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U.S. Plans To Send Special Forces To Syria

The White House plans to send a contingent of special forces to Syria — the first sustained American ground presence there. We examine what the new deployment means for U.S. involvement in the region and the fight against ISIS.

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U.S. Plans To Send Special Forces To Syria

The White House plans to send a contingent of special forces to Syria — the first sustained American ground presence there. We examine what the new deployment means for U.S. involvement in the region and the fight against ISIS.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Iran agrees to join talks over ending the war in Syria. More boats carrying migrants sink in Greek waters. And China announces plans to end its one-child policy. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Simon Winchester: "Pacific"

A "biography" of the Pacific Ocean by the best-selling author of "Atlantic." A look at the historical, political and geographical forces that shape this unique body of water where East and West meet.

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Rev. Barry Lynn: "God And Government"

Rev. Barry Lynn has been a central player in the major church-state battles for decades. In his new book he revisits the issues that have defined his career like prayer in public school and reproductive rights.

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Margaret Atwood: "The Heart Goes Last"

Diane sits down with Margaret Atwood to discuss the acclaimed writer's latest work, the darkly humorous dystopian novel "The Heart Goes Last."

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Refugees Fleeing Syria And EU Efforts To Cope With The Migrant Crisis

Refugees fleeing from Syria and ongoing efforts by European leaders to cope with the massive influx of asylum seekers.

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Steve Knopper: "MJ: The Genius Of Michael Jackson"

Veteran Rolling Stone magazine writer Steve Knopper, who has a new book on the complicated life and enduring legacy of Michael Jackson, talks about how the pop legend rose from humble beginnings in Indiana to become one of the world’s most beloved stars.

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Sherry Turkle: "Reclaiming Conversation: The Power Of Talk In A Digital Age"

We have more ways than ever to communicate virtually. But now one psychologist -- who has studied people and technology for nearly 40 years -- warns turning to our devices for connection can diminish our capacity for empathy. The case for face-to-face conversation in the digital age.

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Reston, Va. And The Legacy Of The Planned Suburb

Robert Simon left behind a legacy in Reston, Va., that continues to influence how neighborhoods are conceived and developed.

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