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This week, Soledad O’Brien takes a look at the nearly nine million children in the U.S. are at risk of losing health care coverage because Congress missed a re-authorization deadline.  CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, covers children whose parents earn too much for Medicaid but struggle to afford private insurance. New Hampshire’s Republican Governor, Chris Sununu, joins Soledad from his office in Concord, to talk about why he thinks Congress needs to act now, what he’s heard in conversations with the White House, and why he thinks the program should be turned over to the states. Then, Capitol Hill has a long to-do list before they head home for the holidays. Soledad looks at what’s been accomplished with freshmen Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL). Plus, Nikole Hannah-Jones, an investigative reporter for the New York Times Magazine and winner of the MacArthur “Genius” award, sits down with Soledad for a surprising discussion of persistent racial segregation in America’s schools. Find out why she says the increasing segregation is intentional, and harming America’s future. 

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