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Israeli Perspectives On Iran

Some in Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have been speaking out about the need to act aggressively against Iran, with or without the support of the U.S. But many Israelis, including some in the military, do not share this view. Please join us to talk about the range of public opinion within Israel over how to respond to Iran's nuclear program.

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The Deepening Conflict In Syria

The conflict in Syria is in its 18th month. Why international efforts to halt the bloodshed have failed and how the crush of refugees is overwhelming border nations.

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Virginia Firefighters Raise Funds To Help Family Of Fallen Marine

A Virginia marine was killed last week in Afghanistan by one of the local police he was working to train. A group has banded together near his hometown to raise money for his wife and four children.

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Virginia Community Unites For Fallen Marine

The small community of Altavista in Virginia is coming together to honor a fallen marine, and give his family a hand.

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Friday News Roundup - International

President Barack Obama warned Syria on Monday that it could face American military intervention if there were signs it was moving chemical weapons for use. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon announced plans to attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran next week. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with French President Francois Hollande in Berlin about how to solve the eurozone financial crisis. David Sanger of The New York Times, Michele Kelemen of NPR and Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Virginia Researchers Explore Link Between Brain Injury And Crime

A recurrence of of anger, frustration and violence often leading to criminal behavior has been linked to those who suffer from traumatic brain injury — something all too common for active-duty service members.

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Local Service Members Among Recent Deaths In Afghanistan

Service members from Virginia and Maryland are among the recent war dead, one in the fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan last week and another a victim of a 'green on blue' attack.

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Friday News Roundup - International

A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan killed seven American troops and four Afghans. The U.S. accused Iran of building and training a Syrian militia. The euro zone economy contracted in the second quarter despite German growth. And Ecuador granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum. Yochi Dreazen of National Journal, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and Thom Shanker of The New York Times join guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Montgomery County Gets $40M For Walter Reed Transportation Improvements

Montgomery County will get $40 million to make transportation improvements around the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, an area which has seen increased traffic since Walter Reed merged with the National Naval Medical Center there. 

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Debate Over Automatic Spending Cuts (Rebroadcast)

The White House says it's preparing federal agencies for possible year-end mandated spending cuts. Debate over how sequestration could affect the government, military and economy.

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