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Aid Groups Say Relief Should Be Part Of UN Deal On Syria

UN Security Council diplomats are working on a resolution that focuses on ridding Syria of chemical weapons. Aid groups want the UN to go further and help them open up routes to get desperately needed assistance to Syrians uprooted by the civil war. They say the paralysis on the security council has had a real costs on the ground and has added to donor fatigue.
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Gaza Strip Proves Uneven Refuge For Syrian Refugees

The UN says at least two million people have left Syria over the past two and a half years, seeking refuge in other countries. More than two thousand people have sought safety in the Gaza Strip. Some are finding work and a semblance of stability there. Others are suffering economically and emotionally but count themselves lucky to be free from military attacks.
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Egypt Foreign Minister: Elections And Constitution By Spring

Robert Siegel speaks with former Egyptian ambassador to the U.S. and the current foreign minister for Egypt's interim government, Nabil Fahmy, about some of the crises facing his country.
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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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