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Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including, prospects for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program improve with the release of a new report that found Iran’s nuclear expansion is slowing. Obama calls for patience in talks with Iran, while Israel remains opposed to U-S strategy. Another top Pakistani militant leader is killed. A U-S aircraft carrier arrives in the Philippines as relief workers struggle to get aid to victims after a devastating typhoon. Egyptian ties to Russia appear to be growing stronger.

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'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse DiDi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.
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Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

The first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility in the region is being planned out in Loudoun County, further adding to the region's burgeoning beer business.

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
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Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

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