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The Orlando Massacre And Ongoing Debate Over America's Cultural Diversity And Security

Many of the victims of the Orlando massacre were young, gay and Latino. Please join us to discuss the latest on the investigation and the ongoing debate over America's tradition of cultural diversity and the threat of terrorism.

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Islam, the Rise of Islamic State and the Future of the Middle East

The U.S. and its allies continue to battle Islamic State forces in Iraq and elsewhere. A history of ISIS and how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the future of the Middle East.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Food aid reaches a besieged suburb of Damascus, Syria, for the first time in years. Thousands of Iraqis flee fighting in Fallujah. And in a White House visit, India’s prime minister signals a willingness to ratify the Paris climate accord. A panel of journalists joins guest host David Gregory for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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The Debate Over A Proposal To Rein In Payday Lenders

The government's consumer finance watchdog has proposed sweeping regulations to rein in payday lenders. Their loans can carry interest rates of more than 400 percent. A look at what the new rules would do and why they're controversial.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Assaults on ISIS intensify in Syria and Iraq. Germany moves to declare the World War I massacre of Armenians a genocide. And the Organization of American States pressures Venezuela over its commitment to democracy. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - International

President Barack Obama makes a historic visit to Hiroshima. The Taliban choose a new leader after a U.S. drone strike kills Mullah Mansour. And a far right candidate in Austria narrowly loses the presidential election. A panel of journalists joins guest host Sabri Ben-Achour for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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With 230,000 Flags, Arlington's Old Guard Honors The Military's Fallen

There's a flag at every headstone this weekend in Arlington National Cemetery. Placing them is one of the ceremonial traditions of the oldest active infantry regiment in the Army.

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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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