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.
Workers now cannot sue over pay discrimination if they discover it six months after the fact, following a Supreme Court decision last year. Congress wants to lift that restriction, but the White House says it will veto the bill. We’ll look at the state of equal pay today and limits on the right to sue.
- Lori Montgomery reporter for "The Washington Post"
- Marlene Kim professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston
- Diana Furchtgott-Roth director, Center for Employment Policy at the Hudson Institute
- Marcia Greenberger founder and co-president of the National Women's Law Center
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