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Friday, August 18th, 2017

We get the latest from Barcelona, Spain, after a van plowed into a crowded pedestrian area, killing 13 people. ISIS has claimed responsibility. Also, we look back at President Trump's tough week and ahead to a free speech rally in Boston this weekend. How is the city preparing?

Friday, August 18th, 2017

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Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Steve Bannon, the controversial White House chief strategist, gives an eye-opening interview. Will it hurt his relationship with President Trump? Also, how does a neo-Nazi website use the dark web to operate? Plus, the events in Charlottesville reverberates...in Israel.

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

President Trump weighs in again on the violence in Charlottesville. Also, officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico meet in Washington to begin renegotiating NAFTA. Plus, seven days of mourning have been declared in Sierra Leone after hundreds have died in mudslides.

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The heads of Merck, Under Armour and Intel resign from President Trump's Manufacturing Council over his response to the events in Charlottesville. Will the political fallout continue? Plus, a U.S. military general travels to Asia to push for a diplomatic solution with North Korea.

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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Monday, August 14th, 2017

After the deadly events in Charlottesville this weekend, President Trump placed blame "on many sides." Those remarks didn't go far enough for Democrats and some Republicans who called on Trump to directly denounce the white supremacists behind the violence. Plus, Vice President Mike Pence is in South America. What kind of welcome will he get?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

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Friday, August 11th, 2017

President Trump weighed in on multiple issues yesterday with reporters during his working vacation at his New Jersey golf course. He talked North Korea, healthcare, and the opioid crisis. How does all of this look to Republican party voters in Iowa? Plus, the former CEO of Uber Travis Kalanick is slapped with a lawsuit.

Friday, August 11th, 2017

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Are the White House and State Department sending mixed messages on North Korea? And how are people in Guam reacting to the latest threats from North Korea?

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

North Korea threatens to strike the U.S. territory of Guam. What kind of havoc can North Korea wreak? And what can the U.S. do about the unpredictable regime? Plus, Trump TV makes its online debut. Why is Trump getting into the "news" business?

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

President Trump turns his attention to the opioid crisis today. Will he declare a public health emergency? And in Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu faces a corruption investigation. Is his political future in doubt?

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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Monday, August 7th, 2017

The UN imposed new sanctions on North Korea. Will the country agree to stop launching missiles? And in Venezuela, anti-government fighters attacked a military base. Is President Maduro's military support eroding?

Monday, August 7th, 2017

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Friday, August 4th, 2017

A grand jury will now be involved in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. What does this step in the probe mean, as President Trump issues a new rebuke of his critics' focus on Russia? The Trump administration is set to launch its own investigation into China, which could spark a trade war. And as Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt heads into his final days of competition, we'll look at the legacy he's leaving in his dust.

Friday, August 4th, 2017

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

President Donald Trump is trying to get tougher on legal immigration, while his approval ratings are at new lows. Could this help shore up his base? Also, Syrian refugees are heading back into Syria, but not necessarily by choice. What awaits them back in their home country?

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Republicans and Democrats say they want to work together now to stabilize the insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act. Are they really ready for a bipartisan plan? Plus, Brazil is preparing to vote on removing another president, this time for corruption charges. How deep does corruption run there?

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci is out as the White House communications director, as a new chief of staff comes in. How will the West Wing staff turnover impact its agenda going forward? Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is now the fourth head of state to ever face U.S. sanctions. How will that stop him from moving towards what critics call a dictatorship?

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

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Monday, July 31st, 2017

Starting today, we find out how much of a difference retired Gen. John Kelly can make in the White House as the next chief of staff. What's his biggest challenge in this new role? Also, Russia is kicking out hundreds of American diplomats in retaliation for new sanctions. How does that affect President Trump's goal of warming relations?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

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Friday, July 28th, 2017

You've made it to the end of the week, but Republican efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act did not. So what other options remain for the GOP on health care now? Also, the Pentagon says it will wait before acting on a presidential tweet regarding transgender troops. What does that mean for the ban President Trump declared?

Friday, July 28th, 2017

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Thursday, July 27th, 2017

The Senate rejected a plan to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, so what options remain for Republicans on health care? Also, how does President Trump's previous promise to defend LGBT rights match with his call to ban transgender service members in the military? Plus, can manufacturing giant Foxconn keep a promise to create thousands of jobs in Wisconsin?

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Arizona Sen. John McCain made an emotional return to the Senate after his cancer diagnosis, and narrowly helped his party push forward on an Affordable Care Act repeal. But a vote on a replacement failed. So what's next in the push to change how health insurance works for millions of Americans? Also, why is former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort avoiding public testimony on ties to Russia for now? And what's behind the push to ban all gas and diesel cars in the UK?

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Arizona Sen. John McCain is set to show up for work today to vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, despite a cancer diagnosis. So do Republicans have the votes to advance a bill? Also, newspaper employees are on trial in Turkey. What's driving the government's move against an opposition paper?

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

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Monday, July 24th, 2017

Today a Trump family member talks about Russia with Congress. So what will the Senate Intelligence Committee ask Jared Kushner about his meeting with a Russian lawyer? Also, what's drawing new attention to the last clinic that provides abortions in Kentucky?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

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Friday, July 21st, 2017

It appears the Republican push for a health care bill isn't quite dead with two options now on the table, but there's still no sign they'll get the votes needed to pass either one. So what's the party's endgame? Also, the nation's oldest civil rights group is looking for new leadership. What's the NAACP's plan to stay relevant?

Friday, July 21st, 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

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

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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