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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The FBI comes under scrutiny for its handling of the David Petraeus affair. Negotiations begin to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. And President Barack Obama lays out a vision for his second term. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno to talk about the week’s top national stories, what happened and why.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered an ethics review of the military Thursday following the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus. Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Washington Correspondent for The New York Times, discussed the propriety of Petraeus and General John Allen intervening in a custody battle. "At the heart of it is a question of the conduct of our military, of the conduct of our highest-ranking civil servants," Stolberg said.

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Award-Winning Campaign To Eliminate Prostitution Takes A Dark Approach

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Riccardo Fregoso, executive creative director of McCann Paris, about their Clio Award-winning ad called "The Girls of Paradise," which draws potential johns in for a rude surprise.
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Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
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Congress Ends Spat Over Zika Funding, Approves $1.1 Billion

The deal to fight the mosquito-borne virus came after lawmakers dropped a controversial provision to block funding payments to Planned Parenthood for women's health care.
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I Guess We Need To Talk About Pepe The Frog

A cartoon frog became popular, then a pariah. Now the Anti-Defamation League has identified it as a hate symbol. We take a short look at the amphibious, ambiguous meme.

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