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Selling The Iran Deal At Home And Abroad

President Barack Obama begins a 60-day campaign to sell the Iran nuclear deal — to officials as well as the American public. We take a closer look at efforts to address objections from Congress and the concerns of key allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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A Deadly Shooting In Tennessee And The Threat Of Domestic Terrorism

As investigators look into the motives and connections of the Kuwaiti-born U.S. citizen who attacked two military centers in Tennessee, we hear the latest on the deadly shooting and the threat of domestic terrorism.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Reactions to the nuclear deal with Iran. Greek lawmakers approve austerity measures required for a new bailout. And drug lord El Chapo escapes from a Mexican jail - again. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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"The Orphan Sky"

Singer, composer, and- most recently- author Ella Leya was born in Communist Azerbaijan and received asylum in the United States in 1990. Leila, the main character of her new novel "The Orphan Sky" shares a similar story. We talk with the first-time novelist about the rarely-explored setting of Azerbaijan and how music influenced her life and writing.

WAMU 88.5

"The Orphan Sky"

Singer, composer, and- most recently- author Ella Leya was born in Communist Azerbaijan and received asylum in the United States in 1990. Leila, the main character of her new novel "The Orphan Sky" shares a similar story. We talk with the first-time novelist about the rarely-explored setting of Azerbaijan and how music influenced her life and writing.

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The 2016 Presidential Race: A Conversation With Democratic Candidate And Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb

Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va) talks with us about the future of the Democratic Party and his bid to be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

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The U.S. And Five Other World Powers Reach A Nuclear Agreement With Iran

The U.S. and five other world powers reached an agreement with Iran to lift international oil and financial sanctions in exchange for limits on Iran’s nuclear production capability. A look at what's in the pact and how Congress will respond.

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The 2016 Presidential Race: A Conversation With Democratic Candidate And Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb

Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Virginia) talks with us about the future of the Democratic Party and his bid to be the 2016 Democratic nominee.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Greece moves toward a bailout deal with its creditors. Diplomats negotiating a plan on Iran’s nuclear program fail to meet a deadline. And the Chinese government tries to halt a stock market slide. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Challenges Facing Local Military Families and Veterans

With the Pentagon in Northern Virginia and military bases in D.C. and Maryland as well, the military has a strong presence in our region. But life isn't always easy for military families and veterans here. It can be hard for both veterans and spouses of active service members to find jobs. Struggles with PTSD and physical injuries tax families and caregivers. And going to college as an older student after four or eight years of service is a big adjustment. We'll explore the challenges facing military families and veterans in our area.

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