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The FBI admits using drones in the United States. A Congressional Budget Office report says an immigration bill would cut the federal deficit. And the Federal Reserve outlines an end to its stimulus. Diane and a panel of journalists discuss the week’s top national news stories.

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James Gandolfini, best known for playing crime boss Tony Soprano in the HBO drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday at age 51. USA Today reporter Susan Davis said Gandolfini's legacy will be the way he changed TV's reputation in this country. "He made television cool ... 'The Sopranos' and his ability to make probably one of the most memorable characters in television history made actors want to do personality-driven dramas," she said.

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Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records

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