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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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