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Friday News Roundup - International

Food aid reaches a besieged suburb of Damascus, Syria, for the first time in years. Thousands of Iraqis flee fighting in Fallujah. And in a White House visit, India’s prime minister signals a willingness to ratify the Paris climate accord. A panel of journalists joins guest host David Gregory for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Assaults on ISIS intensify in Syria and Iraq. Germany moves to declare the World War I massacre of Armenians a genocide. And the Organization of American States pressures Venezuela over its commitment to democracy. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Busboys And Poets In Anacostia: Development Or Gentrification?

Local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will soon open in Anacostia, which suffers from a dearth of dining and shopping options-- but some within the community are decrying the opening as gentrification.

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Friday News Roundup - International

President Barack Obama makes a historic visit to Hiroshima. The Taliban choose a new leader after a U.S. drone strike kills Mullah Mansour. And a far right candidate in Austria narrowly loses the presidential election. A panel of journalists joins guest host Sabri Ben-Achour for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The latest on the crash of the Egypt Air passenger plane. ISIS ramps up its bombings in Baghdad. And Nigerian authorities say two of the missing schoolgirls captured by Boko Haram have been found. A panel of journalists joins guest host Allison Aubrey for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Opportunity To Earn Money Creates A Harsh Cycle For Many Immigrant Children

Some unaccompanied immigrant children have been exploited by traffickers, but many are forced to work simply because no one else is able to support them. Armando Trull talks to youths who are trying to overcome pressures of high school and nearly full-time employment.

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New Round Of Raids Could Spark Terror Among Central-American Immigrants

Local immigration activists are denouncing the ICE raids and bracing for a second wave of panic, similar to one sparked by raids in January.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Brazil's senate votes to suspend the president. Saudi Arabia plans to sell off part of its state oil company and increase oil production. And Islamic State bombings kill more than 90 people in Iraq. A panel of journalists joins guest host Rachel Martin for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Janine di Giovanni: "The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches From Syria"

The Middle East editor of Newsweek has been a war correspondent since the 1980s. She says reporting on the war in Syria is unlike any other conflict she’s covered. The brutal reality of the daily lives of Syrians.

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