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The Role Of The Federal Government In Disaster Relief

President Obama called the tornado that tore through Oklahoma on Monday one of the most destructive in history. Dozens were killed, hundreds injured and neighborhoods flattened. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was immediately...

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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. and Russia lay the groundwork for Syrian diplomacy. A political kidnapping in Pakistan ahead of elections. And another garment industry tragedy occurs in Bangladesh. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Bangladesh: Cheap Clothes, Deadly Factories

Two deadly accidents in Bangladeshi factories over the last five months have raised questions about the real cost of cheap clothes.

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Comfort Dogs

In the aftermath of recent tragedies, specially trained dogs have been sent to provide comfort. Diane and her guests discuss why canines are uniquely suited for the job.

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Your Turn

On a busy news day we open the lines to get your thoughts on the headlines. It's your turn to weigh in on these news stories and others.

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Huntington Residents Spared Flooding, Calls For Floodwall No Less Urgent

The low-lying Huntington neighborhood was spared the effects of flooding that have afflicted Maryland since Wednesday night, which has residents calling all the more urgently for the floodwall that was approved.

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Analysis: Sandy Relief Funds May Find Their Way To Eastern Shore

Some have been surprised at the resistance to passing relief funds for areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. As The Hill's Alex Bolton reports, funds may yet find their way to areas hit by the storm.

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Eastern Shore Residents Still Recovering After Sandy

It's been more than two months, and some residents in the Eastern Shore are still trying to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

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Haiti, Lessons Learned?

Three years after a massive earthquake struck Haiti, many critics feel the international community has squandered a historic opportunity of "building back better." Kojo examines the lessons learned -- and unlearned -- in the wake of disaster.

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