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Mali's Challenger Concedes, As Zimbabwe Fights Election Results

Guest host Celeste Headlee and editor Ammad Omar crack open the inbox for listener feedback and story updates. This week, they discuss recent elections in Africa.
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Could Prison Spell The End Of The Jackson Dynasty?

Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to prison for illegal use of campaign funds. Is this the end of the Jackson legacy or could he make a comeback? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Suspicions of a large-scale chemical attack in Syria. A court orders former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak transferred to house arrest. And the trial of a former communist party heavyweight in China. A panel of journalists review the week's top international news stories.

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Semantic Gymnastics: GOP In Tug Of War Over Delegate Rule

An imbroglio playing out Thursday at a GOP meeting is over the swap of the word "may" for the word "shall" — and how that little change could affect the 2016 presidential prospects of potential out-of-the-GOP-mainstream candidates.
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GOP Divided Over Whether It Needs Better Outreach, Nominees

The Republican National Committee meets this week in Boston with lots to argue about — if they choose to do so. There's immigration and Obamacare resistance and the 2016 presidential nominating system.
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Floor Charts A Key Part Of Congressional Messaging

Watch C-SPAN long enough and you'll see members of Congress using big visual aids, known by Capitol insiders as floor charts. We explore where the charts come from and how they've become an essential part of congressional messaging. (This piece originally aired on Morning Edition on July 23.)
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Obama Played Cards The Day Bin Laden Was Killed: Important?

Much is being made of former presidential "body man" Reggie Love's account of spending some time that day playing cards with the president. Another man who was there then says Obama was in the Situation Room while Navy SEALs were on their mission.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The Muslim Brotherhood pledges to bring down military rule as Egypt's death toll climbs. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resume in Jerusalem. And Secretary of State John Kerry faces questions about NSA spying on his visit to South America.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The Justice Department sues to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. North Carolina adopts a new voter ID law. And a judge rejects New York City’s "stop and frisk" policy. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top domestic headlines.

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The Politics Hour

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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