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Friday News Roundup - International

President Obama meets with leaders in Britain and Saudi Arabia. Five-hundred migrants are feared drowned off the Libyan coast. And Brazil's president turns to the UN for support against her impeachment. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Federal Regulators Propose Tougher Rules Governing Wall Street Bonuses

Executives who get their firms in legal trouble could be forced to pay back bonuses retroactively.
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Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman is to replace Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 note -- the first time in more than a century the front of our paper currency will feature a woman. Journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson joins us with her take on the significance of the change.

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A View From Appalachia: Living Below The Poverty Line

Whitesburg, Kentucky, was an area once known for coal mining but most of those jobs have dried up. Limited opportunities force many residents to leave, but some are able to find their way back.
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Appalachia Looks To Improve Its Future; Looks For Helpful Leaders

We'll hear conversations from Appalachia — the mountain region that stretches from New York to the Deep South. This remains a region where incomes lag well behind the national average.
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When Having A Baby Comes With A Bundle Of Financial Implications

Having a baby is a magical, wonderful thing that will bring joy to your life and sometimes a wrecking ball to your financial life. A couple having a baby together talk with a financial adviser.
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EU Files New Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Android Apps

It's the latest case against big U.S. companies by European regulators, who have also targeted Apple, Starbucks, Amazon and Intel.
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New York Primary Results And The Ongoing Battle For Delegates

Results from the New York Democratic and Republican presidential primaries: Join us to discuss what the results mean for party rivals, the delegate scramble ahead and ongoing questions about the American campaign system.

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World's Steel Makers To China: Time To Cut The Glut

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says the United States will join other nations in trying to curb China's steel output. Chinese steelmakers are overproducing, hurting prices and jobs, she says.
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Breaking Up The Banks May Be More Complicated Than It Seems

Bernie Sanders says one of his first acts as president would be to begin the process of breaking up big banks. But there's a problem: The president doesn't really have any direct authority to do so.

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