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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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How Local Foster Care Plays A Role In "The Poverty Industry"

What happens when government aid doesn't go where it's supposed to?

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Analysis Of The Last Supreme Court Decisions Of The Term

Analysis of the Supreme Court's last decisions of the term and the impact of a vacant seat on the bench.

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Supreme Court Overturns Conviction Of Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday in favor of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was found guilty in 2014 of accepting gifts from a wealthy businessman in exchange for political favors.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.K. votes to leave the European Union. Heavy fighting continues in parts of Fallujah as Iraqi forces seek to retake all of the city from ISIS. And in Venezuela, food shortages spur looting and rioting. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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