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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The U.S. economy shrinks slightly in the fourth quarter. A bipartisan group of senators and the White House propose immigration reform. And a Senate committee holds hearings on gun violence. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City, died Feb. 1 at age 88. New York Times reporter David Leonhardt, who grew up in New York, recounted a dinner party he attended at Koch's house in which the mayor cooked a roast chicken. "For me, for many New Yorkers, you can't separate your own childhood and the city of New York from Ed Koch," Leonhardt said.

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'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.
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Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

Sotiris Lymperopoulos left a good job in Athens to collect wild sea greens for upscale restaurants. Food startups like his may be able to generate thousands of new jobs in post-crisis Greece.
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Testimony: Maureen McDonnell Was Prone To Angry Outbursts

In the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, a former staffer says the ex-first lady became increasingly volatile as she prepared for public appearances.
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Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty

The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization's account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.

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