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Alexandra Schuster is an Associate Producer at HuffPost Live. Previously she worked at ABC Nightline and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Urban Studies.

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Desmond Tutu Responds To John Kerry's 'Apartheid' Controversy

(63) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 1:02 AM

The Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu doesn't object to Secretary of State John Kerry's use of the word "apartheid" to describe the future of Israel if a peace agreement is not reached.

Kerry has since apologized for his remarks while remaining strongly in support of a...

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Kathleen Sebelius Distances Obama Administration From Lofty Obamacare Signup Goal

(271) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 12:18 PM

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius distanced the Obama administration from its unofficial goal of 7 million Affordable Care Act signups by the end of March.

In a Tuesday appearance on HuffPost Live to discuss outreach to African American communities, Marc Lamont Hill...

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This Is What It's Like To Work Full Time And Still Be Poor

(827) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 11:35 AM

When working hard simply is not enough. When you are told time and time again that you do not have the right qualifications for a job. When you are living with a child on food stamps and the majority of your government subsidized income is devoted to baby formula. These...

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Shame On DC: Americans Speak Out Against Washington's Inaction On Gun Control

(376) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 4:58 PM

One year has passed since 20 children and six teachers were shot and killed in Newtown, Conn., and yet, Washington, D.C. has still failed to enact major legislation on gun control. Using #ShameOnDC, Americans throughout the country wrote in to HuffPost Live to express their frustration,...

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These Are The Faces Of America's Gun Violence Victims

(330) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 12:36 PM

The reality is anyone could be a victim of gun violence. Simon Frankel, Ann Marie Crowell, Kamal Saini, Pam Simon, Debra Fine, and Jammal Simon could be your brother, mother, son, or colleague. They could be you.

In a continuing effort to cover the pervasiveness of gun violence in...

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'I Got Shot': The Toll Of Surviving Gun Violence

(149) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 3:15 PM

A gunshot wound has lasting effects that do not come to a screeching halt once the shot is fired. Survivors of gun violence carry the scars with them, both physically and emotionally, every single day. Victims of both random and intentional acts of violence joined HuffPost Live to share their...

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Chicago Reverend On Gang Violence: 'The Bodies Might Not Be Dying, But The Spirit Is' (VIDEO)

(60) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 3:18 PM

Plagued by gang violence and shootings, Chicago reported more homicides than any other city in 2012. And while Chicago's homicide rates have dropped this year, the violence continues and problems persist. To discuss the causes of gang violence and the issues surrounding its prevention, HuffPost Live...

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Mass Shooting Victims And Families Speak Out (VIDEO)

(3469) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 3:16 PM

Mass shootings might seem like a distant fear, a random act of violence, and something that will not affect the lives of the ones we love so dearly. Yet mass shootings have claimed the lives of hundreds of innocent Americans, accounting for more than 900 deaths over the...

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Families Reveal The Gun Tragedies That Cost Them Dearly (VIDEO)

(6186) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 3:24 PM

"The last words he said to his friend were, 'I can't believe you shot me.'"
-- Ann Marie Crowell whose son was shot and killed by his friend on Christmas Eve in 1997

"The boys were playing, and as I understand it... trying to figure out if...

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New York Attorney General Compares Donald Trump To Bernie Madoff (VIDEO)

(508) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 5:56 PM

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman blasted Donald Trump on HuffPost Live Tuesday for allegedly making false promises and scamming student entrepreneurs out of money at Trump University. In describing the alleged scam, Schneiderman brought up Bernie Madoff and when asked by host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin whether...

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Former Ambassador Frank Wisner On Mubarak's Release: It's 'Good News' (VIDEO)

(15) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 7:56 PM

Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Frank Wisner sat down with HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to share his thoughts on the news that an Egyptian court ordered former president Hosni Mubarak to be released from prison Wednesday.

"I think we should look at [Mubarak's release] as good news," said...

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Ladar Levison, Lavabit Founder: 'Government Has Power To Take All Your Money And Freedom' (VIDEO)

(648) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 3:47 PM

Ladar Levison, the founder of the email service reportedly used by Edward Snowden, joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss his decision to shut down his company Lavabit.

Though Levison noted he is not at liberty to reveal details about his case or acknowledge the role of the U.S....

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Farea al-Muslimi, Yemeni Journalist: Yemen Drone Strikes Harm U.S. Security And 'Do Good' For Al Qaeda (VIDEO)

(601) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 4:19 PM

Drone strikes continue to rock Yemen as the U.S. embassy remains closed due to terrorist threats. And yet it seems the United States' anti-terrorist efforts might be having the opposite effect on some of the region's citizens. Yemeni journalist and youth activist Farea al-Muslimi joined HuffPost Live's

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Bahrain Bans Protests: Human Rights Activist Says 'Physical, Psychological, Sexual' Torture Continues (VIDEO)

(586) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 5:05 PM

Bahrain human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja says the government there is escalating its crackdown on protests in advance of a major opposition rally, and says that the regime continues to torture detainees. Al-Khawaja, President of The Bahrain Center For Human Rights, appeared on HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss the Bahraini...

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U.S. Embassy Evacuation In Yemen: American Journalist Says Drones Feared More Than Al Qaeda (VIDEO)

(699) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 3:58 PM

Amid the State Department's orders to evacuate government personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, Hakim Almasmari -- an American journalist and editor of the Yemen Post -- joined HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin live from Sana'a to discuss the situation on the ground.

"The Yemeni...

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Oak Creek Shooting Victim: Obama Did Not Speak To Us (VIDEO)

(233) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 5:46 PM

Although a year has passed since the tragic shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., members of the Sikh community have not forgotten the six worshippers who were gunned down. Amardeep Kaleka, whose father was murdered in the shooting, joined HuffPost Live's Dena Takruri...

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'This Town' Author Mark Leibovich: 'I Violated An Unspoken Rule ...' (VIDEO)

(65) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 2:16 PM

An inside look at what really goes on in D.C. never gets old for political junkies and haters alike. And "This Town" author Mark Leibovich, whose resume leaves little room for questioning his legitimacy as an insider, knows this better than anyone. Today, he sat down with

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Tampa Criminalizes Homelessness (VIDEO)

(64) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 11:52 AM

Jail is now the answer for homeless people found sleeping on the streets in Tampa. Following the passage of the city's new ordinance, many protestors have spoken out in opposition, arguing that this is actually creating even more barriers for the homeless population.

While homelessness is a major...

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Joe Walsh On Trayvon Martin Case: 'No Evidence This Case Was About Race' (VIDEO)

(548) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 1:52 PM

Former Illinois congressman and Tea Party favorite Joe Walsh joined HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to discuss race as a factor in the Trayvon Martin case.

"The FBI, the Justice Department, the prosecution, the defense, the six-person jury, George Zimmerman's neighbors, everybody on record said there's absolutely no...

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'Act Of Killing' Director Joshua Oppenheimer On Inclusion Of Killers In Film's Making (VIDEO)

(13) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 6:08 PM

In the name of exposing a regime -- that of the 1965 Indonesian death squad responsible for the murders of over a million people -- Joshua Oppenheimer made the documentary "The Act of Killing." He sat down with HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri to discuss his unique...

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