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The Politics Hour

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) joins the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

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Orville Schell and John Delury: "Wealth And Power: China's Long March To The Twenty-First Century" (Rebroadcast)

China scholar Orville Schell explains the history of Chinese nationalism and how it paved the way for the world's most populist country to become the global economic powerhouse it is today.

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Holmes Norton Protests Blocking Of Black Judicial Nominees

A disproportionate number of African American judicial nominees have been held up by Congressional Republicans, which has drawn the ire of Eleanor Holmes Norton and the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Friday News Roundup - International

A standoff continues between the U.S. and Russia over the asylum request by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The Arab League backs a new U.S.-led Mideast peace effort. And tainted school lunches kill at least 23 children in India. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The Senate makes a deal on filibusters. Attorney General Eric Holder attacks stand-your-ground laws. And a Rolling Stone cover of the Boston bombing suspect sparks outrage. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Virginians Back Same-Sex Marriage, Prefer Cuccinelli For Barbecue Conversation

Half of Virginia's residents now support same-sex marriage, and more of them would rather attend a barbecue with Republican gubernatorial contender Ken Cuccinelli than Democratic hopeful Terry McAuliffe.

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Court: 'Baby Veronica' To Live With White Adoptive Parents

South Carolina's highest court ruled that the 3-year-old central figure in a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Indian Child Welfare Act should be returned to the white couple that agreed to adopt her before her birth, and not her Native American father, who later claimed his parental rights.
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Reports: Deal Reached To Lower Rates On Student Loans

There's a bipartisan plan now from the Senate, The Associated Press reports. Loan rates doubled on July 1. Under the still-evolving deal, rates would go up much less. But they would rise in later years if the economy picks up.
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Bill Restricting D.C. Abortion Funding Moves Forward

A House spending bill has riders that would both restrict funding for abortions in the District, but also includes a non-binding resolution rejecting D.C.'s vote for budget autonomy.

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EPA Building Named For Bill Clinton; He Says That's Fitting

The building housing the Environmental Protection Agency got a new name on Wednesday: it's now the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building. The former president tallied his administration's accomplishments at a renaming ceremony.

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