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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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Immigration Advocates Hold Rally At Capitol To Push For Reform

Immigration advocates are redoubling their efforts to pressure House Republicans to pass comprehensive immigration reform, but their cries seem to be falling on deaf ears.

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D.C. Council Moves On Smoking Ban, Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants

The city's legislature was particularly busy on Wednesday, meeting for 12 hours to debate a number of bills before adjourning for a two-month summer recess.

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Despite Threat From Walmart, D.C. Council Passes Living Wage Bill

Walmart has said it will pull out of three of six planned stores in D.C. after the city's legislature passed a bill requiring the retailer to pay workers a living wage of $12.50 an hour.

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Virginia Governor Riding Out Wave Of Scandals

Gov. Bob McDonnell is riding out an FBI investigation, a series of troubling disclosures and now calls for his resignation.

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Senator Express Concerns About Smithfield Foods Merger

Smithfield CEO Larry Pope tried to reassure lawmakers that the sale of his Virginia based company will not mean a transfer of jobs to China or a reduction in food safety. He appeared before lawmakers on the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.
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House GOP Airs Their Differences Over Immigration Bill

House Speaker John Boehner convened a closed-door meeting of his Republican caucus Wednesday to figure out how his chamber can deal with the immigration issue. The Senate has already passed an overhaul that many conservatives find unacceptable because it gives 11 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
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House GOP: We Won't Consider Senate Immigration Bill

A closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill solidifies the House GOP's opposition to a Senate bill that includes a path to citizenship. One House Republican says there's "almost unanimous agreement" that the bill is "fatally flawed."

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