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When It Comes To Guns, How Young Is Too Young?

The shooting death of a 2-year-old girl by her 5-year-old brother has opened up another debate about gun control. It pits public health advocates — who see little benefit in mixing children and guns — against those who say early training can instill a sense of heritage and a respect for gun safety.
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The Politics Hour

D.C. Taxi Commissioner Ron Linton and Nicholaus Kipke, the new minority leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, join us in studio.

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Friday News Roundup - International

President Barack Obama visits Mexico. The U.S. considers arming rebels in Syria. And the European Central Bank cuts its benchmark interest rate to a record low. A panel of journalists provides analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Obama Picks Major Fundraiser To Be Next Commerce Secretary

Penny Pritzker, a Chicago business executive, is one of the nation's richest people. She raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the president's campaigns. She also, Obama said Thursday, has "built companies from the ground up."
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Obama Announces Commerce, Trade Nominees

President Obama on Thursday nominated Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department. An heiress to the Hyatt hotel empire and one of Forbes' 300 richest Americans, she also served on the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Obama also nominated a new U.S. Trade Representative. Michael Froman is a senior economic adviser to the president and a former Citigroup executive.
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How Will Obama Make His Case On Syria?

When it comes to the U.S. role in Syria's civil war, President Obama says he's weighing all options. Whatever he decides, he'll have to make his case to a public that hasn't been paying close attention.
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Ahead Of Obama Trip, Mexico Alters Cooperation Agreements

President Obama heads to Mexico Thursday for a three day trip south of the border that includes a stop in Costa Rica. The president says he plans to focus on trade and economic opportunities between the U.S. and Mexico during his visit. But the timing of the trip comes just as Mexico is altering cooperation agreements between the two countries in the fight against drug trafficking.

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