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Future Of The Silver Line

Extending rail service to Loudoun County is about more than transportation. We explore the political and societal aspects of the Silver Line.

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Friday News Roundup - International

European leaders agree to measures to help struggling euro zone members. Egyptian Mohamed Morsi is to be sworn in as president. Tensions heighten between Syria and Turkey over the downing of a military plane. And Russia's president visits Israel. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Marie Tillman: "The Letter"

In 2003, Pat Tillman wrote a "just in case" letter to his wife before leaving for Afghanistan to serve with the Army Rangers. She recounts how that letter helped her remake her life after his death.

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Mexico's Presidential Election

Diane and her guests discuss how the results of Mexico's presidential election will impact the drug wars, the country's changing economic picture and U.S.-Mexico relations.

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Science Diplomacy

When tensions among nations are at their height, connections among scientists can be a powerful avenue for maintaining ties and backdoor diplomacy.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Greece's New Democracy party wins the national election and forms a government. Egyptian officials delay declaring the results of the presidential election. And the Arab League urges Russia to stop supplying arms to Syria. A panel of journalists joins guest host Terence Smith for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Political Turmoil In Egypt

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is reportedly clinging to life in a military hospital. As uncertainty grows over who won the election to be his successor, the Egyptian military moves to extend its powers. Guest host Terence Smith...

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Friday News Roundup - International

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia of escalating the conflict in Syria by supplying the Assad regime with attack helicopters. An audit of Spain's banks showed they need between a 60 and 70 billion euro bailout. And thousands of anti-government protesters marched in Moscow to demand fresh elections and a new president. Tom Gjelten of NPR, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine and Nathan Guttman of Israel's Channel 1 News join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Ending Violence Against Women Worldwide

The public execution of an Afghan woman falsely accused of adultery has prompted international outrage. New efforts to curb violence against women.

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Frances Osborne: "Park Lane"

The latest novel by British author Frances Osborne has been compared with "Downton Abbey." Based in part on her own family history, it features two women of different classes whose lives collide in a London townhouse in the early 20th century.

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