Rep. Kinzinger Says 'Worst Case Scenario' for Mideast Playing Out in Iraq, Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_b33d98d937.jpghttp://kinzinger.house.gov (WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Adam Kinzinger issued a stark warning about recent events in Iraq Sunday on This Week and called for the extremist group ISIS, which has seized large amounts of territory within the country, to be crushed. "What we're watching in Iraq and Syria frankly is the worst case scenario for the Middle East," Kinzinger, R-Ill., told ABC's Martha Raddatz.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon 'Thunderstruck' By Images of Ferguson Police

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_df7bcdaab3.jpggovernor.mo.gov (FERGUSON, Mo.) -- Sunday on This Week, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, sitting down for an interview in Ferguson, told ABC News' Martha Raddatz that he was astounded by some of the images that came out of Ferguson depicting what he described as an "over-militarization" of the police force. "I, all of us were thunderstruck by the pictures we saw," Nixon said on This Week.

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"Orange Is the New Black" Star Laverne Cox's One Wish for America

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_e14a7e3a2d.jpgABC/Lou Rocco (NEW YORK) -- Laverne Cox, star of the Netflix hit series Orange Is the New Black, is breaking barriers for the transgender community both on and off the screen. Cox has helped raise awareness and give voice to members of the trans community, pushing forward this newest battle on the civil rights front. In an interview for This Week, she shared her one wish for America with ABC's Byron Pitts.

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Six Questions for Transgender Rights Advocate Mara Keisling

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_797282cfc2.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- This week we asked Mara Keisling, founding executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, about the biggest challenges facing the transgender community, and Orange is the New Black actress Laverne Cox, who Keisling calls a "phenomenal figure in raising public understanding of transgender people."

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Gov. Rick Perry Calls Grand Jury Indictment Against Him 'An Abuse of Power'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_867e5d8b7a.jpggovernor.state.tx.us (AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry forcefully defended his decision to veto funding for the state’s public integrity unit after being indicted by a grand jury on charges that he abused the powers of his office. "I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand by my veto, and I will continue to defend this lawful action of my executive authority as governor," Perry said, speaking to reporters at a Saturday news conference in Austin.

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