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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The Friday News Roundup: House Democrats stage a sit-in to push for a vote on new gun laws. Campaign finance reports show Donald Trump with much less money and staff than Hillary Clinton. And a federal judge in Wyoming strikes down an Obama administration safety rule on fracking. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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The Brexit Vote And What's At Stake For Europe And The US

British voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether or not to stay in the European Union: Join us to discuss what an exit vote could mean for the U.S., remaining EU members and the postwar structure of Europe.

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The Debate Over A Proposal To Rein In Payday Lenders

The government's consumer finance watchdog has proposed sweeping regulations to rein in payday lenders. Their loans can carry interest rates of more than 400 percent. A look at what the new rules would do and why they're controversial.

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Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On Key Issues

Now that only three major candidates remain in the 2016 race for the White House, attention turns to the details of their policy proposals. Where the presidential candidates stand on key issues like job creation, healthcare, taxes and education.

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New Rules To Discourage Corporate Inversions

Two major drug companies scrap a multibillion-dollar merger after the Treasury Department announces new federal tax rules. New efforts to discourage U.S. companies from moving their headquarters overseas for lower tax rates.

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The Cost Of Caring For Loved Ones With Alzheimer's

A new report finds that family members caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's are making even greater financial sacrifices than previously thought -- like cutting back on work hours and selling personal belongings. Diane Rehm talks with a panel of guests about why Alzheimer's is one of the most costly diseases for families and the nation.

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Debate Over U.S. Re-engagement With Cuba As President Obama Makes A Historic Visit

President Obama travels to Cuba -- the first visit by a U.S. president in almost ninety years. Debate over what re-engaging with the Castro regime and Cuban society could mean for commerce, human rights and politics.

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Jane Bryant Quinn: "How To Make Your Money Last"

A longtime personal finance commentator explains how to stretch your retirement savings including advice on sound investment strategies when interest rates are low and how to put together a budget that matches spending to future income estimates.

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Matthew Desmond: "Evicted"

Eviction has increased dramatically in recent decades. The stories of eight families whose lives are transformed by eviction and what they tell us about the relationship between poverty and housing in America.

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The White House And Congress Debate Efforts To Address Puerto Rico's Growing Economic Crisis

Puerto Rico's governor has warned for months that the U.S. territory is in a "death spiral" with its crushing $72 billion debt. Join us to discuss Puerto Rico's financial crisis and new actions being considered by the White House and Congress.

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