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A Conviction In The Case Of Washington Post Reporter Held In Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Court this week convicted Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian of espionage, in a trial and verdict described as a sham by his family, his lawyer and the paper. The Post's Foreign Editor Douglas Gehl joins us with the latest updates in the case.

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Global Security Threats Posed By The Increasingly Sophisticated Tools Of Cyberwarfare

The U.S., Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have emerged as major players in the new world of cyberwarfare. With a panel of experts, we discuss global security threats posed by increasingly sophisticated malware and the new digital arms race.

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Coordinating The Largest One-Time Federal Prison Release

The Justice Department will release about 6,000 inmates early to ease overcrowding in federal prisons across the country. The move signals the department's interest in sentencing reform, an issue that has attracted bipartisan support.

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Journalist, Author And MacArthur Fellow Ta-Nehisi Coates

Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates was just named a MacArthur Fellow. A conversation with Coates about the devastating effect of mass incarceration on black families and his recent memoir about growing up in inner-city Baltimore.

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Groups Push Smithsonian To Provide Workers Space To Pump Breast Milk

The institution is violating the rights of female employees, according to the American Civil Liberties Union and the First Shift Justice project.

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Concerns Over Russia's Growing Military Presence In Syria

Russia is sending what it calls "volunteer" troops to Syria, and its airstrikes have targeted CIA-backed rebels. We look at Russia's support of the Assad regime and escalating concerns over a possible U.S.-Russia proxy war in Syria.

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U.S. May Lag On Paid Parental Leave, But D.C. Could Jump Ahead With 16 Weeks

Under a bill introduced on Tuesday, all D.C. residents would be eligible for 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave — more than anywhere else in the country.
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How Virginia Became The Region's Hub For High-Interest Loans

After creating and then stifling Virginia's payday lending industry, state lawmakers opened the door to car-title lending in 2010. Since then, these businesses have stayed a step ahead of efforts to limit how much interest they charge.

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Another Mass Shooting And New Calls To End U.S. Gun Violence

Another mass shooting, this time at a community college in Oregon, has prompted new calls to change gun laws. We look at the realities of ending the cycle of gun violence in the U.S.

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The Politics Hour - October 2, 2015

Federal officials inject themselves in the debate over Metro safety. Maryland state lawmakers spar over early voting sites in Montgomery County. And Pope Francis' representatives in D.C. make a last-minute plea for a death row inmate in Virginia.

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