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Friday News Roundup - International

Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart head to Vienna for nuclear talks. The White House announces changes to U.S. hostage policy. And Greek debt negotiations falter. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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'Spirit Of Urgency' Surrounds War Powers Authorization, Kaine Says

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, one of the loudest supporters of Congress' role in authorizing U.S. war powers, says he's glad that the White House has sent a resolution to Capitol Hill.

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D.C.'s Salvadorans Greet Pope's Romero Announcement With 'Jubilation'

Parishioners at a Catholic church in Mount Pleasant are celebrating the declaration by the Vatican that murdered Salvadoran Monsignor Oscar Romero is a martyr of the faith.

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Q&A: Sen. Tim Kaine On The U.S. Fight Against The Islamic State

In an interview with WAMU 88.5's Jonathan Wilson, Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine explains why Congress should hold a debate and a vote on official authorization for U.S. military action against ISIS.

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"E-Team" - Investigating Human Rights Abuses In Times of War

Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria, much of the fighting has essentially taken place in a black box outside the view of the rest of the world. But in 2013, a team of human rights investigators snuck into the country in the wake...

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El Salvador: Roots Of Unrest

Three decades after a brutal civil war, spiraling gang-related violence in El Salvador is once reverberating within the large immigrant community in the Washington region...

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U.S. Airstrikes On Syria

Yesterday the U.S. launched multiple pre-dawn airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria. We explore what it means for the U.S. and the region.

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The Price Of Progress In Rwanda

Twenty years after Rwanda's horrific genocide, President Paul Kagame is widely praised for dramatically reducing poverty and increasing life expectancy in his tiny, land-locked African nation. But critics say the economic progress comes at...

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A Power-Sharing Deal In Afghanistan

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of Afghanistan's contested months-long presidential election process. Ghani agreed to share power with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, who will become the country's chief executive.

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Intimate Partner Violence: A Personal Perspective

The Ray Rice incident has confronted our country with the complex issue of domestic abuse. Kojo explores intimate partner violence with a survivor and a local expert.

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