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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The House leadership postpones its speaker vote after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) drops out. Hillary Clinton announces her opposition to the new Pacific trade agreement. And the head of Volkswagen U.S. testifies before Congress on the emissions scandal. Guest host Indira Lakshmanan and a panel of journalists discuss the week’s top national stories.

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Another Mass Shooting And New Calls To End U.S. Gun Violence

Another mass shooting, this time at a community college in Oregon, has prompted new calls to change gun laws. We look at the realities of ending the cycle of gun violence in the U.S.

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'Feeder Crime' Data Serve Maryland County's Desire For A Lower Murder Rate

As many cities grapple with a rise in violent crime, Prince George's County is finding success using data to prevent homicides, while also targeting the root causes of violence.

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Could Paying At-Risk Youth Help Curb Violence? D.C. Lawmaker Is Willing To Try

What if you were able to identify the 50 people most likely to commit violent crimes — and instead of locking them up, you gave them money and mentoring? D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie wants the District to try this unconventional approach.
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David Maraniss: "Once In A Great City: A Detroit Story"

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss tells the story of Detroit in 1963, when the city was at its pinnacle. The Motor City native argues the shadows of collapse were evident even then.

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Synthetic Drugs: What's Behind The Nationwide Surge In Related Crime And Overdoses (Rebroadcast)

Doctors and police warn there is nationwide surge in crime and overdoses related to synthetic cannabinoids. The illegal street drugs often make users violently psychotic. A discussion on the health risks, national trends and challenges to medical professionals and law enforcement.

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D.C. Violence: Community Action And Reaction

Kojo sits down with community leaders long familiar with D.C.'s deadly crime cycles to find out what's fueling the city's surge in homicides and what's being done at the community level to stanch the bloodshed.

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Metrobus Shooting Suspect Arrested On Gun Charge

A man wanted in connection with the Aug. 21 shooting aboard a Metrobus in Southeast D.C. has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, police said. Police said the suspect and the victim were friends.

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Pledges And Hope At Candlelight Vigil For Peace In El Salvador

At a gathering outside the Salvadoran Embassy, pipes played and people expressed a desire for unity in the Central American nation, which is on track to become the most murderous country in the world this year.

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D.C. Council Members Hope To Address Spike In Homicides

D.C. — like many cities across the country — has seen a rise in violent crime this year. D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie said on The Politics Hour this Friday that he plans to hold public hearings on the matter.

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