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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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Friday News Roundup - International

Taliban attacks kill journalists in Afghanistan and students in Pakistan. In Iran sanctions are lifted and American prisoners are released. And the U.K. implicates Vladimir Putin in the poisoning death of a former Russian spy. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Teresa Ghilarducci: "How To Retire With Enough Money"

Economist Teresa Ghilarducci is an informal adviser to Hillary Clinton and has been a trustee of several billion-dollar retirement funds. She's received death threats for her comments about retirement accounts. A conversation about why she says IRAs, 401(k)s, and Social Security won't be enough for most Americans and what to do about it.

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How Current Campaign Finance Laws Are Shaping The 2016 Presidential Race

Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie is among those speaking out against the U.S. campaign finance system: How the Citizens United ruling, limits on individual donations and so-called dark money are shaping campaign strategies the 2016 presidential race.

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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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