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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

An outpouring of support is streaming in for Arizona Sen. John McCain after his office revealed a brain cancer diagnosis for the senator yesterday. What will his absence mean for his party and the country? Also, what's drawing protesters to a speech by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she meets a group that influences conservative legislators today?

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

We now know President Trump had an undisclosed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Heads of state do meet and talk, so why does this conversation raise questions? Also, new security measures at a holy site revered by Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem are sparking protests. How are rival groups using the tension?

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

A Republican health insurance bill is dead, but the party's effort to eliminate the Affordable Care Act is not. So what happens if Republicans vote to repeal the law without replacing it? Also, how will the Trump Administration answer Russia's demands to return its former diplomatic compounds? Plus, hear why Elon Musk, the man behind cars with self-driving hardware, wants limits on artificial intelligence.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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Monday, July 17th, 2017

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Monday, July 17th, 2017

One lawmaker's health delayed the latest effort to change health care. How will Sen. John McCain's recovery from surgery impact his party's legislation? Also, Iran sentenced a Chinese-American graduate student for spying. The United States says the charges were fabricated. So what do the Iranians actually want?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

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Friday, July 14th, 2017

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Friday, July 14th, 2017

France marked Bastille Day with a big parade, but it did not entirely capture the attention of the visiting president from the United States. President Trump took to Twitter during the ceremonies to talk health care. So what would get a reworked bill through the Senate? Also, how has Turkey changed in the year since a failed coup?

Friday, July 14th, 2017

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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Senate Republicans try again today to produce a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, but some in the party are still in disagreement. Can they get enough votes this time around? President Trump hopes so, and he's on his first official visit to Paris, France. What might he gain from visiting a city he has scorned? Plus, hear what Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai told young women who have lived under ISIS control in Iraq.

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. says he could have handled a meeting with a Russian lawyer last year differently. What's the political and legal damage to the Trump campaign, after the publication of emails about that meeting? Also, why might the Pentagon get rid of a program that gives immigrants who serve in the military a faster path to citizenship?

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

President Trump's son is back on defense, following a new report about his campaign meeting with a Russian lawyer. Just how closely linked was the Kremlin to that meeting last summer? In Venezuela, people are struggling to afford food amidst political crisis. Would a new constitution solve the country's problems? Also, the latest on a global debate over the life of a baby in Britain.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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Monday, July 10th, 2017

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Monday, July 10th, 2017

There's new information about possible links between President Trump's campaign and Russia. We'll discuss the details in Donald Trump Jr.'s admission that he and other top campaign officials met with a Russian lawyer last year. Also, Iraqi forces have the city of Mosul back from ISIS control. Our reporter is on the ground with the latest. Plus, a case over gerrymandering goes to federal court in Texas. Were district lines drawn to discriminate against a growing Hispanic population?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

Leaders from 20 major economies are in Germany, but all eyes are on two: President Donald Trump meets face-to-face with Russia's Vladimir Putin for the first time since taking office. What's going to come out of this talk on the sidelines of the G20? Also, special prosecutor Robert Mueller is hiring up his staff for his Russia probe. Why does it Trump supporters crying foul?

Friday, July 7th, 2017

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