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The Latest On The Shootings In Dallas, Louisiana and Minnesota

The latest on the investigations into the sniper attack on police in Dallas and the two fatal shootings by police of African-American men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Diane and a panel of guests talk about tensions over deadly police force against black Americans and the movement for justice and reform.

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Permitting Problems: Who’s Working On Your House? In D.C., It’s Not Clear

Some D.C. homeowners say that licensed electricians and plumbers have long pulled permits for work that's done by someone else, leaving the consumer in the dark as to who's working on their house and potentially enabling shoddy house-flippers.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Snipers in Dallas kill five police officers and wound five others along with one civilian. This at the end of a protest that had gathered in reaction to the fatal shootings of African-American men by police in Baton Rouge and Minnesota. Also this week, Congress questions the FBI director about his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over an email server. And we get the latest job numbers. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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How Should Adults Be Punished If Underage Drinking Happens In Their Homes?

A recent court ruling has set precedent for how adults should be held liable for damages caused by underage drinkers who consume alcohol in their homes.

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The Fallout From Two Separate Shooting Deaths Of African-American Men At The Hands Of Police

An African-American man is killed by police in Minnesota, the aftermath captured on video. The Justice Department investigates the shooting death of another black man by Baton Rouge police. The latest on the incidents and what they mean for race and policing.

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Update On Congress And The Presidential Campaigns

Congress has only eight more days in session before senators and representatives take off for the national conventions and then their August recess. An update on what's happening in Congress and the presidential campaigns.

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David Cole: "Engines Of Liberty: The Power Of Citizen Activists To Make Constitutional Law" (Rebroadcast)

In his new book, legal scholar David Cole says citizen activists are the true drivers of constitutional change.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says she will accept FBI recommendations on the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s email server. The Pentagon lifts its ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. And the Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion restrictions. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Do D.C. Statehood Activists Approve Of Recent Movement On Voting Rights?

Local officials in D.C. recently convened a convention to draft a constitution that would put the city on the path to statehood. Under the plan, the District would adopt a new name: "New Columbia." But some of those who've been on the front lines of the fight for statehood aren't thrilled about how the process has worked so far - and where it might be going.

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Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

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