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Senate passes 'USA Freedom Act'

Senate passes 'USA Freedom Act'

06/02/15 06:15PM

The Senate voted Tuesday to limit some of the government surveillance first enacted by the Bush Administration. The “USA Freedom Act” ends the government’s bulk collection of phone data. Rev. Sharpton talks to Alex Seitz-Wald and Frank Thorp for more. watch

A national push against gun violence

Honoring Hadiya Pendleton on Gun Violence Awareness Day

06/02/15 06:00PM

Tuesday would have been Hadiya Pendleton’s 18th birthday. The honor student was gunned down in Chicago two years ago. Her friends began the #WearingOrange campaign in her honor. Rev. Sharpton talks to Rep. Donna Edwards and Hadiya’s mother for more. watch

Barbara Scrivner’s struggle post clemency

Barbara Scrivner’s struggle post clemency

06/01/15 06:46PM

President Obama promises to reform America’s criminal justice system, and has said he’ll get more aggressive in granting clemency for inmates who meet certain criteria. Rev. Sharpton talks to one mother who served more than 20 years in prison about her story. watch

Police shootings almost at 400 in 2015

Police shootings almost at 400 in 2015

06/01/15 06:16PM

“The Washington Post” has found at least 385 people have been fatally shot by police in 2015. Rev. Sharpton talks to Val Demings and Marq Claxton about why it’s so hard to tabulate these shootings and the racial disparities that exist in these numbers. watch

Dick Cheney to lead GOP foreign policy?

Dick Cheney to lead GOP foreign policy?

06/01/15 06:00PM

The former vice president has resurfaced in a big way, telling “The Wall Street Journal” he’s planning a new push to put his foreign policy vision front-and-center for 2016. Rev. Sharpton talks to Rep. Jim McDermott and Joan Walsh for more on Cheney’s role. watch

Tamir Rice’s father speaks for the first time

Tamir Rice’s father speaks for the first time

05/29/15 07:32PM

Six months after the shooting death of Tamir Rice, there is still no explanation from Cleveland police. Tamir Rice’s father is speaking out for the first time since the shooting and talks about how he’s coping, despite the slow investigation. watch

Is ‘The Briefcase’ in poor taste?

Is ‘The Briefcase’ in poor taste?

05/29/15 06:47PM

A new reality show pits two working-class families against each other by giving them briefcases with $100,000 and the option of keeping it or giving portions of the money to another needy family. Rev. Sharpton talks to Joe Madison for more. watch

A national review on jobs, poverty & guns

A national review on jobs, poverty & guns

05/29/15 06:00PM

Rev. Sharpton is in Cleveland to discuss the deadly violence rising in some American cities. Leaders in Chicago, Baltimore and Ohio join with him on the discussion of how communities can work together on solutions. watch

Police officers: to serve and protect

Police officers: to serve and protect

05/28/15 06:57PM

Rev. Sharpton takes a different look at policing in America. It’s a complicated issue and as we talk about reform, we need to remember all the police officers who risk their lives to save others. watch

Fighting poverty in American schools

Fighting poverty in American schools

05/28/15 06:46PM

A new report from the government reveals staggering numbers about children, poverty and education. Rev. Sharpton talks to Alan Van Capelle, the President of the Education Alliance, about poverty in schools. watch

Mother cuffed by CA police speaks

Mother cuffed by CA police speaks

05/28/15 06:30PM

California police are opening an internal investigation into the arrest of a woman who was 8-months pregnant. Rev. Sharpton talks to that mother, Charlena Michelle Cooks, her lawyer and an ACLU attorney about the case. watch

Police aid in daddy-daughter dance

Police aid in daddy-daughter dance

05/27/15 06:58PM

Last Friday, dozens of girls from the Chicago community came out to the police department’s first ever daddy-daughter dance. Rev. Sharpton talks about how these interactions are improving relationships between police and the community. watch

ALEC facilitating backroom legislative deals?

ALEC facilitating backroom legislative deals?

05/27/15 06:46PM

A dramatic undercover investigation is getting a lot of buzz. It’s about ALEC, which helps connect corporations, lobbyist and lawmakers. WXIA investigative reporter Brendan Keefe reported on it and joins Rev. Sharpton for more. watch

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