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Update On The 2014 Gubernatorial Races

Update On The 2014 Gubernatorial Races

October 21, 2014

Voters in 36 states cast ballots for governor in two weeks. Eleven incumbents find themselves in extremely tight races. Why so many sitting governors are in jeopardy and what party swaps at the top could mean for state politics.

Calls For A  Strengthened Approach In The Fight Against Ebola

Calls For A Strengthened Approach In The Fight Against Ebola

October 15, 2014

A growing number of public health experts are calling for a broader and more coordinated approach in the fight against Ebola. Diane and her guests discuss efforts to boost training for health care workers, treatment protocols and disease surveillance.

Leon Panetta: "Worthy Fights: A Memoir Of Leadership In War And Peace"

Leon Panetta: "Worthy Fights: A Memoir Of Leadership In War And Peace"

October 14, 2014

Leon Panetta held high-level positions under three presidents. His views on President Barack Obama's leadership, U.S. policy in the Middle East and what's needed to meet the national security challenges of today.

Cyber Attacks & The Growing Challenge Of Protecting Personal And Business Data

Cyber Attacks & The Growing Challenge Of Protecting Personal And Business Data

October 7, 2014

Two states attorneys general are investigating JPMorgan Chase for its response to a cyber attack that compromised the data of 76 million households. Details on the largest U.S. breach ever and the challenges of safeguarding personal and business data.

Containing Ebola In The United States

Containing Ebola In The United States

October 6, 2014

The sole confirmed Ebola patient continues to fight for his life in a Dallas hospital. Some fear a wider outbreak and say American hospitals may need to step up their Ebola training after the man was sent home with the virus. Others say we may see another case but believe we can keep the disease from spreading here. Diane and her guests put the risks of a U.S. Ebola outbreak in perspective and talk about what health officials are doing to contain the disease here and abroad.

 Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

October 1, 2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced tough questions Tuesday from Congress about how an armed intruder managed to get so far into the White House. Diane and her guests discuss Secret Service failures and the safety of our president.

The Growing International Coalition In The Fight Against ISIS

The Growing International Coalition In The Fight Against ISIS

September 29, 2014

A growing number of countries are joining the U.S.-led fight against ISIS, one of the world's most well-funded terrorist groups. Diane and her guests discuss prospects for a broad international coalition.

Matt Richtel: "A Deadly Wandering"

Matt Richtel: "A Deadly Wandering"

September 25, 2014

A conversation with a Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist on his book about one of the first known cases of a deadly car accident caused by someone who was texting while driving. In 2006, an ordinary Utah college student killed two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. An examination of the case and an exploration of the latest scientific findings on the impact technology has on attention and focus.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

September 19, 2014

Scotland votes on independence. The U.S. steps up efforts to aid Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS. And Ukraine's president comes to the U.S. seeking more support in its fight against separatists. A panel of journalists joins guest host Elise Labott for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

The U.S. Steps Up Efforts To Contain The Ebola Epidemic In West Africa

The U.S. Steps Up Efforts To Contain The Ebola Epidemic In West Africa

September 16, 2014

President Barack Obama is stepping up US efforts to treat Ebola victims and contain its spread in West Africa. Addressing the medical, social and political threats posed by the widening epidemic.

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