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Friday News Roundup - International

January 17, 2014

A Senate panel concludes the attack in Benghazi was preventable. Early vote tallies show Egyptians approve a new constitution. And the White House urges lawmakers to abandon a push for new sanctions on Iran. A panel of journalists join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 17, 2014

President Barack Obama is set to announce new guidelines for the National Security Agency. A budget deal moves ahead in Congress. And West Virginia residents grapple with a chemical spill. A panel of journalists join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top domestic news stories.

Understanding How Unemployment Insurance Works

January 13, 2014

Unemployment insurance first started in the Depression era by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As the Senate weighs extending unemployment benefits, a look at how it works -- and answering your questions.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 10, 2014

Al-Qaida takes control of two cities in Iraq. The first shipment of chemical weapons leaves Syria. And former NBA players make a controversial trip to North Korea. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 10, 2014

On the 50th anniversary of the “War on Poverty," both political parties focus on income inequality. The Supreme Court halts same sex marriage in Utah. And the latest job numbers. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Where Gun Control Efforts Stand Today

January 9, 2014

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was injured in a mass shooting in Arizona three years ago. But gun control efforts have stalled at the federal level. Where the debate stands today.

What To Expect From Congress This Election Year

January 8, 2014

Congress begins 2014 with a full agenda, including a vote on extending unemployment benefits, negotiating the debt ceiling and prospects for immigration reform. Diane and her guests discuss what to expect from Congress this election year.

Environmental Outlook: "A Feathered River Across The Sky" By Joel Greenberg

January 7, 2014

For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the passenger pigeon’s flight to extinction and what it teaches us about the importance of conservation.

Four Years After Citizens United: The State Of Money In Politics

January 7, 2014

In January 2010, the Supreme Court ruled corporations could spend unlimited amounts of money to support or oppose candidates. Four years later: money in politics and the state of campaign finance reform.

The U.S. National Security Apparatus

January 6, 2014

In the aftermath of disclosures by Edward Snowden, President Barack Obama plans to propose changes at the National Security Agency. Diane and her guests discuss rethinking U.S. security policies in effect since 9/11.

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