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"The Gatekeepers"

For decades the Israeli internal security service known as Shin Bet has labored in the shadows to thwart terrorist attacks by radicals on both sides of the Arab-Israeli dispute. Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh convinced several former directors to discuss their controversial work -- which included assassinations and torture -- and deteriorating prospects for peace. "The Gatekeepers" was recently nominated for an Academy Award.

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Director Dror Moreh talks about his Academy Award-nominated documentary, "The Gatekeepers." The film reveals the dilemmas, burdens and questions that haunt former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel's counterterrorism agency. "How do you win a war like that? When the terrorists are inside the civilian population and you need to find a needle in a haystack in the form of a terrorist?" asks Moreh.

"The Gatekeepers," Academy Award nominee (Best Documentary)

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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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