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Friday News Roundup - International

Indian police charge five men in a New Delhi gang rape. A U-S drone strike kills a key Pakistan Taliban commander. And the death toll rises in Syria’s conflict. David Ignatius of "The Washington Post," Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News, and Jonathan Landay of Mcclatchy newspapers join guest host, Tom Gjelten, for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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House, Senate Agree On Language For D.C. Flags At Military Services

The ranks of D.C. natives who have served in the military are a step closer to receiving an honor currently denied them: having the D.C. flag flown at their military ceremonies.

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Army Reviews Hiring Practices After Assaults At Child Care Center

Two employees were arrested in at the Fort Myer Army base in Virginia after assaulting children at a base child care center, which has prompted the Army to review its hiring practices.

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Egypt At A Constitutional Crossroads

Kojo talks with Egyptian-American journalists and academics about the stakes in Cairo and Washington.

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Friday News Roundup - International

More than 100 nations now back the Syrian rebel coalition. Tensions remain high in Egypt ahead of a draft Constitution referendum. And the European Union wins the Nobel Prize for Peace. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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D.C. Residents Push For D.C. Flags At Military Ceremonies

D.C. residents are still pushing U.S. senators to approve a law that would allow the D.C. flag to be flown at military ceremonies honoring District residents; currently, only the flags of states are raised.

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WikiLeaks Case Draws Comparisons To Pentagon Papers

Some observers are comparing the case of accused WikiLeaks informer Bradley Manning to that of the Pentagon Papers during the 1970s — but one legal expert points to some key differences between the two.

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WikiLeaks: Pretrial Hearing For Bradley Manning Ends

Closing arguments have wrapped up in the pretrial hearing for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of leaking U.S. secrets to Wikileaks. A judge will rule in February on whether his treatment in a Quantico brig justifies dismissal of charges.

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Pretrial Hearing In WikiLeaks Case To Wrap Up This Week

The pretrial hearing in the case of Army private Bradley Manning is nearing its end; a judge is supposed to rule on Manning's restrictive confinement in February.

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Wikileaks Day Nine: Jailer Says Manning Was Uncommunicative

The pretrial hearing for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was in its ninth day Friday. A Marine Corps brig commander testified that she kept Manning on suicide watch because he didn't communicate with her.

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