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    Financial Exploitation of Elderly Americans

    Federal and state officials testified at a hearing on what the federal government can do to protect elderly Americans from financial exploitation. 

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    Social Security 2016 Annual Report

    Social Security Administration Chief Actuary Stephen Goss appeared before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security about the annual trustees board report. Mr. Goss…

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    Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other officials briefed reporters and answered questions on the annual “Trustees Report,” which details the future financial health of Social…

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    Public Safety Broadband Network

    State and federal officials testified at a hearing on the progress made on the deployment of the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, a public safety broadband network created…

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    Life and Career of Secretary Julian Castro

    Secretary Julian Castro talked about his life and career, including his experiences growing up with a twin, his entry into politics, his experiences with the Clinton family, and his…

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    House Republican Poverty Plan

    Robert Rector and Rebecca Vallas talked about House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) poverty reduction proposal, which was unveiled earlier in the week.

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    Chicago Forum on Global Cities

    Panelists discussed world urbanization and how cities were dealing with politics, the economy, violence, innovation, and climate change. Gillian Tett moderated. Chicago Mayor Rahm…

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    President Obama Meeting with White House Mentorship Program Participants

    President Obama spoke to reporters before a luncheon meeting with participants in the White House Mentorship and Leadership Program. President Obama talked about the importance of the…

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    Republican Agenda for Combating Poverty

    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other House Republicans unveiled the party’s “A Better Way to Fight Poverty” proposal at House of Help City Of Hope, a residential treatment…

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    Book Discussion on 67 Shots

    Howard Means talked about his book 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence, in which he recalls the National Guard’s shooting of students at Kent State University on…

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    Book Discussion on Sun, Sin and Suburbia

    Geoff Schumacher talked about his book Sun, Sin and Suburbia: An Essential History of Modern Las Vegas, in which he describes the challenges Las Vegas faces and their similarities to those…

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    Hurricane Preparedness

    President Obama spoke to reporters following a briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Response Coordination Center on preparedness for the hurricane season…

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    After Words with Tamara Draut

    Tamara Draut talked about her book Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America, in which she examines America’s working class and income inequality. She was…

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    Senior Health Care and Housing

    Former Housing and Urban Development Secretaries Mel Martinez and Henry Cisneros and former Representatives Allyson Schwartz and Vin Weber talked about improving health care and housing…

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    Johns Hopkins University Commencement Address

    Spike Lee delivered the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of Johns Hopkins University at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. He discussed race relations and…

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    Philanthropist Oseola McCarty

    Jewel Brantley Tucker and Jim Coll talked about the life of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, washerwoman turned philanthropist Oseola McCarty. Ms. McCarty dropped out of school in the…

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    Washington Post Transformers Summit, Part 1

    Science, business, and technology pioneers gathered at the Washington Post Transformers Summit to discuss advances that were driving dramatic change in fields such as artificial…

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    Small Business and Employees with Developmental Disabilities

    The House Small Business Committee held a hearing to consider the role small businesses play in employing people with disabilities and disorders, and heard about the experiences of those…

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    Public Accommodation Laws for the Disabled

    A House subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee held a hearing on proposed changes to the American With Disabilities Act to address the issue of lawsuits against retail stores, rental…

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    Special Education Funding

    Christina Samuels talked about federal funding for special education programs as new data shows the number of students in such programs is rising. This program was part of C-SPAN’s…

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