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Government Contractors And Security Clearance

The Guardian revealed the identity of the source behind the recent NSA leak at his request over the weekend. The disclosure of Edward Snowden's identity is renewing questions about the growth of contractors within the government and whether they're relied on too heavily in the field of national security.

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Shibley Telhami: "The World Through Arab Eyes" (Rebroadcast)

The Arab uprisings in the Middle East have profoundly altered politics in the region. Using a decade’s worth of original polling data, a political scientist explains the driving forces behind the Arab Spring and the future of Arab politics.

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Richard Haass: "Foreign Policy Begins At Home: The Case For Putting America's House In Order"

The president of the Council on Foreign Relations says the biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad but from within. Diane and her guest, Richard Haass, discuss why he believes foreign policy begins at home.

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Infidelity And How It Affects Marriage, Children And Families

An estimated 40 percent of married couples in America experience at least one incident of infidelity. Why people cheat, how extramarital affairs affect the whole family and understanding the consequences of infidelity.

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A New Era In Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity?

With the trial of Gen. Jose Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala became the first country to try a former leader domestically for genocide.

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Friday News Roundup - International

A U.S. drone kills Pakistan's number two Taliban leader. Syria says it has received the first shipment of Russian missiles. And a Chinese firm agrees to buy the world's largest pork producer.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The brutal killing of a British soldier in London raises terror alarms. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Israelis and Palestinians. And the White House acknowledges drone strikes have killed four Americans overseas since 2009. A panel of journalists joins guest host Katty Kay for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Olympia Snowe: "Fighting For Common Ground: How We Can Fix The Stalemate In Congress" (Rebroadcast)

When Sen. Olympia Snowe, a Maine Republican, announced she would not seek re-election in 2012, she spoke of her frustration with political polarization. Now, in a new book, she lays out how lawmakers can find common ground.

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Jessica Buchanan & Erik Landemalm: "Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping Of Jessica Buchanan And Her Dramatic Rescue By SEAL Team Six"

The rescue of an American aid worker kidnapped in Somalia. The story of her ordeal and why she intends to return to Africa.

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A Literary Glimpse Into Chechnya

When author Anthony Marra became interested in Chechnya, he realized there was no Western fiction rooted in the region -- something he set out to change. We talk with Marra, a D.C. native, about his debut novel, "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena."

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