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Afghanistan's Romeo And Juliet And How They Escaped An Honor Killing

A young Afghan woman defied her parents and chose her own husband. Her family wants to kill her to restore their honor. How this Romeo and Juliet story highlights the struggle for women's rights in the Muslim world.

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The Bizarre But True Story Of Abductions By North Korea

In the 1970s people began vanishing from Japan's coastal towns. Years later their families learned they had been abducted by North Korea. Only five ever returned home. The bizarre but true story of the abduction project, and insights into the secretive nation today.

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Analysis Of President Obama's Final State of the Union Address

Political reporters weigh in on President Obama's last State of the Union speech. We discuss Obama's final-year agenda, including efforts to reform gun laws and address voter fears over terrorism and the economy.

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George Washington University To Rescind Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

George Washington University President Steven Knapp announced the decision in a statement, saying the degree has become a cause for stress among students and alumni who were themselves the victims of sexual assault.

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How Can Maryland Improve Policing? Work Group To Release Recommendations

A group of legislators that convened after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody last year is expected to release recommendations for lawmakers to pick up during the upcoming General Assembly session.
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Friday News Roundup - International

World leaders condemn a North Korean nuclear test but doubt it was a hydrogen bomb. A feud between Saudi Arabia and Iran escalates. And France marks the one-year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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D.C. Mayor Bowser Addresses Rising Crime, FreshPAC, Unemployment On 'Kojo' Show

The mayor sat down for an interview with WAMU 88.5's Kojo Nnamdi Monday to discuss her administration's approach to crime, the FreshPAC set up to support her efforts and D.C.'s lowering unemployment rate.
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Piper Kerman On Her Story That Inspired The Netflix Series "Orange Is The New Black" (Rebroadcast)

As the second season of "Orange Is The New Black" premiers on Netflix, the woman that inspired the series, Piper Kerman, joins Diane to talk about her experience behind bars and her work on prison reform.

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Afterschool Art Program Helps D.C. Youth Exorcise Fears Of Gun Violence

At the Life Pieces to Masterpieces program in D.C., young men are given the chance to express their fears and anxieties about that violence by using art.

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Assessing Violent Threats Against Our Schools

The two largest school systems in the U.S. received terror threats this week, leading Los Angeles to keep nearly 700,000 students home. Diane and guests discuss assessing threats against our schools, and how to keep children safe without disrupting learning.

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