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Concerns Over Russia's Growing Military Presence In Syria

Russia is sending what it calls "volunteer" troops to Syria, and its airstrikes have targeted CIA-backed rebels. We look at Russia's support of the Assad regime and escalating concerns over a possible U.S.-Russia proxy war in Syria.

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For Military Personnel, High-Interest Lenders Aren't Far Away

Military communities across the country are enticing targets for high-interest lenders, but the story plays out with particular intensity in Virginia. The commonwealth offers a wealth of military personnel, a regulatory environment that's relatively friendly to high-interest lenders, and a geographical advantage for lenders, too.

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Geraldine Brooks: "The Secret Chord"

A new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "March" reinterprets the life of King David as he journeys from humble origins to become the slayer of Goliath and the ruler of a kingdom.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Russia launches another round of airstrikes in Syria. In Afghanistan, fighting with the Taliban continues in Kunduz. And a Palestinian flag flies at the U.N. for the first time. A panel of journalists joins guest host Melissa Block for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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President Obama At The UN And Prospects For US Cooperation With Russia In Syria

This week, President Barack Obama is addressing the UN General Assembly and meeting with world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. We look at new tests for U.S. leadership, prospects for cooperation in Syria and the fight against ISIS.

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Friday News Roundup - International

E.U. nations disagree over the latest plan to resettle migrants. China's President Xi Jinping arrives in the U.S. for a state visit. And the German government comes under fire over the Volkswagen emissions scandal. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Russia In Syria

Russia has significantly built up its military presence in war-torn Syria, a move that's causing serious concern in the U.S., Israel and other nations. We look at Russia's moves and what they could mean for Syria's future, the U.S. and the fight against ISIS.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Secretary of State Kerry says the U.S. is ready to hold military-to-military talks with Russia about Syria. Croatia becomes the latest flash point in the European migrant crisis. And Mexico presses Egypt for a full investigation into the recent killing of tourists. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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The 2016 Presidential Race: A Conversation With Democratic Candidate And Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley

Martin O'Malley, a former two-term governor of Maryland, talks about his bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, and why he believes his positions on issues like climate change, immigration and gun control offer voters critical choices.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The Obama administration announces it will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year. Russia defends an increased military presence in Syria. And China cracks down on investment firms in the wake of market turbulence. And Russia defends an increased military presence in Syria. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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