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Friday News Roundup - International

Turkey declares a state of emergency and arrests thousands after a failed coup. Donald Trump suggests he'd put conditions on protecting NATO allies. And Russia loses an appeal in a sports doping case. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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The Growth Of Secret Spending In State And Local Politics

Undisclosed political spending in presidential politics has increased dramatically since Citizens United. But this kind of donation is growing at an even faster rate on state and local levels. How the growth of dark money is influencing state and local elections.

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Environmental Outlook: New Efforts To Save African Lions

The trophy killing of Cecil the Lion brought new attention to the plight of African lions. Yet many conservationists say the main threat to lions is not trophy hunting, but habitat loss and locals killing them to protect their livestock. For this month's Environmental Outlook: strategies to save African lions.

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Republican National Convention: Analysis Of Trump's Plans For The Economy And Creating Jobs

Speakers at the Republican National Convention address jobs and the economy. A convention update and analysis of Donald Trump's economic plans and how his own successes and failures as a businessman could shape voter opinion.

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Update On The GOP Convention In Cleveland

GOP prime-time convention speakers in Cleveland focus on the theme of law and order. Join us for analysis of Donald Trump's message, its resonance with Republican voters and its possible appeal in the general election.

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Republican National Convention: The Week Ahead In Cleveland

The first day of the Republican National Convention: Trump, delegates and heightened security as another shooting of police officers unsettles the nation.

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The Problem With Making Parts Of D.C. Your Personal Playground

The Pokemon Go craze has turned D.C. into a virtual gaming playground. But the phenomenon has also promoted several local institutions to remind people that certain locations are inappropriate for play.

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Community, Developers Grapple Over Adams Morgan Plaza

The debate over how to develop the SunTrust site in Adams Morgan raises questions about privately-held public spaces.

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Robert P. Jones: "The End Of White Christian America"

The CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute on the diminishing political power of white Christians in the United States, and what it means for the 2016 election.

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Cartoonist Jules Feiffer On Reinventing His Career After 80

Jules Feiffer has been drawing and writing—comic strips, satire, children's books—since the 1940s. Now in his 80s, he says some of his best work has emerged in the form of graphic novels. Feiffer joins Diane to talk about his late turn to the genre, what satire can mean for the nation and feeling like a kid at 87.

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