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Richard Branson: "The Virgin Way"

11 hours 59 min ago

British billionaire Richard Branson on a lifetime of leadership and the rewards that come from bold risk-taking.

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The State Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Challenges Of Achieving Global Unity On Climate Action

12 hours 59 min ago

Scientists report global greenhouse gas emissions spiked to record levels in 2013. Diane and her guests discuss the state of climate change and growing pressure on world leaders to take action.

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A Conversation With Google Chairman Eric Schmidt

Mon, 2014-09-22 11:06

The former CEO of Google on lessons learned building the company and how technology has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers.

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Concerns Over Extremist Threats From Syria

Mon, 2014-09-22 10:06

Multiple terror plots from Syria have U.S. officials re-thinking whether ISIS is the primary threat in the region. Diane and her guests discuss concerns over arming Syrian rebels and how best to respond to extremist threats to the West.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2014-09-19 11:06

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.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2014-09-19 10:06

Lawmakers vote on President Barack Obama’s plan to arm Syrian rebels against ISIS. New concerns surface over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. And a fourth player is suspended by the NFL over family violence. A panel of...

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The Growing Use of Food Additives and New Pressure for More Oversight

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:06

More than 9,000 additives are in the food supply, ranging from seaweed extract to chemical flavorings. But in many cases, companies certify that these substances are safe without FDA oversight. A discussion about food additives, health concerns and new pressure for a better federal review process.

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New Thinking About Treating Cancer

Thu, 2014-09-18 10:06

Advances in research are leading doctors to rethink how to treat cancer -- and in some cases of early detection, whether to treat it at all: New ideas in the approach to cancer treatment.

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Will Boast: "Epilogue: A Memoir"

Wed, 2014-09-17 11:06

By the time Will Boast's father died of alcoholism, he had already lost his mother and only brother. At 24, he was left completely alone -- until a deeply held secret revealed a family he never knew he had.

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The Future of Casino Gambling

Wed, 2014-09-17 10:06

Across the country, states are turning to gambling to boost revenues. Casino developers are vying for a foothold in post-industrial cities like Baltimore and Cleveland. Guest host Steve Roberts and his guests discuss the gambling industry and how its revenues are affecting state coffers and local communities.

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Todd Moss: "The Golden Hour"

Tue, 2014-09-16 11:06

Six years ago, Todd Moss was dispatched to Mauritania to reverse a coup. Now the former top U.S. diplomat to Africa has turned his experiences into a new political thriller. An insider’s look at the inner workings of Washington and foreign policymaking.

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

Tue, 2014-09-16 10:06

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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Ian McEwan: "The Children Act"

Mon, 2014-09-15 11:06

A dying teenage boy refuses lifesaving medical treatment because of his religion, and a family court judge must decide his fate. Ian McEwan, author of “Atonement,” on his latest novel.

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The U.S. Fight Against ISIS and the Extent of Arab Government Support

Mon, 2014-09-15 10:06

As the U.S. steps up involvement in Iraq and Syria, questions emerge about Arab support for American action. Who's joining the U.S. fight against ISIS, the extent of their commitment, and the role of Congress in authorizing military force.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:06

President Obama authorizes American airstrikes in Syria to fight ISIS. Russia pulls two-thirds of its troops from Eastern Ukraine. And Britain's prime minister urges Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2014-09-12 10:06

The nation reacts to President Barack Obama’s plan to defeat ISIS. House Republicans outline a spending plan to avoid a government shutdown. And the NFL comes under fire for its handling of the Ray Rice assault video. A panel of journalists joins Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Ken Burns: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"

Thu, 2014-09-11 11:06

The latest documentary by Emmy-award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the interconnected lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Ken Burns on the Roosevelt family and their lasting influence on America.

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The Challenges Facing The Obama Administration

Thu, 2014-09-11 10:06

President Barack Obama outlines plans to combat ISIS at a time when confidence in his foreign policy is at an all-time low. Some say his next steps will define his presidency. We take a look at Obama’s address to the nation and the challenges facing his administration.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: "Off the Sidelines"

Wed, 2014-09-10 11:06

A new memoir by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. In sharing the story of her own life, the Democrat from New York calls upon all women to raise their voices and get involved politically.

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Analysis of Tuesday's Primary Results

Wed, 2014-09-10 10:06

Voters in five states go to the polls Tuesday in the last of the 2014 primaries. Analysis of the results and what they could mean for Democratic and Republican prospects in the November elections.

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