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    Transportation Security Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on his nomination to be Homeland Security assistant secretary and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)…

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    Mental Health Care in the U.S.

    Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) talked about the state of the U.S. mental health system. He focused on legislation he introduced to improve availability of care, as well as efforts to…

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission Oversight, Part 2

    Consumer and industry advocates testified at a hearing on the effectiveness of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)'s regulations and voluntary safety standards for…

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission Oversight, Part 1

    Members of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) testified at a hearing on the effectiveness of the CPSC’s regulations and voluntary safety standards.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a question related to the May 12 Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia: “Do you support or oppose more infrastructure spending?”

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    Open Phones on Congressional Role in Amtrak Safety

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the role of Congress in Amtrak safety.

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    Amtrak Train Derailment Investigation

    Heather Caygle talked the investigation of the May 12 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia. Topics included congressional reaction to the crash, including a vote by a House panel to…

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    House Debate on 20-Week Abortion Ban

    House members debated a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks except in cases of rape or incest. The bill was pulled from the House floor in January 2015 because of opposition…

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    20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

    Melanie Zanona talked from Capitol Hill about a 20-week abortion ban bill that was being debated in the House.

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    Veterans' Health Care and Benefits

    Witnesses, including Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson, testified at a hearing on the implementation and future of the Veterans Choice program, which allows veterans on…

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    Technology and Caring for Aging Seniors

    Academics and experts on aging testified on the ways technology is helping seniors maintain independent living longer. Some of the advancements they discussed included tele-health,…

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    Rural Health Obstacles

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on challenges faced by health care patients and providers in rural communities. Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the…

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    National Institute of Mental Health Director Dr. Thomas Insel

    Dr. Thomas Insel talked about Mental Health Awareness Month and advances being made in mental health research. He spoke via video link from the National Institutes of Health in…

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    Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization

    Officials from the federal, state and local levels testified on legislation called the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that would authorize all school meal and nutrition…

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    Global Health Programs

    Elton John and Rick Warren were among the witnesses at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on State Department global health programs. They focused on the ongoing fight…

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    Improving Disease Treatment

    Dr. Francis Collins was among the three witnesses who updated the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on President Obama’s Precision Medicine…

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    Book Discussion on Hometown Appetites

    Cynthia Harris, co-author of Hometown Appetites, talked about the largely forgotten American food writer Clementine Paddleford, who by the 1950s and 1960s had built a readership of 12…

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    Safer Rail Tank Cars

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Canada’s Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt held a press conference to announce the next generation of stronger, safer rail tank cars for…

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    Suicide Prevention

    Judy Collins and John Madigan talked about the federal government’s role in suicide prevention, as well as their own advocacy work on the issue.

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    FAA Reauthorization and Airline Safety

    Officials from several aviation safety agencies testified at a hearing on reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Topics included pilot fatigue and training, regulations…

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