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Prosecutors Drop Charges Related To Freddie Gray's Death

Maryland prosecutors on Wednesday dropped charges against the remaining police officers facing charges related to Freddie Gray's death. Kojo explores what the outcomes of the cases say about our local justice system and the national repercussions.

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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The Republican National Convention ends with a divided GOP. Hillary Clinton prepares to select her running mate. And Roger Ailes resigns from Fox News over sexual harassment allegations. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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The Growth Of Secret Spending In State And Local Politics

Undisclosed political spending in presidential politics has increased dramatically since Citizens United. But this kind of donation is growing at an even faster rate on state and local levels. How the growth of dark money is influencing state and local elections.

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A Takeaway From The Verdicts In The Freddie Gray Trials

For the fourth time prosecutors have failed to secure a conviction in cases related to Freddie Gray's death, which sparked massive protests about race and police accountability in Baltimore last year. Kojo talks with former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler about the outcomes of the trials thus far.

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Update On The GOP Convention In Cleveland

GOP prime-time convention speakers in Cleveland focus on the theme of law and order. Join us for analysis of Donald Trump's message, its resonance with Republican voters and its possible appeal in the general election.

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Does The D.C. Taxi Industry Need To Deregulate To Survive?

Regulations are hurting taxi drivers in their attempt to compete with the Ubers of the world, according to a new report put out by a group of economists.

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LGBT Issues, A D.C. Delegate And The Republican Party Platform

Rachel Hoff is a D.C. delegate to the GOP Convention in Cleveland. She's also the first openly gay member of the party's platform committee. Last week her fellow committee members voted down amendments which would have softened the platform's stance on LGBT issues.

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Friday News Roundup - International

An apparent terrorist attack in Nice, France kills more than 80 people. Theresa May becomes Britain's prime minister and Boris Johnson the new foreign secretary. And an international tribunal rejects Beijing's claims to the South China Sea. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Funerals are held for Dallas police officers and two African-American men killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota. Donald Trump prepares to announce his running mate. And Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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