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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The U.S. economy showed slowed growth in the first quarter of the year. The supreme court held a hearing on Arizona’s controversial immigration law. Former speaker of the house, Newt Gingrich, said he’s quitting the GOP presidential race. Mitt Romney won all five of Tuesday’s primaries. Congress gears for a fight over a cybersecurity bill. The Senate passed a bill to save the post office. And the campaign finance trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards began with testimony from his former aid, Andrew Young. Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and John King of CNN join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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The panelists discuss the latest developments in the growing scandal around the behavior and alleged indiscretions of U.S. Secret Service agents abroad:

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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In A Lawsuit, New York Accuses Domino's Pizza Of Wage Theft

It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.

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