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Taliban Leader Mullah Omar's Death

Mullah Mohammad Omar, the longtime head of the Taliban in Afghanistan, was confirmed dead last week. A new leader has taken his place, but questions remain about how the transition in leadership will affect the Taliban's position and strategy, as well as peace talks with the Afghan government that began in July. We explore what may change for Afghanistan now that new leadership is in charge of the Taliban.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Thousands of migrants try to reach Britain from France through the Channel Tunnel. Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish militants. And President Barack Obama wraps up a five-day trip to Africa. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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'Kojo In Your Community' With U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

Virginia is home to one of the largest communities of military and military-related personnel anywhere in the United States. They are an important part of the fabric of our community, and the industries they work in shape our region. Kojo discusses what it means to represent their unique interests with Sen. Tim Kaine.

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Kaine Puts Focus On Defense Economy, Personnel In Kojo Nnamdi Interview

The Virginia Democrat, appearing in a special installment of the "Kojo In Your Community" series, emphasized the need for consistent federal budgeting to protect the defense industry, and he said the government should do more to help military personnel and federal workers.

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Selling The Iran Deal At Home And Abroad

President Barack Obama begins a 60-day campaign to sell the Iran nuclear deal — to officials as well as the American public. We take a closer look at efforts to address objections from Congress and the concerns of key allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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A Deadly Shooting In Tennessee And The Threat Of Domestic Terrorism

As investigators look into the motives and connections of the Kuwaiti-born U.S. citizen who attacked two military centers in Tennessee, we hear the latest on the deadly shooting and the threat of domestic terrorism.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Reactions to the nuclear deal with Iran. Greek lawmakers approve austerity measures required for a new bailout. And drug lord El Chapo escapes from a Mexican jail - again. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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"The Orphan Sky"

Singer, composer, and- most recently- author Ella Leya was born in Communist Azerbaijan and received asylum in the United States in 1990. Leila, the main character of her new novel "The Orphan Sky" shares a similar story. We talk with the first-time novelist about the rarely-explored setting of Azerbaijan and how music influenced her life and writing.

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"The Orphan Sky"

Singer, composer, and- most recently- author Ella Leya was born in Communist Azerbaijan and received asylum in the United States in 1990. Leila, the main character of her new novel "The Orphan Sky" shares a similar story. We talk with the first-time novelist about the rarely-explored setting of Azerbaijan and how music influenced her life and writing.

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The 2016 Presidential Race: A Conversation With Democratic Candidate And Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb

Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va) talks with us about the future of the Democratic Party and his bid to be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

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