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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories, including more revelations over NSA surveillance programs; July unemployment numbers; and what Congress managed to accomplish before its summer recess.

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Ruth Marcus, columnist for The Washington Post, responds to a caller and explains why she says Anthony Weiner's continued run for New York City mayor is "deeply not in the best interests" of his son. "I'm sorry you found it presumptuous, but I think that is actually what columnists do -- we presume to opine on others for better or for worse," Marcus said in response to the listener.

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Dress Codes Are Open To Interpretation — And A Lot Of Contention

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From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
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In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy'

Thousands of Central American children are crossing the border and ending up in detention facilities. Host Michel Martin learns more about why so many children are fleeing Central America.
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Twitter Turns World Cup Into A 'Global Sports Bar'

The Brazil vs. Germany World Cup semifinal created more activity on Twitter than any other sporting event had. Host Michel Martin learns about how social media has changed the tournament experience.

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