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Arlington Cemetery Gets Prepped For Memorial Day

Hundreds of thousands of American flags will be placed at markers at Arlington National Cemetery this weekend in advance of ceremonies to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service of their country.

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Analysis: Sketching The Conflict Over The Defense Authorization

The House version of the National Defense Authorization is $4 billion different than the White House plan. CQ Roll Call's David Hawkings says that compromise is almost inevitable, but it might not come for months.

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Historic Sledgehammer Installed At Marine Corps Museum

A centuries-old sledgehammer has been installed among the historic artifacts at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The hammer was used to try to break up John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. 

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Active-Duty Military Can Enjoy National Parks For Free

In honor of Armed Forces Day, active-duty service members can now pick up an annual pass to see the country's national parks free of charge.

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Colin Powell: "It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership"

Retired four star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell reflects on life lessons and the controversies he faced in the months before the U.S. war in Iraq.

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'Troops To Trucks' Makes It Easier For Vets To Get Jobs

A new program in Virginia aims to put more veterans to work by making it easier for them to get commercial driver's licenses.

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The NATO Summit And Securing Afghanistan’s Future

Afghanistan tops the agenda of the NATO summit in Chicago. The United States, its allies and sharing the $4 billion-a-year cost for Afghan security.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande was elected president of France; the CIA said a Saudi double-agent was used to disrupt an al-Qaida bomb plot that would have targeted a U.S.-bound airliner; and two suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus, Syria, casting doubt on the U.N. mission there. David Sanger of The New York Times, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine and Matt Frei of the U.K's Channel 4 News join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Prince Harry Visits The District

A member of the British royal family visits Washington today to accept an award and visit with wounded soldiers.

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US Drone Strikes

The Obama administration has stepped up the use of drone strikes to kill suspected al-Qaida operatives in Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan. Join us to discuss legal and ethical issues over U.S drone attacks.

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