report on how the tax will affect employers and employees.

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    Governor Nikki Haley on South Carolina Politics

    Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) talked about economic and social changes in the U.S. South. The speech came in the wake of the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the State Capital in Columbia, South Carolina, following a mass shooting in Charleston.

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    Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Fair Housing

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch talked about hthe Justice Department’s partnership with the Housing and Urban Development Department to combat segregation and discrimination in the housing market including using new technologies to expand the reach of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Fair Housing Testing Program. She also condemned the recent police shootings in Texas and Illinois and announced an upcoming summit of law enforcement officers aimed at reducing violent crime. She was introduced by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro.

    The event began with a four-minute recorded interview with Joseph Califano, an adviser to President Lyndon.Johnson, on how Fair Housing Act became law.

    This was a keynote address of “A Call to Advance Housing Rights and Opportunities,” the 2015 National Fair Housing Training and Policy Conference, held at HUD’s national headquarters.