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Friday News Roundup - International

More than 100 nations now back the Syrian rebel coalition. Tensions remain high in Egypt ahead of a draft Constitution referendum. And the European Union wins the Nobel Prize for Peace. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fiscal cliff negotiations appear stuck in neutral. The Fed ties interest rates to jobless numbers. And the Michigan governor signs a “right to work” law. Diane and a panel of guests discuss the week's top domestic stories.

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Virginia Sen. Jim Webb Reflects On Time In Congress

Virginia Sen. Jim Webb has decided not to seek reelection. He talks about his decision to leave and his time in Congress with WAMU 88.5 Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey.

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D.C. Council To Question CFO In Oversight Hearing

The chief financial officer for the District will appear before the D.C. Council for an oversight hearing today, and council members are expected to raise questions about audits that have been critical of some practices of the CFO's office.

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Obama, Boehner Star In 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

Of the 535 members of Congress, not many are in the loop about negotiations to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases in the new year. Lawmakers are waiting to see what President Obama and John Boehner come up with — and some are nervous about having to quickly vote on a bill despite misgivings.
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Virginia Faces Shortfalls From Fiscal Cliff, Report Details

Cuts from the looming fiscal cliff could cost the state of Virginia tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars. A new report will detail what's at stake for the Commonwealth.

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Obama Silent On Fiscal Cliff During Negotiations

President Obama had previously taken his message on middle class taxes to a toy factory, a Twitter chat, a group of CEOs, a meeting of governors, and a Virginia family.
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Survey: Business Leaders Warming To Tax Increases

In a quarterly survey by Duke University and CFO Magazine, 63 percent of CFOs of U.S. companies say they support a Simpson-Bowles level of tax increases and spending cuts.

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