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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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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

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

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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