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Friday News Roundup - International

Syria claims Israel bombs military targets near Damascus. Egypt declares emergency rule in three cities. And French forces take a key airport in Mali. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The U.S. economy shrinks slightly in the fourth quarter. A bipartisan group of senators and the White House propose immigration reform. And a Senate committee holds hearings on gun violence. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Looming Battles Over Pentagon Spending Cuts

Confirmation hearings for former Sen. Chuck Hagel begin today. If approved as Secretary of Defense, he'll take office in the middle of a possible sequester fight. A panel joins Diane to discuss what possible spending cuts could mean for national security.

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National Day Of Service: Volunteers Assemble Care Packages For Troops

Heeding President Obama's call for a National Day of Service on Sunday, volunteers are assembling care packages for service members. It's not too late to sign up.

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Rethinking Intervention Abroad

While drawing down a decade-long war, the administration is also reasserting its use of drone strikes and "targeted killings." We explore the debates over how the U.S. flexes its power abroad.

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David Von Drehle: "Rise to Greatness" (Rebroadcast)

The story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness in 1862, America's most perilous year.

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WikiLeaks Ruling May Affect Most Serious Charge Against Manning

The military judge in the Wikileaks case appears to have paved the way for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to be acquitted of the most serious charge against him: aiding the enemy. The pretrial hearing in the case resumes Feb. 26.

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Drones And Their Use In Counterterrorism

U.S. drone strikes have killed several high-level al-Qaida operatives, but critics argue the civilian toll is too high and there is too little transparency. The changing way we fight war.

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Military Bands Polish Their Acts Before Inauguration Day

Thousands of service members will take part in the Inauguration Day parade on Jan. 21, and in Andrews Air Force Base, they are putting the final touches on their performances.

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The Military In U.S. Culture

We explore a growing military-civilian divide and how it shapes our thinking about defense and foreign policy.

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