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Amb. Power: Security Council Draft Plan On Syria Has Teeth

The United Nations Security Council is considering a legally binding resolution that would require the Syrian government to give up its chemical weapons. Robert Siegel talks with Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, for more.
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Qatar Using 'Modern Day Slavery' To Prepare For World Cup

Robert Siegel talks with Robert Booth, a senior reporter at The Guardian, who has been following reaction to the newspaper's investigation into migrant worker deaths and abuse in Qatar. Dozens of workers have already died building facilities for the 2022 World Cup.
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Daniel Goleman: "Focus: The Hidden Driver Of Excellence"

New research shows that attention is the key to high achievement in many professions from business and sports to the arts. In an era of unstoppable distractions, staying focused may be what distinguishes experts from amateurs.

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Impact Of The Federal Government Shutdown On Americans

As the federal government shutdown enters its second week, we look at how it is affecting average Americans. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of Washington's gridlock on individuals, towns and states.

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Forget Shutdown, How About Kimmel & Kanye Showdown?

From the government shutdown to Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel's showdown, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's hot topics.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "For The Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call To Solving Our Nation's Problems"

The chair of the Democratic National Committee talks with Diane about her nine years in the House of Representatives, the problems facing America and how she believes we can move beyond political gridlock to solve them.

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The Latest Efforts To Reopen The Government And Raise The Debt Ceiling

The latest on efforts to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. What a bipartisan Senate bill might look like and its prospects in the House. Diane and her guests discuss prospects for getting beyond discord and dysfunction in Washington.

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Kerry Vows To Keep Assessing Iran's Nuclear Intentions

Secretary of State Kerry and his counterparts from Britain, France, Russia, China and the European Union met with Iran's foreign minister at the United Nations on Thursday. They left the meeting praising Iran's new tone, but saying there is a lot of work to be done in dealing with Iran's suspect nuclear program. The talks resume in Geneva in mid-October.
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Reaching Out To The West, Iran's Leader Wins Support At Home

President Hasan Rouhani won mostly positive reviews in the U.S. this week and it appears he also got high marks in Iran, where his fellow Iranians have been feeling the squeeze of tough Western sanctions.
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Journalists In Egypt Face 'Unprecedented Pressures'

As the military-backed government in Cairo continues its offensive against the Muslim Brotherhood, there is also a widening crackdown on the media. Army officers now call the shorts at State TV, and independent journalists are under increasing pressure to toe the line.

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