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Virginia Democrats Break Ranks On Tax Cuts

Virginia Sen. Jim Webb has crossed party lines to say he opposes President Obama's plan to let the Bush-era tax cuts expire for those making over $250,000, stirring the pot in the commonwealth.

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'Calling My Children' And The Faces Of AIDS

Photographer David Binder has been telling the stories of people with AIDS for 25 years. Binder's photographs of Gail Farrow, who contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion, and her family shattered prevailing perceptions of the epidemic. His documentary on her struggle was screened this week in Washington.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama spoke out forcefully against gun violence for the first time following the Colorado movie theater shooting. Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney outlined his plans for a more aggressive foreign policy just before he began a weeklong trip to Britain, Israel and Poland. The Senate narrowly passed an extension of Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class, which House Republicans have said they will not accept. Ari Shapiro of NPR, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and syndicated columnist Steve Roberts join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Quote Approval: Good Journalism Or Giving In?

It’s a fight raging among journalists: Should politicians and other sources be allowed to see articles or approve quotes before they’re published? What do you think?

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Special Election For Englin's Seat Scheduled For Sept. 4

Some in Northern Virginia were surprised to hear that the governor wants to hold a special election to replace Del. David Englin September 4, just two months before the general election.

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Romney Highlights Olympic Pedigree On London Trip

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will attend Friday's opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics. Rescuing the 2002 Salt Lake City Games from the biggest ethics scandal in Olympic history has become one of Romney's biggest boasts in his political campaigns.
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Obama Talks Jobs, Guns At Urban League Meeting

President Obama was in New Orleans Wednesday to address the National Urban League, a largely African-American crowd and a key constituency for his re-election campaign. Obama spoke of the need to broaden economic opportunity, but he also took the occasion to call for steps to control gun violence in the wake of last week's shootings in Aurora, Colo.
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Meet The Drug Dealer Who Helps Addicts Quit

A prescription drug called Suboxone helps wean people off of heroin and pain pills, but addicts have a hard time getting prescriptions. So they're turning to the black market.
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Interviewing Scalia: Verbal Wrestling Match With A Master

Interviewing a sitting Supreme Court justice is an unusual opportunity for a journalist. If that justice is Antonin Scalia, it's also a chance to engage in some memorable give-and-take.
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Part Of Romney's Foreign Itinerary: Raising Money

As campaign budgets keep pushing upward, politicians from would-be congressmen to would-be presidents are looking overseas — especially to London. Republican Mitt Romney plans to hold two fundraisers there on his weeklong trip, along with another in Jerusalem.

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