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Friday News Roundup - International

The Afghan government stalls peace talks with the Taliban. President Barack Obama calls for cuts in U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. And widespread protests continue in Brazil. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Analysis: Military Pay Raise Bill Up In The Air, Democrats Beat Republicans In Baseball Game

David Hawkings talks about the latest behind the bill to provide a pay raise for military personnel, and the influence Sen. Mark Warner will have in his new role.

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How Government Security Clearances Are Granted

President Barack Obama ordered a broad review of security clearance procedures for federal workers and contractors. New questions about background checks and security credentials.

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Kaine Confident In Congressional Effort To End Military Sexual Assaults

Lawmakers on both sides agree that an estimated 26,000 sexual assaults in the military last year is unacceptable.

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Prosecutors Say That Helicopter Video Leaked By Manning Helped Enemy

The video showed an Apache helicopter killing 12 men, including two journalists, and prosecutors said it revealed military tactics and procedures to the enemy.

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Prosecutors Use Interview With Manning's Aunt During Court Martial

Statements made by Pfc. Bradley Manning's aunt during a 2010 interview were introduced as evidence during his ongoing court martial for turning over classified documents to WikiLeaks.

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Norton Wants Local Control Of D.C. National Guard

D.C.'s National Guard can only be called out by the president, but D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants the mayor given that power during natural disasters.

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Outside Court Martial, Manning Compared To NSA Leaker Snowden

Supporters of Pfc. Bradley Manning are comparing him to Edward Snowden, the government contractor who admitted to leaking information about NSA spying operations.

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In Day Three Of Bradley Manning Trial, Analyst Unit Under Fire

Two of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's former supervisors were grilled on the stand Wednesday, as lawyers sparred over the handling of classified information in the unit of the accused Wikileaks source.

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Drones Divide U.S. And Pakistan

President Barack Obama's foreign policy speech touches on drones for the first time. We look at U.S. drone policy and how it's playing out in Pakistan.