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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The latest on the crash of the Egypt Air passenger plane. ISIS ramps up its bombings in Baghdad. And Nigerian authorities say two of the missing schoolgirls captured by Boko Haram have been found. A panel of journalists joins guest host Allison Aubrey for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Brazil's senate votes to suspend the president. Saudi Arabia plans to sell off part of its state oil company and increase oil production. And Islamic State bombings kill more than 90 people in Iraq. A panel of journalists joins guest host Rachel Martin for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Nathaniel Philbrick: "Valiant Ambition"

A new history of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick, the best-selling author of "In the Heart of the Sea.” The story of how Benedict Arnold, America's most infamous traitor, unified a nation.

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Janine di Giovanni: "The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches From Syria"

The Middle East editor of Newsweek has been a war correspondent since the 1980s. She says reporting on the war in Syria is unlike any other conflict she’s covered. The brutal reality of the daily lives of Syrians.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. and Russia announce agreement on a partial truce in Syria. The EU proposes a quota system for taking in refugees. And political turmoil continues in Iraq after protesters storm Baghdad's Green Zone. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - International

An airstrike on a hospital in Syria kills dozens. A report condemns Mexico's investigation into the massacre of college students. And Donald Trump's "America First" speech concerns U.S. allies. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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President Obama Ups The Number Of U.S. Special Operations Forces In Syria

President Obama has approved the deployment of an additional 250 Special Operations forces to Syria to advise and assist in the fight against ISIS. Join us to discuss the status of the conflict and new efforts to undermine the Islamic State’s power in the region and its influence beyond.

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Pamela Haag: "The Gunning of America"

Guns are often associated with American identity – from Revolutionary War militias to cowboys of the Wild West. A new examination of the firearms industry reveals how sales and marketing strategies shaped U-S gun culture.

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New York Primary Results And The Ongoing Battle For Delegates

Results from the New York Democratic and Republican presidential primaries: Join us to discuss what the results mean for party rivals, the delegate scramble ahead and ongoing questions about the American campaign system.

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