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Student Debt And Rethinking The Value Of A College Degree

Americans have accumulated $1.3 trillion in student debt. College graduates can earn more over time compared to high school graduates, but many now question the net benefit of a college degree. A look at the student debt crisis and plans from the presidential candidates.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The Obama administration defends a $400 million payment to Iran. The U.S. launches airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Libya. And the Summer Olympics begin in Brazil. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Donald Trump's Tax Returns And Whether The Public Has The Right To Know

Donald Trump has not released his tax returns. If this continues, he'll be the first major party presidential nominee in 40 years not to disclose them. The history of tax disclosure by presidential candidates and whether the public has the right to know.

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Republican National Convention: Analysis Of Trump's Plans For The Economy And Creating Jobs

Speakers at the Republican National Convention address jobs and the economy. A convention update and analysis of Donald Trump's economic plans and how his own successes and failures as a businessman could shape voter opinion.

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The Fallout From The Brexit Vote

The world reacts to Brexit: European Union leaders plan for Great Britain's departure and investors brace for more uncertainty, as the U.S. considers economic and strategic implications.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The Friday News Roundup: House Democrats stage a sit-in to push for a vote on new gun laws. Campaign finance reports show Donald Trump with much less money and staff than Hillary Clinton. And a federal judge in Wyoming strikes down an Obama administration safety rule on fracking. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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The Brexit Vote And What's At Stake For Europe And The US

British voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether or not to stay in the European Union: Join us to discuss what an exit vote could mean for the U.S., remaining EU members and the postwar structure of Europe.

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The Debate Over A Proposal To Rein In Payday Lenders

The government's consumer finance watchdog has proposed sweeping regulations to rein in payday lenders. Their loans can carry interest rates of more than 400 percent. A look at what the new rules would do and why they're controversial.

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Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On Key Issues

Now that only three major candidates remain in the 2016 race for the White House, attention turns to the details of their policy proposals. Where the presidential candidates stand on key issues like job creation, healthcare, taxes and education.

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New Rules To Discourage Corporate Inversions

Two major drug companies scrap a multibillion-dollar merger after the Treasury Department announces new federal tax rules. New efforts to discourage U.S. companies from moving their headquarters overseas for lower tax rates.

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