1. NewsHour Interview with Obama: No Decision on Syria, Taking Action on Voting Rights

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    President Barack Obama said he had not yet made his decision regarding a U.S. strike on Syria during an interview with PBS NewsHour senior correspondents Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill. The president said that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons would factor into his calculation and he warned that the Assad regime should be held accountable. Mr. Obama spoke to the NewsHour on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech where he reflected on the challenges Americans still face today in the form of jobs, health care and education. In the interview, the president also vowed to take steps to ensure voting rights for all Americans.

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    • The News Hour Field Trip - 7/19/13

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      PBS Student Reporting Labs kicked off their teacher boot camp with a visit to The News Hour control room. Earlier in the day, President Obama had surprised the media with comments about Trayvon Martin and race which changed the show's top story (from the Detroit bankruptcy). They make it look so smooth but it is like air traffic controlling with serious continual talking that has to make sense. Try that sometime.

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      • Obama biographer David Maraniss says his first rule in writing is, "Go there"

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        In an interview with PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff, David Maraniss describes the experience of writing a biography on President Barack Obama. The task him around the country from Washington, D.C. to Chicago, to Hawaii, to Kansas, to New York as well around the world to Indonesia and to East Africa.

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        • Web browser tool helps "balance" your online political news content

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          • In 'Girls of Atomic City' Kiernan shares lives of young women who helped build nuclear bomb

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            In her latest book, Denise Kiernan, tells the story of several women who traveled south to Oak Ridge, Tenn. for high paying jobs working on a secret government project. Little did they know they were building an atomic bomb to be used in World War II. Kiernan discusses the book with NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez

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            • Virginia Tech shooting survivor advocates for stronger background checks on gun sales

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              Colin Goddard, survivor of the 2007 school shooting at Virginia Tech tells NewsHour's Kwame Holman why he thinks Congress should expand background checks to firearms sold at gun shows.

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              • Author Victoria Bassetti describes 'electoral disfunction' in American voting system

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                Author Victoria Bassetti and Kwame Holman discuss the somewhat peculiar nature of the American voting system--one in which citizens don't have a constitutional right to vote. The book is a companion to the film Electoral Dysfunction that premiered on PBS just prior to the 2012 elections.

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                • Advocacy groups and campaign advertising

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                  Washington, D.C. lawyers on opposing sides of the issue debate whether advocacy groups who use donations to support political speech should be exempt from the federal election commission reporting requirement to name their donors.

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                  • Favorite Convention Moments: Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: "I like electrifying moments."

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                    PBS NewsHour spoke with members of congress about their most memorable experiences at political conventions.

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