Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
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Absentee ballots, provisional ballots, and voter registration lists are just a few of the areas of concern as the Presidential election fast approaches. We’ll talk with several election experts about our voting system.
- Eliza Newlin Carney contributing editor for National Journal and author of the the weekly election law column ‘Rules of the Game’ at nationaljournal.com.
- Rebecca Vigil-Giron president, National Association of Secretaries of State and New Mexico Secretary of State
- Doug Chapin - duplicate record director, Electionline.org
- Ralph Neas chief executive, National Coalition on Health Care
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