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Resurrected Farm Bill Passes Without Food Stamps Component

House Republicans made a second run at passing a farm bill on Thursday, weeks after seeing dozens of their own party vote against it the first time.
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Some House Republicans Optimistic About Passing Immigration Reform

The prospects for a sweeping immigration overhaul dimmed as House Republican leaders said they would not take up a comprehensive bill passed by the Senate last month. Instead, they argued for a slower, step-by-step approach. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R, Fla.) tells Audie Cornish that he remains optimistic that the House can still pass a bill to fix the immigration system.
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'A $34 Million Waste Of The Taxpayers' Money' In Afghanistan

A new U.S. facility in Afghanistan offers 64,000 square feet of space for more than 1,000 military personnel. Finished last November, it cost tens of millions of dollars. It will never be used for its intended purpose, a military inspector says, and it could be demolished.
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D.C. Could Run Out Of Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

The District will be relying on an existing stock of scratch-off lottery tickets, after rejecting a proposed contract.

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Diplomacy and the Edward Snowden Case

NSA leaker Edward Snowden remains holed up in Moscow International Airport, weighing offers of asylum from several countries. We explore the diplomatic and legal issues around the case.

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Dr. Sid Wolfe: Consumer Health Advocate

Dr. Sid Wolfe on the effort to ensure the safety of prescription drugs and his 40-year career as a consumer health advocate.

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The Politics Hour

Harriet Tregoning, the director of the District's office of planning, and Virginia Sen. Adam Ebbin (D) join the Politics Hour gang in the studio.

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D.C. Statehood Advocates Push For Bill That Would Put Money Into Fight

D.C. may often speak of becoming the 51st state, but a new bill would put money towards making that a reality.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Egypt's military government calls for the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leaders. President Barack Obama considers pulling all troops from Afghanistan after 2014. And the U.S. warns China on cyber theft. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

House Republicans overwhelmingly resist comprehensive immigration overhaul. President Barack Obama's nominee to head the FBI answers questions about domestic surveillance. And the Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads not guilty. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top domestic news stories.

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