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Prince George's County Faces Water Emergency

Tens of thousands of Prince George's County, Md., residents are going to lose water for up to four days during emergency repairs on a water main. We look at how to prepare.

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The Aftermath Of Oil Spills In Michigan And Arkansas

As the White House nears a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, communities in Arkansas and Michigan are still dealing with major oil spills. Diane and her guests discuss the safety of shipping oil through pipelines.

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Safety In The Skies

Thirty million Americans admit to being "anxious" fliers, but even the most intrepid air traveler might be shaken after two fatal crashes on U.S. soil in a matter of days. We explore the strengths and weaknesses of modern airplane technology and air traffic systems.

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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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