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Taxing Your Online Shopping Spree

This holiday season, millions of Americans will flock to their computers to buy gifts for friends and family. But will they have to pay sales taxes on those purchases?

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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The Friday News Roundup: President Obama says a bomb may have brought down the Russian passenger plane. Turkey's president calls for a new constitution that would expand his powers. And in Europe the influx of migrants shows no sign of slowing. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Simon Winchester: "Pacific"

A "biography" of the Pacific Ocean by the best-selling author of "Atlantic." A look at the historical, political and geographical forces that shape this unique body of water where East and West meet.

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What's Ahead In Congress

Congress returns to Washington with a full agenda: the Iran nuclear deal, fiscal deadlines and a visit from the pope. We look at the very long to-do list for our nation's lawmakers this fall.

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Friday News Roundup - International

China's market turmoil reverberates worldwide. More than 100 people die this week in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. And the new U.S. envoy for Syria pushes for a political solution to the civil war. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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What A Global Market Sell-Off Means For The U.S. Economy

Ongoing fears of a slowdown in the Chinese economy drive a stock sell-off and declines in commodity prices worldwide. We look at what the global market downturn could mean for the U.S. economy, businesses and consumers.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Greece’s prime minister announces his resignation and asks the main opposition party to form a new government. Islamic State militants claim responsibility for a bombing in Cairo. And the International Atomic Energy Agency rejects a report that claims Iran will inspect one of its own military sites. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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A Conversation With Julián Castro, Secretary Of The Department Of Housing And Urban Development

The department of Housing and Urban Development was established in 1965 as part of President Johnson's war on poverty. Today the number of Americans living in high-poverty communities is growing sharply. HUD Secretary Julián Castro discusses the Obama administration's efforts to alleviate poverty through affordable housing.

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A Conversation With Richard Cordray, Head Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

On the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, we talk with the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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