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Friday News Roundup - International

4 hours 14 min ago

Canadian officials search for motives in the attack on Parliament. A U.S. jury convicts former Blackwater guards of murdering Iraqis. And Mexico's attorney general accuses a town mayor in the mass disappearance of students. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

5 hours 14 min ago

A new airbag recall affects nearly eight million cars. The U.S. begins monitoring travelers from West Africa for signs of Ebola. And legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at age 93. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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New Efforts To Expand Options For Terminally Ill Patients

Thu, 2014-10-23 11:06

Last week, more than 7 million people watched a video made by a young woman with terminal cancer who explains her wish to control how and when she dies. The ongoing debate over terminally ill patients who want to end their lives and how to improve palliative care.

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The Role Of Turkey In The Fight Against ISIS

Thu, 2014-10-23 10:06

Many say Turkey's direct involvement is critical to the coalition's fight against ISIS, but Turkey is asking for more protection from coalitions forces near its border with Syria. Understanding Turkey's role in the region and the militant group's growing reach.

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Women And Online Harassment

Wed, 2014-10-22 11:06

Online harassment disproportionately affects women. Tactics range from "revenge porn," or posting nude photos online without permission, to cyber stalking. A discussion about the scope of the problem and what can be done about it.

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The Future Of Toll Roads In The U.S.

Wed, 2014-10-22 10:06

Toll road mileage is increasing nationwide as cash-strapped states try to relieve traffic congestion without raising taxes. But some transportation officials are facing a political backlash. Diane and her guests discuss the future of toll roads in the U.S.

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David Greene: "Midnight In Siberia"

Tue, 2014-10-21 11:06

NPR's former Moscow bureau chief discusses his 6,000-mile journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway and how the lives of ordinary Russians have changed in the post-Soviet years.

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Update On The 2014 Gubernatorial Races

Tue, 2014-10-21 10:06

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.

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Rebecca Frankel: "War Dogs"

Mon, 2014-10-20 11:06

Canines have been serving in the military for generations, but one journalist says they are undervalued. Why dogs are still our best defense against improvised explosive devices and provide vital support to our troops.

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The Latest On National And International Efforts To Address The Ebola Crisis

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:06

As Ebola continues to spread in West Africa, President Barack Obama has stepped up efforts to address the crisis. The latest developments here and abroad, tracking those who were exposed and the debate over travel bans.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2014-10-17 11:06

The U.N. says the world is failing to contain Ebola in West Africa, stepped-up coalition airstrikes in the battle against ISIS on a Syrian border town and new concerns about sagging global economic growth: Please join us to discuss the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2014-10-17 10:06

The CDC director faces questions on Capitol Hill about U.S. Ebola preparedness. Courts weigh in on voter ID laws in two states. And a volatile week for the stock market. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Colm Toibin: "Nora Webster: A Novel"

Thu, 2014-10-16 11:06

The best-selling author of "Brooklyn" and "The Last Testament of Mary" talks with guest host Susan Page about his latest novel. It's the portrait of a young widow, her family, and the small Irish town that confines her.

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Update On Civil Rights Protests In Ferguson, Mo., And Their Political Implications

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:06

Two months after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, there’s a new wave of protests in Ferguson, Missouri. An update on the civil rights protests and their political implications.

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Suki Kim: "Without You, There Is No Us"

Wed, 2014-10-15 11:06

A Korean-American journalist gets a job teaching English to the sons of North Korea's elite. Her memoir offers an unprecedented peek inside the world's most mysterious country.

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Calls For A Strengthened Approach In The Fight Against Ebola

Wed, 2014-10-15 10:06

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.

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

Tue, 2014-10-14 11:06

The former CIA director and defense secretary on his new memoir.

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The Global Economic Slowdown And What It Means For The U.S. Recovery

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:06

As U.S. job growth picks up, many parts of the world are in an economic slowdown. Policymakers at home and abroad are divided on what to do. The global slowdown and what it means for the U.S. recovery.

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Danny Aiello: "I Only Know Who I Am When I'm Somebody Else"

Mon, 2014-10-13 11:06

Academy Award-nominated actor Danny Aiello reflects on his childhood and life on stage and screen. How he broke into the acting world at age 40 and his work on more than 85 films, including "Moonstruck" and "Do The Right Thing."

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The Pope, The Synod And The Future Of The Catholic Church

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:06

Pope Francis has brought together bishops from around the world to talk about issues like birth control, divorce and the celibacy of priests. A discussion on the Roman Catholic synod convening in Rome and the struggle for the heart of the Church.

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