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‘Accountable’ Ep. 1: Election Protection
ABC News correspondents Mary Bruce and Rachel Scott host a special series shining a spotlight on what’s at stake in the policy debates playing out on the state and federal level. In their first episode, meet the Texas woman who says an honest mistake at the polls in 2016 could land her in prison. Meanwhile, lawmakers in her state are preparing to pass even tougher election laws as Congress considers a bill to expand voting rights. So, is our election system too vulnerable to fraud or too susceptible to voter suppression? It depends who you ask.
Obamacare: Thanks, SCOTUS
In a lopsided decision, the Supreme Court shuts down what could be the last gasp for opponents of the Affordable Care Act. With the establishment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, Congress turns its attention to voting rights. And Black farmers demand changes to a system they claim has sidelined them.
“What Are You So Afraid Of?”
In the most high-stakes foreign summit of his term thus far, President Biden faces down Russian President Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, ABC's Rachel Scott asks the former KGB officer to account for alleged human rights violations. And as Congress approves Juneteenth as a federal holiday, some state governments are banning entire lesson plans about race.
Don't Get Mad. Get Vlad.
ABC's George Stephanopoulos tells us what Vladimir Putin is thinking as the Russian leader sits down with President Biden for a critical summit in Switzerland. Police departments across the country work to balance public safety and calls for reform as deadly gun violence continues to soar. And as California fully reopens, the vaccine honor system is put to the test for unvaccinated children.
COVID’s Next Target
The American death toll slides closer to 600,000. President Biden gets a thumbs-up from NATO as he heads to meet Vladimir Putin. And Democrats try to convince a Supreme Court justice with a lifetime term to step down.
Gone Bibi Gone
For the first time in 12 years, Benjamin Netanyahu is no longer the leader of Israel. The G7 wraps up with agreements on vaccines, taxes, and opposition to China. And critics of President Trump learn their communications data was secretly seized by the Trump administration.
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