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    Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn-In As Newest Supreme Court Justice

    Supreme Court hands down climate change, immigration rulings on final day of historic term

    6/30/2022 - 6:55 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court has wrapped up a term that rewrote the law books on abortion, guns, climate change and asylum policy. That, in turn, set the stage for more history, when Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman on the court. She was sworn in Thursday by Justice Stephen Breyer, who retired. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle joins John Yang to discuss.

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    EPA Administrator Regan Testifies In House Hearing

    EPA Administrator Michael Regan discusses Supreme Court ruling on climate change

    6/30/2022 - 6:50 pm

    Many environmental advocates acknowledged Thursday that the Supreme Court's decision in the Environmental Protection Agency's case is a significant blow in the government's efforts to limit greenhouse gases in the short term. West Virginia won the case after a legal battle over the clean power plan. EPA Administrator Michael Regan joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

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    Environmental Protection Agency

    Supreme Court curbs EPA's authority on emissions

    6/30/2022 - 6:45 pm

    Environmental advocates say the ruling in the EPA case is a blow in the fight against climate change and will hamper the Biden administration's environmental agenda. But West Virginia won the case in front of the court after a legal battle over the clean power plan. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who led the legal challenge to the EPA, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

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On the outskirts of Oxford, a cab driver is found murdered in his taxi. The investigation into his death leads Endeavour and the team down a surprising path. Endeavour receives a guest who reminds him of a past he’d sooner forget.

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Cecil arranges for a family heirloom to be sent from England for authentication. Bella is horrified when he also invites her blackmailer, Signor Danioni, for tea. Lucian gives Rose a painting lesson on the beach with an unfortunate outcome.

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Resilience

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The Storm

Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness

The Storm, the first two-hour episode of Hiding in Plain Sight, focuses on more than twenty young people who provide an intimate look at what it’s like to experience the symptoms of mental illness, from depression to addiction to suicide ideation. The film includes insights from families, providers, and advocates and explores the impact of childhood trauma, stigma, and social media.

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True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs

True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs

Celebrate Pride Month with music from Indigo Girls, Billy Gilman, Morgxn, Peppermint, Jujubee, Alexis Michelle, Trey Pearson, Breanna Sinclairé, André de Shields and more along with real-life stories of hope hosted by Jeopardy champion Amy Schneider.

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Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

American Masters

Explore the life and career of the singer, songwriter and co-founder of The Beach Boys. The film traces the legendary performer’s journey of reflection on a drive through Los Angeles with his longtime friend and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine.

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Rivers of Gold

Planet California

It is a land of extremes - tallest, deepest, highest, hottest. And home to the richest biodiversity in the Americas, from gray whales traveling the California Current to mountain lions in the Sierra Nevada and redwoods harvesting water from the air. In a rapidly changing and thirsty world, drought, dams and fire pose dire threats to an ecosystem connected by rivers on land, air and sea.

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West African Cuisine

Signature Dish

In this episode, Seth meets with the chefs who are putting their own twists on the bold flavors and colors of West African cuisine. The signature dishes are goat egusi, a Ghanaian stew served at Appioo in DC’s U Street neighborhood, yassa chicken, a Senegalese smothered chicken dish at Chez Dior in Hyattsville, MD; ebbeh, a Gambian seafood stew at Mansa Kunda in Takoma Park, MD.

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Kensington

If You Lived Here

Resident and realtor Mark Hudson shows John and Christine three houses in his hometown of Kensington, MD. Discoveries follow: Kensington’s founding as a Victorian garden community, the Noyes Library for Young Children, Antique Row, and connections with the nearby Ken-Gar neighborhood. Plus, local historians, librarians, shop owners and neighbors share about a place they love to call home.

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“An American” (1775-1790)

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin leaves London and returns to wartime Philadelphia where he joins Congress and helps Thomas Jefferson craft the Declaration of Independence. In Paris, he wins French support for the American Revolution then negotiates a peace treaty with Britain. He spends his last years in the new United States, working on the Constitution and unsuccessfully promoting the abolition of slavery.

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